The award-winning TurboRay fixture from High End Systems recently made its latest TV appearance on the 17th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), broadcast live from Arena Gliwice in Poland.
JESC is a cultural extravaganza, designed to draw people together from all over Europe and Australia through light entertainment and healthy competition. It’s an increasingly spectacular and technically complex event, transmitted live to millions of viewers. This year, 19 participants aged between 9 and 14 years old took to the stage to battle it out for the trophy.
The stage, designed by Giorgos Stylianou-Matsis, comprised a unique design featuring an eye-catching LED ribbon element symbolizing floating kites. The ribbon gave the stage a spacious, light and simple design form. To complement the impressive stage design, a series of 26 TurboRay fixtures were positioned on stage and used in a variety of ways throughout the show.
With its radial diffusers bringing a distinctive appearance, and powerful LED system with multiple types of colour control, TurboRay offers a multitude of tools that make it ideal for events like this. “I needed a lighting fixture that would accentuate the decor on the stage,” says lighting crew head, Adam Tyska from TVP SA. “For this production and the short stature of the artists we have to operate cameras differently, and for wide shots we needed to fill a pretty large space. TurboRay units were a perfect fit for this, because in addition to their technical capabilities they look attractive in themselves.”
“It was great to have TurboRay be a part of the JESC,” said Tania Lesage, High End Systems brand manager. “It’s still relatively early days for the fixture, but it’s already received the Best LED Washlight accolade in the PLSN Awards, and we have LDs from all over the globe eager to get their hands on them. It’s already proving to be a hit in the world of TV after featuring on high-profile shows like Strictly Come Dancing in the UK and The Tonight Show in America. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for TurboRay!”