16 November 2010

Luminus’ PhlatLight LEDs illuminate Madison Square Garden stage

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA, which develops and manufactures big-chip PhlatLight (photonic lattice) LEDs for illumination applications, says that its CBM-380-RGBW PhlatLight LEDs have been used inside Vari*Lite’s VLX Wash Luminaires lighting the stage for Arcade Fire’s recent live HD webcast concert from Madison Square Garden (MSG) in New York City.

The Canadian rock band enlisted the assistance of lighting designer Susanne Sasic, who used 40 VLX Wash Luminaries to light the band. During the live streaming show from MSG, Sasic had to not only provide lighting for concert-goers but also for fans tuning into the webcast.

“During the concert, the VLX’s were my main lights on the band. The true white from the Luminus LEDs inside the VLX Wash Luminaires were extremely successful for the band member skin tones,” says Sasic. “VLX Wash Luminaires have no match today and their brightness and intense range of color are incredible,” she adds.

The heart of the Vari*Lite VLX Wash Luminaire is seven replaceable custom PhlatLight CBM-380-RGBW LEDs. The system has been optimized to deliver a total light output of 14,000 white lumens with an LED lifetime of at least 10,000 hours at maximum output.

“Wash Luminaires popularity with lighting designers is a testament to punch and color uniformity previously available only from discharge lamp fixtures,” says Don McDaniel, Luminus’ director, global entertainment.

“I had seen the VLX Wash during a private demo, so I knew that it would be a perfect fit for this tour because of its power, deep range of color, and the true white from the Luminus LEDs,” Sasic says. “I have used automated LED lighting previously as decorative elements, but never as a main lighting source.”

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