DMF Lighting Launches New Custom Integrator Focused Website

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“In keeping with our continued commitment to investing in the CEDIA space, if you’re an integrator and want to learn more about what DMF has to offer, this resource is the perfect starting point for you,” said Mike Libman, National Sales Director, Residential Systems, DMF Lighting.

Following the introduction of the popular DID Series, exclusive to the integrator channel, DMF has continued to add innovative products to address multiple room needs and has added services to increase ease of doing business with DMF. The DMF Promise guarantees compatibility with lighting controls, access to advanced technical support, and an industry-leading 10-year warranty.

Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe Lighting Announce Important Updates to DIN SPEC 15800:2021

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With fellow General Device Type Format (GDTF) founders MA Lighting and Robe Lighting, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. reveals several valuable updates to GDTF—the standard for describing the hierarchical and logical structure and controls of any type of controllable device in the lighting and entertainment industry. The GDTF file format has continued to evolve with input and involvement from manufacturers across the globe and critical feedback from its many adopters, resulting in a newly published update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021.

“Receiving recognition in the form of a published update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021 is a testament to the continued evolution and success of GDTF,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “The necessary work will continue to take place to ensure GDTF’s bright future so that its benefits can not only advance the work of the designers utilizing it, but the entertainment industry as a whole.”

ADJ Team Prepares To Hit The Road For Second Phase Of ‘Reunited Thru Light’ Tour

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Following a hugely successful first leg, the Reunited Thru Light Tour is set to return – bigger and better – as the industry looks towards a brighter future in 2022. This second phase will feature a programmed lightshow showcasing ADJ’s latest entertainment lighting fixtures as well as individual demos of the company’s hottest products. It will also offer an exclusive opportunity to see brand new, soon to be announced, ADJ fixtures in the flesh for the very first time.

“Words can’t describe how much I’ve enjoyed getting back out on the road and seeing ADJ customers, both old and new, in person during the first leg of the Reunited Thru Light tour,” comments ADJ USA’s National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales. “I also know that the feeling is mutual as I’ve heard from lots of visitors to the events how much they have valued the opportunity to meet and network in person again with other local industry professionals in a fun and focused environment. For the second phase of the tour, we’re dialing things up a notch with the addition of a programmed light show and exclusive demos of some very exciting new projects. I’m really looking forward to the up-coming events and look forward to welcoming you to your local tour stop!”

Proteus Hybrid™ Runs Non-Stop for 17,000 Hours

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In November of 2018, Elation Professional took one of its award-winning Proteus Hybrid™ IP65-rated moving heads, mounted it to a small truss on the roof of the company’s headquarter building in Los Angeles, and left it there, exposed to the elements, for three years. For nearly two years of that time, the unit ran continuously, some 17,000 hours!

Check out a video of the rooftop Proteus Hybrid at www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKFY0HJPMBE

“It started off as a test subject on top of our roof but as time went on we decided to just leave it up there to see how it would do,” explains Zachary Santana, a Research and Development Technician at Elation. “It’s proven to be a long duration process of non-stop testing and has given us some valuable feedback on how the fixture operates when pushed in an outdoor environment. There’s really no better way to test an IP unit than to expose it to real world elements.”

The Canadian College of Performing Arts Invests in Prolyte

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The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) in Victoria, BC, believes in education, artistic excellence, and community. They pride themselves on their reputation and have a 90% career placement success rate among their graduates within their field. CCPA was looking for a permanent rigging solution for their stage lighting and turned to Paul Croy, Managing Director of Croy & Co. Stage Lighting Ltd. (Croy & Co.).

Paul Croy is well known by the CCPA having served on their board of directors, teaching the students how to use lighting equipment, and providing lighting solutions for them over many years.

Awaken Conference Lighting Rig Controlled by Vista

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Watermark Church in Dallas hosted The Porch’s Awaken Conference during the labor day weekend, with over 4,000 attendees. It was the ideal location for this event, as it had a perfect setup where young adults could immerse themselves in the events. The event was held in many rooms and outside of the church, and required a large auditorium seating over 4,000 people. Watermark Church allowed Awaken to be the cutting-edge party atmosphere young adults can relate to.

Awaken is a Christian conference aimed at young adults to help them find and deepen their faith. Awaken needed to be fun and relevant to young adults while providing the audience with events and content they could get excited about.

