Panorama Airbeams light Harrogate skyline
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
harrogate-1571-copyright-richard-maude-pic3-72dpiThe wells were illuminated for a stunning light show over a series of evenings (photo: Richard Maude)
UK – Prolights Panorama IP Airbeam moving beams recently lit up North Yorkshire’s skyline with big air looks for Harrogate 1571, part of Harrogate Welcomes the World celebrations supporting the UCI Road World Cycling Championships and acknowledging the spa town’s heritage.
The lighting installation was commissioned by Harrogate International Festivals, an arts project that has helped to ‘revolutionise’ the cultural landscape for the North of England.
To celebrate the waters that have made Harrogate a tourist attraction since 1571, when William Slingsby discovered natural mineral springs in the local Valley Gardens, these wells and the town’s iconic Harlow Hill water tower were illuminated for a stunning light show over a series of evenings.
The project’s lighting designer, James Bawn of Element 3 Design needed an IP65 fixture with a very bright, defined moving beam which could create spectacular big air looks over the two sites.
He commented, “Using the Panorama AirBeam fixtures was key to the success of this project. The IP rated fixtures performed flawlessly outdoors for four consecutive evenings.
“Logistics and load-in were very tight as we had to work around road closures for the UCI Cycling, so the fixtures’ hassle-free and quick setup really helped.”
James lit the Harrogate water tower in colourful beams to make a 3D art installation. In addition, he used the fixtures as beacons of light to create a three-dimensional map of the 36 wells.
He concluded, “I’m really impressed with the Panorama Airbeams. The output from a small source was incredible and could be seen for many miles around.”
The fixtures were recommended to James by LCR Lights Control Rigging, who supplied all the lighting equipment for both sites.
(Jim Evans)

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