PR Lighting fixtures were out in force at the recent nine-day DivaliNagar Festival on the Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago.
Promotedby the National Council for Indian Culture (NCIC), and now in its 33rd year, Divali Nagar is an annual exposition of Hindu culture (generally) andIndo-Trinidadian culture (specifically). It is closely associated with theDiwali Hindu Festival of Light celebration in Trinidad and Tobago.
For the past 15 ofthose years, All Events Lighting Systems (AELS), partof the SM Group, has been providing technical services to the event at theDivali Nagar site, located in the borough of Chaguanas.
The SM Group itself comprises All Events LightingSystems, All Events System Ltd and S. Maharaj Equipment Services Limited.SM Group itself stands for ‘Shival Maharaj Group of Companies’ and theorganisation collectively provided all equipment for the many local acts whoperformed, including full lighting and audio, screens, infrastructure, power(generators), technical management and full production services.
Shival Maharaj himself designed the lighting, using 36x XLED 1037; 18x XR 330 Beam and 18x XR 330 Spot.
Housing 37 x 10W RGBW(4-in-1) LEDs, with wide beam angle ranging from 13° to 52°, the XLED1037 was used to create full stage washes along with visual effects. Equippedwith a SIRIUS HRI 330W lamp and three prisms,the XR 330 Beam was tasked with delivering amazing beam effects and piercinggobos and colours, while the XR 330 Spots were used as specials for the bandand artist as well as a gobo projection.
The show was operated by Naresh Ramkhelawan onan Avolites Sapphire with Titan and Q3 with Synergy, which enabled all fixturesto be pixel-mapped, integrating lighting and video as one. Technical supportwas provided by Kulvinder Singh.
Mr.Maharaj was once again delighted with the dynamic and complementary rolescreated by the PR Lighting fixtures. Reviewing their performance he said, “Ihave been using PR Lighting for well over 10 years and there has been no disappointment.
“Ourloyalty to PR as a distributor surpasses its expectations as a user. PR haskept up-to-date with current changes and the fixtures provide all features adesigner could need. The beam intensities are far brighter than most so it’spiercing colours are always a plus.
“All inall PR has given me great support for the past ten years and I’m sure we willbe looking at another ten plus.”