New Channel 5 Studio Invests in Philips Strand Lighting Control
LONDON -- Channel 5 has chosen to specify eS21 dimmers, a
Palette VL console, a 301 backup and a number of Selecon luminaires to light its
new suite of compact studios within London’s Northern and Shell Building.
The brief for the new suite was to create a multipurpose studio complex suitable
for C5 News, which uses Virtual Reality to generate the on air environment, ready
to broadcast from mid-November.
“The studio has very limited head room and absolutely no space for a dimmer room,”
said Antony Vine, project manager for installation company White Light. “To overcome
this problem we’ve used eS21 dimmer bars, with the dimmers and relays inbuilt. The
modularity of the eS21 bar design is of particular importance as this enables us
to balance the Phases nicely with some bars being fed from a UPS.”
Earlier this year, Channel 5 selected Philips Selecon and Strand Lighting technology
for its new, remote-controlled newsroom.