Live Design has voted this unique family as one of its Products of the Year for 2015-
16 (in the Luminaire category).
The awards were chosen by panels of prestigious designers and professionals in the
disciplines of lighting, sound and projection, and presented at a reception in New
York on June 13 by staff from Live Design magazine.
The X4 Bar won over the judges of the Lighting Products of the Year with its ability
to be much more than a cyc or accent light, one stating, “You can use it to light a
cyc, of course, but what’s much more interesting is its use as a replacement for a
light curtain and other “solid wall of linear light’ type effects.’
Another award judge added “What a great idea to package all of these features into
a linear form factor, providing great opportunities for innovative design.’
First previewed in prototype form at the PLASA Show in London in late 2014, by the
following spring both the shorter and longer X4 Bars were appearing on major
productions all over the world — and across many different segments. They were
being specified by leading lighting designers faster than rental companies could
In North America this included appearances on high profile televised events such as
Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show 2016, The Grammys 2016 and Billboard Music Awards
2016. From theatre they have been a strong feature on the Broadway production of
Fiddler on the Roof and LA Opera’s Madame Butterfly, and in concert performances
with Madonna and Paul McCartney.
Stated GLP Inc president Mark Ravenhill, who picked up the award, “We are
delighted not only that this has been recognised by Live Design, and their panel of
lighting professionals, but we are also extremely grateful to the growing community
of designers and users of the fixture — across all disciplines.’