Wireless DMX lights up Ellie Goulding

When Ellie Goulding announced a short, six-date tour to promote her most recent album, Brightest Blue, the artist’s long-standing lighting designer, Cate Carter, had been looking into color-tunable LED sources with a CRMX receiver.

When Andy Scott from Lite Alternative introduced her to GLP’s new Creative Light 1 Plus, this was selected for the tour. As one of LumenRadios trusted OEM partners, GLP has chosen to integrate CRMX into their fixtures to allow for a truly wireless setup. Her stage set would be based around a concealed video screen, which would form the centerpiece, set behind a cyclorama – which is where the 36 Creative Light 1 Plus units came in.

“We needed to introduce an extra dimension between the two, so a grid of 36 of these fixtures are situated behind the cyclorama. We map them as individual light sources, using them as block fixtures, and the interaction between the light source and cyclorama creates a wonderful halo effect”, Carter says.

There are several benefits in using a Wireless DMX solution such as the Creative Light 1 Plus in a smaller-production tour, Carter explains:

The fact they are battery operated and wireless meant much less work for just the two of us, they are lightweight and magnetic, which is brilliant because they are fast and easy to rig, and the fact they don’t require power distro is also perfect.

Cate Carter

The Creative Light 1 Plus features an integrated LumenRadio CRMX module, ideal for integration into an existing DMX network. With 24 individually addressable RGB pixels, the fixture offers countless design possibilities, making it ideal for small-scale touring. Whether all pixels are used together, individually (via pixel-mapping), or via the integrated Double Layer FX engine, the visual effects are impressive. The integrated battery offers enormous power, with 10,000mAh, and the selectable power modes ensure an enduring performance of up to 24 hours. 

As for the Ellie Goulding tour, Cate Carter describes the Creative Light 1 Plus as “a fantastic fixture which has provided the extra dimension I needed.”

Photo credit: David Stewart