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March 17, 2014 05:21
USA – Jacksonville, Florida’s Celebration Church – one of the nation’s fastest growing churches – is utilizing over 100 Chroma-Q® Inspire™ premium performance, color-changing LED house lights to provide an ‘immersive’ environment during its worship services.
With attendee figures of more than 12,000 per week, the services held in Celebration Church’s state-of-the-art, newly constructed worship arena feature an energetic, next generation praise and worship experience that infuses diverse genres and styles.
The Church wanted to make the audience feel a part of the onstage experience through lighting.
Featuring an installation of 96 Chroma-Q Inspire fixtures above the auditorium’s seating areas, the unit’s extensive RGBW color-mixing palette provides a seamless lighting transition throughout the room, from the stage to audience.
Synched via DMX with the stage lighting and controlled via a Jands Vista L5 console, the Inspire’s fully homogenised beam provides beautifully mixed washes of soft pastels and vibrant, bold saturates, as well as clean whites – making it the ideal multi-purpose lighting solution for both the colorful services and the venue’s house lighting needs.
“The worship arena is the new hub of the ministry, and we wanted to approach this project with out of the box thinking to make sure we addressed key lighting specific to our worship experience,” says Alex Castro, Design and Logistics Director at Celebration Church. “We wanted people to have an ‘onstage’ experience when worshipping at the Church, to ensure they’re part of the action.”
Trey Smith, Lead Lighting Designer at Celebration Church, continues: “With the Inspire houselights, we are able to create a fully immersive worship environment that makes the congregants feel the emotion and intensity of the experience no matter where they sit. With over 200 LED fixtures and almost 50 moving lights onstage, the Inspire houselights seamlessly carry the look and feel from onstage to all around the Arena.”
The Inspire house lights now serve as a “key leader” in the Church’s full-immersion environment, which starts in the venue’s smaller lobby area, where a further 16 Inspires are rigged.
The project was designed, engineered and installed by Wave, based in North Carolina.
The Inspire fixture is powerful yet energy-efficient, resulting in reduced maintenance and running costs, with convection cooling keeping the unit silent.
Available in the full size or new Inspire Mini™ compact version, a choice of Black or White exterior housing, and a range of beam angles, the Inspire range is suitable for almost any type of entertainment or architectural space – large or small.
The Chroma-Q Inspire range will be showcased at the USITT Conference & Stage Expo, Texas in March on the booth of North American distributor, A.C. Lighting Inc. (booth 1409).
To arrange an Inspire demo, call +44 (0)1494 446000, or for more information, visit www.chroma-q.com.
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