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New Cuts Art Centre looks to a brighter future with the help of PROLIGHTS LED fixtures

PLSN Staff • News • October 16, 2020


UK – The PROLIGHTS LED lighting range provides the ideal solution for multi-purpose venue, New Cuts Art Centre (The Cut), Suffolk. Since opening its doors 17 years ago, creative entertainment, education and enterprise hub, The Cut, has gone from strength to strength, becoming a center for arts in the community, and now offers a full program of activities, including; a weekly cinema, theatre, music, regular art exhibitions and an educational program.

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Looking to the future, the venue decided it was time to upgrade their existing lighting rig in the theatre to LED. As the space is used for a variety of performances and events, they needed fixtures that were versatile, easy to use and that could work for a range of styles – PROLIGHTS fixtures proved to be the answer.

Callum Macdonald of CM Lighting oversaw the specification and install of the lighting fixtures. He commented: “The theatre is a small community theatre that doubles up as a cinema. The program mostly contains one nighters and musical acts, so I wanted to create an easy to use fixed rig. There are no dedicated in-house technicians, so re-rigging for each act was not a viable option.”

After discussions and product demonstrations given by Benjamin Taylor of A.C. Entertainment Technologies – PROLIGHTS’ exclusive UK distributor – The Cut chose to invest in PROLIGHTS EclFresnels, EclProfile and StudioCob PARs.

Callum continued: “I chose these PROLIGHTS products because of the light quality, color and ease of use. In my opinion, the output of the saturated colors produced by the Studio Cobs exceeds that of some of the more expensive and popular equivalents out there.

I was also really impressed with the EclFresnels colors, due to having both the lime and royal blue chips it is able to reach colors that a lot of base line LED fixtures struggle with while still keeping their intensity. Another great feature is easily being able to control intensity and color temperature from dials on the side of the units. This was perfect for the brief of having user friendly fixtures.”

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