iLED ColorBank H.O at Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

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The 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony was held at the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest. Featuring more than 15,000 performers, the ceremony lasted over four hours and was watched by over 1 billion viewers – the largest live television audience in history!

One of the most complex segments of the ceremony was the arrival of the astronaut – depicting China’s ambitions in space – and the 15 metre, 16 tonned sphere representing the Earth. 58 acrobats tumbled rightside up, sideways or upside down on its surface, while the globe was illuminated internally by 122 iLED ColorBank H.O fixtures.

The ColorBank H.O is a high powered wash fixture, suitable for use in multiple applications. This IP65 rated fixture is also suited for all weather outdoor use. Consisting of 108 1W LEDs – 36 Red, 36 Green, and 36 Blue – the LEDBank H.O features 15° optics and delivers a beam angle of 17° x 12°. On board automated programs can be operated via master/slave or DMX operation, and up to 28 units of this fixture can be daisy chained for ease of use.