Altman brings colourful wash to Ko Shan Theatre
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
ko-shan-theatre-11The 1,031-seat Ko Shan Theatre hosts traditional opera, dance and music
China - Located in Hong Kong, the 1,031-seat Ko Shan Theatre hosts traditional opera, dance, music, school functions or community gatherings. Already equipped with an advanced sound and staging system, the theatre also wanted to incorporate the latest in lighting technology as well. Looking to bring in a new LED theatrical luminaire to provide elegant colour-changing with a smooth, even wash, they worked with Pacific Lighting who installed a rig of AP-150 PAR LED luminaires from Altman Lighting.
“The Ko Shan Theatre has been a long-time client of ours and we have worked on many supply projects for them,” began Hugh Chinnick, Pacific lighting director. “When we were approached about this particular upgrade, they were looking for an LED colour-changing Fresnel or PAR to replace their existing two-colour Tungsten Fresnel downlights. After Nick Champion conducted a demo of the AP-150 while in Hong Kong, they were really impressed with the fixtures and we were able to move forward with the upgrade to their standard rig.”
The AP-150 PAR from Altman Lighting is a compact and lightweight, 135-watt RGBW LED wash which produces deep, saturated colours and soft, delicate pastels, while maintaining a smooth, uniform beam throughout the entire motorized zoom range.
“When looking at the main performance attributes needed from the new luminaires, the Altman fixtures really won out due to their combination of intensity, colour-mixing, a motorised zoom function, and the cost,” added Chinnick. “With a stage area of approximately 13m x 12m, we now have 34 AP-150 luminaires hanging as part of the permanent, standard lighting rig.”
Backed by Pacific Lighting’s after-sales and support service, the newly installed fixtures for the Ko Shan Theatre are up and ready to begin creating imaginative and colourful lighting experiences.
“The AP-150 fixtures really sell themselves,” concluded Chinnick. “The motorised, wide zoom function provides instant flexibility and the cost truly sets them apart as a unique theatrical lighting solution, and we have complete trust in the performance durability that comes with using Altman Lighting technology.”
“Pacific Lighting embodies all that we could ask of a partner in the Hong Kong market,” added Nick Champion, Altman Lighting vice president of sales and marketing. “Hugh’s love of theatre guides his designs and product choices, and it’s always a perfect blend of artistic variety and practical function. We couldn’t be more pleased that the AP-150 PAR could meet all of these needs at the Ko Shan Theatre.”
(Jim Evans)

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