Altman LED luminaires installed at Hong Kong’s Ko Shan Theatre

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Pacific Lighting has installed a rig of AP-150 PAR LED luminaires from Altman Lighting at the 1,031-seat Ko Shan Theatre in Hong Kong. The venue, which hosts traditional opera, dance, music, school functions and community gatherings, wanted to create elegant colour-changing effects with a smooth, even wash.

“The Ko Shan Theatre has been a long-time client of ours and we have worked on many supply projects for them,” said Hugh Chinnick, Pacific Lighting director. “When we were approached about this particular upgrade, they were looking for an LED colour-changing Fresnel or PAR to replace their existing two-colour Tungsten Fresnel downlights. After Nick Champion conducted a demo of the AP-150 while in Hong Kong, they were really impressed with the fixtures and we were able to move forward with the upgrade to their standard rig.”

Altman Lighting describes the AP-150 PAR as a compact and lightweight 135W RGBW LED wash that produces deep, saturated colours and soft, delicate pastels, while maintaining a smooth, uniform beam throughout the entire motorised zoom range. Weighing 11 lb, the AP-150 replicates the soft output of a traditional par wash light with control states from 8Bit, 16Bit, RGB and HSIC. Its factory and custom colour presets allow for the quick selection of widely used entertainment colour choices, and it also adds the ability to record colour presets directly to the luminaire for custom colour playback.

“When looking at the main performance attributes needed from the new luminaires, the Altman fixtures really won out due to their combination of intensity, colour-mixing, a motorised zoom function and the cost,” said Chinnick. “With a stage area of approximately 13m x 12m [42.7ft x 39.4ft], we now have 34 AP-150 luminaires hanging as part of the permanent, standard lighting rig.”

“The AP-150 fixtures really sell themselves,” said Chinnick. “The motorised, wide zoom function provides instant flexibility and the cost truly sets them apart as a unique theatrical lighting solution, and we have complete trust in the performance durability that comes with using Altman Lighting technology.”

“Pacific Lighting embodies all that we could ask of a partner in the Hong Kong market,” said Nick Champion, vice president of sales and marketing at Altman Lighting. “Hugh’s love of theatre guides his designs and product choices, and it’s always a perfect blend of artistic variety and practical function. We couldn’t be more pleased that the AP-150 PAR could meet all of these needs at the Ko Shan Theatre.”

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