Philips Vari-Lite and Showline LED Goes Medieval

Signify has announced that the Medieval Times attraction in Buena Park, California has upgraded its show lighting with the latest LED fixtures from the Philips Vari-Lite and Showline brands. The new lighting choice will eventually bring improved performance and power efficiency to all ten Medieval Times venues in North America.

Lighting Designer Marty Huntoon of installer All Pro Integrated Systems specified the new Philips Vari-Lite VLZ Profile, plus the SL Punchlite 220 and SL LEDSPOT 300 fixtures from the Showline range.

“The SL Punchlite 220 was a simple replacement for the PAR lanterns, giving huge improvements in output, power efficiency, programming options and reliability. The motorised zoom capability was also a factor. Add to that the fixture’s IP65 protection rating in a hostile, dusty environment and the 220 was the only choice.”

Huntoon also chose the Philips Vari-Lite VLZ Profiles with its “amazing optics and high performance LED engine” to provide dynamic effects projection for the equestrian demonstrations, and to light the Awards Ceremony. “They give exceptional performance and ease of use.”

Further dynamic effects and cross-wash lighting over the arena are provided by Philips Lighting SL LEDSpot 300 fixtures. Huntoon explained: “I’ve been very impressed with the performance of the LEDSpots. They provide colors and graphics consistent with the VLZ luminaires and they are great value for money.”

Martin Palmer, Philips Vari-Lite and Showline Product Manager for Signify Entertainment Lighting, said: “The high output, versatility and colour consistency across these fixtures, plus the advantages of power efficiency and low maintenance, make them an attractive option for show environments of this kind. We are delighted to be able to support Marty and the Medieval Times venues with lighting instruments that deliver such benefits.”

Signify became the new company name of Philips Lighting as of 16 May 2018. The legal name of Signify will be adopted across all global markets in the course of 2018-2019. Signify Entertainment Lighting comprises the Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon brands, as well as the Philips Showline range of LED stage luminaires.