Gasworks Arts Park leads the way with ETC Source Four Fresnels Gasworks Arts Park is a vibrant arts precinct producing a range of high-quality arts programs, workshops and activities for every age, ability, interest and audience. Situated in Albert Park, Melbourne, on the site of the former South Melbourne Gas Plant, Gasworks is just three kilometres from the CBD and the precinct houses four hectares of park, two theatres, three gallery spaces, a café, as well as function and workshop spaces. According to Michele Domonkos, Operations & Human Resources Manager, it was desperation that led her to purchase ETC Source Four Fresnels for the precinct’s theatres! “We really needed some uniformity in our lantern stock,” she remarked. “We had a lot of mismatched fixtures, mostly well past their used by date. The reflectors were worn and sourcing the various parts to maintain the old and broken lanterns was becoming a regular task. A long time ago we bought a concoction of Strand, Selecon, Prolite and other fixtures resulting in a very mixed bag of equipment and consequently, a mixed bag of globe stock and parts. I really wanted to replace them with something that was of good quality and allowed us to have a uniform stock of globes.
That way, any technician coming in wouldn’t have to spend half-an-hour working out which globes went where.” Of course light output was also a priority for Michele and to achieve a reliable wash she needed to have all her fixtures of approximately the same age. Michele has been a fan of the Source Four Profile for a long time having worked with them in other venues and she has always been impressed by their reliability, build quality, lamp life and quality of beam. “I expected the same from the Source Four Fresnel but I still got a test model from my supplier (ASL Systems),” she commented. “We tested it against a Strand Cantata and a couple of other fresnels that we have and the 750W Source Four Fresnel compared favourably with the 1K fresnels that we already had.” ETC’s Source Four Fresnel gives you the highperformance light output and energy savings of a Source Four and the lighting characteristics that only a Fresnel optical system can provide. That classic system has been combined with a special ETC dichroic reflector design, enabling the HPL 750W Source Four Fresnel to equal the light output of 1000W Fresnel fixtures.
Immediately after testing the Source Four Fresnel, Michele ordered twenty-four from ASL Systems and since they have been installed she has been pleased by their performance. “They’re simple to use and we haven’t had to replace any globes yet,” she said. “They’re reasonably compact for what they are and they’re easy to focus. They have a nice system for you to take the back out of the fixture to replace the globe without having to refocus your lamp afterwards. We’re very pleased with them.” www.jands.com.au www.etcconnect.com
ETC Source Four Fresnel
Published on Jul 3, 2012
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