After years of running the traditional rotating 4 head searchlight fixtures, AEG’s Paul Flanagan, director of engineering, wanted to come up with something more dramatic but a lot less maintenance. He called upon industry veteran Brian Konechny (now at Solotech) to help. “Instead of just more of the same, we wanted to make sure we got a ‘wow factor’ with this install,” says Konechny. “The Griven unit has less moving parts than typical searchlight fixtures, so the reliability was a big factor.” He adds, “Being able to program all 40 heads into synchronized patterns via DMX, make the lights even more dramatic. Griven stepped up and made some custom modifications that made the installation and control straight forward.” All of the fixtures are control and programmed on an Interactive Technologies Cue Server and through a selection of Pathway DMX nodes.
The L.A. LIVE district now looks as if wrapped up in a geometric pattern of glittering, powerful beams of light reflecting, in a skyward-pointing sparkling mesh of light, the inventive, forward-looking design that has always been the foundation of L.A.’s reputation as a center for cutting-edge architecture and illumination.