Litepanels Gemini 2x1 LED Panels Used On World Cup Of Pool

Litepanels’ Gemini 2x1 Soft RGBWW panels lit the way for Austria to claim a second championship in the 2019 World Cup of Pool, broadcast live in June from Morningside Arena, Leicester, U.K. 

Previously, the World Cup of Pool productions have used florescent lighting. This is the first use of LED panels. The lighting team rigged an array of 14 Litepanels Gemini 2x1 Soft LED panels high above the pool table with five lights on each side and four more down the middle, making space to accommodate an overhead camera.

The lighting team was able to achieve the required effect by dimming the Geminis to only 30 percent of their total output, which means they were able to achieve the same effect with fewer lights in the pool events.

"On previous pool productions, we've relied on large florescent overhead panels to light the table — but they're heavy, hard to rig and throw off a lot of heat," said Paul Toley, owner and lighting director, P-R Event Productions Ltd, which has handled pool lighting for the event for the past 13 years.

"For this year's production, we wanted to use fixtures with greater flexibility and functionality. The Gemini's dial-in color mode and special effects like flash and strobe really added excitement during breaks in the action.”

The team was able to rig the Gemini panels in about half the time," Toley said. “There was a noticeable temperature reduction in the arena from using the LEDs, something the players especially appreciated.” 

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