School auditoriums are some of the most diversely used spaces in education. Throughout the year students, faculty and the public gather in auditoriums for different types of assemblies and performances. Often serving as mixed-use spaces that double as a cafeteria, gymnasium, or other gathering space, the auditorium in an education environment needs to be able to adapt to different uses without a lot of complexity.
The lighting in school auditoriums is decidedly functional—the goal being basic illumination of whatever is on stage—and yet it needs to be flexible enough to accommodate the various events that occur in the space. The controls need to be intuitive enough that a staff member or student with minimal training can operate them, but flexible enough to quickly change what is illuminated effortlessly to suit the type of event.
An integrated lighting system from Strand and Vari-Lite can provide a complete end-to-end solution to illuminate the variety of events that occur in an auditorium or mixed-use space. The wide range of lighting fixtures available provide the flexibility and feature set needed to illuminate any space. Fixtures can be simple as static position, white only luminaires or be full-featured moving heads with variable color and dynamic effects.
To control the space, the Strand Vision.Net Touchscreen is as
comfortable as your personal tablet. For everyday events, room lighting can be simply turned on and off, stage lighting looks can be recalled, and basic adjustments made effortlessly with the push of your finger.