Multi-award winning UK manufacturer GDS is delighted to announce yet another accolade for its new Auditorium lighting product, ArcSystem. ArcSystem has been awarded the LDI Best Green Product Award for 2011 (sponsored by Showman Fabricators) at the recent LDI show in Orlando, Florida.
GDS ArcSystem is a brand new concept that provides a low energy future proofing solution for auditoria house lighting. ArcSystem is an LED, fully dimmable fixture with a warm white tungsten colour output designed to emulate a traditional incandescent fitting. It is one of the first LED products to be dimmed to zero without stepping or snapping and utilises a custom dimming curve designed to mimic a tungsten light source. Each unit is fitted with the unique ArcMesh wireless transceiver for intensity control forming a mesh network matrix amongst multiple fixtures, enabling stability and completely flexible control. ArcMesh allows installers and specifiers the option to offer a solution for retro fit, without the need to run additional control cabling. Perhaps the most important factor is the low energy element, given run time and maintenance costs early estimations suggest that ArcSystem will provide a return on investment within 36 months”.
ArcSystem was launched at ABTT this year where it was awarded the Lighting Product of the Year Award and went on to win the Theatres Trust People’s Choice Award for Sustainability, a PLASA Innovation Award and the first ever PLASA Sustainability Award.
Chris Patton, International Sales Manager for GDS commented: -
“We are delighted to win such a prestigious award. The whole team at GDS strive to develop products that not only solve long standing technical problems but also make a significant contribution to the future sustainability of our industry. The fact that this has been recognised by our peers really means a lot to us”
The judging panel for the LDI Best Green Product Award commented: -
“The judges of the LDI Best Green Product Award for 2011 (sponsored by Showman Fabricators) recognise that ArcSystem is a real leap forward in industry technology and provides a solution to a long standing problem of not having a sustainable alternative to traditional incandescent auditorium fixtures that provide the same characteristics such as smooth dimming and a good quality of light”.
“Given that this product can have a real and substantial impact for all Theatres, both new and existing, is cost effective, and can significantly reduce the carbon dioxide impact of our entertainment facilities, the judges applaud GDS for their truly innovative product”.