Automotive aftermarket lighting provider’s entertainment brand, Claypaky to provide 100 per cent hybrid lighting solutions in company’s fifth successive Eurovision lighting tender
Claypaky, the entertainment lighting arm of OSRAM, has been chosen to provide the lighting for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest under the “Feel the vibe” motto.
For the fifth time in a row, the Munich-based high-tech company will light up the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Tel Aviv with its individual solutions.
A substantial proportion of all the moving heads in the International Congress Center will be provided by OSRAM’s entertainment brand.
“We are very happy to be ESC’s official lighting partner again this year.
“Our lighting solutions will be individually aligned to this year’s show to stage the many musical highlights and create a fantastic and unique atmosphere with our lighting effects,” said Gunnar Eberhardt, head of entertainment and architectural lighting at OSRAM.
After Lisbon last year, OSRAM will once again be the official partner to shine a light on the artists of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Tel Aviv.
The world’s largest TV entertainment event will take place from 12-18 May at the International Congress Center in Tel Aviv.
Under the slogan “Dare to dream!”, 42 artists will fight to bring the victory home to their country.
Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub will be hosting the live shows.
Creating unique atmosphere
Both at the two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May and at the final on 18 May, OSRAM will attempt to create a unique atmosphere for high emotions with its lighting solutions from Claypaky.
The lighting manufacturer’s motto for this year is tailored to the venue: “Feel the Vibe” reflects the city’s claimed vitality and energy.
Like no other city, Tel Aviv embodies a blend of tradition and innovation, successfully combining the best of history and modernity.
This feeling is also transferred to the ESC and is supported by OSRAM’s lighting solutions on stage and in the city.
First introduced in 2019, the Sharpy Plus featuring an integrated OSRAM discharge lamp is one of the highlights on the main stage, according to the company.
The 100 per cent hybrid light with a powerful OSRAM Sirius HRI 330W X8 lamp combines spot and beam modes, offering homogeneous projection and “impressive” beams – technology that is also used in the brand’s automotive aftermarket products.
In both modes, the entire zoom range from 3° to 36° can be used to put the artists in the right light.
Axcor 600 spotlights with integrated SSL technology will also be used.
“Powerful” lighting solutions
The powerful 500 W pure white LED light engine of these fixtures delivers up to 28,000 lumens at a colour temperature of up to 6,500 K, depending on the version.
The Unico from the Scenius family will also provide effects again.
The Sharpy Wash will be used off stage, completing the Claypaky lighting concept.
Lighting designer Dakar Azulay said: “The Claypaky luminaires used this year give us extensive design options such as spotlight, beam, profile and wash.
“Using these powerful products, we will be able to create great visual experiences through top-quality light and a wide variety of effects.
He will be part of the ESC for the first time together with his lighting designer colleague Ronen Najar.
In addition to the Claypaky products, luminaires from other brands featuring OSRAM lamp technology such as Robe’s BMFL will be integrated into the system.
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