Princess Cruises recently decided to update its grand-class cruise ship the Golden Princess with a new state-of-the-art Martin by Harman lighting rig.
After careful consideration, Silver Bullet Projects were hired to install a full array of Martin by Harman Professional Solutions lighting fixtures for its superior colour-mixing, unmatched reliability and energy efficiency.
Derrin Brown, Manager of Production Operations at Princess Cruises, explained: “I asked a lot of lighting directors we work with about their favourite fixtures, and they all said the same thing; if you want innovative features and reliable performance, there’s a lot of things I love about Martin fixtures, but the most important factor is its gorgeous colours—no other fixture looks as rich and vibrant as Martin’s.”
Productions and events in the Vista and Explorer lounges benefit from the fully pre-mixed colours of Martin by Harman MAC Aura XB LED wash fixtures and the versatile effects of RUSH MH1 Profile Plus moving spot fixtures.
In addition to Martin by Harman RUSH MH1 Profile Plus and Martin by Harman MAC Aura XB fixtures, the main lighting rig in the Princess Theatre notably features the new best-in-class Martin by Harman MAC Encore Performance, a full-featured, LED moving head fixture that generates pristine, full-spectrum light with ultra-high colour rendition.
Derrin said: “When you’re shopping for a primary profile these days, there are few good LED options, so I’m ecstatic about the new MAC Encore Performances.
“They’re extremely bright, their beams are fully uniform and they’re very well-engineered, so I know that I can trust their performance to be consistent and reliable.”
Another huge benefit of the new Martin by Harman lighting rig on Golden Princess is significantly reduced fuel and electrical costs. Martin fixtures’ incredibly high output enables Brown and his team to produce brighter light with less energy.
The reduced heat of the Martin by Harman fixtures also helps by requiring less air-conditioning to maintain a comfortable temperature in the venues. By switching to a complete, cutting-edge Martin by Harman lighting solution, Derrin has effectively cut the fuel costs associated with the entertainment venues in half.
Derrin added: “Since installing the rig, we’ve seen at least a 50% reduction in the venues’ heat and power consumption, the new Martin system is a win-win in so many ways, I definitely look forward to using these fixtures again when it’s time to update other ships in our fleet.”