Moscow Theatre Invests in Philips Selecon PLCyc1 Luminaires

The Theatre's Head of Lighting, Vladimir Evstifeyev, invested in the PLCyc1s after testing them in the venue in early 2013

Moscow's Teresa Durova Teatrium na Serpukhovke performance venue has invested in Philips Selecon's powerful, smooth colour changing PLCyc1 luminaires in a major upgrade to its lighting equipment, replacing twelve 1250W asymmetric tungsten cyc floods.

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"Vladimir and I were amazed at the PLCyc1's brightness and homogeneous filling without coloured shadows, and also absence of visual crossings of the light flows from adjacent fixtures," says Andrey Isotov, Lighting designer at the Maly Theatre. "I was keen to be able to use the latest in LED lighting technology while working on The Scarlet Flower show, and the PLCyc1s do the job perfectly."

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"Each PLCyc1 LED luminaire can replace the equivalent of a traditional four-colour, 500W per circuit cyc light," explains Alan Luxford, Philips' Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Europe and Russia. "Also by using the convenient Powercon cabling system, the PLCyc1 can light a typical Cyclorama from a single circuit."

In fact for optimum performance, the fixture may be used for either top or bottom lighting while spaced on four-foot centres. The PLCyc1 also has an on-board LCD menu system for easy luminaire setup, control, and addressing; plus all PLCyc luminaires support wireless DMX control for instant connections without running any control wiring.

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Selecon's Russian dealer, Sistema, supplied the PLCyc1s as Sistema's Andrey Kuptsov explains: "We demonstrated PLCyc1 at our workshops in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and in Volgograd. We've been busy sending them for testing to other Russian cities under our promo-program 'Try-and-Buy' and the feedback is very positive. Due to this, we are now supplying 50 PLCyc1s to the Kachalov Drama Theatre in Kazan, and we're sure more will follow."

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