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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

DCS flicker testing of Power Gems ballasts

When Digital Cinema Society got in touch with Power Gems, we were quick to agree to participate in objective flicker testing of our high speed ballasts. James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of DCS, was keen to investigate the issue of flicker when shooting at extremely high frame rates with... Read Full Article

Are Power Gems being used for filming in Manchester?

While Power Gems HQ is yet to be chosen as a film location, we’re always pleased to see filming in our home city. Here’s a recent shoot taking place in Manchester, featuring PKE Lighting gear – on a hush-hush American production. There’s a high chance of Power Gems being on set, as PKE Li... Read Full Article

MBS Studios says Power Gems ‘invaluable partner’

Power Gems has been an invaluable partner in supporting MBS's rental businesses around the world, according to Jeremy Hariton, Executive Vice President of the MBS Group. If twenty years in business has taught us anything, it’s never to assume you know what your customers are thinking. So it’s... Read Full Article

Power Gems ballasts at Micro Salon Italia 2017

Power Gems exhibited ballasts at Micro Salon Italia, the Italian cinema exhibition organised by AIC (the Italian Association of Cinematographers) in Rome on March 17th and 18th. The Italian event dedicated to the world of film production took place in the prestigious and historical setting of the Ce... Read Full Article