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Infinity Signature Theatre lights in Felix Meritis

Infinity Signature Theatre lights in Felix Meritis
Infinity Signature Theatre lights in Felix Meritis

The Netherlands – The Felix Meritis building on the Keizersgracht has been equipped by Rolight with several of Infinity’s high-quality TS-260C7 Profile engine and TF-260C7 Fresnel fixtures. A number of rooms, including the main Concert Hall, now enjoy the natural light and silent operation of these professional theatre lights.

The Felix Meritis building at the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam has a rich background of cultural and scientific happenings. Named after the Felix Meritis Foundation, it was built in the Louis XVI style of architecture and designed to be the pinnacle of arts and science in Amsterdam in the 1800s, with performances of Schumann and Brahms establishing its success. After the disbanding of the foundation in the late 1880s, the building has experienced a disputed history, but was restored again as an international meeting place for art, culture and science in 1988 when the Felix Meritis Foundation was re-established.

During the most recent renovation in 2020, Rolight was hired to furnish several rooms in this imposing and modernised building. Fitting to the application, several professional fixtures from Infinity were chosen to accommodate the lighting in three rooms: the main Concertzaal (concert hall), the Zuilenzaal (pillar room) and the Shaffyzaal (Shaffy room, named after the famous Dutch singer/actor Ramses Shaffy). The main concert hall has been equipped with seven Infinity TF-260C7 Fresnel and six Infinity TS-260C7 Profile Engine fixtures. The latter have been coupled with the Infinity Zoom lens (TLT-2350), which provides a 25° to 50° manual zoom to the fixture. For the Zuilenzaal Rolight chose to install four TF-260C7 Fresnel and six TS-260C7 Profile Engine fixtures. Like in the concert hall, the TS-260C7 luminaires were equipped with the Infinity TLT-2350 Zoom lens to generate the desired effect. In the Shaffyzaal four TF-260C7 Fresnel fixtures provide the essential base lighting of the room.

The Infinity Signature Series promises professional lighting solutions for high-demanding situations. Designed by Highlite International BV in co-operation with French company Robert Juliat, the Infinity Signature Series offers highly accurate and calibrated colours (CRI>96) using sophisticated temperature and linearity drift compensation for all LEDs and various professional implementations like 16-bit virtual dimming and RGB, CMY and HSI colour control. The custom designed silent cooling system guarantees safe operation of the 260 Watt Lumiled colour engine and should ensure a lifetime of gratifying performance to technical staff, performers and visitors.

29th March 2021

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