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White Light’s Investment in New Equipment Proving a Success

August 2015

White Light has invested in two new pieces of equipment: the Martin MAC Aura XB and the Prolyte S36PRA truss.


The Martin MAC Aura XB LED wash light offers additional brightness and features a new superior colour-mixing system and an optimised lens design for tighter beams and more even washes. 


The Prolyte S36PRA truss is equipped with a pivoting pin-fork connection system, making it fast and easy to assemble. Designed as a pre-rig truss for moving heads, the truss has a flexible cross and linear braces on the topside to accommodate any type of luminaire. Another advantage is that the trusses and dollies can be easily stacked for storage or transport. 


Dave Isherwood, White Light’s Hire and Technical Director, commented:  “It’s fantastic that we are able to invest in such ground-breaking equipment. Both the Martin MAC Aura XB and Prolyte S36PRA truss reflect the high standards [that] the company implements and we can now use them on various projects to ensure that each one achieves its maximum potential.”


The Martin MAC Aura XB has already been used on several events in which White Light has provided the lighting support. Whether this was the recent Glamour Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens or the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House, the MAC Aura XB provides several lighting options across a whole range of entertainment fields. 


It has also played a large role in UK touring theatre productions, such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Sound of Music. 


Sam Wright, Production Electrician on The Sound of Music, said: “The Aura XB is a really reliable unit and we are currently using 14 on tour. Not only is it unbelievably powerful but it is also extremely light, a necessity with a touring show such as this”. 


Attempting to create the lighting design by Nick Riching, Wright used the MAC Aura XB as a pipe end wash, realising it was as bright as a 1000w Par yet also had all the advantages of an LED moving head.  


He added: “The technical support from White Light has been unbeatable as they are a great team that pulls out all the stops. Having an account handler ensures that we receive whatever help we require and also shows an interest in the show itself which adds a great personal touch to a very professional company.”


On the Prolyte S36PRA truss, Isherwood said: “We have used Prolyte trusses for several years now. Our existing stock of H30V and X30D (30cm box and triangular truss) has been used on literally hundreds of projects, including fashion shows, touring concerts, corporate events, theatre shows, exhibitions and broadcast work. This latest investment will allow us to use the very latest that Prolyte has to offer”. 


The truss was first used by White Light on the recent UK Tour of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, produced by BBC Worldwide and Vision Nine. It was also used on the recent one-off 50 Cent and G-Unit concert held at London’s O2 arena.


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