Lighthouse Church renewal with AVLX and Elation
When Lighthouse Church’s main building laid in ruins after Hurricane Michael ripped through Panama City Beach, Florida in October 2018, parishioners were forced to meet in the church’s children’s building until a more suitable space was found. That new location, a former theater that was gutted and extensively renovated into a new campus and Worship Center, opened in early June of this year to both relief and celebration. Production and systems integration firm AVLX (avlx.com) of Franklin, Tennessee, was called on to design and install audio, video and lighting systems for the new church campus and turned to an all Elation rig featuring Fuze Series™ luminaires to elevate and customize the worship experience. AVLX system designer Joey Riggins completed the full system designs with AVLX’s Erik Parker handling lighting design for the Worship Center stage. Riggins, who was once on staﬀ at Lighthouse Church, says the ministry had dreams of being a technology pillar church in their area with modern streaming and broadcast systems, including the lighting needed to support them. “We designed a package that gave them a variety of washes, beams and battens, plus house pendant lights,” he states. Having previously specified Fuze series luminaires for churches closer to home in Nashville, AVLX again turned to the high value series for Lighthouse’s sanctuary stage, the focal point of the 850‐seat space. Mounted above the stage on a pipe grid are 6 Fuze SFX™ Spot FX moving heads, 6 Fuze Wash Z350™ PAR moving heads, and 11 Fuze PAR Z175™. Ten SixBar 1000™ color changing battens add wash looks from a floor position while 12 WW Profile HP™ ellipsoidals work from positions at FOH.