Grayson County College Equipped with Prism Projection LED Fixtures

PLSN Staff • News • August 22, 2010

DENISON, TX – StageLight supplied Grayson County College's Art and Communications Center with 10 Prism Projection RevEAL Color Wash (RevEAL CW) LED fixtures for the renovated 1,000-seat Cruce Stark Auditorium and smaller Black Box Theater, which can seat up to 150 on a seating system provided by Staging Concepts. The Cruce Stark Auditorium and Black Box Theater are used as classrooms and for theater and music performances. They are also available for community events and outside rentals.


StageLight, with offices in Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, and Nashville, chose the RevEAL CW for their low power consumption, low maintenance requirements and combination of color rendering, palette, repeatability, and beam quality.


Although the fixtures will be shared by the Cruce Stark Auditorium and Black Box Theater, professor Tenna Matthews, technical director of the Theater Department, was initially looking for lights to do overhead color washes in the larger space.  She had read about the RevEAL CW and Jerome Dunn at StageLight sent a fixture for her to test.  


{mosimage}"I chose the RevEAL CWs for their brightness and really nice dimmer curve," Professor Matthews said.  "We have some other LED fixtures and my complaints with them were always their lack of brightness and dimming capabilities.  The RevEAL CW is the first product I've seen that solves both problems. They are bright and punchy enough to hold their own against Source 4s, and LED dimming finally looks like incandescent dimming.  In addition, the quality of the light is much less ‘electronic' than any LED product I've seen." 


James Smerbeck, vice president of sales at StageLight, spoke favorably of the RevEAL CW's "repeatable colors and color rendering," calling them "ideal for costumes and sets – they really make costume and set designers happy.  There's no color separation of the beam, something you get with a lot of other LED products.  They have nice uniformity, and they work particularly well in the smaller Black Box Theater, which has a short throw distance."


The RevEAL CWs have already been used for several graduation ceremonies and are due to play a prominent role in the new school year's first show, the Elvis-themed All Shook Up


"I can't wait to use the lights in a musical," said Matthews, noting the musical itself was chosen in part to showcase the new fly system and lighting system that were part of the Art and Communications Center's multi-million dollar renovation.


Matthews added that there are plans to add five more RevEAL CW fixtures to supplement the inventory. "With 15 color washes, we will be able to cover much more of the stage," she noted.


For more information, please visit www.revealighting.com .


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