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American Idol Requires 17 Cameras, Quick Change of Venue, Uses PRG Bad Boys

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• June 1, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Production Resource Group (PRG) supported Kieran Healy’s lighting design for the finale of American Idol’s eighth season, a show that included a long list of guests along with the naming of winner Kris Allen over runner-up Adam Lambert. Read More...

Peace Bridge Shines with LED Lighting from Philips

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• June 1, 2009
BUFFALO, NY — The Peace Bridge linking the U.S. and Canada has undergone a $1.2 million upgrade that includes the use of nearly 700 ColorBlast Powercore and ColorReach Powercore fixtures from Philips Color Kinetics. Read More...

Prestonwood Baptist Uses Digital Projection Lightnings for Sermon Simulcasts

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• May 29, 2009
ATLANTA — Prestonwood Baptist Church recently added three Digital Projection Lightning projectors and two Highlite displays to help worshippers at its 1,500-seat North campus and 7,000-seat main campus experience a real-time simulcast of services led by head pastor Dr. Jack Graham. Read More...

Separate Accidents Claim Lives of Two Young Electricians

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• May 29, 2009
ATLANTA and LAS VEGAS — Two young electricians were killed in separate accidents in late May. An employee of Rhino Staging and Event Solutions was killed in a fall at the MGM Grand on May 20. A film student in Georgia setting up lights for a shoot outdoors was electrocuted May 28. Read More...

Texas House Refuses to Concur in Senate Amendments of H.B. 2649

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• May 28, 2009
AUSTIN, TX — The Texas House of Representatives refused to concur with the Senate amendments to HB 2649 on May 29, thus temporarily ending the bid to prohibit anyone from practicing lighting design except for licensed architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and Chapter 1305 electricians.
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Texas Bill H.B. 2649 to Restrict Lighting Design to Licensed Professionals

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• May 28, 2009
AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Senate passed legislation that will prohibit anyone from practicing lighting design except for registered architects, landscape architects, engineers, interior designers and commercial electricians. Read More...

Architects Use Pulsar LEDs To Turn Building into Landmark

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• May 28, 2009
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Radiologists need to compete for their patients’ business, and the challenge for Dykema Architects was to help the building housing Radiology Associates stand apart. Read More...

Le Maitre Changes Name to Ultratec Special Effects

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• May 22, 2009
LONDON, ON, Canada — Adrian Segeren, president, and Marnie Styles, vice president, announced that their company, Le Maitre Special Effects, has changed its name to Ultratec Special Effects, part of a strategy to differentiate the company in global markets. Read More...

Bandit Lites Providing Gear for XFC PPV Events

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• May 22, 2009
KNOXVILLE, TN —  Bandit Lites is providing lighting for XFC (Xtreme Fighting Championships) mixed martial arts pay-per-view events broadcast on HDNet. Read More...

Medialon Announces Manager V5 Training Course

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• May 21, 2009
ORLANDO —Medialon will offer a training session on Manager V5 show and media control Software prior to InfoComm 09. The two-day course will be held on June 15 and 16 at Electrosonic’s Orlando-based facility. Read More...

LMG Named AV Supplier for the OCCC for Third Term

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• May 21, 2009
ORLANDO — LMG, Inc., a national provider of video, audio and lighting support, was recently awarded the contract as the preferred on-site AV supplier for the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Read More...

Chauvet COLORado Gear Goes from Rock to Mariachi

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• May 21, 2009
TUCSON, ARIZ — Total Lighting Support used 24 Chauvet COLORado 6s lined up end to end for wash lighting at 27th annual International Mariachi Conference, which drew professional Mariachi performers and youth groups from the U.S. and Mexico. Read More...

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