Proteus Hybrid™ Joins Proteus Maximus™ in Main Light Inventory

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Industry-leading dry hire provider Main Light has added to their stock of IP65-rated lighting with purchase of the Proteus Hybrid™, Elation’s groundbreaking multi-functional arc source moving head.  The market-leading all-weather hybrid luminaire joins Elation’s Proteus Maximus™ as new additions in Main Light’s inventory of IP65 moving heads.

Main Light is one of the largest dry-hire rental houses in the United States for lighting, special effects, and video, and services a wide range of clients in the entertainment industry, as well as the corporate and house of worship markets. “We’ve again partnered with Elation to offer our clients a cutting-edge luminaire and are excited to see the one-of-a-kind visual experiences these new fixtures will bring,” said Randy Mullican, General Manager at Main Light. “We’ve had repeated calls for a beam type IP fixture and the Proteus Hybrid does that well and much more. The quality of the unit is exceptional and the personal customer service we receive from the Elation team is outstanding.”

Old Town Temecula Community Theater Invests Heavily In ADJ Automated Fixtures

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Located in the downtown area of Temecula, CA, the Old Town Community Theater is a 354-seat proscenium stage venue with an adjacent 48-seat intimate ‘black box’ performance space known as The Merc. Having recently celebrated its sixteenth anniversary, the theater is well established at the heart of the community and hosts an extensive program of performances each year. Its resident companies produce a variety of musical theater productions and straight plays, while the popular ‘Temecula Presents’ series sees the venue host musical performances covering everything from blues to classical as well as regular tribute band concerts. In addition, numerous promotors and outside theater companies also utilize the space, making for a packed calendar that requires a comprehensive and versatile technical system.

The man responsible for designing and specifying this audio and lighting system is Bill Strawn, an industry veteran with a wealth of experience. Having spent much of his career touring the world, Bill’s transition into his current role as Technical Director at the theater was truly serendipitous. On the back of a six-year run working as an Electrician on the touring production of Riverdance, he bought a house in Temecula and happened to see a new theater was being built in town. He knocked on the door, offered his services, and over sixteen years later is an integral part of the venue’s team.

ADJ’s 2021 Halloween Contest Offers Lighting Users The Opportunity To Showcase Their Creativity And Win Big

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ADJ’s Halloween Spooktacular Contest is back for 2021, offering you the chance to win ADJ lighting gear simply by sharing your spooky lighting projects on social media and including our hashtag. We want to see the creative ways you put your ADJ lighting, video, or effects equipment to use to create shiver inducing displays or spinechilling events. Whether it’s a professional project or home haunt, as long as you use ADJ fixtures, we want to see your Halloween 2021 display and it could win you one of three fantastic prizes!

Just like last year, the 2021 ADJ Halloween Spooktacular Contest is incredibly easy to enter. Just take photos or video of your Halloween project, display, or party and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #ADJSpooktacular. Your contest entry could be a project you’re creating for a client, for example a haunted house, scare maze, themed attraction, or Halloween party. Or you could simply use your ADJ lighting, video, or effects equipment to decorate your own yard, front porch, or home for the holiday. We won’t be judging entries on their scale or professionalism but will instead by looking for creativity and effective use of ADJ fixtures.

Creative Technology Moves Vegas Operation and Invests in PROLIGHTS EclProfile FS

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During the late summer of 2020, Creative Technology (CT) made the final transition to their new 105,000 square foot warehouse space in Las Vegas, NV. The new warehouse offers CT over three times the space of their previous location. “Plain and simple, we needed more space, we were busting at the seams in our old location.” Says Chris Wasilauskas, Technical Director of Lighting for Creative Technology. “We needed more space for our current inventory as well as additional space for the new gear that we have been adding to meet our clients’ needs.” Adds Wasilauskas. The new warehouse in Henderson on Raiders Way dedicates 60% of the space to lighting, the other 40% to a combination of Video and Audio.

Helping to fill out the new warehouse space, Creative Technology recently invested in 500 PROLIGHTS EclProfile FS LED Ellipsoidal from A.C. Lighting Inc.  “We have been looking for an LED-based fixture that has excellent color rendering for the camera, full-spectrum color mixing and is easy for technicians to operate onsite.” Say Wasilauskas. The EclProfile FS hit each of those requirements and more. “A good portion of our business is large-scale corporate events.” Says Ian Dobson, Project Manager for Creative Technology. “A number of these types of events can have multiple breakout meeting rooms each requiring a basic stage wash. A single gig can have as many as 200 hundred EclProfile FS onsite. On top of that, we can have multiple events happening in the same time frame, so we needed the inventory and space.” Adds Dobson.