Sydney’s Coliseum Theatre switches on to LSC
Friday, 3 January 2020
sydney-coliseum1smSydney Coliseum will be able to house large-scale musicals, ballet, opera companies and symphony orchestras
Australia - Sydney’s Rooty Hill suburb is now home to a new $100m theatre space.
The 2,000-seat proscenium arch theatre will be able to house large-scale musicals, ballet, opera companies and symphony orchestras.
HF Events Pty, headed by Colin Baldwin, was tasked with supplying and installing the theatrical lighting, dimmers, power and lighting control system.
“When we were asked to look at the design and installation of power distribution and dimming for the new Coliseum Theatre, we immediately went to LSC Lighting,” comments Colin. “I have a long-standing relationship with LSC and have great respect for their product.”
Consequently, a shopping list of LSC products was made including 240-way Redback Patch Panels, Redback 36-way Patch Panels, MDRX 10-way data splitters (RDM-enabled), GenVi 12 x 10A dimmer/ power distribution and of course, APS 12 x 10A Advanced Power Distribution.
“LSC’s APS advanced power distribution systems were precisely what was needed for this venue,” adds Colin. “Automatic turn on and off of the entire system, inrush surges minimised, and everything plugged in and worked the first time around. LSC has been very supportive and I would not hesitate to recommend the APS power distribution, GenVi dimmers and MDRX data splitters to any who need professional Australian made products at an affordable price.”
The automatic turn on and off feature (called APSPower) mentioned by Colin is triggered by the presence of DMX. Turn the console on, and the APS senses that the console is on, and automatically turns on the entire system. At the end of the show, no need to do anything except power off the FOH lighting console. After the LSC Advanced Power Systems senses the loss of DMX, the power to luminaires automatically shuts down the system (after a predetermined wait time).
No more wandering throughout the venue to turn the lighting system off and no possibility of accidentally leaving a part of the system on!
(Jim Evans)

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