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LD Systems light Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concerts with Elation

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo draws more than two million people each year to Houston’s NRG Stadium. HLSR recently unveiled a new star-shaped concert stage and backdrop truss structure for the shows that supports LED video and hundreds of intelligent lights, among them Elation Protron Eclypse™, Elation Paladin™, and Elation Fuze Wash Z350™ fixtures. Production company LD Systems again provided complete audio, video and lighting production services and technical support for the NRG stage. LD Systems deployed a stadium-wide system of automated lights that lighting designer Nathan Brittain used to create spectacular looks for a star filled lineup of nightly concerts.

Multi functionality has become an increasingly important aspect of a lighting fixture with Brittain employing Elation’s new 4-in-1 Protron Eclypse hybrid LED luminaire as a strobe fixture from overhead while also using it for eye candy effects for the audience. LD Systems turned to other Elation fixtures in the setup as well. Hanging high over the lower bowl and providing down wash onto the audience for camera shots were 36 Elation Paladins, powerful IP65-rated hybrid effects with twenty-four 40W RGBW LEDs that also multi-function as a high-power wash light, strobe, blinder or eye candy effect. Additional color came from 20 Fuze Wash Z350 single source Par LED moving heads mounted on the overhead system.

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