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Lighting Designer Rocco Anzellotti shines a light on the benefits of LED

LED lighting products have gained a certain recognition and acceptance within the corporate events space in recent years. Given this development I thought it might be interesting to have a look at what is available for companies like Staging Connections and what difference they can make to corporate events.

Lighting Designer Rocco Anzellotti shines a light on the benefits of LED

Rocco  has been part of the Staging Connections team for almost 15 years. With a wealth of knowledge from his work in major concert lighting, Rocco has a flair for transforming any event space into a unique experience. Rocco is involved in purchasing equipment for the Sydney business, and is always looking for new technology to give our clients an edge to their presentations. In this week blog Rocco discusses the benefit of LED.



LED lighting products have gained a certain recognition and acceptance within the corporate events space in recent years. Given this development I thought it might be interesting to have a look at what is available for companies like Staging Connections and what difference they can make to corporate events.

When LED lighting first came on the scene we were all quite excited and then like the rest of the industry, quickly disappointed. The products had no real punch or control that we saw would have any use to us, they were also extremely expensive in comparison to their traditional counterparts. Due to these restrictions we stayed with our existing product line using fixtures with lamps whilst keeping a close eye on developments from within the LED industry. Then all of a sudden some really cool products came our way!

We looked at Cyc and wall lighting and found LED products that were 10 fold better than what we were using at the time. One of the biggest benefits is that with LED cyc lighting the lamps never get hot, making them much safer and helping us reduce risks at our events. Secondly the colour output is fantastic. These units are always in high demand and are always being turned around quickly to be delivered onto the next event.

We then ventured out into the world of moving lights and found some great LED products there as well. The great part about these lights and LED in general is that they consume a fraction of the energy in comparison to incandescent bulbs, saving LED lamp life and power requirements. The reduction to our carbon footprint is huge.

Whilst I have found some great LED innovations there are some areas that still need to catch up and a good example is with standard profile and wash lighting, which we use on nearly every show. These lights are our work horses in the industry and LED equivalent lighting has been produced to cover these items but the expenditure to buy these lamps far exceeds the purchase price of the similar lamp in a non LED brand. I am sure that these items will come down in price and we are always keeping a keen eye on current releases in the industry to find better, brighter and more efficient ways to light our shows!

 

Written By:         Rocco Anzellotti, Technical Director, Staging Connections.

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