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Painting With Light Illuminates the Spektakel Musical

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MECHELEN, BelgiumPainting With Light provided the lighting for Spektakel Musical, which commemorates the death and destruction of the First World War which started a century ago in 1914. Virtual wing space with light curtains were created to conceal mobile scenery trucks offstage. The same concept is used to mask off different depths along the performance space as the location of the action shifts up and down the hall. There is a left and right vertical light curtain and four horizontal ones made up from a total of 465 Vari*Lite V*L5s and 28 bars of four ACLs.

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The Prodigy at Sonisphere Lit with HSL-supplied Gear

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STEVENAGE, U.K. - Lighting rental company HSL supplied an extensive lighting package – including 140 new Philips Nitro LED strobes along with 60 Robe LEDBeam 100s – for the Prodigy at Sonisphere 2014, which was held in Knebworth Park here this year. The lighting rig, which includes  complements the "aircraft hangar" look created by show designer Andy Hurst. He also deployed that look for the band's New Years Eve show at London's O2 Arena earlier this year.

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Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition Breaks Attendance Record

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GUANGZHOU – The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition increased its attendance by 11% compared to last year with the final count being 129,885 from 132 countries and regions. Energy efficiency and the application of intelligent lighting were the show’s core theme.

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World Cup Viewing Party in Germany Lit with Elation Fixtures

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NUREMBERG, Germany – Some 20,000 soccer fans celebrated Germany's victory over Argentina in the World Cup final at an open-air viewing party near Nuremberg Airport here July 13. Event technology supplier sld mediatec, based here, provided LD Sebastian Gross with Elation Platinum Beam 5R Extreme and Platinum Spot 35 Pro moving heads, Rayzor Q7 LED moving heads, Design Beam 1200C and Design Spot 575 moving heads, ELED Tri Par 56 LED par lights and white light TVL 3000-II DWs.

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Eclipse Supplies Full Production for 2014 Catey Awards

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LONDON - Eclipse Presentations supplied full technical production for the 2014 Catey Awards, recognizing the hospitality industry. The set design was based around an edge-blended video projection, which included mapped images onto two large scenic replicas of the iconic Catey Award statue flanking both sides of the stage.

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As Arcade Fire Reflektor Tour Ends, LD Chris Bushell Credits Avo Gear

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Arcade Fire's Reflektor tourLONDON - Faced with delivering a complex show design capable of fitting into every kind of venue, LD Chris Bushell turned to Avolites' Sapphire Touch console for Arcade Fire's Reflektor tour. He explains, "I needed a console that would allow me to recreate my design as quickly and efficiently as possible in each space. Luckily the Avolites Sapphire Touch not only manages to do what all other desks do, but it's also packaged in a much easier to access and more intuitive platform, which means I can focus on the creative side of my job rather than the number crunching aspect."

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TD Promo Lighting Czech Rock Bands with Robe Fixtures

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Czech thrash metal band SKWOR performs with TD Promo-supplied Robe lighting fixtures. PRAGUE — TD Promo has been supplying Robe moving lights for three Czech rock bands bands this year. All have been performing throughout the Czech Republic, with a few gigs in Slovakia as well. They include Mandrage from Pilzen (LD Tomáš Karban); Divokej Bill from Úvaly near Prague (LD Matej Mantlik) and thrash metal outfit SKWOR (LD Martin Samecky), pictured here.

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Elton John Performs at Stoke Park Country Club with White Light Support

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Elton John Performs at Stoke Park Country Club with White Light SupportLONDON — Sir Elton John partnered with UK charity SportsAid to deliver a unique solo concert at Stoke Park Country Club in Buckinghamshire, near London on June 28. Lighting specialist White Light supplied lighting for the event, which raised more than £300,000 to help young athletes in their pursuit of Paralympic or Olympic success. Add a comment

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More than 200 of The Purple Group’s 900 Moving Lights are Robe Fixtures

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Controllux’s Jeroen van Aalst (left) and Bram de Clerck (right) with The Purple Group’s Harry Zinken (centre) and some of his Robe ‘stars’.SCHIJNDEL, The Netherlands — The Purple Group, founded by Harry Zinken in 1989, has been relying on the Robe brand in recent years for a growing share of its rental inventory. After Robe’s ROBIN series was launched in 2010, The Purple Group’s Robe purchases expanded further. The company can now offer clients more than 900 moving light fixtures, and more than 200 of those are Robe units. Zinken credited Robe and also its distributor, Controllux, for their service and support. Pictured here are Controllux’s Jeroen van Aalst (left) and Bram de Clerck (right) with The Purple Group’s Harry Zinken (center).

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TV Stations in Lebanon Equipped with Philips Strand Lighting, Selecon Gear

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TV Stations in Lebanon Equipped with Philips Strand Lighting, Selecon GearBEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon's first public television network Télé Liban and pan-Arabist satellite television channel Al Mayadeen have upgraded their studio lighting rigs with gear from Philips Selecon and Philips Strand Lighting.

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