Lightwave Productions invest in first SGM P-5s

A growing number of rental houses worldwide are turning to SGM‘s P-5 LED wash lights as part of their rental stock, finding them to be an indispensable part of their production inventories. London-based technical service company Lightwave Productions this month joined this growing group.

The company’s founder, Henry Clarke, has been a lighting technician since his days at Bristol University. He hopes that the P-5s, which were supplied by SGM UK along with standard 43° lens, will help build profile for his company as the summer season beckons.

SGM P-5s Lightwave

“I realised we needed IP65 rated products for the outdoor events and it seemed pointless looking at old style 400W floods when the industry is moving towards LED,” he said.

As a freelance lighting tech, whose new company is now into its second year, Henry recognised that the P-5 had all the attributes required after seeing them at the PLASA Show. “I had also used them previously with another production company and knew they were good,” he said. “When Clive Bailey at SGM contacted me I decided it was time to buy.

“They are easy to deploy and will be useful both for stage washes and lighting building façades such as Kings College Cambridge [pictured]. I will also be using the strobing effect at a festival in May.”

Henry, whose company runs full event production services, also favours the fact that the P-5s have W-DMX built in. “The ability to control this fixture wirelessly is a huge advantage. They have a very low power draw and because they are IP65 rated require very little maintenance — in fact there are many advantages over a standard 400W flood.”

Finally, looking at the anticipated demand on the fixtures this summer, he also predicts great opportunities for dry hire.

The P-5 has taken the popular Palco 5 as its design base and transformed into an IP65 rated fixture – suitable for outdoor use.
The low-profile fixed, rectangular, full-color LED wash light incorporates 44 x RGBW 10W LEDs. Combined with a small footprint, the power consumption is reduced to just 420W while the LED source life expectancy is 50,000 hours. Lenses are interchangeable via 15°, 21°and 43° lens kits and the fixture boasts 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 or 10 DMX channels. Set-up is via an OLED graphic 5-button display.


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