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MAC Encore Wash Fixtures Illuminate the Church of the Highlands

Church of the Highlands recently updated their main Birmingham facility with a complete lighting package by HARMAN Professional Solutions, comprised entirely of Martin fixtures. With technology playing an integral role in creating meaningful worship experiences for the church’s thousands of members across separate locations, church leaders wanted to ensure high production standards for the video simulcast. Because the picture quality of the video feed relies heavily on key lighting, Lighting Director Patrick Hentz made the decision to upgrade the church’s aging lighting system with a state-of-the-art lighting solution. Hentz selected an extensive range of Martin fixtures to ensure premium image quality for the video simulcast, in addition to providing immersive lighting for high-energy worship events. The church’s new lighting rig features an array of 12 MAC Encore Wash fixtures which provides excellent key light across the entire stage. The Encore Wash’s 6000k daylight temperature is critical for overcoming challenges posed by the large LED video wall behind the church’s stage. In addition to the new MAC Encore Wash fixtures, Church of the Highlands’ new rig consists of Viper Profile, Quantum Wash and Quantum Profile fixtures for front wash and spot applications. MAC Aura and RUSH MH6CT fixtures enhance the general wash by adding textural backlight from upstage, and Hentz utilizes MAC 101 fixtures when an engaging crowd wash is desired. Because the lighting rig is in constant use and each fixture fulfills different roles, reliable performance and longevity were among the most important factors considered by Hentz when designing the new system.

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