It comes as no surprise low energy LED products have revolutionized the lighting industry. Aurora Lighting has invested in a range of new lighting kit specifically for the latest series of Channel 4’s ‘The Crystal Maze’. Aurora lighting collaborated with lighting designer Gurdip Mahal and gaffers James Tinsley and Adam Mitchell on the show.
The lights supplied included Chroma-Q Space Force, Rosco Silk 210s and Mole Richardson 400w Vari Soft heads to deliver controllable and also illumination. Additionally, SGM P5s, Phillips SL Strip and Chroma-Q Colorforce were installed to add texture and effects throughout the set.
The size and scale of the set, created by series designer James Dillon at The Bottle Yard, Bristol, required a flexible lighting package that could both maintain ambient levels and shift easily between the moods created to accompany each specific area. A variety of automated fixtures including Martin MAC Viper Profile, Clay Paky Sharpy and GLP X-4s, which allow swift alterations between moods or the addition of colour and movement to assist in highlighting action. They also incorporated a number of Fresnels into the design. It is used to imitate the tungsten warmth of the original show.
Project manager Ben Taylor said: “Gurdip and the whole production crew have been wonderfully creative in building custom looks for each challenge zone that manage to reflect the feel of the original series but with a clever modern touch”.