Mildura Arts Centre, the leading arts and culture hub of North West Victoria, features a 500 seat performing arts theatre that has recently upgraded its’ lighting system to incorporate seven Ayrton Mistral-TC.

Like many venues around the country, the Arts Centre was keen to move towards an all LED inventory but the product had to be high quality.

“We needed a product that could deliver warm tones, true colour rendering and a high CRI was important,” commented Mark Williams, Technical Services Team Leader. “We already had some wash fixtures so this time we wanted an effect light but at the same time, if it could do wash as well it would be super-handy.”

Enter the Ayrton Mistral-TC devised specifically for applications that require perfect colour reproduction! Mistral-TC has a CRI greater than 90, a sophisticated colour mix system providing CMY colour mixing, variable CTO colour temperature correction and a fixed colour wheel with seven saturated colour filters.

And as for effects, the Ayrton Mistral-TC can certainly deliver those! With an incredible focusable graphic animation effect-wheel with continuous rotation in both directions, 5-facet circular indexable rotating prism and the ‘sparkle effect’, the Mistral-TC keeps on giving.

The tech team at Mildura decided to stage a shootout between the Ayrton Mistral-TC and a competitor with the Ayrton light winning hands down. They may cost more than the competitor but less were required to do the job!

“We all decided they were well worth the cost,” said Mark. “It really was a team decision and the team love the new lights. We are able to present events in a much better way than previously.”
Mark says the light weight and compact size of the fixture was important as was the fact that it runs very quiet.

“It just ticked all the boxes,” he added. “The Mistral-TC’s range of gobos is great and certainly a lot better than any other fixtures we looked at, plus the prism is really good and the colours are amazing. However, it’s the high CRI that really sets the Mistral-TC apart from other fixtures.”

Powerful, fast, precise, versatile and intuitive, Mistral-TC offers unrivalled performance in its category with nothing else of its size, weight, brightness and number of functions on the market.

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