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100 Million Martin MACs

Ian McMurray 7 February 2011
100 Million Martin MACs

One of the most successful game shows on British television, the popular “The Million Pound Drop”, is being produced for the first time in Albania and is using Martin MAC 101 LED luminaires.

Leading Albanian television station Top Channel began airing “100 Million” in January to top ratings. Martin Professional distributor Prosound Audio & Light of Albania provided the MAC 101 LED moving head wash lights for the opening show and, according to Martin, the station was so impressed they decided to purchase the units.

“They chose the MAC 101 for the beam effect, nice color reproduction, flicker free on camera looks and not least its low price,” said Prosound sales manager Kliton Gjika. “Also, for its low power consumption vs output. Beside them are 300 watt fixtures, and it is easy to see that the MAC 101 outperforms them.”

Martin’s MAC 101 has found use in a wide variety of applications, from tours and events to nighttime venues and television studios. Small at 3.7 kg and claimed to be exceptionally easy to handle and rig, the LED moving head wash light features a tight and bright beam, rapid movement and calibrated colours. On “100 Million,” MAC 101s are placed directly above and beside a backdrop LED screen as key visual effects in primary camera looks. Lighting design for the show is by Top Channel personnel.

“The MAC 101 has performed very well and I think everyone in the industry now realises that the days of the discharge lamp are numbered,” concluded Gjika.

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