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Control Systems


The control systems offered by Hamilton Litestat offer real flexibility for creating new settings for lighting within the home.


Left: The Gio from ETC makes lighting for the stage a managable task.


line up. The console’s buttons are backlit, making programming in dark situations much easier. The system also includes two articulating 12.1” LCD multi touch displays, allowing the screens to be positioned flat for shipping and angled for programming, according to preference. The system offers 10,000 channels, 2048, 4096, 6144 or 8192 outputs/parameters and a number of exciting features including a dedicated master-playback fader pair; ten definable motorised faders, with 30 pages of control; 999 cue lists; 200 active playbacks; 300 submasters; and four pageable force-feedback encoders. Gio will adapt to today’s rigs in theatre, TV studios, academic institutions, corporate productions, exhibitions, special events and touring.


Lighting a theatre or stage environment


requires extensive co-ordination. If the set up is wrong then this can make a stage performance look jarring. This is why the control systems used in a theatre or on tour need to be fit for purpose. In the home, controlling lighting is slightly less intense.


Although there may be less timing to consider, it is still important for lighting controls to offer the perfect atmosphere in the simplest way. Many people are interested in getting set lighting controls in the home for different atmospheric lighting. However, first thing in the morning or when you come in from work, the last thing you want to do is be fiddling around with an overcomplicated lighting control system. Ian Hamilton, Managing Director at Hamilton Litestat, believes that an intelligent lighting system is becoming a must-have in new builds; “We are finding more and more that property developers are looking to sell homes on the back of


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aspirational technology that improves the look and functionality of rooms. Intelligent lighting systems such as Hamilton’s Mercury Lighting Control system allows you to transform a space to suit any mood, by creating different ambiences just using light.”


The Mercury Lighting Control System has a number of useful benefits for the user. As well as offering easy to use settings, the system also provides a ‘holiday mode’ function, and this is where the system excels itself. It records the settings that are used in a given week, and then will repeat these settings when holiday mode is used. So, rather than setting a timer so that lights come on every day at 6pm – a solution which is often used, but offers a solution that is fairly transparent for potential theives – lights come on instead in a seemingly random manner, better reflecting the appearance of an occupied home. Effective lighting controls can make life easier in a number of situations. Whether


you’re controlling hundreds of rooms at once, planning a perfectly timed lighting display or simply looking to make residential lighting controls simple, technology is advancing to make life easier for the user.


Contact


Philips T: 0845 601 1283 W: www.lighting.philips.co.uk


Encellium T: 0032 476585267 W: www.encellium.com


ETC T: 0 20 8896 1000 W: www.etcconnect.com


Hamilton Litestat T: 01747 860088 W: www.hamilton-litestat.com


www.a1lightingmagazine.com


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