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International News

  • X Factor

    VLX Washes on Aussie’s X Factor

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 10, 2011

    MASCOT, Australia -Australia's second series of the reality competition TV show, X Factor, uses a similar set to the first series, but with the addition of 28 Vari*Lite VLXWash lights. It is the first time LD Ian Anderson has used LED sources as a main workhorse in the rig.

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  • Eclipse Staging Services

    Eclipse Invests in Martin MAC Aura

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 10, 2011

    DUBAI, UAE - Dubai-based Eclipse Staging Services has made an investment in the new Martin MAC Aura, becoming the first company in the region to add the units to its rental stock.
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  • Osram Acquires Remaining Traxon Shares

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 9, 2011

    HONG KONG - Osram acquired the remaining shares of Traxon Technologies. In 2009, Osram obtained a majority holding of 51 percent in Traxon, which has since been operating as a joint venture under the name of "Traxon Technologies - An Osram Company." Through this acquisition, Osram has been expanding its offerings of professional LED and lighting solutions.

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  • Network 10 newsroom/studio

    Australian News Studio Upgrades with Philips Selecon Gear

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 9, 2011

    SYDNEY, Australia - A Sydney TV newsroom/studio underwent a redesign to make the rig more energy efficient. Lighting director Pete Koole selected 18 Philips Selecon PL1 LED Wash luminaire as keylights, solving a number of lamp issues in the facility.

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  • Matilda

    White Light Celebrates 40 Years with Slew of Shows

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 9, 2011

    LONDON - White Light marks its 40th anniversary this year with a busy season of new theatre productions. From the West End to productions outside of London and those on tour, White Light recounts their busy summer season that somehow slipped into autumn.
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  • NIDA

    Anolis Solution for Australia’s Dramatic Arts Institute

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 7, 2011

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - European LED manufacturer Anolis has engineered and produced a custom lighting solution for a major new installation in the foyer space of The Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)'s award winning theatre complex. The new lighting has transformed the look and feel of the foyer. With a virtually unlimited color palette at everyone's fingertips, the space can be themed and colored for different events and occasions without needing additional equipment.
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  • Morning Show

    Global TV’s Morning Show Has New Look with Christie, Spyder

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 7, 2011

    CYPRESS, CA – Canadian TV viewers are enjoying a new look in their Morning Show with a recent installation on the set. Global Television launched its Toronto morning news program with a Christie Spyder X20-1608 managing the content for 40 Christie MicroTiles and 11 LCD panels. Applied Electronics in Mississauga, Ontario, installed the products.
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  • Robe MMX

    Robe Makes the A-Team in China

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 4, 2011

    HONG KONG - Robe announces that their products are on the A-List of lighting rental company A-Team Plus. The company was the first operation in greater China to invest in Robe's new ROBIN MMX Spot moving lights, while also being the first there to invest in the ROBIN 600 LEDWash fixtures earlier this year. Production managers, tech directors and LDs share their comments about how the products have become part of their usual design tools.

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  • Commonwealth Youth Games Ceremony

    dbn Lights Commonwealth Youth Games Opening Ceremomy

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 2, 2011

    MANCHESTER, UK - Lighting rental company dbn supplied a lighting design and equipment for the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games stage in The Bowl Stadium, Douglas, Isle of Man.
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  • Clapham Library

    White Light Lends Support for Library Turned Arts Center

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 2, 2011

    LONDON - White Light is lending its support to Omnibus Clapham, a charity established with the aim of turning the former library of Clapham in southwest London into a community performing arts hub. Events featuring famous local residents - lit by LD Rob Halliday - are in the spotlight for fundraising efforts.

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  • Tokyo Girls

    Tokyo Catwalk Gains Style, Saves Power with Robe

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 2, 2011

    TOKYO - Japan's autumn/winter Tokyo Girls Collection (TGC) fashion show was lit in high style at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo using 90 Robe moving lights supplied by M Tech Style. Tokyo has required a 15 percent reduced power consumption throughout the summer after the recent natural disasters. However, they did not have to compromise on their strut down the catwalk because of all the options offered with Robe moving lights.
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  • Puy du Fou

    Martin Fixtures Add to French Theme Park Show

    PLSN Staff | International News | November 1, 2011


    PUY DU FOU, France - French theme park Puy du Fou's Cinescenie, in the heart of the Vendée region in Western France, decided to use Martin Professional lighting products to light up the Cinéscénie show and installed six MAC III Performance fixtures (complete with framing module) at the edge of the set. The fixtures were supplied by lighting services provider MES, based in Vertou.

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