AC-ET Supplies ProLights LED Fixtures for Coldplay Tour

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. has supplied a range of ProLights LED fixtures to leading rental company Lite Alternative, for the European leg of Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams stadium tour – the Brit rockers’ seventh series of concerts, launched to support their seventh chart-topping studio album.

Kicking off in Nice, France, on the 24th May, the tour continued throughout Europe and featured, as Coldplay’s legions of fans have come to expect, only the highest production values – state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and Xylobands for the audience (wristbands featuring flashing lights that synchronise with the music).

When designing the concept for the tour, world renowned lighting designer, Paul Normandale, came back to an old challenge:

In Paul’s design, sixty of the RGBW ArenaCOB4 fixtures provide top and side lighting for the band, along with a further twenty five Warm White ArenaCOB4-Halos replacing the traditional 4-lite DWE blinders.

The ArenaCOB Halo provides the punch of a blinder when at full, matched with a beautiful amber glow at low levels to provide the warmth synonymous with a tungsten DWE source.

With their IP65 housing, magnetic lens options and individually-controllable LED cells, both feature a clever rigging system that allows lighting designers to use the fixture as a building block – offering a range of creative possibilities.

Under the risers, and replacing MR16 battens, are ProLights LumiPix 16H linear LED battens. Each metre long batten features 16x12W high-efficiency RGBWA+UV LEDs able to deliver both the warm tungsten of the unit they replaced, but add the option of a full colour spectrum both on stage and to the camera.

Finally, and providing the band with a magical, almost phosphorescent glow during special UV sequences are 60 ProLights StudioCOB UV LED PARs. With a variety of lens options, plenty of punch, and removing the fragile nature of traditional UV guns, the StudioCOB UVs offer a rugged, tourable, stadium scale UV solution.

Once the European leg of the tour recently completed in July, Coldplay headed to New York for the first in a series of US dates where Upstaging Inc. are supplying the lighting in the USA.

The ProLights lighting range offers designers premium performance products at a value price point, using innovative technology solutions which deliver reliable, creative tools. By taking advantage of high efficiency manufacturing methods, models deliver the ideal balance between quality and value to professionals looking to maximise the return on their investment.

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Please note, in certain countries ProLights products may not be available from A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET). The rights and ownership of all trademarks are recognised. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information is correct, AC-ET accepts no liability for errors or omissions. Technical specifications and data are provided for guidance only. Because manufacturers constantly aim to improve their products, they reserve the right to amend or alter at any time and without prior notice, the specifications of any product. E&OE.

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