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The Royal Welsh College Upgrade its House Lighting System
UK – Stage Electrics has returned to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama to install its house lighting systems to significantly improve energy reduction.
Having previously integrated technical infrastructure and production lighting for its venues, back in 2013, Stage Electrics has returned to fit over 90 new house lights within the Richard Burton Theatre and the spacious foyer area.
The Royal Welsh College wished to upgrade its pre-existing light fittings; the new house lighting system consists of GDS’s range of modular LED lighting, the ArcSystem. Whilst offering highly efficient LEDs, low glare optics and energy reduction, the ArcSystem also comes with very low maintenance requirements.
“GDS’s ArcSystem is the fitting choice for the Royal Welsh College for several reasons,” explained Martin Woodage, of Stage Electrics “The huge potential in energy reduction was of course a strong selling point, however due to some of the venues 13m high ceilings, it was important that whatever fixtures were chosen required minimal maintenance.
“These new houselights are highly efficient and won’t need to be changed for years. We were also able to integrate both the theatre and the foyer’s new house lights into their existing ETC Unison Paradigm system; this was advantageous for the client as one system would control all the lighting.”
Between supplying the quotation and the project completion, only nine weeks had passed. “This project had a tight turnaround time due to bookings within the spaces” added Martin “We had six days to install all the GDS fittings, drivers and DMX control cabling with on site commissioning taking place a day ahead of schedule.”
In picture: Martin Woodage, Steve Chappell, Adam Rudd, Tyler Shock, Luke Powell, Jim Christopher and Martin Farmer
31st August 2018
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