The Leys upgrades with Spotlight LED Fresnels
Thursday, 19 October 2017
spotlighttheleyspic1-pressThe venue operates as a professional-standard 'teaching theatre'
UK - Cambridge-based co-educational boarding and day school The Leys has recently upgraded the drama technical facilities of its purpose-built theatre and performing arts centre with the latest energy-efficient Spotlight Green Line white LED Fresnels.
As part of the lighting upgrade of the school’s 337-seat performance venue, theatre manager Paul Durose contacted A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) to replace the existing conventional Fresnels / PC white lighting fixtures with energy-efficient LED equivalents.
Paul had previously worked with AC-ET to upgrade the theatre and main drama studio's PAR and Profile fixtures to full colour-changing LED versions, so he approached them again to recommend several suitable white fixtures from their extensive portfolio of theatrical LED solutions.
The company's specialist lighting sales division arranged for an onsite trial of various product options, after which Paul chose Spotlight Green Line FresneLED 200W and FresneLED Compact 100W, Warm White Fresnels.
He commented: "Over the past few years we have invested in an all-LED 'standard rig' for both our main theatre and drama studio. We had been looking for an affordable, good quality warm-white LED Fresnel. In my opinion, the Spotlight units offer this at a good price. They produced the best results out of the various LED fixtures we trialled, and deliver a very smooth and even coverage, with no compromise to the quality of light.
“As well as complementing the rigs' RGB LED units, they work well with our additional theatre stock of 1.2 kW, conventional white fixtures. The Spotlight Fresnels are contributing towards a total reduction in the standard rigs' energy consumption of over 80% since we fully switched to LED."
In addition to the Spotlight fixtures, AC-ET's in-house Tourflex Cabling cable assembly service manufactured to various custom lengths, 90m of Tourflex Datasafe Ultra hybrid cables fitted with powerCON connectors, to integrate the fixtures with the existing infrastructure. The hybrid cable provides a solution for transporting power and data over a convenient single cable.
Paul commented: "A.C. has provided the majority of our LED upgrade, including assisting with the various fixtures' specification, demoing them onsite for us, and also supplying ancillary equipment such as the necessary cabling. I have a longstanding relationship with them and once again am very happy with the overall service they provided."
(Jim Evans)

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