Australia - Novatech Creative Event Technology has given its 12 Elation Proteus Hybrid fixtures some serious punishment over the last few months. First, they left them outside for five weeks in February in Adelaide, copping the full heat of a SA summer. They then migrated north for four weeks on the beach at The Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games.
The Adelaide Fringe Festival’s Parade of Light saw projection art from creatives including The Electric Canvas and Illuminart light up the heritage-listed buildings along Adelaide’s North Terrace, while Novatech’s Proteus stock beamed colours and break-ups.
“We had the Proteus out in three pods of four, controlled from a PC,” said Ashley Gabriel, director of sales and marketing at Novatech. “We were projecting across a major six-lane road onto buildings, while fighting lots of ambient light and a background LED wash. The Proteus punched through really well. Their light output is chunky and bright, even when using their prism.”
The next challenge for the Proteus was surviving four weeks on the foreshore of The Gold Coast. Four Proteus were mounted on a stage for aerial lighting, a further four mounted on that stage’s FOH tower, and the remaining four used for site lighting and break-up on buildings. Control was courtesy of a High End Systems Hog 4. “All 12 units came back without anything getting in to them,” explained Ashley. “There was no ingress of any sand or moisture from the beach, and no corrosion, which we saw in some other equipment. The Proteus came back in to our warehouse and went straight back out.”