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Sound Planning creates immersive lighting at St Malachy Church

Sound Planning creates immersive lighting at St Malachy Church

Sound Planning creates immersive lighting at St Malachy Church


St Malachy Church in Detroit has invested in a colour rendering LED lighting system featuring fixtures by Chauvet Professional. This was created and installed by Nathan Cole, a system engineer from Sound Planning Communications.

‘Colour and lighting have always been critical elements to the Catholic mass even before lighting fixtures were invented,’ said St Malachy’s LD, Dave Corbat. ‘This parish takes a proactive role in reaching out to worshippers. This led to the idea of introducing colourful lighting to create an immersive environment in the sanctuary.’

The installation consisted of four Rogue R2 Wash fixtures for the main lighting pipe and two of the same fixtures that were set up on the ground near the altar. For uplighting, a selection of Colordash Batten-Quad 12 linear wash fixtures were set up on the ground.

Corbat added: ‘The combination of the Rogue R2 Washes and Colordash Batten-Quad 12s gives us unparalleled flexibility in what we can do with the lighting in our space. We are able to get creative with our lighting design and use it in a way that enhances the liturgical experience for our congregation. As moving fixtures with the ability to create a wide range of colours, the Rogues greatly expand our capability to support services. We are using these moving wash fixtures to highlight areas during liturgy as well as to project colours onto our ceiling so we can better reflect the mood of the liturgical season.’

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