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.

Modular NX1™ Console System From Obsidian Offers Complete ONYX Lighting Control Experience

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Following a successful launch at the Prolight + Sound tradeshow in Germany in April, Obsidian Control Systems is pleased to announce availability of the NX1™, an ultra-compact yet full-featured lighting controller designed to handle a huge variety of shows using the intuitive ONYX™ lighting control platform. The NX1 also features an expandable playback wing (NX P™) along with a 10-digit keypad (NX K™) that combined with the NX1 creates an even more powerful and flexible console.

Designed for smaller to medium projects where an intuitive console is needed without a PC, the NX1 will be valued by rental companies and the mobile lighting programmer alike. The NX1 joins the compact yet fully-integrated NX2™ and Obsidian’s flagship NX4™ under the ONYX lighting control platform.

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 ( 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.

BenQ Debuts Color-Accurate, High-Brightness, Large-Venue Laser Projectors

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today added two new laser projectors to its renowned BlueCore laser projector family: the LU9750 and LU9800. Specifically engineered to deliver high brightness, precise image accuracy, and long-lasting reliability with zero maintenance, the new 8500-ANSI-lumen LU9750 and 10,000-ANSI-lumen LU9800 laser projectors are perfectly suited for large venues, simulations, and museum applications.

“Our latest laser projectors were developed for markets and applications that demand brightness and the highest attention to color accuracy but can’t afford the steep price tag of a digital cinema projector in which these desired features are traditionally found,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “In the past, these markets either had to make large investments for a color-accurate cinema projector or compromise on the precision of color and brightness, thereby negatively impacting the outcome of the installation. We’re the first company to offer a 10K-lumen, color-accurate laser projector with 95% Rec. 709 color coverage for under $15,000.”

Elation Grows KL Series With Broadcast Optimized KL Fresnel 6 FC™ Soft Light

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Elation Professional is pleased to be expanding its KL “Key Light” Series of LED Fresnel luminaires with the full-color KL Fresnel 6 FC™. The new KL Fresnel 6 FC projects gorgeous shades across the full color spectrum and meets the strict standards of performance venues that are light critical and noise sensitive like broadcast studios and theatres.

Designed for any application requiring high output soft light with precise color reproduction and adjustable color temperature, the KL Fresnel 6 FC excels at highlighting performers or scenery on stage in a uniform wash of soft field light. Offering a wide array of color from rich saturates to subtle pastels and dynamic white light, it is an ideal key and fill light source for situations requiring outstanding color quality and is a perfect match with Elation’s KL Fresnel 8 FC.