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Leader Light LEDs on TV, Tours

PLSN Staff • International News • December 5, 2011

LONDON, UK – The Leader Light Stage 6-06 LED fixture, supplied by White Light Ltd., recently made appearances lighting Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on The Jonathan Ross Show, and on Bowling for Soup’s UK tour.
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The Leader Light Stage 6-06 LED fixture – which features a traditional look of six round lenses mounted in a 600mm linear batten, but with each lens powered by a 10W white LED source – recently made dramatic appearances lighting Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on The Jonathan Ross Show, and on Bowling for Soup’s UK tour.

Russ Grubiak, lighting programmer for The Jonathan Ross Show, says he was excited about using the fixtures. He and show lighting director Oli Richards considered various ways of using the 6-06 before deciding on their approach.

“We figured people would use them in straight lines or as a grid. Oli’s preference was for a non-uniform, random focus that filled the ceiling space and looked as edgy as possible. We mounted the fixtures in a ball and socket tv grip, which suited our monopole hanging grid at the studio and gave us staggered heights.” Grubiak says.

Grubiak then ran the fixtures from his Chamsys MQ100 Pro console, taking separate control of each cell in the fixture and using individual channels with shuffle type grouping to achieve the “spitting and random effects that the show seemed to demand,” he says. Noel’s performance was obviously amazing and gave us a great song to enhance.”

Patrick Sollit is using the 6-06 from Zigzag Lighting with American punk-rock band Bowling for Soup as they tour the UK.

“We are using the fixtures as ACL replacements,” Sollit explains, “but the effects they are capable of are so much more than ACL bars, putting many dynamic and unique effects at my finger tips. As a result, the lights have been getting a lot of attention from technicians at each venue we’ve visited. More importantly, they’ve looked great, and the band has been happy with the look of the rig, and with the audience reaction from the crowds.”

More information on Leader Light at; Demonstrations can be arranged by contacting White Light.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Sollitt.

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