Solaris Quasar Strobes Brighten Strictly Come Dancing

Solaris Quasar Strobes Brighten Strictly Come Dancing


London, England

Series 8 of the BBC One hit show Strictly Come Dancing closed October with a Halloween theme featuring virtual lightning bolts, ghosts, goblins, and the finest amateur dancers in the UK. To add some real punch to his lightning effects, lighting designer Mark Kenyon specified Solaris Quasar 15k high-powered strobes.

“The Quasar strobes’ impressive brightness adds a whole new creative element,” says Mark. “It is especially effective in TV, where the unit’s ability to hold at full intensity for several seconds creates a momentary and blinding washout effect, making the viewer at home feel as if they’re actually on the live set.”

Mark Kenyon Television Design Ltd., founded in 1998, offers comprehensive lighting services, whatever the scale or type of event. Kenyon has served as chairman of the Society of Television Lighting Directors (three years), and on the Committee of the National Illumination Council (five years). His credits include live events and television productions such as: Live Earth; The Eurovision Song Contest; The Brit Awards; The BAFTA Television & Film Awards; Children in Need (2003/4/5); and Comic Relief. He illuminated the Pyramids and Giza Plateau in Egypt for Into the Pyramids.

Solaris professional strobes represent the next level in strobe technology. Models from 35 watts to 85,000 watts are available. The mighty 85,000 watt Solaris T-Light has recently featured in events such as the 54th Eurovision Song Contest, and tours by AC-DC, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga and Rammstein.

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