ProLights LEDs at the British Grand Prix Party
ProLights LED and discharge fixtures were central to the event lighting schemes at this year’s glamorous British Racing Drivers’ Club’s (BRDC) British Grand Prix Party at Silverstone racing circuit. Various models from ProLights’ complete IP65 family were selected to extend the ambience of the event into the outdoor spaces. Solar LED wash lights illuminated the exterior of the marquee and the Farm house within the grounds, as well as the surrounding trees and garden, complemented by Panorama AirBeam IP ‘searchlight’ and StudioCOB Plus Full Colour PAR effects lighting. ProLights’ Eclipse Fresnel and Profile, Luma700, Razor 440, plus Stark and Diamond ranges of LED fixtures were used to create a lively and vibrant atmosphere at night inside the marquee, as well as adding to the ambience during the day. The Luma 700s projected custom ‘BRDC’ gobo branding during the day, with the Razor 440s and Stark 1000s coming to life with the floor package for the live band and a DJ.
A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) supplied the ProLights fixtures and overall event lighting. Andy Walne Smith, production manager for the event, commented: “With it being very dusty outside and historically
there’s always a possibility of inclement weather at the event, ProLights’ full range of IP65 fixtures allowed for the creation of a dynamic, uncompromised lighting scheme outdoors as well as inside. The Panorama AirBeam IPs were absolutely hassle-free to set up, with no need for domes or accessories, and the mostly LED-based rig really helped with the limited power available onsite.”