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  •   AC-ET Provide Prolights Lighting for World-Famous Hot Ice Show

AC-ET Provide Prolights Lighting for World-Famous Hot Ice Show

15th August 2014

Top UK amusement park, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, have invested in Prolights beamlights and LED Pars to add even more dynamic lighting to the latest production of their world-famous skating spectacular, the 'Hot Ice Show'.

One of the UK's most popular attractions, skaters travel from across the globe to take to the ice in Blackpool for what has become the world's longest running ice show. Included in the impressive line-up are stars from ITV’s 'Dancing On Ice', as well as Olympic and professional skaters.

'Hot Ice Show' is created, produced and directed by Amanda Thompson OBE and presented by Stageworks Worldwide Productions at the Pleasure Beach's ice skating theatre, The Arena.

The show's spectacular lighting rig features a host of ‘premium brand’ fixtures, and with big ideas for this season, Amanda - who is also Managing Director of the Pleasure Beach and President of Stageworks - approached UK-based technology reseller, A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET), to see how she could achieve the new show looks she wanted within the budget available.

AC-ET's Neil Vann recommended the exceptional Prolights brand as offering the right balance of performance and price Amanda needed, commenting "After extensive research into the vast range of 'value' products on the market, Prolights not only offers a fantastic choice of lighting and video solutions, but delivers amazingly competitive pricing without compromising on quality or reliability."

Amanda commented: "We've been using A.C. for the past 15 years, so we trust them to pick the best solution for the job. After seeing a demo of the Prolights fixtures in action, I had no hesitation in placing my order there and then."

Michael Seaman, LX programming/technical co-ordinator for Stageworks, is utilising the new Prolights Prime beamlights to create spectacular air effects with various chases and patterns.

He comments: "Overall, they have a fantastic light output and are strong and robust - exactly what I need for the conditions of the ice show. I've been really impressed by the quality of the output and the small size of the units, plus Stageworks managed to get more fixtures than I expected within their budget."

The Prolights Prime beamlight uses Philips' cutting-edge MSD Platinum 2R 132W lamp with high quality optics to deliver an intense 3° beam - which paired with 3-step motors, provides fast, smooth, and accurate movement.

Amanda was also looking to invest in a 'workhorse' LED Par to provide general colour-changing lighting during the show. "With the mass of LED Pars on the market, I wanted something that I could trust both to perform, and also to work time and time again", she comments.

The Prolights ArcLED 8107Q IP proved to be the ideal solution. Michael comments: "The fact that the unit is IP67 is great, as it means we can also use them for outdoor gigs, such as our big Halloween parties."

The extensive Prolights lighting range offers designers innovative technology solutions which deliver reliable, creative tools at a price that all productions can afford. By taking advantage of high efficiency production methods, products deliver the ideal balance between quality and value to professionals looking to maximise the return on their investment.

Featuring exceptional build quality, performance and reliability, each product is manufactured using carefully chosen components & materials, and undergoes rigorous quality control procedures to deliver reliability and satisfaction time and time again.

AC-ET are the exclusive UK dealer for the Prolights lighting range. Contact them now to discuss which Prolights solutions meet your requirements, and to arrange your personal demonstration, on +44 (0)1494 446000 /, or visit

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Please note: In certain countries some brands listed may not be available from A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. The rights and ownership of all trademarks are recognised. The information contained herein is correct at the time of printing, however as we are constantly refining our product range we reserve the right to change the specification without notice. E&OE.