ETC has proved that Source Four fixtures aren’t just for theaters – by supplying Source Four HID luminaires to the Museu da Eletricidade (Museum of Electricity) in Lisbon, Portugal.
“We first worked with the museum’s managers about two years ago,” says Vitor Paiva, commercial director at ETC dealer Luzeiro, “when they bought tungsten ETC Source Four luminaires. They were impressed and asked to look at other models in the Source Four range. Key to their specification was that they need low maintenance and high light output.”
So, at the end of last year, the museum supplemented its exhibition lighting with 24 ETC Source Four HID fixtures, which were immediately put to use on a display by Portuguese painter Vitor Pomar. These were deemed such a success that the managers ordered a further 34 instruments to light the World Press Photo exhibition, which runs at the Museum throughout May.
“The Source Four HID has a long-life lamp and produces less heat per lumen output than tungsten luminaires – plus, in taking advantage of the optics which made the Source Four renowned, a 150-watt Source Four HID fixture provides an output close to that of its 575-watt tungsten counterpart,” says Paiva.
The ETC Source Four HID fixtures that Luzeiro supplied are perfect for delivering a precisely focused beam of light, perfectly showing off the spectacular photography. “The lighting was the subject of great acclaim,” says Paiva, “both on the part of the international organizers and of the television companies who visited and interviewed photographers under the Source Four lights.”
The World Press exhibition, which travels to 45 countries over the course of a year, is a display of the best photos that have appeared in print in the past year and follows an awards ceremony in Amsterdam.
Photo credit: Luzeiro