Sunderland Shire Embarks on New Revamp

The Sutherland Entertainment Centre is Sutherland Shire’s premier entertainment and meeting facility located in the heart of the Shire. The Sutherland Entertainment Centre is a unique multi-purpose venue ideal for hosting a wide variety of events such as conferences, presentations, dinners, product launches, community and professional theatre and concerts. The Centre can accommodate up to 900 guests for concerts, 500 guests for dinner events and has over 550 square meters of exhibition space, making it the ideal venue.

Recently, Sunderland Shire Council put out a tender for a lighting revamp of their Entertainment Centre to keep up with the various needs and latest technology that will give each event the best lighting equipment to maximize all shows. One of the tenders was awarded to Intense Lighting to install fixtures for the lighting rig. Ian Gerrard, Managing Director of Intense Lighting decided after using CHAUVET Professional fixtures previously and becoming an ambassador for the products, subsequently chose to invest in Rogue R2 Washes and Ovation C-640FC Wash Lights to do the install supplied by Showtools International.

The Rogue R2 Washes were acquired due to their great output, the R2 moving wash workhorse produces a bright, powerful light and offers five zones of LED control to pixel map its 19 (15 W) RGBW quad-LEDs. The zoom range of the R2’s was also an impressive feature that made the choice by Ian an easy one, with a standout zoom range of 12° to 49° gives it the spread to cover even the largest areas, ideal for a theatre setting. “These features along with the smooth colour mixing with six distinct dimming modes for advanced controls make the Rogue R2 Wash a durable and dependable standout performer in any setting,” stated Ian.

The Ovation C-640FC Cyclorama Wash Light was chosen for its rich colour saturation with its 64 RGBWA LEDs that can emit a wide variety of colours while consuming less power than traditional fixtures. This includes a full spectrum of colours with red, green, blue, white, and amber LEDs. These fixtures will be helpful to create bright colour scenes for any show or production.

Along with these lighting fixtures, Intense Lighting acquired Eurotruss HD44 square truss from Showtools to hang the main lighting rig off. The Eurotruss Truss System was the choice because of its 3mm wall thickness assuring durability and extra strength, therefore providing structural integrity. Additionally, the Eurotruss system provides fast and safe conical connection that will optimize set-up times.

These CHAUVET Professional fixtures ticked all the boxes for the tender requirements for Sunderland Shire Council. With the installation provided by Intense Lighting and the CHAUVET Professional lighting rig on Eurotruss Truss, Sunderland Shire Council will allow its venue to transform into a start-of the art facility that will hold all type of events for years to come.

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