Some 72 nations and territories came together July 28 – August 8 in Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England, for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The designer looked to Elation’s market-leading IP65 Proteus line, using 212 Proteus Maximus™, 54 Proteus Excalibur™ and 54 Proteus Rayzor Blade™ luminaires.
The Maximus and Excalibur fixtures have featured on many large projects but the Commonwealth Games marked the debut of the Proteus Rayzor Blade, a tiltable linear LED light that functions as a wash, strobe or FX light.
For the Opening Ceremony, Gurdon lined the athlete’s path with Proteus Excalibur narrow beam moving heads and positioned additional units on audio carts. The 20,000-lumen Excaliburs with their 0.8° beam were primarily used for attention-grabbing searchlight effects.