Philips Lighting improves picture quality and cuts costs for Slovenia's POP TV
After testing lighting solutions from several manufacturers, Lighting Director Nebojsa Gazdic specified the Philips Strand 200F LED Fresnel fixture, from the Philips Entertainment Lighting portfolio. His choice was based on its broadcast-grade light quality as well as its low energy consumption, compact size and silent operation.
Gazdic says, "In the larger news studio we wanted to move from tungsten lamps to daylight sources, increasing the color temperature to 5600K, and the Philips Strand LED fresnels have enabled us to do that. We wanted reliable fixtures, with high-quality light output and consistent color temperature."
He adds, "During our test period, we found that Philips Strand fixtures offered a better solution. Their light output is considerably higher and they produce color more accurately. We were especially impressed by the passive convection cooling, which makes them near silent. We have just finished with the installation and have been very happy so far. They are primarily used for front-light on numerous presenter positions, but their versatility means that they can also be used for general set lighting."
In addition, with running costs a crucial consideration, the Philips Strand LED fixtures bring considerable savings in power, maintenance, lamp replacement and ventilation costs. Gazdic says, "We also had to consider the economic factors. LED means less power use, no lamp exchanges and very little color temperature deflection over time. We also had to consider the units' size, because of the low ceiling height in the studio. And it also means a smaller heat footprint, saving on air-conditioning costs. The benefits are clear."
Hosting some of Slovenia's most popular TV channels, POP TV's studio complex consists of three large studios used primarily for entertainment programs and two studios used for news and information programs.
Grant Bales-Smith, General Manager EMEA, Philips Entertainment Lighting says, "Our latest LED Studio lighting fixtures offer real advantages and cost savings, as well as maintaining that all important light quality demanded by the professional market. With excellent color rendition, high output and low energy consumption, they are engineered to offer the solutions that studio operators require."