QolorFLEX® NuNeon and QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers at the Duke Dumont Show at the Shrine Auditorium
When British Electronic Artist Duke Dumont was looking for an asymmetrical, central set piece to unveil at his Shrine Auditorium performance in Los Angeles, California and kick off his new tour, Scenic Designer Cort Lawrence, Lighting Designer Chris Thoms, and the tour's design teams sought a flexible LED linear lighting solution that could be bright enough to stand out in the darkness, and rugged enough to stand multi-year, multi-continent travel.
When the tour's fabricator, Rise Fabrication, started building the set piece, the design teams were first introduced to QolorFLEX NuNeon. Find out how they used a combination of 48 reels of QolorFLEX NuNeon, RGB and QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers to create the set piece concept, which amazed the artist and audiences alike.
QolorFLEX RGB LED Tape at Kegnado Lighting at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“With QolorFLEX LED Tape installed
on the back side of two custom
harnesses 4” from each barrel, the
light appears to glow all the way
around the barrels throughout the
- Mark Miskimen, President, ACME Corp. Production Resources
QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers at A Christmas Carol on Broadway
The lighting design team for A Christmas Carol on
Broadway was looking for a way to create a unique
and at times supernatural look for their design of this
iconic holiday-inspired musical.
They decided to use lanterns above the stage and
throughout the theater to create this unique look, and
sought a low voltage dimming solution that was robust
enough to control up to 24 lanterns per unit and create
light patterns that would enhance the supernatural
moments of the show.
They also required beam control solutions that could
work with a multitude of lighting fixtures.
The lighting team for A Christmas Carol selected QolorFLEX
24x3A Dimmers to control almost 700 individually circuited 12V,
5w, Halogen Lanterns, which they hung all over the theater. The
37 total dimmers were pixel mapped through the ETC EOS Ti to
allow for complete control of the patterns in which the lanterns
would pulse and flicker to reflect the unique timing of the show.
QolorFLEX LED Tape and QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers at Evita at New York City Center in New York, NY
“We chose QolorFLEX because of its
reliability, color quality, and affordability.
The good thing about QolorFLEX is that
it is tough and can be reused, so it is
part of our repertory equipment now, for
ongoing production use.”
- Mark Mongold, Director of Production, New York City Center
QolorFLEX® LED Tape, RGBA, QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers, QolorFLEX NuNeon, WW and CW, and QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers at Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights at Yale University in New Haven, CT
As a production about light, the creative team sought
to communicate light in different ways - as infinite and
expansive, harsh when created by Doctor Faustus, and
tangible and welcoming when “Marguerite Ida and Helena
Annabel” finds herself in control in Act II.
Yale senior undergraduate student and lighting designer
for the production Ryan Seffinger drafted wall-sized LED
lightboxes to represent the more abstract design concept, in
a style reminiscent of light installations by American artists
James Turrell and Dan Flavin. To make these LED lightboxes
come to life with amber colored light and mobility, he needed
an LED tape solution that was bright, dimmable, and flexible.
To create tangible-looking light, he sought a bright white LED
linear lighting solution that could be folded easy into shapes.
City Theatrical’s QolorFLEX RGBA LED Tape controlled
by QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers was selected for the
lightboxes, setting the abstract space for each scene
by changing orientation and color. QolorFLEX NuNeon,
controlled by QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers to create a
pulsing effect, was folded into rounded rectangles and
suspended midair to create a bold, linear look.
DMXcat and QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers at Nautica Shopping Mall in Tallinn, Estonia
Nautica, known previously as Norde Centrum, recently
completed a radical expansion and renovation project to
become one of Estonia’s leading urban retail centers.
redesign included an illuminated geometric pattern on the
building’s facade, created using 264 strategically-placed
“stripes” of LED tape.
This large amount of LED tape required a long term dimming
solution that could be installed throughout the building by
electricians with varying levels of expertise.
To get the project up and running, the installation team also
required a testing solution to help test the LED tape and
dimmers, especially those in difficult to access places.
To ensure a reliable and durable dimming solution
for the building’s exterior stripes, Nautica uses 33
individual QolorFlex 24x3A Dimmers. Fully DMX and
RDM compatible, these dimmers are an ideal choice for
architectural applications, specifically installations that use
one, two, three or four color LED tape, like the LED tape
used at Nautica. To set up and test the dimmers, Nautica
used DMXcat to communicate wirelessly with RDM.
“With dimmers spread around the
building, some in difficult to access or
inaccessible places, the only way to set
up this project was by using DMXcat.”
- Kalle Karindi, Sales Manager, OÜ Focuspoint
QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape,QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers, and LED Power Supplies at Bradley University’s Dingeldine Music Hall in Peoria, Illinois
With only eight PAR Can Lights illuminating the stage of the
historic Dingeldine Music Hall at Bradley University, designers
Kevin Mikolajczak and Alanis Nash set out to devise a plan
that could enhance the lighting experience of patrons and
performers alike, while maintaining the beauty of the original
architecture of the space.
The hall’s design featured structural overhangs that created
large shadowed areas, making it difficult for musicians to
read their music. The team decided that adding LED tape
under the overhang that rests above the stage would not only
brighten up the stage for enhanced performances, but could
also help the performers put on a better show.
Along with the help of a team of USITT members, they
decided RGBWWCW tape would provide the beauty and
functionality they were looking for, all in one strip.
Six reels of QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape controlled by
QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers were installed above the
stage to illuminate and modernize the performance space
with colorful RGB and Adjustable White (WWCW) options,
easily modified to meet the needs of each performance.
“Adding QolorFLEX to the space made
the venue feel like new - providing
us with versatile, simple lighting that
allows us to add mood to the space
easily and quickly.”
- Kevin Mikolajczak, Lighting Design + Production Consultant