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The Calderón Theater in Valladolid renews its lighting systems with ETC

The scenic space has completed its endowment with several equipment of the American manufacturer distributed by Stonex, a commitment to a more sustainable future and the transition to LED.

Theater lighting has been modernized with several ETC equipment. With the arrival of LED technology in the stage lighting sector, the large spaces already replace their equipment with greener options that not only reduce the energy expenditure of light and air conditioning, but also maximize creative possibilities in terms of use of color

But it is not a simple change. On some occasions theaters or auditoriums already have a large equipment of conventional luminaires that have been an important investment. The passage of such technology to LED In these cases it becomes a process that can last for years, in which both technologies will coexist for long periods.

This is the case of Calderón Theater of Valladolid, which has decided to prepare its installation so that both the LED and conventional luminaires work optimally in the theater over the next few years. For this, they have had products ETC, a leading manufacturer of stage lighting with a large presence in theaters and televisions, and its official distributor in Spain, Stonex.

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A space prepared for the LED

With the focus on this new stage, the Dimmers system with which the space had been used for 20 years ago has been replaced. The model SmartRack de ETC has been replaced and renewed moving on to 3 sensor, of the same brand, with technology modules Thrupower. These allow converting a regulation channel to a direct circuit, so that in any circuit you can connect both a conventional device and one with LED technology or discharge lamp.

Furthermore, Stonex He has worked for the improvement in the control infrastructure, adding ethernet lines, optical fiber for wireless control and DMX, giving the lighting system of Calderón Theater Greater versatility The space now has 5 dimmers ESR3 48 Sensor 3, new modules ETR15AFR y ETR25 AFR, in addition to a dimmer monitoring system with Driver y Concert which allows to know any network failure.

Versatile lighting control

For the control of the luminaires of the stage and patio of seats has opted for the versatile GIO y ION XE. Two powerful options that offer endless possibilities in terms of color control in an intuitive and simple way.

To this combination is also added the ETCpad (Portable Access Device), a convenient tool that allows remote control of luminaires by means of an industrial-format Tablet.

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Thanks to this renewal in its control systems and connections, the Calderón Theater of Valladolid Advances in the transition to a new, more efficient and green technology, which will allow you to reduce your energy expenditure by up to 80%.

In Spain, the company Stonex is an official distributor of ETC, 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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