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Stage Electrics has enabled a Rotherham theatre to save over 75% on energy
UK – The Dearne Playhouse located in Dearne Valley, near Rotherham is the town's leading venue for shows, comedy, concerts, musicals, and plays. Not only does it stage professional productions, it also gives local talent fantastic opportunities. Looking to replace its tired and energy-draining tungsten lights, the company went to industry experts Stage Electrics for advice.
The Dearne Playhouse, which is a charity, had been struggling with costing issues and were eager to reduce its overhead costs. “We often host dance competitions which can go on for 12-13 hours at a time. Using 8kW tungsten lights for a period this long was very costly to us,” commented Karl Ridsdale, the theatre's technical manager. “It was clear the Playhouse had to make the transition to LEDs,” explained Stage Electrics’ Steve Woolley, “with a need for a lighting solution with a lesser cost, I recommended various LED options but we settled on Chauvet’s Ovation Fresnel 95WW.”
The Ovation F-95WW delivers a flat even field of light, a virtually silent operation, smooth 16-bit dimming control, and is energy efficient, making it the perfect choice for live performance.
“These new LEDs have made an amazing impact on the cost we spend on energy,” said Karl Ridsdale “We have been able to save over 75% on our energy cost and to our 350-seat theatre, this is the difference between making a profit or only breaking-even.”
23rd March 2018
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