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First Baptist Church of Stockton lights up its new facility

First Baptist Church of Stockton lights up its new facility

First Baptist Church of Stockton lights up its new facility

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After acquiring the building next door, the First Baptist Church of Stockton in California required a modern lighting system that allowed flexibility for the space, so it could be used for services and as a community server. It teamed up Nor Cal Pro Audio, which supplied and installed lighting fixtures from ADJ in the venue.

Jorge González from Nor Cal Pro Audio worked with the church’s senior pastors and its head of media technology, Saul Bello, to help it find the right lighting products for the project. ‘We organised a shoot-out at the church’s new building,’ explained González. ‘I arranged for a number of different lighting manufacturers to bring along their products and Saul and the pastors decided that the ADJ Vizi CMY300 was the option they wanted to go for. They particularly liked the smooth colour mixing it offers. The LED source was another important factor, as they were very clear that they wanted to save money on power and to avoid replacing blown lamps.’

Six ADJ Vizi CMY300 moving head lights were set up on an upstage truss to project gobo patterns onto the stage, as well as create mid-air beam effects and colour washes. An additional two Vizi CMY300s were installed on a front of house truss as spotlights and for custom gobos of the church logo, which can be projected onto the blank walls of the auditorium. Eight COB Cannon Wash DW LED Par Cans were also installed to provide in-fill washing for the stage. Six were hung above for downlight and the other two on either side of the stage provided side-fill. For house lighting, 47 COB Cannon Wash units were set up across the ceiling. These are connected to four D6 Branch signal splitter/amplifiers, which aid with running a DMX signal to all of the COB Cannon Washes. Eight Dotz Par tri-colour COB wash fixtures were also installed, six for truss warmers and two to illuminate the drummer.

‘When we took out the old fluorescent lights that had been in the building before, we realised that the COB Cannon Washes fitted like a glove into the old recessed fittings that were already in the roof,’ explained González. ‘It made the install very easy as we just took out the old lights, dropped in the COB Cannons and strapped them down so they couldn’t get knocked out of place. The result is very impressive and was surprisingly affordable for the church. I researched what an electrician would charge to supply and fit a regular dimmable house light, and it wasn’t actually that much less than we charged for the COB Cannons.’



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