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Technology for a good cause

At the benefit musical gala in Heidenheim this June, top musical stars performed at no charge : The total proceeds were donated to the support initiative for children with tumors or leukemia in Ulm. Steinigke Showtechnic provided the event with stage technology free of cost.
The sum of 6000 € could now be given to the support group for children with tumors or leukemia by the association “musical sehnsucht e.V.”. This was made possible by the voluntary engagement of all contributors. Not only the internationally known musical stars like Zodwa Selele (known from “Sister Act”) and Kasper Holmboe (“Les Miserables”) performed without pay; even the technical lighting and stage equipment was provided for free by Steinigke Showtechnic. Over 500 spectators let themselves be taken away into the world of musicals.

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Andreas Zöllner, employee of Steinigke Showtechnic and born in Heidenheim himself, developed the lighting concept for the gala. Used on stage were spots of the brands Eurolite and Futurelight; the stage design consisted of trussing from Alutruss and decorational elements from Europalms.
For the year 2017, a new benefit gala is already envisaged – the event will then take place for the fifth time. Steinigke Showtechnic will again support the work for the good cause with technical equipment.

For more information about the benefit musical gala, please see http://www.benefiz-musical-gala.de/. A video of the gala can be found here.

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Futurelight PLB-280 – make three wishes

November 30th, 2015 Posted in FUTURELIGHT, Press releases, Product news Tags: , ,

Waldbüttelbrunn, November 30th, 2015: The Futurelight PLB-280 is the fairy godmother among moving heads, as it makes three wishes come true: It’s a spot, beam and washlight at the same time. The moving head is equipped with a 280 W strong Osram Sirius discharge lamp and convinces with its powerful performance and of course with its flexibility.

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In beam mode, it demonstrates an extremely narrow beam angle of 2°, which can be increased to 10° with the motorized focus. The built-in 8-fold prism multiplies the sharp image and arranges it in a circle, while the 6-fold prism creates a linear image. 14 gobos and 13 colors on the color wheel add more creative possibilities.

Using the moving head as spot, the zoom makes it possible to adjust the beam angle between 5.5° and 23°. In addition to the functions mentioned above, a gobo wheel with 9 rotating gobos can now be used. Gobos can be changed easily and quickly.

Even the desire for a powerful washlight is completely fulfilled by the PLB-280: Via DMX command, the frost filter is moved in front of the discharge lamp. Noteworthy is the fact, that the filter does not absorb as much light as you’ve seen in other spots. The power of the discharge lamp is large enough to produce a very bright and convincing wash effect. Of course, using the zoom is possible here, too.

Despite the various possibilities this spot offers, the single modes are controllable with only 14 to 23 DMX channels. All told, the PLB-280 is a perfect all-in-one package with powerful performance.

Light show PLB-280

„Brilliant eye-catcher“

June 18th, 2014 Posted in FUTURELIGHT, Press releases Tags: , , ,

German trade press Soundcheck tested three Futurelight .i devices for their May issue. The result: The technology for unlimited movements as well as the devices themselves left no margin of doubt.

The editors tested an EYE-7, a PLB-130 and a DMH-75 with .i technology. These devices move without mechanical limits, meaning they can rotate endlessly in horizontal and vertical direction.

A very elaborate control“

What impressed the testers most of all was the control of the endless rotation: The Moving Heads can also be controlled normally, with limit. There’s an extra channel for the .i mode – the channel formerly responsible for the corresponding PAN or TILT motion now becomes the speed control channel. „A very elaborate application, that can not only be mastered with every console, but can also realize movements with small controllers, which have not been so easy to generate until now”.

Extremely high quality“

Even independent of the .i technology, the three test devices left a positive impression. „In the matter of workmanship, you can say that they really didn’t scrimp on any of the three devices. The housing, the connections and the inner parts are (…) of extremely high quality“.

Recommendations for mounting

Lastly, testers gave recommendations for mounting the endlessly rotating heads: „On show and music stages, especially when positioning the spots on the back truss, you need to rethink. The .i Moving Heads should be directed toward the front and not mounted overhead, as much of their effect would be lost this way“.

 

Toxicator 2013 with 40 Futurelight PLB-130

March 11th, 2014 Posted in FUTURELIGHT, General, References Tags: , ,

9200 visitors on three floors, artists from 7 countries, one night: The Toxicator 2013, one of the biggest hard style indoor festivals in Germany, was a total success – also thanks to 40 Futurelight PLB-130 Moving Heads.

Toxicator 2013

For friends of hardstyle and hardcore techno, the Toxicator has been an essential part of the scene since 2009. To put the music’s fast beats into the limelight, the company responsible for the stage design, audiluma, concentrated on fast light equipment with sharp beams. The Futurelight PLB-130 with its Osram Sirius HRI 132 W lamp and its beam angle of only 2° fit right in.
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Dwarfs with power: Futurelight EYE-7 and EYE-7 Zoom put to the test

June 3rd, 2013 Posted in FUTURELIGHT, Press releases Tags:

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German trade press tested the Futurelight EYE-7 and EYE-7 Zoom. The result: The small Moving Heads leave a lasting impression.

The spots overwhelmed the testers of the magazine Soundcheck with their workmanship: “The workmanship is extremely sturdy and of high quality, making a very good impression”. But also the inner values, especially the brightness, stood out in the test: “Regarding brightness, the dwarf swells and delivers a really convincing performance”.

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