Over 800 PR Lighting Effects for Top Egyptian TV Show


Hi-Lights Egypt are using more than 800 fixtures from the PR Lighting catalogue to build the atmosphere on one of the country’s most popular TV cookery programmes: The Taste Egypt

The largest rental company in Egypt, Hi-Lights became involved from the outset, working closely with both SYNC-MEDIA, the production company, and lighting designer Fouad Haddad of Hand Made Image (HMI).

The programme is a worldwide franchise and although the production format had been pre-arranged, according to Hi-Lights Egypt’s Hamad Arafa his company had no problem in convincing the LD that PR Lighting fixtures would fulfill all his requirements — particularly after undergoing camera tests to demonstrate colour temperature, CRI etc,


The schedule of equipment deployed on the set — which was built in one of the principle studios of Al Nahar TV — included 80 of PR Lighting’s recently launched LED Studio 3200D zoom Fresnel (with barndoors), which had been purpose designed for the TV studio environment. It incorporates a high-power 200W LED light source, with high luminous efficiency and high colour rendering index, as well as wide beam angle.


Elsewhere the set features no fewer than 500 XPar 336-W (with 36 3W white and amber LEDs), as well as 24 PR 5000 high power discharge spots, 120 XR 200 Beam, which produces a parallel, high output laser-like ‘pencil’ beam from just a 189W lamp source, and 72 XLED 1037, containing 37 x 10 W RGBW (4-in-1) LEDs , with a wide beam angle ranging from 13°to 52.

Other small LED fixtures were used for other areas of the set, such as inside the kitchens.

The show is recorded in front of a live studio audience and broadcast at prime time in front of millions of viewers.