Reflecting ever-increasing use of LED sources to light sets and stages around the world, Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions, the new entity formed by Philips' acquisition of Color Kinetics, today announced the adoption of its new tour-friendly lighting system, ColorBlast® 12 TR, by Production Resource Group (PRG). To provide a one-stop solution for its customers, PRG also purchased the complementary power/data supply, PDS-750 TR, designed by City Theatrical, Inc. specifically to withstand the rigors of the touring world.

Recognizing the taxing nature of temporary and touring stage applications, Color Kinetics introduced ColorBlast 12 TR. Similarly, City Theatrical developed PDS-750 TR with live entertainment lighting in mind.

"We're very excited about the substantial addition of ColorBlast 12 TR and PDS-750 TR units to our inventory, as we believe they form the perfect integrated solution for LED lighting in temporary applications," says Erin Byrnes, national asset management, PRG. "In addition to the exceptional lighting effects we've always counted on with ColorBlast 12, we're extremely pleased by the ease with which we can change the glass lenses on the new units, and the protective plastic boot, both which help to ensure our investment. We now have approximately 3,000 of these fixtures in stock—a testament to the demand for LED lighting today."

Phil O'Donnell, vice president, lighting systems sales at Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions, notes, "There's little dispute that intelligent LED systems have affected the way events and entertainment venues are lit today, opening new channels for creativity while cutting the complexity of traditional lighting methods. We understand that entertainment lighting professionals require fundamentally different tools, and ColorBlast 12 TR is one of the latest innovations to reflect our focus on this important market."

City Theatrical president Gary Fails adds, "PRG's large commitment to this exciting technology reaffirms that LEDs have become a staple of live entertainment lighting. Our many years of experience in the field have yielded tremendous knowledge of what works and what doesn't, and we believe the combination of ColorBlast 12 TR and PDS-750 TR will become the definitive LED lighting system for live events."