Lighting Designer Kristian Holm Nielsen turned to the SGM’s Q-7 as the perfect fit to illuminate Christopher’s summer tour, including her set at Danish festival, Grøn 2017.
“Performing in direct sunlight, my main focus was definitely getting light sources that could provide a powerful blinder effect – even when accompanied by a very bright sun,” said Nielsen. When asked why the Q-7 was chosen for this project, Nielsen simply but firmly replied: “The output. Definitely the output!”
With a track record of over 10 years in the business, Nielsen had worked on countless shows prior to Christopher’s production at Grøn 2017. In fact, with a system engineer title and early aspirations to design, Nielsen has from the beginning of his career been able to design, program, and execute.
“From the beginning, my title as system engineer provided great opportunities to design, program, and execute lighting on a number of Danish music groups including The Storm, Niklas, Fallulah, Oh Land, and Who Made Who,” explained Nielsen. However, it was not until Christopher’s fall tour of 2014 that Nielsen was able to let his creativity flow freely, without having to worry about relatively low budgets.
Although the main focus for Christopher’s 2017 Grøn production was to obtain a powerful output, Kristian was well aware of some of the additional features of SGM’s Q-7. “Besides the extremely powerful output, the Q-7 has an even light surface, which provides a better distribution the light. Another plus is the much lower energy consumption compared to other products in the same category,” added Nielsen.
Although the Q-7 was under roof for this specific production, Nielsen was no stranger to SGM’s IP65/66 rated range, and he is excited about the many lighting design possibilities arising from this feature.
“It’s definitely worth considering that more and more of SGM’s products are IP65-rated. For upcoming designs, I will be able to place lights where it was once impossible due to unstable weather conditions,” concluded Nielsen.