For the busy Christmas party season in Perth, Ultimo Catering and Events set up two spectacular venues at Elizabeth Quay: Coast to the Quay and Quay to the Forbidden Forest.
Some of the largest corporate Christmas parties in Perth were held in these two pop-up venues for which One 20 Productions provided audio, lighting, DJ equipment, staging for the entertainment and entrance arches for the event.
Both venues featured expansive outdoor areas and required tech gear to stay rigged for three weeks no matter what the weather would bring. This was not a problem for One 20 Productions as they had recently purchased 16 x ShowPRO Neptune 400 Hybrid IP65 lights featuring high-efficiency optics, and a wide zoom angle from 3-30° that provides a strong beam and spot effects!
“We wanted something to replace our ageing MAC700 fixtures that have been our workhorse for the last few years,” began Damian John, One 20 Productions’ Managing Director. “We wanted something as bright and as reliable as the MAC700 but it needed to be rated IP65 as 80% of our events are held outdoors.”
When searching for the ideal replacement Damian discovered there were not many products that could match these requirements. He noticed that Resolution X had purchased quite a few Neptunes and that they were having a lot of success with them. Naturally, he turned his attention to the Neptunes range.
“The brightness and IP65 rating of the Neptunes was great but the fact that they are a Show Technology stocked product means I know we’ll get looked after,” commented Damian. “Since we’ve had the Neptunes they have performed brilliantly and have been a real workhorse. They’re always out on gigs.”
During the three-week Christmas event, the Neptunes were left outdoors with no covers on them and although it rained a few times, there was no problem with them.