PR Lighting AQUA 580 Beams Help Provide Hope During Coronavirus

The strengthand power of PR Lighting’s AQUA 580 Beam was again put to the test by majorevent specialists KvantShow Production, when they projected onto the 111-metre high National Bank ofSlovakia HQ in Bratislava.

Complementing Kvant’s own Laser Spectrum 30W lasers, 24of PR Lighting’s IP66-rated fixtures were deployed as searchlights, with 12 positioneddirectly on each side of the Bank building terrace and firing into the nightsky. Due to the tight and well-focused 2° beam, with output generated from aPhilips 25R 550W engine, calibrated at 7800K, two infinite fat white beams oflight from each pair, soared into the distance,and were visible over 5km away.

Meanwhile, BarcoHDX-W20 FLEX projectors were set-up onanother building’s rooftop, opposite the Slovak National Bank, and projectingover a distance of 130m-150m.

The projection itself was commissioned by the bank topromote a message of solidarity to the populationduring self-isolation causedby the coronavirus crisis—to create a talking point and be visible across thecity. The light beams themselves represented a message of hope for a newfuture, and that “we will all make it together”. The projection ran nightlybetween 8pm-12am for five days, culminating on March 29.

The projectwas viewed from many windows (since the public are forced to stay at home), butwas presented on local TV, Facebook and in the print media.

Martin Gabcowas responsible for the show design, including lights, lasers and timecodesync, while Pangolin BEYOND laser software, capable of controlling ArtNETsignals, was preferred as the control medium; this was because the productionwas using only static beams, and needed merely to control brightness and sync withprojection content, lamp control positioning and focus. Content was created byJan Sicko, and delivered using a Resolume media server, while Vlado Stefanekwas the video operator.

StatedKvantCEO, MichalSimkovic. “Thedisplay was extremely impressive and proved highlypopular with both the bank, who commissioned it, and the general public.”

And PR Lighting’s Bruce Tian added, “Many thanks toKvantfor producing such a wonderful beam show to help highlight the Coronaviruspandemic. The strength of the AQUA 580 Beam also represents our strength ofcharacter to get through this crisis. PR Lighting is standing alongside itspartners and clients, showing that same solidarity … and together we will win.”