Martin RUSH for Hamilton venues

Posted on Monday, March 27th, 2017

H3 in a unit within New Zealand’s Hamilton City Council which manages three major venues; Claudelands Event Centre, FMG Stadium Waikato and Seddon Park.

Within H3 is a Technical Services department which takes care of all production requirements for events in all of those venues. Recently, it was decided that the addition of Martin RUSH MH1 LED profile moving heads would greatly benefit the department and so eight were purchased.

“The fixtures are used in all three venues but predominantly Claudelands Event Centre’s arena,” commented Kelvin Ballard, Senior Technician. “We have used them on a variety of events – touring shows, conference dinners, dance schools – wherever we need a whole range of lighting effects.”

The technical crew report that they are impressed by the selection of the gobo wheels, terrific colours and the great effects they can achieve with the RUSH MH1. Of course, the fact that it is LED rather than a standard globe lamp is also appreciated!

“We purchased the RUSH MH1 to fill an obvious gap in our inventory but one of the main reasons we went with the RUSH MH1, is that RUSH fixtures are readily in town and Auckland is we need to supplement them,” explained Kelvin. “We can easily get more if we need them for the larger events.”

The RUSH MH1 is a super bright LED profile moving head fixture with efficient optics that punches out a variety of effects and colours from two gobo wheels and two colour wheels. For added versatility and effect, it also houses an electronic dimmer and strobe, iris and 3-facet prism.

The photographs are from the CATE 2016 Conference (Careers and Transition Education), held in Claudelands Arena November 2016.