Litepanels' Gemini 2x1 Soft RGBWW panels lit the way for Austria to claim a second championship in the 2019 World Cup of Pool, broadcast from U.K. "For previous pool productions, we've always relied on large fluorescent overhead panels to light the table — but they're heavy, hard to rig, and throw off a lot of heat," said Paul Toley, owner and lighting director, P-R Event Productions Ltd. "For this year's World Cup of Pool, we wanted to use fixtures with greater flexibility and functionality. The Gemini has the dial-in colour mode and special effects like flash and strobe, which really excitement during breaks in the action,"he added.
For the 2019 World Cup of Pool, Toley and his team rigged an array of 14 Gemini 2x1 Soft LED panels high above the pool table with five lights on each side and four more down the middle, making space to accommodate the overhead camera. The lighting team was able to achieve the required effect by dimming the Geminis to a mere thirty percent of their total output.
"Compared to the florries, the Geminis weigh almost nothing, and the team was able to rig them in about half the time," said Toley. "The Geminis bring a fresh and modern look to the lighting setup, and the ability to dial in perfect colour correction is something that's really unheard of for this type of live sports event. Plus, there was a noticeable temperature reduction in the arena from using the LEDs, something the players especially appreciated," he added.