New Sanctuary at Life Baptist Church in Las Vegas Opens With State-of-the-Art Elation Lighting System

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Founded in 2003, Life Baptist Church in Las Vegas is an active ministry that until recently was holding five services each weekend in order to accommodate its growing congregation. After seven years in a building that only held 250, the church opened a new 700-seat sanctuary in December that features a modern Elation lighting system designed by Las Vegas-based consulting and contracting firm Embassy Services (www.embassyhold.com).

Hired by project architect IZ Design, Embassy Services, which specializes in permanently installed production systems, served as consultant of record for the design of all the low-voltage systems in the new building – audio, video, lighting, control, and comms – as well as acoustics.

Elation IP-Rated Lighting for California Bayside’s Outdoor Christmas Village and Light Show

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After arguably the toughest year in recent memory, Bayside Church in Granite Bay, California, one of the largest churches in the Sacramento area, wanted to do something special for its congregation this holiday season. As a special holiday gift to the community, Bayside built a Christmas village complete with ice-skating rink, towering Christmas tree and special Christmas light show, a festive holiday experience enhanced using dynamic IP-rated luminaires from Elation Professional.

Alec Takahashi, a former lighting designer and lighting director at the church, was called on to light the project and worked on creative production with the church’s creative team, including Bayside creative director Corbin Phillips. Felix Lighting of Southern California supplied all of the lighting gear for the project.

The Answers Center at the Ark Encounter Gets Inspired with Chroma-Q

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In 2016, Answers in Genesis launched a multi-year project to bring the biblical account of Noah’s Ark to reality in the rolling hills of Williamstown, Kentucky, south of Cincinnati. The Ark Encounter features a 510-foot-long replica of Noah’s Ark with three decks of museum exhibits, videos, and interactive displays which teach visitors the lessons of Noah and the Ark.  Within the theme park grounds is the Answers Center, a multi-purpose venue that serves as a welcoming center, gathering place, and auditorium. The 2,500 seat space hosts daily lectures, concerts, video presentations, and large national conferences.

In early 2017, Kurt Schnabel, Systems Design Engineer at Clearwing Systems Integration, began working with AiG to develop control systems and specify products to make the Answers Center a technical marvel with state-of-the-art equipment in lighting, audio, and video.  He worked with Doug Nelson, the A/V Manager for both the Ark Encounter and its sister attraction, the Creation Museum. Nelson declared: “With the desire to make the 2,500-seat Answers Center an exciting and flexible venue for hosting many types of live events, the choice to go with bright, full-color changing, individually addressed house lights was very important to us.”

Chroma-Q® Fixtures Highlight WGN News Nation

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Eastern Lighting Design has been relying on Chroma-Q® products for many years and many projects, including their most recent lighting design project for WGN’s News Nation Studio. Specializing in TV and Broadcast Studios, Matt Gordon, President of Eastern Lighting, along with VP of Design Mick Smith, and supported by Barbizon Lighting Company, worked through the COVID-19 pandemic to provide the lighting for the Chicago based facility.

“Working through a pandemic has been a real learning experience and adjustment.” explains Matt “I am still surprised how quickly we were able to turn around the project within the given time-lines considering that most of the world was in lockdown. We opted to work during the night in order to practice social distancing from other trades.”

News Nation is a new national newscast program that was going into WGNs old, 3,500 square foot, Studio 3. The studio was completely gutted and redesigned from the ground up in addition to a 12,000 sq foot newsroom with a 2,000 sq foot broadcast space in the middle of that space.