Extra 3 degrees makes all the difference at Glyndebourne Opera House


2002 - The world famous Glyndebourne Opera House installed 16 of Selecon's 12-28 Pacific Zoomspots, Selecon dealers Stage Electrics of Bristol supplied the lights. The opera house lighting team, led by Lighting Manager, Keith Benson, has installed them in the advance bridge position in the main opera house.

"We chose Selecon after researching a number of similar spots on the market. The Pacific's build quality and the light it produces were particularly impressive,"
said Benson. "The light is crisp, white and relatively distortion free."

Despite being a luminaire only 24 inches long, the Pacific delivers a cool beam of light with a range of 12 - 28 degrees while most of its competitors start in at 15 degrees. "It's handy having that extra 3 degrees. It can make all the difference," Benson concluded.

The 2002 Festival opened with a performance of Don Giovanni and continues throughout the summer with a busy programme of operas, ending with Albert Herring on 25th August. Through it all, Selecon lights will no doubt complement the lavish performances for which Glyndebourne is rightly famous.

The Pacific's active heat management system uses a 'cold' mirror at 45 degrees to the beam of light to extract heat from the beam and dissipates it through the heatsink, resulting in a beam of cool white light. All models in the Pacific range carry a 3-year factory warranty.


Client Glyndebourne Opera House
Lighting Manager Keith Benson
Selecon Dealer Stage Electrics Bristol
Photography Mike Hoban

Products used

16 x Pacific 12°-28° Zoomspot

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