ILUMINARC® Wins Best Booth at LIGHTFAIR Int’l

Simply the best! ILUMINARC®’s booth 322 placed first in the 400-500 square feet category at LIGHTFAIR Int’l in Philadelphia. Shown at the booth are indoor and outdoor solutions suited for a variety of small- to large-size applications, such as ILUMINARC® Ilumipanel 40 IP, ILUMINARC® Ilumipod 18g2 IP, and more.





CHAUVET® Professional: Imposing Presence at LDI 2012

Sharp beams, suspended truss and mesmerizing video displays acted like a magnet for hundreds of attendees who visited all three booths of CHAUVET® Professional at LDI 2012. Featuring a dominant middle section flanked by two smaller stands, the show carried the creative touch of an amazing team: Lighting Designer Seth Jackson, Co-lighting Designer Nathan W. Scheuer, Programmer Nate Alves, Project Manager Jack Rushen and of the entire CHAUVET® Professional team.

Three helixes added to the dramatic height, one placed at the center of the main booth and two suspended above the secondary CHAUVET® Professional stands. Designed by Jackson and Scheuer, these truss structures acted as unifying elements for all three areas. “The idea was to have a unique shape tying all three booths together,” Jackson said. Each helix was made of curved trussing, carrying three CHAUVET® Professional EPIX™ Strip fixtures placed end-to-end, next to CHAUVET® Professional Legend™ 412 and CHAUVET® Professional Legend™ 412 VW pixel-mapping moving yokes, CHAUVET® Professional Ovation™ F-165WW Fresnel-style luminaires, CHAUVET® Professional Ovation™ E-190WW ellipsoidal-style spot lights, and CHAUVET® Professional COLORado™ 1-Quad Tour wash lights as truss warmers.

“We were asked to unify all of Chauvet’s booths in an elegant manner while fully displaying the versatility and ability of each product,” Scheuer said. “In a show like LDI, where everything has seemingly been tried once, Seth and I wanted something that was simple, as to not distract from the products themselves, but was also intriguing and enticing at any distance.”

At 30-feet in height, the center booth was loaded with CHAUVET® Professional Nexus™ 4×4 eye-candy LED wash lights that stole the show.

“I find the Nexus™ 4×4 to be amazing: the flexibility, the unique look,” Jackson said. “I haven’t seen a product on this floor show that resembles these fixtures. And they’re so easy to address!”

Additionally, CHAUVET® Professional PVP™ S5 and CHAUVET® Professional PVP™ S7 high-resolution video panels, CHAUVET® Professional MVP™ Ta8 Curve modular video panels, CHAUVET® Professional Xeno™ 2500 high-impact strobe lights and CHAUVET® Professional Q-Wash™ 436Z-LED wash lights. CHAUVET® Professional Legend™ 230SR Beam moving head fixtures cut through the air with punchy bright beams from an ACS™, Autonomous Cart System, incorporated into the booth. Parasol Systems of Canada and CHAUVET® Professional partnered to display ACS™, built of independent, motorized and programmable carts that move fixtures on specially designed tracks. ACS™ held eight Legend™ 230SR Beam lights, which were an integral part of the show.

“Once we found out that Parasol Systems was involved, we added the system into the integration,” Jackson said. “It brings great energy because of the motion and there is nothing else in any other booth like it.”

The team programmed 145 cues over 12 minutes for an amazing show, also using wireless DMX. “I definitely think we’re playing with some geometries that no done else is using,” said Programmer Nate Alves. “We had to work with more open, exposed space, and because of that I think we showed the products more than everyone else.”

Some of the challenges the team faced while building the booths were the limitations of the space and trying to fit power, storage, the products all in the allotted footprint of the venue. “However, the most challenging thing from a design aspect was making sure that we were truly showing off Chauvet’s diverse product line while being original,” Scheuer said. “LDI is a visually striking and overwhelming stage to be on, and the desire to bring something new and innovative was the driving force behind our decisions.”

CHAUVET® Professional fixtures displayed:
COLORado™ 1-Quad Tour
COLORado™ 4 IP
COLORdash™ Batten Quad-6
COLORdash™ Par-Quad 7
COLORdash™ Par-Quad 18
EPIX™ Strip
Legend™ 230SR Beam
Legend™ 412
Legend™ 412 VW
MVP™ Ta8 Curve
Nexus™ 4×4

Q-Spot™ 360-LED
Q-Spot™ 460-LED
Q-Wash™ 436Z-LED
Ovation™ F-165WW
Ovation™ E-190WW
Ovation™ C-1280FC
Xeno™ 2500

ILUMINARC® fixtures displayed:
Ilumipanel 40 IP
Ilumiline 21g2 IP
Ilumipod 18g2 IP

Additionally shown, in all three booths, were TRUSST® products.


LDI 2012: Booth building

Hot behind-the-scenes action. Photos of our awesome team working on four striking Chauvet booths at LDI 2012: 2263, 2056, 2357 and 2351. All four brands will be shown: CHAUVET® DJ, CHAUVET® Professional, TRUSST® and ILUMINARC®. We look forward to seeing you at the show!


CHAUVET® Professional at WFX Atlanta 2012

We received positive feedback about all of our products displayed at WFX Atlanta 2012, notably our bright and compact Legend™ 230SR Beam moving yoke, pixel-mapping Legend™ 412, high-resolution video panels PVP™ S7 and fixtures from our COLORado™ family of static wash lights. Additionally, our booth was built using our TRUSST® line of truss and we showed fixtures from ILUMINARC®, our line of architainment and architectural lighting.

Here are a couple photos of the booth, both finished product and set up.



CHAUVET® Lights Take Over Cedar Point Amusement Park

Cedar Point, the second oldest operating amusement park in the United States, brings more color and excitement to its guests with more than 850 CHAUVET® fixtures installed throughout the park. Coloring the rides, the midway area of the park and “Luminosity, Powered by Pepsi” interactive show are about 145 Legend™ 412 moving yokes, 150 MVP™ modular video panels, 135 COLORado™ 1-Tri IP lights, fixtures from CHAUVET®’s ILUMINARC® brand and much more. See them all in action. For part I of the video click here:


On the Road: Tampa’s Agua Luces

The bridges of Tampa illuminated by ILUMINARC®.

Mayor Buckhorn in front of the people of Tampa and a press crew for the lighting ceremony.

The City of Tampa held a lighting ceremony for its latest project of the Lights on Tampa initiative entitled Agua Luces. On August 10, 2012, Mayor Buckhorn was on hand at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to “push the red button” which illuminated five bridges in downtown Tampa. Tracey Dear of Chicago-based Dear Productions designed the illumination project, sourcing over 100 LED ILUMINARC® exterior lighting solutions. Additionally, the city is gearing up for the Republic National Convention, held this August 27 – 30, 2012.

“We are going to make Tampa proud and we are going to shine,” said Mayor Buckhorn, addressing the crowd during the lighting ceremony. “Ladies and gentlemen, these lights are going to light the path to Tampa, Florida, for the world. We’re going to shine like we’ve never shined before. We’re going to tell Tampa’s story like it’s never been told before. Tampa, Florida, these lights are for you. Forever.”

Gear list:
20 x Ilumipanel 90 IP
90 x Ilumipanel 40 IP
6  x Ilumiline 36 IP