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Wet Wet Wet U.K. Tour Supplied by White Light

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Wet Wet Wet U.K. Tour Supplied by White LightLONDON - LD Martin Nicholas is using a lighting rig supplied by White Light for Wet Wet Wet's U.K. tour. The gear list includes Vari-Lite VL2500 Spots and VL2500 Washes, Coemar Infinity ACL-M beamlights and Martin MAC Viper spotlights, all driven by a grandMA Full Size console programmed by Mark Scrimshaw. Four Robert Juliat Aramis followspots provided the key front light to the performers, while Look Solutions Unique haze machines ensured the lighting, particularly the beams from the ACL-Ms, were clearly visible.

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Knight of Illumination Awards Announces Launch of 'KOI South Africa'

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lay Paky's Pio Nahum and DWR's Duncan Riley celebrate the launch of KOI SAEU - The Europe-based Knight of Illumination Awards, which celebrates outstanding achievements in lighting design, is expanding internationally with the launch of 'KOI South Africa' in 2015.


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Martin Exterior 400 Projectors Create Fireworks Simulation at Russia’s Belgorod Airport

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BELGOROD, Russia — To bring to life its complex fireworks design element, design firm Heliocity Heliocity installed 16 of Harman’s Martin Professional Exterior 400 Image Projectors at the newly built Belgorod Airport. “After analyzing several fixtures, we decided on Martin Professional’s Exterior 400 IP due to its durability and convenient programming capabilities,” commented Anton Karpun, Project Designer, STK Heliocity. “To create the fireworks scene we ordered a special set of gobos for firework imitation. The gobos paired with the Exterior 400’s extremely robust light allowed us to successfully create a beautiful scenography of dynamic color that can be easily activated with a single button.”

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Robe Pointes Shine At MIA Awards

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BRUSSELS – Robe lights played a vital part of the lighting for The 2013 Music Industry Awards. The rig included 60 Robe ROBIN Pointe and 36 ROBIN LEDWash 800 moving lights for the all-action show that included nine live performances and presentation of the awards. “They gave me so many possibilities in terms of look, colour, etc.” says LD Luc Peumans.

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X-Factor Live Tour Rig Includes Robert Juliat Followspots

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X-Factor Live Tour Rig Includes Robert Juliat FollowspotsLONDON —For the seven-week X-Factor Live UK arena tour, which featured live performances by the top eight finalists from the 2013 series, the visuals included two video walls and 59 Clay Paky Sharpys. With all that luminous firepower, the production needed an even brighter followspot. LD Jonathan Rouse chose five Robert Juliat Lancelots, a 4000W HTI discharge unit, and a Robert Juliat Manon as a truss spot.

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Wedding Reception Venue in Israel Installs Robe Pointes, Other Fixtures

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Baya’ar, a wedding venue situated in a wooded area in this Tel Aviv suburb, is making use of a new lighting rig that includes 84 Robe Pointes and eight LEDWash 600sHADERA, Israel - Baya’ar, a wedding venue situated in a wooded area in this Tel Aviv suburb, is making use of a new lighting rig that includes 84 Robe Pointes and eight LEDWash 600s for lavish events that can include up to 1,000 guests. Robe’s Israel-based distributor, Danor, provided the gear.

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Leader Light at Light+Building 2014

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FRANKFURT, Germany - Leader Light noted its participation during the six-day Light+Building trade exhibition here, which overlapped with Prolight+Sound. "We decided to change the stand design and used a green color, which evokes eco and energy-saving lighting," said managing director Julius Szaraz.

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Robe Announces Technical Partnership with RADA

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As a partner with London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Robe will be supplying technical equipment and resources to the Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, the George Bernard Shaw Theatre and the John Gielgud Theatre, all in RADA’s central London buildings. The equipment includes DLS Profiles, DLF Washes and LEDWash600s, together with two of the new MMX Blades – all from Robe’s ROBIN series.

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More than 18,000 Buyers take in Spring Lighting Fair in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG - More than 18,000 buyers from 112 countries attended the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. The four-day exhibition (April 6-9) drew nearly 1,100 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions, a new exhibitor record for the fair.

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Stage Electrics Delivers Bespoke Solutions to Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Milton Court

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UK – Stage Electrics recently delivered the lighting, audio and video systems to Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s state-of-the-art facility. Stage Electrics supplied, installed and commissioned the lighting, audio and video infrastructure venue-wide which includes dimmer racks, data distribution, paging and show relay, plus custom-manufactured stage management desks, facility panels, lighting bars, ‘raceways’ and loose equipment.

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