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GLP lights up Floridian church

James McGrath 13 August 2014
GLP lights up Floridian church

The Tomoka Christian Church, near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently carried out a major technical upgrade to its new sanctuary, which included GLP’s new VOLKS|LICHT Spots and impression X4 moving heads. The fixtures were supplied by GLP distributor, AC Lighting with integration carried out by AV contractor, Nateco.

The new 800-seat fan shaped auditorium will be expandable to over 1,000 in the future. With an open ceiling, which has been painted black to conceal the new compact GLP light sources and air ducts, the building supports five regular services throughout the week, along with certain special events.

“I had told Nateco that I wanted LED wash and profile fixtures to take the place of the discontinued and outdated arc based fixtures that were previously in the plans; they needed to be sufficiently bright and fit in the budget,” commented the Church’s Technical Director, Shane Stanton.

He added that had he not discovered the VOLKS|LICHT Spots he was considering staying with an arc based system “since we could not find an LED fixture that could meet the criteria.”

Eight of the VOLKS|LICHT fixtures were selected for a number of reasons, including having an LED engine “Also we knew, based on calculations, the 15° beam would work nicely in our auditorium with our lighting grid height,” Stanton continued. Other advantages were found in the fixtures easy maintenance, as due to their compact size one person can easily change install or move the fixture on the lighting grid.

The new LED heads will be used mostly for effect, with haze, but have done some spotlight effects as well.

The install included six of GLP’s impression X4. This lightweight LED head features 19 RGBW high output LED’s and offers 7° to 50° zoom range, full colour mixing including CTC and customisable pixel patterns across its front face to provide even colour mixing across the beam at all angles.

All the new LED fixtures were integrated with a new Jands Vista i3/

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