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Treasure Island s Outdoor Spectacular Integrates Pulsar Chromaflood LEDs Into Lighting Scheme(July 18, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-7-18--Amidst a backdrop of fetching sirens and renegade pirates, the nightly Sirens of TI® show at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is a "modern musical-meets-action-movie spectacular". Featuring music, dancing, swordplay, acrobatics and even a full size ship sinking, the pyrotechnics and lighting effects play a major role and were originally designed by industry icons, Roy Bennett and Troy Eckermanwho created the visuals for Madonna's 2006 "Confessions" tour among many other projects.
During a two-month production hiatus back in 2007, Brent Hageman, the Casino's head of lighting and sound, had been exploring alternative lighting options and decided to integrate 2-dozen ChromaFlood 200 LED lights into the show's traditional lighting configuration, purchased in Las Vegas from Mojave Systems' Peter Chachere. With challenges of the desert's weather challenges, he was pleased overall with the reliability of the LED products.
"I'd been hearing about LEDs overall, and in talking with other vendors and researching different brands, we decided to go with 14 Pulsar Chromaflood 200s," says Hageman. "We're using 6 for a partial stage wash and 8 for a cyc wash behind one of the ships in the show. For the most part, it's a pretty conventional application, but we're doing a lot of color changing and running a few effects through them during the show. These are actually brighter then what we had initially, the colors are more true, and they're reliable. You don't have the issues of having a moving part malfunction or shifting a fraction one way or another. Other lights we had been using were having issues, so as far as the maintenance aspect, we're getting the same results with no issues."
Since coming back on line after Christmas, Hageman says they've zero problems, especially in the face of weather challenges posed with an outdoor show. "That's definitely the main advantage of the Pulsar LEDs. Whether it's hot, cold, rainy, or the summer's dry heat, there is no maintenance requiredand in a show of this magnitude which operates 7 days a week, it's nice to have part of your rig that you don't have to worry about. A lot of companies say that their stuff is weatherproof, or IP65-rated, but sometimes there are issues where they will trip GFI's and get moist But we can run these right in the rain, no problem. It's also nice not to have to put them into some kind of tent or other enclosure. We just let them do their job."
Hageman also found an added bonus of using the Pulsar LED, which was the cost-savings aspect, not only from the obvious maintenance, bulb replacement aspect, but the fact that the ChromaFlood's offer low power consumption. "We are running fewer amps of power, and are liking the fact that we are saving energy and not compromising the integrity of the end result. We're definitely exploring ways to implement more of them into the show this year."
Based in the heart of Cambridge UK, Pulsar develops and manufactures LED lighting and lighting control solutions for professional entertainment and architecture installations around the world. Pulsar is exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, New York. Group One is also the exclusive U.S. distributor for Blue Sky International, Celestion Professional Products, MC2 Audio Ltd., DiGiCo UK, XTA Electronics Ltd and a number of prominent lighting products. www.pulsarlight.com
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