Industry Insights: The state of lighting design in broadcast

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Are we in an all-LED world, or are some still using mixed solutions?

“Not yet. New construction tends to be all LED. Mixed solutions still exist, and probably will for some time, only because clients still want to use legacy systems and combine LEDs with them to save money,” according to London.

“With the use of variable color temperature LED fixtures there is plenty of opportunity to blend the new and old technologies,” Goldberg said.

“Still using a mix of LED and Fluorescent fixtures as the LED softs are still quite expensive. We feel that all LED at a reasonable cost is a few years away,” Mclaughlin noted.

“It’s still a hybrid world for many stations. And it’s never just one light source type anyway. Monitors, light boxes, and scenic elements are all part of the integrated look,” said Summers.

Watch for another roundtable in the coming weeks with lighting manufactures about the state of broadcast lighting.

Participants

Mack Mclaughlin – FX Design Group
Adrian Goldberg – TAD Lighting
Lenny Summers – Angry Badger Productions
Mark London – The Lighting Design Group

[focus-on]This article is part of our Focus On Lighting Design for TV, presented by Fluotec. View more from the series here.[/focus-on]

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