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Citylight Supplies HARMAN Martin MAC Lighting For “The Voice” Spain

AARHUS, Denmark — Drawing an immense following since its debut in September 2012, reality television singing competition “The Voice,” or “La Voz,” in Spain, has become a social phenomenon. To help accentuate the live performances, live drama and the jury of popular Spanish singers: Rosario Flores, David Bisbal, Malú and Melendi, Madrid-based full-service rental, sales and installation company Citylight installed a complete HARMAN Martin MAC lighting rig.

Citylight Lighting Designer Julián Perez’s lighting design includes an abundance of Martin products including MAC III Profile, MAC 2000 Profile and Wash, MAC TW1, MAC 600 NT, MAC 550, MAC 250 Krypton, MAC 250 Wash and MAC 250 Beam luminaires, as well as Martin Stagebar 54 L battens and Atomic 3000 strobes. The upcoming 2013 season will also incorporate more than 30 of Martin’s new Rush Strobe 1 5×5 effect lights.

Perez has been especially impressed with the Martin MAC III Profile. “Thanks to the MAC III’s power, incredible gobos and zoom system we could get a great range of well-defined beam effects or cover big areas, even when using high rates of conventional lighting. It also comes with a great electronic shutter that creates instant effects without the need for complex programming.”

Perez continued, “The MAC 250 Wash/Beam surprised us with its two types of projection – the wash, which we used in different productions with great results, and a beam that proved to be amazing throughout the production that very much impressed our colleagues.”

For Photography Director Ángel Blanco, the tungsten-based MAC TW1 wash light was a great addition to the set. “Thanks to the versatility of the MAC TW1 we were able to illuminate and color different scenarios in shades not all luminaires can reproduce, and in a reduced period of time with no need to redirect conventional lighting equipment,” Blanco stated. “We could even use the projectors, especially in live shows, to replace traditional Fresnel lighting equipment in case a lamp failed. They adjusted perfectly to the color temperature and flow of the projector if they needed to be replaced.”

“We chose Martin projectors because they are reliable and versatile,” said “La Voz” Lighting Director Juan Carlos. “They have easily adapted to changes in the seven months of production and three different program formats. We’ve also received excellent technical service from Martin representatives in Spain.”

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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