NEXUS and REND COLLECTIVE – March Lighting Insights!

Have you seen Tyler Santangelo rock his NEXUS units out with Rend Collective?  It’s truly a sight to see!

From the March 2015 Lighting Insights article:

When lighting designer Tyler Santangelo decided that floating diamonds would look better than squares on the stage for the Irish Christian experimental group Rend Collective, he simply adjusted the Nexus panels on his rig and created a new look. This was the first (but certainly not the last) time that Santangelo got to appreciate the versatility of the intense COB LED panels from CHAUVET Professional.

As the LD on the Rend Collective tour, which has crisscrossed the globe from Sioux Falls to West Sussex and Manhattan to Budapest, Santangelo has frequently called on the Nexus panels to create new looks to fit different venues and keep pace with spontaneous flow of the group’s performance.

Check it out!



Craig Rutherford the Road Warrior – March 2015’s Lighting Insights!

April’s issue of Lighting Insights from CHAUVET Professional is coming…  make sure to read up before we launch the April 2015 edition by reading about Craig Rutherford and how to be a true road warrior in March 2015’s Lighting Insights!

Check it out!



Joe Paradise and Balancing the Paradox – March 2015 Lighting Insights!

April 2015’s Lighting Insights newsletter is coming out, so make sure you take a last peek at the March 2015 selections from CHAUVET Professional, starting with Joe Paradise a lighting designer’s lighting designer!

Check it out, and more — in March 2015’s Lighting Insights from CHAUVET Professional!



Butch Allen Talks Q-Wash, Touring, and Dancing with the Stars!

WHOA!  Did you see the most recent Live Design article on Butch Allen and the latest Dancing with the Stars live tour?!  Butch talks up one-truck touring and the Q-Wash 560Z in this episode of Live Design!




Our Favorite Shots from LDI 2014

We had a busy show, a packed booth each day, and lots of light!  Check out some great shots of the CHAUVET Professional Booth at LDI 2014, and thank you to all who came to Vegas to see what we had to offer!


NXT-1 units in action!


the CHAUVET Professional booth, lighting design by Jim Hutchison


H-105WW, the LED Houselight with RDM!


CHAUVET Professional’s Jim Hutchison, the magical Susan Rose, the one and only Berenice Chauvet, and everyone knows Joe Fucini!


we’re talking to YOU!


This is Allan Reiss from CHAUVET DJ. We just love Allan though, keep smiling!


Doug Sutherland and Jessica Taylor-Smith in the booth!


Checking out the new ED-190WW and FD-165WW from the Ovation Family!


Ovation ED and FD!


the ceiling diamonds, Nexus 7×7 and Nexus 5×5!


Iluminarc — sense, sight, soul!


The booth, in all its pixel-mapping glory!


Pixel mapping!


Nexus 4x4s in action!


Red ceiling!


Blue ceiling!


Getting ready for show time!





The ROGUE RH1 Hybrid!




Thanks for the incredible show, everyone!  You made it great for us!


It’s Wednesday, Have Some Light!


Happy Wednesday, world of lighting!  It’s a great day in the industry of light.  No matter what you’re up to this fine Wednesday, whether it’s rocking and rolling, opera, theatre, dance, corporate events, or something in-between with bits of everything, CHAUVET Professional wishes you a great Wednesday!

Here’s a little something to get the heart pumping this morning — Tom Cochrane singing Life is a Highway.  You know it, so crank it up loud in your shop, design studio, production house, or offices!

Happy Hump Day!


ATTENTION TRAVELERS – Lufthansa Pilots Striking, April 2-4, 2014

Happy Tuesday, April 1, lighting industry!


Unfortunately this isn’t an April Fools joke — Lufthansa pilots are striking on April 2-4, 2014, and it is affecting about 3,800 flights around the world on Lufthansa Airlines.  If you’re a touring or trade show personnel, you might want to check this out.

From the Lufthansa website:

Announced strike of the pilots union from April, 2nd – 4th, 2014

As a result of strike actions, which the German pilots union “Vereinigung Cockpit” (VC) has announced at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings from Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, to Friday, April 4th 2014, Lufthansa will reduce its schedule significantly.

Flights of the Lufthansa Group Airlines Eurowings, Lufthansa CityLine, Air Dolomiti, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines are excepted from the strikes and schedule adjustments.

Check currently cancelled flights under Cancelled flights.

Passengers flying with Germanwings (4U) will find all relevant information here: Latest news

Booking status / alternative travel options

Affected passengers please check the status of their booking prior to departure at My bookings.

Passengers travelling within Germany whose flights have been cancelled due to the strike may alternatively travel by train with Deutsche Bahn. To do this, please exchange your etix for a train ticket online or mobile at My bookings or at a Lufthansa check in machine.

Passengers, whose flights have been cancelled and their tickets have been purchased on, at a Lufthansa ticket counter or via phone at the Lufthansa Service Center may also refund their ticket via this e-mail form.

If your flight has been cancelled and you cannot use the self-service please contact one of ourService Centers toll-free

Germany +49 800 850 60 70
Great Britain +44 800 358 0538
France +33 805 98 0097
Spain +34 900 901 465
Italy +39 800 089 775
Russia +7 88003334265

or one of our local phone numbers.

Currently we are experiencing an exceptionally high volume of calls. In connection with that, a technical problem with the phone system of our Service Center occurred. This results in an increase in waiting times as well as individual terminations of calls through the system. We are doing all possible to work on a solution and apologise for the inconvenience.

Exception: All Germanwings flights operated by Eurowings are not affected by the strike.

Passengers holding a Lufthansa/SWISS/Austrian Airlines or Brussels Airlines ticket for flights on April 2nd – April 4th, 2014 from/to/via Germany, and whose flights are not cancelled, are also permitted torebook their flight once free of charge, provided that:

– the ticket was issued on/before March 28th, 2014
– the new travel date is on/before September 30th, 2014
– the original ticket class remains
– all other fare conditions are adhered to
Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions regarding flight disruptions can be found here.