PRG adopts tour-friendly LED lighting system

Sept. 27, 2007
Commitment by world's leading entertainment technology supplier signals increasing use of LED lighting systems in event production
Production Resource Group (PRG), a leading supplier and integrator of entertainment technology equipment, has adopted the ColorBlast 12 TR tour-friendly lighting system from Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions (formerly Color Kinetics).

To provide a one-stop solution for its customers, PRG also purchased the complementary power/data supply, PDS-750 TR, designed by City Theatrical, Inc. specifically to withstand the rigors of the touring world.

To date, the integrated LED lighting system has already been supplied for the concert tours and corporate events of Aerosmith, Gwen Stefani and Astra Zenica, and various television productions including the presidential candidate debates.

Recognizing the taxing nature of temporary and touring stage applications, Color Kinetics introduced ColorBlast 12 TR, which boasts the same capabilities but with rental-friendly features such as a replaceable lens, protective face cover, standard XLR connectors, and a housing that easily accommodates various truss clamps.

Similarly, City Theatrical developed PDS-750 TR with live entertainment lighting in mind. The easily connectable, multi-output device is available in a variety of configurations, including one with City Theatrical's WDS Wireless Data SystemT receivers built in for wireless operation. Both ColorBlast 12 TR and PDS-750 TR are compatible with industry-standard DMX control systems.

"We're very excited about the substantial addition of ColorBlast 12 TR and PDS-750 TR units to our inventory, as we believe they form the perfect integrated solution for LED lighting in temporary applications," said Erin Byrnes, National Asset Management, PRG.

"In addition to the exceptional lighting effects, we're extremely pleased by the ease with which we can change the glass lenses on the new units, and the protective plastic boot - both which help to ensure our investment. We now have approximately 3,000 of these fixtures in stock - a testament to the demand for LED lighting today."