Experiential and Emotionally Connective Music

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Music evokes emotion, and lighting can enhance or heighten the visceral response to music. This is one area where color theory can help. Color can be used to symbolize a “mood” or an emotion by washing the platform with saturated color or color combinations. Red is often associated with high energy (like a red sports car), excitement, or love. Green can be a calming color (think of a forest) or it can represent money or good health. Blue is an appealing color, and it probably has the widest spectrum, although the camera sometimes has difficulty reproducing subtle shades of blue. Yellow is the happiest and brightest color, and violet can evoke strong emotions. With a little research and experimentation, you can learn how certain colors affect the feel of a space.

As a starting point to experiment with color combinations, the color wheel provides a good tool to explore the seven contrasts. Starting at any point on the color wheel, combining it with the color on the opposite side of the wheel creates a contrast of complements. For example, medium blue and bright yellow create a strong contrast with a lot of tension, yet, for most people, it is a very pleasing look. Combining colors closer to each other on the color wheel can create less contrast and combining adjacent colors on the color wheel (analogous colors) creates simple color harmony. Combining three colors equidistant from each other on the color wheel creates a color triad and it can be visually pleasing and balanced. Several other color combinations can be discovered by taking a deeper dive into the seven contrasts.

LynTec Introduces New Smart Switch Sets for Intelligent and Simple Power Control

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LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, today revealed its new Smart Switch Sets will be on display at booth 2335 at LDI 2022, Nov. 18-20 in Las Vegas. Featuring the same ease of use for which the company is known, the new Smart Switch Sets adds PoE and Ethernet connectivity, allowing it to be programmed via LynTec’s web-based interface in order to identify specific panels and zones of LynTec’s RPC, RPCR, LCP, NPAC, and XPC power distribution solutions.

“Our switch sets are among our most popular accessories because they allow organizations to simplify start-up and shutdown workflows for audio, video, and lighting systems,” said Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. “We’ve received numerous requests from integrators to create a switch that can deliver control down to the zone level. Now they can, making it possible for them to add even more granularity to on/off procedures, all without additional wiring and programmable using the same familiar GUI they use to configure our web-enabled power control panels and solutions.”

PROLIGHTS CYCLORAMA Now Available in North America

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A.C. Lighting Inc., a distributor of world-class lighting and rigging technologies, announces the North American launch of PROLIGHTS EclCyclorama 100 during #LDI2022.

The EclCyclorama 100 is a soft-edge, linear cyclorama, and floodlight, designed in a surprisingly low profile form factor to meet applications at both the front and end of the stage. This fixture offers an unprecedented level of brightness in its category.

elektraLite Mini Family Grows with 60-watt COB LED Fixtures

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – November 2022 – LDI booth #1455 – elektraLite’s lighting fixtures have long been reliably making tours, studios, installations, and other professional environments a brighter place—and for a fraction of the price that many might expect. Carrying that same mission forward, the company is pleased to announce the expansion of its cost-effective Mini family with the addition of the new 60-watt, DMX-controllable Stingray Mini and Fresnel Mini, which now join the manufacturer’s existing 20-watt Stingray Mini.

“Our original Stingray Mini COB LED profile spot fixture proved to be such a popular choice among lighting designers that we decided to also make the product available in a 60-watt version, as well as simultaneously add a companion Fresnel wash fixture, both of which deliver professional-grade features and performance,” says Brandon Tsaptsinos, national sales manager for elektraLite, a division of Group One Limited. “These new fixtures are unique in the field due to their size, power, and ability to be controlled by DMX, and a number of LDs have already quickly come to depend on them to light high-profile museums, houses of worship, and TV studios around the country.”

Follow-Me Track-iT Launches During LDI

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Follow-Me Track-iT is the next generation of Ultra Wideband auto-tracking. It is fixture independent and flexible. As an add-on to Follow-Me 3D SIX. Follow-Me Track-iT allows operators to switch seamlessly between manual and auto-tracking. With Follow-Me Track-iT both manual and auto tracking can be used autonomously, simultaneously, and as redundancy within the one system.

INDEPENDENT – Follow-Me Track-iT works seamlessly with any manufacturer’s moving lights, used as a follow-spot. There is no limit to the number of fixtures you can use in the Follow-Me Track-iT system. Stable beams are generated on the performer through smart motion filtering algorithms and prediction. You can also integrate and merge any lighting console and/or video, audio & automation system, using Track-iT’s performer positioning information allowing you to get creative.

elektraLite Illuminates the Message at the 2022 Experience Conference

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When church worship leaders, praise teams, pastors, worship musicians and their tech teams need to know what’s new and share their knowledge and concerns about how technology can best help communicate their message, there’s nothing like the Experience Conference. Held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida this year, the annual event hosts hundreds of leaders from around the country and across denominational lines at what has become one of the largest creative arts and worship conferences in America. There, they can connect in community with one another and become better equipped with key communications and entertainment resources.

This year, EC22, as it was known, saw a diverse lineup of familiar Christian speakers and musicians, including Contemporary Christian music megastar Chris Tomlin, Cody Carnes, Jonathan Traylor, Chidima Ubah (from Passion City Church), We Are Messengers, TaRanda Greene, Chris Brown (Elevation Worship), Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, David Leonard, DOE, and more. They also experienced some pretty amazing lighting effects, courtesy of AE Global Media, which brought state-of-the-art elektraLite fixtures as part of the audio, video, and lighting systems it deployed at the event. Specifically, a dozen elektraLite Stingray Variable White (VW) Profiles were used as broadcast key lights, 16 elektraBar linear strip fixtures were purposed as vibrantly colorful “eye candy” set pieces, and eight 30,000+ lumen output Audience Blinder warm lights instantly got attendees on their feet and into the mood.

Luke Combs Spotlights Follow-Me

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When Luke Combs finally hit the road again for his What You See is What You Get tour in 2021, he was happy to be back in the spotlight after the collapse of his 2020 tour due to the pandemic. But this time, the spotlight will be a Follow-Me 3D Six system, which is being supplied by Special Event Services (SES) of Mocksville, NC, and Nashville, TN.

Jeff Cranfill, Vice President of SES, chose the Follow-Me system, and he said that the first thing that caught his attention about it was that it could be used with any DMX moving light. “That’s going to be a huge advantage,” he said.

Tech Lighting Now Part of Vantage Lighting Fixture Alliance

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Legrand’s lighting control brand Vantage has added ELEMENT fixtures by Tech Lighting to its growing lighting fixture alliance. Tech Lighting is the premier lighting brand of choice for architects, lighting designers, and interior designers. Its portfolio includes architectural recessed downlights, linear LED channels and tape, and high-end decorative fixtures, delivering a complete lighting package. The alliance ensures that the company’s fixtures pair seamlessly with Vantage’s lighting control to offer a comprehensive and beautiful lighting design and user experience ideal for any new construction, remodel, or redecorating project.

Tech Lighting offers its ELEMENT specification-grade recessed lighting options, which deliver compact light fixtures engineered with greater agility, versatility, consistency, and responsiveness to suit any mood. The Tech Lighting Downlight portfolio also includes a wide range of products at varying price points including ENTRA and ENTRA CL to support budget and performance criteria.

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.”