POST Houston Relies on BenQ’s High Brightness Large Venue and Simulation Laser Projectors

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced that its high-lumen BlueCore laser projectors are installed at POST Houston, the former USPS-headquarters-turned-mixed-use venue in downtown Houston that opened in November 2021. Ten 8,000-lumen BenQ LU9715 BlueCore laser projectors were chosen for the venue’s 4,000-square-foot and 10,000-square-foot art galleries, which feature a revolving selection of contemporary art and video streaming programming.

“Artists are creating with video, film, audio, and computer-based technologies, so they need really powerful projectors to accurately depict their work,” said Christine Starkman, art curator for POST Houston. “They won’t use anything below 8,000 lumens. They also need that level to hold the wall in our galleries. BenQ’s laser projectors have continued to exceed our artists’ expectations.”

Brightline Appoints Leslie Moynihan as Company’s New Lighting Director

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July 19, 2022 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, has added lighting industry veteran Leslie Moynihan to its team as a Lighting Designer/CAD Specialist. Moynihan joins Brightline with an extensive background in lighting design for theater, television, dance, live music, and venue grand openings. Her previous position was as a computer drafter and designer with Root Integrated Systems, a Cleveland-based A/V equipment supplier.

In her new role at Brightline, Moynihan is charged with developing custom lighting solutions for Brightline clients and partners, and lighting templates to support specifications for virtual design. Moynihan will also support projects with field installation work. She comes to Brightline with experience working with the company’s products but is looking forward to learning more about the details and photometric data relevant to each light.

Magmatic welcomes Atmospheric FX Specialist Joey Olaerts

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Elation Professional’s atmospheric effects brand, Magmatic, is pleased to welcome Atmospheric FX Specialist Joey Olaerts to the Elation and Magmatic team. Olaerts will work with Elation’s R&D and sales teams to ensure that current Magmatic products meet customers’ needs, as well as conduct product research, testing, and viability studies to develop and market new atmospheric effects solutions.

Designed, engineered and exclusively distributed by Elation, Magmatic specialty effects encompass dependable haze, fog, snow, CO2 cryogenic simulation, and UV LED lighting products that are built to last, along with a complete line of specially formulated effect fluids. Olaerts will also be overseeing Elation sister-company ADJ’s atmospheric product line.

Main Light Furthers Investment in Elation Gear With Weatherproof DTW Blinders™

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Industry-leading dry hire provider Main Light has added Elation Professional’s DTW Blinder 350 IP™ to its rental inventory. The variable white IP65-rated LED blinders are currently in stock and available to rent, across all Main Light locations.

Main Light is one of the largest dry-hire rental houses in the United States for lighting and special effects technologies. The addition of the DTW Blinders complements the company’s expansive lighting inventory, which already includes a large quantity of Elation Professional lighting.

Technical Arts Group (TAG) Gear Up For Busy Summer Season With New Elation Lighting

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New York and Miami-based production and rental company Technical Arts Group (TAG) has added a large number of Elation Professional luminaires to its growing inventory of rental gear, a lighting package that will service events throughout what is gearing up to be a busy summer season.

TAG (taglive.com) was formed in January 2021 in the wake of COVID when KM Productions joined forces with AVS Production Group and Quality Audio Visual to create a new brand and client experience. Providing quality production services and equipment rentals for live events – from headlining tours and large corporate events to smaller events and private parties – TAG services the entire USA, as well as international destinations.

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So, You’re Ready To Go LED…But Is Your System?

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As time goes on, the market continues to develop new, more flexible and efficient means to light the stage with LED technology. Originally, LED lighting fixtures were not capable of producing a high-quality light output. We now have access to high quality LED’s that can produce light almost as good as an incandescent fixture while also adding some very beneficial side effects, like color changing capabilities, lower power draw requirements and low heat radiation. They are used in all levels of production, from Broadway to High Schools.

Because LED’s have become almost commonplace in the entertainment industry, we often take for granted the changes that they can require to our facility’s infrastructure. Most venues that still utilize incandescent lighting systems continue to do so because of the cost to change their existing systems to allow the use of the new fixtures. An LED fixture differs from its incandescent predecessor because it is more of an electronic device than a light. With that difference comes special requirements for proper use. LED’s require both data, in the form of a DMX signal, and power be supplied to each device.

GLP to Unveil Impression X5, Impression X5 IP Bar, and XDC1 IP Hybrid at Prolight + Sound

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With the brand-new impression X5 series, GLP sets a new standard for LED wash moving lights. This new development is the prelude to a whole series of innovative luminaires and will be on show at Prolight + Sound alongside the X5 IP Bar and XDC1 IP Hybrid, an exciting fusion of X5 Wash and untamed JDC1 strobe power, at Stand C30 in Hall 12.1.

The impression X5 is a “next-generation LED wash light” – a new workhorse that brings all the benefits of the iconic X4 series with cutting-edge technology and much anticipated new features. The fixture weighs only 29.3 lbs (13.3 kg) and is equipped with 19 powerful 40-watt RGBL LEDs that provide an incredible light output and an expanded color gamut. GLP’s new iQ.Gamut color algorithm, for example, ensures that the impression X5 produces a clean white point at 6,500 K with high color rendering (CRI 90 / TLCI 90) as standard, plus the option to switch to other fixed and precisely calibrated white points. With the new super-fast zoom mechanism, the impression X5 offers a 16:1 zoom from 3.5° to 60° with homogeneous light distribution across the entire range.

Brightline Lights Illuminate Virtual Learning and Meetings at Temple University

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Brightline, a leading manufacturer of video lighting systems, announced a sale of 13 ZELo desktop lights and four Flex-T Series multi-directional lights to Temple University in Philadelphia. The project came together through the efforts of lighting consultant O’Donohoe Lighting and lighting rep agency Diversified Lighting.

The ZELo desktop lights are currently in use by faculty and administrators at Temple for remote instruction and internal meetings. The Flex-T’s will be used to light the office of the President of Temple University, Dr. Jason Wingard. Wingard made headlines last year after his appointment as the first African American to serve as President in the school’s 138-year history. He was previously the dean and professor of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University.