Ayrton Perseo adds pizazz to Pepsi Super Bowl LIV
As the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs battled it out for the NFL Championship, the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show brought a little Latin flavour to Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on 2 February 2020, thanks to an explosive show by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, and a cast of near 170 musicians, dancers, and performers. This massive production was broadcast live to 100 million viewers worldwide, all of whom witnessed a superb lighting show which had at its centre over 120 Ayrton Perseo IP65 rated multi function profile fixtures. One section of the upstage ramp containing 24 Perseo fixtures was capable of elevation, tilting 5ft into the air during Lopez’s song On The Floor. “This gave us a nice hard background for this number,” says lighting designer, Bob Barnhart of 22 Degrees, “Shakira’s Empire was perhaps my favorite light cue in the show though. I loved how the Perseo light strobed so effectively – it was the second song in the show and we were waiting to really roll them out in that number. It was great to have an LED fixture capable of genuine strobing instead of using its shutter, and it became an incredibly strong dynamic effect.” In total, 124 Ayrton Perseo were supplied in a joint venture by JamPro Productions of Reno, NV, Mid-America Sound Corp. of Greenfield, IN, LEC of Chicago, IL and Harvest Productions of Kansas City, MO, all of which was facilitated by Aaron Hubbard at ACT Lighting, Ayrton’s distributor in the US.