Philips shines at Music School in Potch

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DWR Distribution, the Signify distributor in Africa, is proud to report that Philips Showline SL Punchlite 220 luminaires and a Philips Strand 200 Plus console have been installed in the Conservatory Hall at the North-West University School of Music and Conservatory in Potchefstroom. The SL Punchlite 220 is a high-performance luminaire delivering a powerful blended beam, ideal for large outdoor stages and permanent applications. The new equipment will compliment all the concerts and music productions, such as the cabaret and annual pantomime.

Dr. Yvonne-Marié Brand is the acting director of the NWU School of Music & Conservatory, a university that offers exceptional music instruction in a variety of instruments and genre and where students have the opportunity to develop their music skills within various undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, from diploma to doctoral level. “The new equipment is a huge upgrade and has greatly improved the lighting in the hall,” said Brand. “More light, no noise! We are really impressed with it.”

Headed by Andi Rodgers, DWR Distribution installed three lighting bars on which 12 Philips SL Punchlite 200s were hung, with a Philips Strand 200 Plus console for control. The Philips Strand 200 Plus console features 12 Effects playbacks with each effect having up to 48 steps. Effects are easy to access, record and change dynamically. All show information can be saved to a USB memory device as a secure backup of the show.

Mostly operated by students, Brand adds, “The feedback from the technical crew is very positive, the equipment is fantastic, good quality, great features and is fairly easy to use. Thank you, DWR for the installation and the great service.”