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Vintage Church Lighting Redesign with Punch of Full Color

The latest house of worship to discover the transformative powers of color-changing LEDs on and off of the stage.


WFM Staff  ·  January 3, 2017

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Vintage Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, is the latest house of worship to discover the transformative powers of Elation Professional’s Colour Pendant LED downlight luminaire. Tasked this past summer with bringing the church’s lighting up-to-date, full-service event production, lighting design and installation firm, Company De Roth replaced the venue’s outdated house lights with versatile color-changing Colour Pendants.

“Prior to our entry the church only had fluorescent house lights and a few stage RGB Par Cans that didn’t really provide much punch,” explains Company De Roth’s, Jonathan Roth, who completed the lighting design along with Ken Roth. “The goal with the new lighting was to give the church more versatility and the capacity to create mood via colored house-lighting for worship services.”

  The LEDs, which are mounted to structural purlins running across the angled ceiling of the main worship auditorium, serve several purposes. Jonathan Roth explains, “Most importantly, they give the venue the ability to create any mood. Churches often base programming decisions off emotions during worship and the sermon, and white light can only go so far. They allow Vintage to create any mood/atmosphere or environment they desire.”

The Colour Pendants house 36 long-life 3W RGBW LEDs for fully blended color transformations or projections of variable shades of white light. The fixture’s LED advantages of reduced maintenance and savings on electricity were also important factors in their choice.

“It goes without saying, but the fact that these are LED fixtures means they are going to last a long time,” Jonathan states. “This in turn leads to lower maintenance cost as there is no need to replace gels or lamps. And because they’re LED’s, they don’t take much power. When lighting an area as big as our main sanctuary/auditorium, the electric bill is smaller compared to using traditional incandescent fixtures. If you can lower the utility bill and give your client more versatility, that makes everyone look good.”

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