CORE’s ColourPoint Mk 2 battery powered LED up-lighters were used to great effect
by event production company Subfrantic to dramatically illuminate the Imperial War
Museum London in Southwark.

The magnificent building – originally built 1812-14 as the Bethlem Hospital – was lit
in red for Remembrance Day as it provided a charismatic venue for a high profile
charity fundraising event staged by the City Veterans Network (CVN) to raise
money for three different military service related charities.

Subfrantic provided full technical production – sound, lighting, video and staging –
for the gala dinner event.

Twelve of the 24 ColourPoints were deployed to illuminate the six large Doric
columns which are the central feature of the building’s portico entrance on Lambeth
Road, explains Subfrantic’s Marcus Weatherley who designed lighting for the event.

The other 12 were used to skim up the tall white columns of the newly redeveloped
atrium inside the main building which provided an atmospheric backdrop to the
dinner. The fabulous resulting luminescent glow also reflected off the various flying
exhibits above the space which included some classic military hardware including a
V1 flying bomb, a V2 rocket, a Spitfire and a Harrier jump jet.

Bathing the striking atrium – unveiled in 2014 – in vibrant red brought an additional
resonance to an already striking environment and imaginative lighting for the whole
event, including that provided by both sets of ColourPoints, helped set the tone for a
really successful evening attended by several celebrities including actress Liz

This first such CVN event resulted in an impressive six figure sum being raised for
leading veteran’s mental health charity Combat Stress; Blesma, which helps
limbless veterans and their families, and SkillForce, which uses the experience and
values of ex-Forces personnel to help inspire young people.

Subfrantic purchased their ColourPoint fixtures about a year ago and these have
been in constant use ever since on a wide variety of events serviced by the South
London based company.

“We needed LED uplighters as they are useful in so many different scenarios,’ said
Subfrantic’s MD Stephen Davies, “And after looking at all the options, chose the
CORE product because it was lightweight, the battery life and output are excellent
and the units are aesthetically pleasing’.

He adds that having an industry recognised premium brand like CORE – which is
manufactured in the UK – on-board and available from stock also makes a
statement about the serious quality of Subfrantic’s own business.

“Many of our clients will request CORE’s products by name,’ confirms Stephen, “and
our aim is to offer the best possible standards in all of the products and services we

CORE’s ColourPoint Mk 2 fixture is a lightweight IP65 rated battery powered LED
event up-lighter with full wireless DMX control. It comes complete with a selection
of inbuilt sequences for the option of stand-alone control, PWM control for flicker-
free operation on camera and a smooth, homogenised light-engine for superior
quality output.