The White Light Group chose one of the busiest weeks of the year--after supplying 10 stands' worth of the equipment to the PLASA show, running its own stand for the four days of the show, and loading out the rigs for several West End shows including Contact and Our House--to hold an Open Day at its headquarters in Wimbledon, in southwest London, to mark the first anniversary of its move to the new building.
Open Day allowed White Light to demonstrate its greatly expanded facilities and improved access and show off the newly-finished demonstration area. Visitors were also able to play with the very latest lighting products, many making their first appearance outside of the PLASA show, including the new Viper 2.6 and Viper De Luxe smoke machines from Look Solutions, ETC's new MultiPAR batten and Emphasis control system, Rainbow color changers, and the complete range of Robert Juliat lanterns and followspots, for which White Light is the exclusive UK distributor. The Moving Light Company was showing the much-anticipated Wholehog 3 console as well as its WYSIWYG visualization suite.
With 35,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and equipment preparation space, and 10,000 sq. ft. of office space, the new White Light Group headquarters has allowed all of the Group members--including White Light Hire, White Light Sales, The Moving Light Company, The Service Company, Modelbox, Colourhouse, White Light Events, and Enliten--to be brought together under one roof for the first time. The building also now provides a home to other lighting-related companies, including corporate lighting specialists Rainmaker and sales specialists Action Lighting. The building is easily accessible by road, rail, tube, bus, and tram, with directions available on the White Light website.
"The Open Day was hugely entertaining, and a great end to a busy PLASA show," commented White Light's Bryan Raven. "We hope all who came had a great time--they certainly seemed to be, whether looking around, playing with the new toys, or just socialising. We also hope that those who didn't make it won't stay away for too long. They are welcome anytime."