Over the past few months we have been busy working on a variety of lighting projects that have taken us out of the showroom and on set with our customers.

One such assignment took place at London’s The Shard, and saw us working with global events-led marketing and communications business, UBM.

On the 13th floor of the enormous 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark we helped set up for an interview which called for quality lighting.

We used three BBS Area 48 soft lights for their colour rendering accuracy and new BBS integrated LED technology.

The HD-friendly 97 CRI soft light output is comparable to a 1K traditional soft light, and offers multiple power options including an integrated battery or standard AC power.

We also used two 1x1 LS Bi-Colour panel fixtures by Litepanels, these affordable LED lights offer the same dependable, soft, direction light as Litepanels’ popular 1x1 Bi-Colour fixtures, but at a new entry-level price.


Another busy day in, or should we say ‘out’ of the office, was at West London’s Pinewood Studios.

Canadian video production manufacturer, Ross Video used the famous studio to shoot a new demo video. A Lowel Prime LED 400 setup was used to light the set.

The Prime 400 is one of two models in a new series of LED fixtures, designed to bring studio quality to productions of all types and sizes.

Fully DMX addressable, dimmable and controllable, Lowel’s Prime LED's are brighter than many similarly sized studio LEDs, with a much wider, more usable 50-degree beam angle.

One of the day’s challenges involved fitting a green screen to a high wall but being unable to drill holes directly into the ceiling for the Prime lights.


For our final project of the month we headed south, to Dorset, to help install a support structure and lighting grid for a motion capture studio for media students at Bournemouth University.

The grid included the use of a number of Chimera Lanterns, including a Pancake Lantern, which is space efficient and offers great possibilities for fine-tuning light fall-off.

We also used Standard Circular Lanterns, terrific for providing soft fill light, easy to set up and easy to use. Although circular, the lanterns have four sides – one or two of these sides can be shaded with the removable mask.