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Altman PHX LED Profile Spots are Chasing Rainbows at The Goodspeed Opera House
USA – Regarded nationally as the home of the American Musical, Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, Connecticut, has produced over 250 musicals throughout its illustrious history. In the current production of Chasing Rainbows, the production team asked Tony Award-winner Ken Billington to oversee the lighting design behind the inspirational musical about the real road to "Oz". Celebrating the story of theatre-darling Judy Garland from childhood to stardom, Billington needed lighting solutions that would allow him to create a powerful yet intimate environment inside the historic venue, and in his design, he chose PHX LED Profile Spots from Altman Lighting.
“To be honest, I was initially concerned that the fixture might not be bright enough, but that was not the case,” began Billington. “The intensity of the PHX LED was exactly what I needed and they also provided me with a beautiful colour palette that was ideal for the production.”
New and innovative options are what make the award-winning PHX LED Profile Spots from Altman Lighting ideal for theatres, live events, television studios, or wherever superior and energy-efficient lighting performance is desired. With zoom ranges from 15-35 or 30-55 degrees, a 360-degree rotating barrel, and its die cast aluminium fabrication, the PHX LED is available in a diverse line of LED choices including RGBA, RGBW, 3000K, 5600K, and tunable white versions as well.
“I really enjoyed using the PHX LED,” continued Billington. “They were bright, the colour mixing was good, and I would use them in again in a minute. My friend Brian Monahan has PHX LED Profile Spots on many cruise ships and was singing the praises of the lights, and I’m glad I can now agree with him.”
With its near silent fan cooling, the PHX LED powerCON in/thru connections allow up to eight fixtures (20A Max) to be daisy-chained together, and the DMX512 in/thru connections are made possible via 5-pin XLR. Additionally, through its 8-bit or 16-bit virtual dimming engine, the PHX LED provides smooth, high-quality fades while also minimising colour shifts during the dimming process.
“I have to say I love how the fade up and down of the lights did not pop on or off,” concluded Billington. “Compared to other LED fixtures on the market, the PHX LED fades as well as any other I have seen, and it’s the perfect solution for a venue like The Goodspeed Opera House.”
photos: Goodspeed Musicals
5th January 2017
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