Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting,
today announced it is gearing up for Europe’s biggest entertainment technology
expo, Prolight + Sound, where it will launch new stage and studio lighting products
as well as showcase recent releases.
The new trailblazing products will be incorporated into the lighting design for the
stand, which will transform into a stage for a performance from Dutch rock band
TOM on Tuesday April 4 between 6pm and 10pm. The group sees a line-up of the
original members of popular Dutch group The Marshalls, formed in 1995 (TOM
stands for The Original Marshalls), who are well known on the European festival
scene, in particular the infamous Zwartecross motorcross festival.
New products launching on the Philips Entertainment Lighting stand:
• Philips Vari-Lite VLZ
• Philips Showline SL BEAM 500fx
• Philips Showline SL BAR 720ZT
• Philips Showline SL SUNLED 10
Also showcased on stand will be the new Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beam and Philips
Showline SL LEDSPOT 300. Since its release in January, the Philips Vari-Lite VL6000
Beam has illuminated such high profile events as Lady Gaga’s critically-acclaimed
Super Bowl HalfTime Show performance and her collaboration with Metallica at The
GRAMMY Awards. The Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300 has proved ideal for studio
as well as stage lighting, providing dynamic effects on the current series of Channel
4’s The Last Leg.
The latest additions to the Philips Strand Lighting range of television broadcast
lighting, the Philips Strand Lighting 200F and 400F Fresnels and Philips Strand
Lighting 150S and 300S Softlights will be available for demo in a specially built
mock studio on the stand’s second level. The Softlights have already proved
popular, being used on the Great South African Bake Off 2016 and I’m A Celebrity
Get Me Out Of Here Australia 2017.
Alongside the ‘television studio’ there will be a ‘control tower’ area, displaying
Philips Lighting’s connected control systems and the latest version of its Vision.net
lighting management platform. Offering unparalleled flexibility, Vision.net 4.5 is
scalable from a single room to a large multi-building campus and is designed to
integrate with all Philips Entertainment Lighting dimming systems, automated
luminaires and LED fixtures across the product ranges.
Colin Kavanagh, General Manager of Philips Entertainment Lighting said: “With our
product innovation we aim to inspire our end users and customers to create great
experiences for audiences around the globe, whether they are watching live or at
home. In today’s world almost every event is broadcast, whether it be televised,
live streamed or recorded and shared via smartphone. As a result there’s an
increasing need for entertainment technology which creates impact both live and
through a lens – a demand we have responded to with our latest, broadcast-ready
Prolight + Sound will take place April 4-7, 2017 at the Messe, Frankfurt, with Philips
Entertainment Lighting on stand F25 in Hall 3.