Novatech Creative Event Technology deployed the 12 Elation Proteus Hybrid fixtures in its rental inventory at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for the Parade of Light. The IP65-rated luminaires were put to the test, remaining set up outside in the Australian summer for five weeks.
The Parade of Light presented projection art beamed onto heritage-listed buildings along Adelaide’s North Terrace. Novatech’s Proteus lights were used to provide colours and break-ups.
‘We had the Proteus out in three pods of four, controlled from a PC,’ said Ashley Gabriel, director of sales and marketing at Novatech. ‘We were projecting across a major 6-lane road onto buildings, while fighting lots of ambient light and a background LED wash. The Proteus punched through really well. Their light output is chunky and bright, even when using their prism.’
Mr Gabriel also elaborated on his company’s decision to include Elation’s Proteus Hybrid fixtures in its inventory. ‘At Novatech, we like to try new things, but we need to be certain that the product is high quality and will have longevity,’ he said. ‘We needed a fixture that was weatherproof and didn’t have to be put in a dome. We enjoy working with Lexair [Elation’s Australian distributor] and know that they’ll be there with excellent product support for the long working life of these fixtures. That’s why we chose the Elation Proteus.’