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XS Lighting Uses RevEAL Fixture from Prism Projection

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• Created: November 29, 2009

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KANSAS CITY, MO — So many colors — but none of them simply white. That was the dilemma facing XS Lighting, which had sought out LED alternatives to power-guzzling conventional gear since the mid-1990s. To deal with the issue, XS Lighting would use traditional incandescent lamps for the frontlighting for corporate events staged UMB Financial Services, while trying to provide the “cool” factor with other elements.

This year, however, XS Lighting owner Rick McConnell started providing the RevEAL fixture from Prism Projection. “When I demoed the RevEAL fixture and saw the white light, I knew this was the real deal. The fact that they can change color is a bonus,” he said — plus the fact that the source is blended to eliminate beam striations.

The rig for this year’s UMB event included eight RevEAL CWs for stage lighting, eight Elation Opti Tri PARs upstage and eight flat panel displays of various sizes being fed by a stack of client-provided PCs with various employees’ pictures loaded into a continuous show.  

“We discussed at one point running the displays through a pixel-mapping media server and controlling them all together, but ultimately decided that for this event’s budget, feeding each made more sense this time around,” said Dana Farmer, senior media services manager for UMB.

As a result, the power required for this year’s show was limited to that provided by three 20-amp circuits, versus a three-phase power tie-in for 20 conventional fixtures in the past.

“I haven’t done the actual math on it, but I expect that we could have powered the entire lighting rig from one cable if it hadn’t been on two separate trusses,” said Ray Robins, crew chief.  

“We ended up running a 6-circuit multi up to the front just in case we needed more power for extra conventional fixtures, but the Reveals cut right through and the I-Mag guys seemed very happy with the amount and quality of light, so we never had to go there,” Robins added. “We ended up with just the multi running to the each truss since the DMX control utilized W-DMX wireless.  The flat panels took another circuit and there was all of the video lines to drive them, but I don’t think our overall power draw for lighting was over 12-15 amps.”

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

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