Why Royal Caribbean chose lighting from Elation Professional

Why Royal Caribbean chose lighting from Elation Professional
The ship’s theatre uses Elation Professional's stage lighting in performances such as ‘Hairspray’ (Image: SBW-Photo)

When US-based cruise operator Royal Caribbean International was looking for a partner to help it to equip its newest ship Symphony of the Seas with energy-efficient and cost-saving lighting, it turned to intelligent LED lighting firm Elation Professional. The company, which had previously worked on three Royal Caribbean projects, supplied an energy-efficient LED lighting package that would help to reduce the environmental impact of Symphony of the Seas, which was christened this November

“By switching from incandescent to LED lights, we benefit from less maintenance and use less power, and with less heat generated there is a lower burden on the air conditioning system which translates into power and fuel savings,” says Christopher Vlassopulos, manager of Sound and Light at Royal Caribbean International. “The dollar savings over the lifetime of a ship is quite significant.” 

Elation’s lighting can be found in all areas of the ship, from the promenade and the FlowRider surf area to the ice rink and theatre. The theatre-in-the-round ice rink, Studio B, showcases world-class figure skaters in the ship’s high-tech ice-skating show. The show’s lighting rig is made up of several Elation products, including Platinum Seven LED moving heads and Artiste DaVinci CMY and graphics luminaires. 

“The Elation lighting in Studio B is the best constellation for performance, energy saving and maintenance,” said Vlassopulos.

The Royal Theatre features Broadway hit ‘Hairspray’ and original production ‘Flight: Dare to Dream.’ Both shows use Elation lights including Colour Chorus 72 LED battens, Fuze Wash Z350 LED moving head wash lights, and Proton 3K LED strobes. 

Symphony of the Seas first sailed in April of this year and can host around 6,600 passengers and 2,200 crew. The ship’s highlights include a two-level Ultimate Family Suite, the tallest slide at sea, laser tag and much more. 

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
13 December 2018

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