Power Gems with STS Lighting at Berlin State Opera House
On Thursday 7 December, Berlin Opera House will open its doors again to mark the institution’s 275th anniversary. After so many years, it’s a long-awaited opening, and Power Gems were fortunate to get a sneak preview of our ballasts in their new home.
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Power Gems at Rio 2016 Olympics
Power Gems has played a part in many defining sporting events, reaching a high point this year with the Rio de Janiero Olympics. Over 2,000 Power Gems ballasts were installed around the field of play in seven of the Olympic venues.
In addition to the field-of-play lighting, we were involved w... Read Full Article
Xenon lighting: Power Gems interviews Greg Smith of Arc Light EFX
Power Gems asked Greg Smith of Arc Light EFX about Xenon lighting for live events and entertainment. From roadie for rock shows to developing the latest ceramic Xenon follow spotlights via the Super Bowl, the Voice and the Late Late Show, Greg's career spans over 40 years working in the USA and ... Read Full Article
Launch of Power Gems 3kW/2kW Xenon ballast for followspots
Visitors to Cine Gear got the first look at Power Gem’s XE300P, a 3kW/2kW Xenon ballast for energy-efficient use with DC lamps.
The XE300P is a thoroughly modern Xenon ballast designed for a segment of the entertainment lighting market which has seen little development in recent years.
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Stefan and Benjamin Schmidt of STS talk about the theatrical lighting scene in Germany
In June 2015, Power Gems announced a collaboration with STS Lighting, a Munich-based lighting consultancy. Nearly a year later, we catch up with Stefan Schmidt, the owner of STS and a highly regarded theatre lighting designer.
Stefan (left) has been a lighting professional for 25 ... Read Full Article
Power Gems at ProLight+Sound 2016
Power Gems took part in this year’s ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt from April 5th to 8th. On arrival, Patrick and Phil were delighted to see Power Gems on the screens in the entrance lobby to one of the biggest trade shows for the event lighting industry.
Our ballasts surreptitiously featured ... Read Full Article