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Figure of Eight Events provided technical production for this year's Isuzu awards at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, offering a 360-degree lighting design that featured a collection of Rogue fixtures from CHAUVET Professional

With the awards ceremony and dinner housed within a clear marquee, positioned 3 meters high over the central pitch area, Figure of Eight came up with the idea of surrounding the structure with high-power light from the Rogue RH1 Hybrid and Rogue R2 Wash fixtures.

“We wanted to create a stunning backdrop for the award ceremony by allowing the guests inside to be able to see beyond the stage and out towards the spectacle,” commented Rich Rayner, director of Figure of Eight Events. “We wanted to use the amazing backdrop available to us, but lighting a stadium of this size isn’t easy; it took over 150 lighting fixtures to create the desired effect, but with our new investment in Chauvet’s units, we were able to create some great lighting looks that really showed off the stadium’s size and stature from the comfort and warmth of the marquee.” 

Positioned around the perimeter of the pitch, the Rogue RH1 Hybrid fixture’s 330W Osram Sirius lamp provided a high-output capability that exceeded the expectations of both the production team and client. Thanks to the RH1’s myriad of beam, spot and wash possibilities and its powerful light source, the stadium and marquee itself were able to be covered in light of various guises. The powerful beam-spot fixtures were also used to illuminate limited edition Isuzu 4x4 vehicles, which were located throughout the stadium grounds. 

“The RH1s certainly didn’t disappoint, and provided some high-power and impacting effects,” commented Rayner. “Chauvet has really established itself as a credible professional lighting manufacturer, and we are really pleased to get this working relationship off to a great start by putting our new fixtures to such good use in this demanding application.” 

Additional Rogue R2 Wash fixtures inside the marquee catered for general wash effects to create ambience and atmosphere for the evening’s events. Thanks to the fixture’s parallel beam, wide wash and five zones of pixel mapping control, colorful mood lighting and dynamic effects could be achieved. The saturated color washes from the R2 Wash units provided a good visual counterpoint to the intense beams of the RH1 units.

“We were really happy with the results,” concluded Rayner. “The lighting definitely helped underpin what we were aiming to achieve for our client. We hope this event forged even stronger links between WRU and their new sponsor as they go into what is set to be another gripping six nations’ competition.”



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