August 2017

Power Gems takes ballasts to China at BIRTV

Power Gems partnered with the China Film Equipment Company to introduce the next generation of high speed ballasts to the Chinese market, at BIRTV in Beijing between 23 and 26 August 2017. As predicted in our preview, the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV) trade show di... Read Full Article

By customer request: EB57P HMI ballast from Power Gems

Power Gems has one major advantage over other ballast designers. As an independent company, we are not tied to any one manufacturer of lighting fixtures. We designed our latest ballast, the EB57P to power 200W, 400W and 575W lighting fixtures by four different manufacturers: ARRI, Dedo, Kobold and K... Read Full Article

Power Gems at largest Chinese broadcast trade show

Power Gems will be at this year’s Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV) showcasing the next generation of high speed ballast. Patrick McGuane, owner of Power Gems who heads up the sales division, will be on hand to demonstrate the latest portable and rack-mounted ballast... Read Full Article

Who is Gillian Holt? Get me Gillian Holt for this film!

Power Gems talked to Gillian Holt, one of a few female cinematographers. English-born Gillian lives in Berlin and combines working as a cinematographer and lighting technician/gaffer, with an ongoing role as senior repair technician with rental house, LichtHaus Berlin. LichtHaus Berlin is one o... Read Full Article

Power Gems employs students throughout summer

Two young people are making sure the summer holidays are as productive as the rest of the year for Power Gems. Every August we need temporary staff to come in and cover for the holidays, this year we welcome Russell Lea and Joe Axon to Manchester HQ.   Russell (aged 18) is back for hi... Read Full Article

Power Gems opens new Service Centre in Shanghai

The world’s leading high speed ballast designer and manufacturer is offering after sales support from new premises in China. Power Gems has a new service centre (above) in Shanghai, in partnership with Shanghai Meizeng Testing Technology Co Ltd (‘Meizeng’). This latest addition extends ... Read Full Article