AC/DC kick off Rock or Bust tour with amazing light show by Philips

With the acquisitions of Colour Kinetics and Genlyte (including its Vari-Lite and Strand Lighting brands) Philips boosted and greatly expanded its entertainment lighting portfolio from specialty lamps to the industry-leading luminaries and control systems that are predominant in the field today.

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Philips’ lighting designers Patrick Woodroffe and Cosmo Wilson created a true light spectacle with their computer controlled light system that will amaze AC/DC fans during the Aussie rock legends’ world tour.

To create the electrifying light show, the designers used 120 Philips Vari-Lite fixtures and 272 Philips Entertainment lamps, as well as Philips MSD Platinum lamps, MSR Gold FastFit and MSR Gold double-ended bulbs.

The 120 Philips Vari-Lite fixtures and the Philips Entertainment lamps were used because they have high brightness and innovative features, while the Philips MSD Platinum lamps, MSR Gold FastFit and MSR Gold double-ended bulbs were used to ensure sharp beams, high brightness and consistent bulb temperature.

“Philips Vari-Lite is a world-leading innovator of high-performance automated lighting for concerts, professional theatre and special events. Twenty-five years ago Vari-Lite redefined concert lighting when it created the first automated lights for the band ‘Genesis’, and has continued to provide innovative and powerful light sources that are recognised as industry standards. It also provided more than 60% of the lighting solutions used for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in China,” the company states.

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“The lighting provides more concentrated beams and generates less heat on stage which is welcomed by the performers. The cutting edge technology allows the lighting designers to create a multitude of lighting effects to complement every note of the band’s hit-laden 150-minute set,” Philips said in a press release.

For more information, please go to www.philipslighting.com

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