The Elation package was used throughout the season across six different sets
Mexico - Scores of luminaires from Elation Professional’s Proteus, Artiste, KL and other lines were used by lighting designer Miguel ‘Miki’ Molina on the latest season of La Casa de Los Famosos Mexico which airs on Televisa Univision. Its season four grand finale took place 13 August, reaching more than 195m viewers.
The Elation package was used throughout the season across six different sets, including the grand finale, with the main stage alone boasting some 400 Elation lights. Other Elation lines used on the programme included Pixel Bar, SixBar, Chorus Line, and DTW Blinders, along with Therma Tour 600 haze effect generators from Magmatic effects.
Additionally, EN12 nodes and RDM10 splitters from Obsidian Control’s Netron line were used for signal distribution. The supply of the Elation fixtures and the lighting technical production for the project was carried out by Mexican company AVIT Services Integrales under the supervision of Joel Isair Torres.
“We opted for Elation because of the versatility of the products, which we were very happy with,” explained lighting designer Miguel “Miki" Molina, who says he has used Elation gear as the basis for his television projects in Mexico and the U.S. for the last five years. “For live broadcasts, the Elation equipment gives me the confidence that I have the features and qualities needed to achieve the correct image in terms of colorimetry and exposure. Elation has a range of very interesting products and the result is in the quality of the image.”
When selecting key lights for a television programme, the designer emphasises the importance of finding lights with the right power output.
"I appreciate the brightness provided by the LEDs we use for the camera," he explained. "I have precise control over colours, ensuring there's no unwanted colour distortion. It affords me the flexibility to adapt to the specific requirements of different projects and various camera types. You can also work with the refresh frequencies of the luminaires as needed and all Elation equipment has it.”
Molina turned to several luminaires in Elation’s broadcast-optimised KL series, the full-colour-spectrum KL Fresnel 8 FC and KL Par FC, along with the KL Panel and KL Panel XL IP soft lights. “Beyond its functionality and versatility, I like that the KL series offers indoor and outdoor versions, which gives us the security of being able to work under any environment. That allows us to have the same setup both in an indoor and an outdoor setting.”
Regarding the KL Panel XL and KL Panel XL IP, Molina says he finds them very easy to programme, either through the console or through each fixture’s onboard display.
Molina also worked with the Proteus Rayzor 760 and new Proteus Rayzor 1960, as well as the new linear Proteus Rayzor Blade, all RGBW LED luminaires with pixel control. “What I like most about these devices is the brightness and the ability to pixelate them as it gives the impression of being different luminaires. The Rayzor Blade is a marvel! It has a spectacular strobe that I not only use as a blinder but also as an effect light or for modelling.”

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