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The Ko Shan Theatre Lit with Altman Lighting by Pacific Lighting Limited

Stage Directions • Industry News • September 1, 2020

Chinese Opera performers, Ko Shan Theatre, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

Located in Hong Kong, the 1,031-seat Ko Shan Theatre is ideally suited for traditional opera, dance, music, school functions, or community gatherings. Already equipped with an advanced sound and staging system, the theatre also wanted to incorporate the latest in lighting technology as well. Looking to bring in a new LED theatrical luminaire to provide elegant color-changing with a smooth, even wash, they worked with Pacific Lighting Ltd who installed a rig of AP-150 PAR LED luminaires from Altman Lighting.

“The Ko Shan Theatre has been a longtime client of ours and we have worked on many supply projects for them,” began Hugh Chinnick, Pacific Lighting Director. “When we were approached about this particular upgrade, they were looking for an LED color-changing Fresnel or PAR to replace their existing two-color tungsten Fresnel downlights. After Nick Champion conducted a demo of the AP-150 while in Hong Kong, they were really impressed with the fixtures and we were able to move forward with the upgrade to their standard rig.”

The Ko Shan Theatre in Hong Kong

The AP-150 PAR from Altman Lighting is a compact and lightweight, 135-watt RGBW LED wash which produces deep, saturated colors and soft, delicate pastels, while maintaining a smooth, uniform beam throughout the entire motorized zoom range. Weighing only 11 pounds, the AP-150 replicates the soft output of a traditional PAR wash light with control states from 8 Bit, 16, Bit, RGB, and HSIC. Its factory and custom color presets allow for the quick selection of the most widely used entertainment color choices, and it also adds the ability to record color presets directly to the luminaire for custom color playback.

“When looking at the main performance attributes needed from the new luminaires, the Altman fixtures really won out due to their combination of intensity, color-mixing, a motorized zoom function, and the cost,” added Chinnick. “With a stage area of approximately 13m x 12m (42.65-feet x 39.37-feet), we now have 34 AP-150 luminaires hanging as part of the permanent, standard lighting rig.”

Backed by Pacific Lighting’s after-sales and support service, the newly installed fixtures for the Ko Shan Theatre are up and ready to begin creating imaginative and colorful lighting experiences. In a live entertainment environment where the versatility and dependability of the production technology will be put to the test, Chinnick is confident they have installed the ideal solution.

“The AP-150 fixtures really sell themselves,” concluded Chinnick. “The motorized, wide zoom function provides instant flexibility and the cost truly sets them apart as a unique theatrical lighting solution, and we have complete trust in the performance durability that comes with using Altman Lighting technology.”

“Pacific Lighting embodies all that we could ask of a partner in the Hong Kong market,” added Nick Champion, Altman Lighting Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Hugh’s love of theatre guides his designs and product choices, and it’s always a perfect blend of artistic variety and practical function. We couldn’t be more pleased that the AP-150 PAR could meet all of these needs at the Ko Shan Theatre.”

Further information from Altman Lighting: www.altmanlighting.com

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