Keeping the Faith

creekside3.jpgNEEDVILLE, TEXAS -- An installer turned to CHAUVET for inspiration when he learned just two weeks prior to a Texas church installation that the lighting he specified was unavailable.

“When it came to crunch time, CHAUVET came through for us,” said Travis Scharn, salesman for NLFX Professional, based in northern Minnesota. “And it turned out even better than what we would have had.”

Scharn's client, the Creekside Christian Fellowship in Needville, Texas, was the first to install CHAUVET's new LED PAR 64-36 lights.

The LED PAR 64-36 features high-power color mixing with 36 red, green and blue LEDs. It produces a bright, narrow beam that is ideal when a concentrated light is needed to highlight smaller areas or objects.

Scharn said the pastor frequently uses props during his sermons, so the LED PAR 64-36 was a perfect fit.

The order also included four Q-wash LED 36 moving yokes, each fitted with 36 1-watt LEDs to deliver a rich wash with full RGB mixing capabilities. A ShowXpress controller to program and operate the lights rounded out the gear list.

The church held its first service Sunday, May 17, but Scharn said he had been working with the non-denominational congregation for more than a year.

“This is the first stage of the project,” he said. “They also plan to build a permanent sanctuary and a gymnasium. And this first building will become a multi-purpose room between the gym and the sanctuary.”

Scharn flew to Texas three weeks before the installation. When he learned, a week later, that his lights would not be available, he called his boss. Ben Stowe, owner of NLFX, then called CHAUVET in a panic.

The order was shipped immediately and the installation went smoothly with the crew putting in long hours, Scharn said.

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