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  • Bandit Lites’ Angel Tree Shoppers Help Charities

    PLSN Staff | News | December 26, 2008
    KNOXVILLE, TN — A Grinch-like economy didn’t keep Bandit Lites from its holiday tradition of setting up an Angel Tree — which includes toy and clothing suggestions for a local family in need — at each of its locations. In fact, donations for 2008 exceeded those for 2007. Read More...
  • Happy Holidays!

    PLSN Staff | News | December 24, 2008We here at PLSN would like to take a moment to wish you all a very happy and joyous holiday season. Enjoy the snow and the shows, and have a great new year! Read More...
  • Miami Dolphins Show Their Holiday Colors

    PLSN Staff | News | December 23, 2008
    MIAMI — Lighting the exterior of a stadium and a row of palm trees aqua and orange to convey a holiday message may seem a little twisted at first, but it’s certainly no stranger than the image of a dolphin wearing a football helmet. Give it a little time, and it won’t seem strange at all. Read More...
  • Draft Standard for Power Feeder Cables

    PLSN Staff | News | December 23, 2008The draft standard BSR E1.18-1 - 200x, Standard for the Selection, Installation, and Use of Single-Conductor Portable Power Feeder Cable Systems for Use at 600 Volts Nominal or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy in the Entertainment and Live-Event Industries, is available for free download and public review at ESTA's Web site through Feb. 23, 2009. Read More...
  • Bandit Lites Highlights NASCAR Champions

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008
    NEW YORK — Bandit Lites provided lighting for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, and LD Mark Carver helped put Jimmie Johnson center stage as the second driver in the sport’s history to win three consecutive Cup Series championships. The event also helped NASCAR celebrate 60 years of racing. Read More...
  • Aerialist Dies From Fall in Christmas Show

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008CINCINNATI — Student performer Keri Shryock, 23, died from injuries related to a fall during a Christmas show at a church Dec. 17. She was suspended from a cable, acting the part of a Wise Man in a contemporary Nativity story at Crossroads Community Church in Oakley, Ohio when her harness opened. She fell more than 20 feet and succumbed to her injuries the next day. Read More...
  • Lighting the Tree for a White House Christmas

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008
    WASHINGTON, DC — Not all Christmas lighting ceremonies are matters of national security, or need to be attended by the Secret Service. For the National Christmas Tree lighting event staged earlier this month, however, LD Stefan DeWilde made sure Atmosphere Inc. provided a grandMA console, and a second one as a backup. Read More...
  • Vortek Moves to New Facility

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008VICTOR, NY — Vortek, a division of Daktronics, is moving its manufacturing facility a mile from the current facility in Victor, N.Y. The theatrical rigging design and manufacturing company was seeking more space and an updated facility to support its plan to expand its capacity to server national and international customers. Read More...
  • Showgun 2.5 Hybrid Luminaire Released

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008
    AUSTIN, TX — Barco announced that the High End Systems Showgun 2.5 automated luminaire, previewed at trade shows this fall, has been released. The instrument offers 30 percent more photonic output than its predecessor via a new 2500-watt Philips MSR lamp source, producing 130,000 lumens of light. High End Systems co-developed the lamp with Philips. Read More...
  • Tomcat USA’s Mitch Clark Departs

    PLSN Staff | News | December 22, 2008Tomcat USA Inc. has announced the departure of Mitch Clark, founder and president of the company. Vitec Group’s Stefano Rosellini made the announcement. Tomcat became part of the U.K.-based Vitec Group in late 2006. Read More...
  • Donna Cleveland Returns to CSL

    PLSN Staff | News | December 18, 2008
    NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting recently named Donna Cleveland sales service manager. Cleveland will oversee CSL’s customer service and various internal projects. Cleveland was previously with Creative Stage Lighting for 10 years as Customer Service manager. She also brings recent experience from The Original Lincoln Logs, a national company with headquarters in Chestertown, N.Y. Read More...
  • LEDS and “Musica” at Latin Grammy Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | December 17, 2008
    HOUSTON — The 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards was the first where a female performer, Gloria Estefan, was named Persona del Año. The awards program’s lighting rig also steered away from the status quo with new LED-based fixtures supplied by Zenith Lighting Inc., including Coemar’s Infinity ACL, Infinity Wash XL and ParLite LEDs. Read More...
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