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ETC Source Four dimmer hits the catwalk in St Petersburg

Some 180 ETC Source Four fixtures, plus dimmers, provided a traditional tungsten lighting look at high-end fashion shows.

Some classic looks never go out of style: tungsten lighting is one of them. That’s why Art-Festival, a special events company in Russia, chose to use 180 ETC Source Four fixtures with attached Source Four Dimmers on a recent series of high-end fashion shows in St Petersburg.

Art-Festival wanted the best light to accentuate the work of the Russian and international fashion designers. “We looked at all leading international fashion shows for direction,” says Armin Kloss, ETC’s regional sales manager for Eastern Europe. “After extensively testing modern professional lighting sources, we opted for a classic solution. Our tungsten Source Four fixtures delivered great results during the tests, while LED fixtures from other manufacturers weren’t bright enough and not up to the level of the conventional Source Fours.”

Due to the large number of fixtures clustered close together on the lighting rigs, Art-Festival wanted a flexible solution that would require very little cabling, so they decided to use Source Four Dimmers with ES (Electronic Silent) technology to provide per-fixture distributed dimming. And because the Source Four Dimmer is attached directly to the Source Four fixture, it eliminates the need for a centralized dimmer. “Source Four fixtures fit the demands of this type of installation the best,” explains Art-Festival general director Kirill Korobov.

The Source Four fixtures and Source Four Dimmers have had a lot of turns on the catwalk this season, having lit St Petersburg Fashion Week, Aurora Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Day St Petersburg, DLT Fashion Show, and Elle Fashion Days.