Palau de les Arts Rena Sofía

LED lighting in large auditoriums: a green bet

Stonex has been the company in charge of providing the premium lighting material with the latest LED technology for which these large spaces are committed.

The lighting industry has been submerged in a slow but unstoppable years transition to the LED. The advantages of this new technology have not gone unnoticed by anyone: greater ease for color selection, lower energy consumption and long luminaire life.

Given that spaces such as auditoriums have a large amount of lighting material, it is no coincidence that these are some of the pioneers in joining the trend and begin replacing their equipment with more modern ones. The electrical consumption is reduced in a ratio of 1 to 10 and the expense in air conditioning is also greatly reduced thanks to the low heat emission of these devices.

In the case of Palau de les Arts, emblematic scenic space in the city of Valencia, 60 Source Four Par Pearl LED de ETC have recently replaced others 60 units of its incandescent counterpart. The duration of the light source of these devices (34.000 hours compared to the 1.000 of the incandescence) in addition to that it is possible to change the color temperature without the need for filters and the great energy savings they provide (passing from 750w to 85w) the they become outstanding tools for use in multidisciplinary spaces.

The time that an illuminator or programmer invests in find the exact color on the device It is also reduced. With the LED, the jelly system is replaced by a quick configuration through the control table. No doubt this is a star feature among lighting professionals who need to optimize their work to the fullest.


In turn, the Juan March Foundation He has also decided to equip his auditorium with a large number of LED luminaries of the American brand ETC. Its main scenario works entirely with this technology from 2012.

Due to the good result, the Foundation has decided to expand the provision of luminaires with 73 new ETC LED devices among which the cuts stand out S4 LED LUSTR +, Source Four LED Series 2, Daylight HD y Sour Four LED Series 2 Lustr. For the control, an ION console of the same brand has been acquired, which facilitates precise and intuitive control of the entire installation.

These small improvements in the fluidity of the work and in the energetic cost suppose a big saving for those spaces that decide to bet by the LED illumination. It is an investment whose return is not expected in any case.


In the emblematic headquarters of CaixaForum from the capital the inauguration of a new multipurpose room has also had premium material ETC for both lighting - 4 units of the Colorsource Spot- as for the control - console Coloursource 20.

The auditorium of Inditex has included a total of 24 units of the Source Four CE LED Studio HD They offer high quality white light for camcorder retransmissions. These spaces are already committed to material from major brands such as ETC, Claypaky o Ayrton, whose products are subject to the strictest quality tests before being launched.

Highlights among them the guarantee of up to ten years on the LED chip of the devices ETC, which also ensure up to 54.000 hours of light in its Source Four LED and Coloursource cuts.


In Spain, the company Stonex is an official distributor of ETC, Claypaky y Ayrton, among other well-known brands. As a national reference in professional lighting and stage engineering, Stonex brings more than 39 years of experience offering integral solutions for the sectors of entertainment, entertainment, architecture and emergency lighting; comprising the design, supply, installation and maintenance of scenic equipment and premium lighting.

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