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Press Releases from A&O Lighting Technology GmbH (31 total)

In 2015, FALCON© searchlights enthuse over 2.6 million at open air events

Autumn is coming, and the 2015 season of open air events and festivals in Europe is coming to an end. A&O Technology, manufacturer and distributor of FALCON searchlights, is drawing a highly positive balance for the season. At many of the most important festivals this year, FALCONs were used to make statements in light that were visible for miles around. Despite highly changeable weather – with a July heat wave

A&O Creative broadens the concept of Sail Bremerhaven 2015 with spectacular ligh …

For Sail Bremerhaven 2015, A&O Creative created light shows in the harbour. The lighting, laser and pyro displays enthused the international spectators. Every five years, Bremerhaven is given over to sailors. This year, over 250 ships from 20 nations dropped anchor in the harbour to participate in the Sail Bremerhaven festival, one of the largest gatherings of windjammers and traditional sailing ships in the world. The wide variety of vessels,

FALCON searchlights conjure magical moments at the Tomorrowland Festival in Belg …

For the first time, FALCON searchlights have been integrated into the imaginative design of the main stage at the Tomorrowland festival. The robust searchlights proved once again that they also make ideal festival luminaires. Their exceptionally far-reaching, colour-drenched lighting effects turned the festival’s main event this year into a truly vibrant spectacle. When colourful internationalism, the beats of electronic music and surreal mysticism come together, the ravers gather at the Tomorrowland

A&O Technology adds new brilliance to Dubai’s luxury icon

Burj Al Arab of Jumeirah, the icon of Dubai and one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the world, now affords an even more glittering spectacle in the night sky. The exchange and programming of the new high-tech lighting system was performed by local partner A&O Technology. Every evening, the Burj Al Arab offers a colourful light show. The changing hues and brilliant strobe effects enthuse millions of

FALCON® BEAM 2 – A&O Technology launches new searchlight

In the new FALCON BEAM 2, A&O Technology is bringing a brilliant new searchlight onto the market. With its extended feature set, the FALCON BEAM 2 is now the first choice for demanding illuminations in the fields of entertainment and architectural lighting. Thanks to a new high-precision parabolic reflector with an ultra-reflective coating, the FALCON BEAM 2 guarantees dazzling brightness. The colour changer is based on the tried-and-tested technology

Uniqueness the common objective – A&O Creative produces for BigCityBeats a mag …

June 2015, Frankfurt, Germany – With a light show newly conceived by A&O Creative for the grand opening and closing ceremonies of the World Club Dome 2015, BigCityBeats managed to give ravers in the Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena goose pimples. BigCityBeats has long been synonymous with major opening and closing shows designed by its initiator and organizer Bernd Breiter. Working with A&O Creative this year they really excelled themselves in terms of

Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2015 – Gigantic tornado shows polo fans the place to be

April 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – As event partner of the Beach Polo Cup Dubai, A&O Technology created spectacular special effects with its FALCON luminaires and the FALCON Video shone in a new formation. In a formation never before seen, the FALCON VIDEO luminaires framed the arena’s giant LED screen to create a LED wall. The hybrid searchlights were therefore in use throughout the event as a fixed

A&O Creative, with A&O Technology as Technical General Contractor for Fireworks …

September 2014, Saudi Arabia - The palatial Hotel Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh provided the backdrop recently for an impressive multimedia spectacle. It was the first time in Saudi Arabia that the different disciplines within a show were seen to interact. To get a show in this unprecedented form up and running, A&O Technology summoned its best creative minds. The well-drilled A&O Creative team put together a complex multimedia show

A&O Creative presents light show for the 40th Bremerhaven Festival Week

July 2014, Bremerhaven – Every year, the city of Bremerhaven treats visitors to a waterside son et lumière in the harbour area – this year’s was the fortieth such show. On calm summer evenings, the surface of the water is like a mirror in which the spectacular productions of the Bremerhaven Festival Week are reflected. Dazzling beams of light this year danced over the Old Harbour and the New Harbour

Lighting designer James Bawn trusted in FALCON® floodlights to illuminate the E …

July 2014, Yorkshire, UK – HSL Group, UK based project partner of A&O Technology, supplied equipment for a bold, vibrant interactive lighting installation work – ‘Control t’force’ – created by Lighting Designer James Bawn, that illuminated the 330 metre high Emley Moor Mast in west Yorkshire UK, which is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK, an iconic local landmark and the main UHF transmitter for most of the county.

Creative Lighting Asia and A&O Technology present FALCON® seminar in the Galaxy …

September 2014, Macau, China – Together with its regional project partner Creative Lighting Asia (CLA), A&O Technology organized recently a seminar to demonstrate the outstanding advantages and performance capabilities of the FALCON range. At the same time, the company presented the latest fruits of its plasma technology – Made in Germany. In the Galaxy Hotel’s Oasis restaurant, Creative Lighting Asia had found the ideal setting in which to deliver a

Creative Lighting Asia and A&O Technology present FALCON® seminar in the Galaxy …

September 2014, Macau, China – Together with its regional project partner Creative Lighting Asia (CLA), A&O Technology organized recently a seminar to demonstrate the outstanding advantages and performance capabilities of the FALCON range. At the same time, the company presented the latest fruits of its plasma technology – Made in Germany. In the Galaxy Hotel’s Oasis restaurant, Creative Lighting Asia had found the ideal setting in which to deliver a

Mario Barth celebrates another world record – lighting designers Manfred “Ol …

June 2014, Olympic Stadium, Berlin – He did it again. Marion Barth’s fans remained loyal to him and handed him another world record in the Olympic Stadium for his show “It’s all men’s fault,” say women. A&O Technology supplied seventy FALCON searchlights for the event, which was recorded for DVD. Over Whitsun weekend, the comedian Mario Barth attempted a new world record, holding out to his vast legion of fans an

Wianki 2014 – Lighting designer Pawel Pajak crowns Krakow’s Midsummer’s Ni …

June 2014, Krakow – The twenty-first of June is the longest day of the year and the shortest night; the summer solstice. Every year on the same date many Polish cities hold the Wianki Music Festival – chief among them Krakow. With tons of fireworks, a wide variety of musical offerings and an impressive array of FALCON searchlights, the banks of the Vistula near the Wawel hill this year were

Lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt with FALCON searchlights and the Böhse Onkelz …

June 2014, Hockenheim – Nothing lasts forever – not even the abstinence of German rock legends the Böhse Onkelz. Fully nine years since their farewell concert, the group were celebrating their revival. On a giant stage in the glaring light of FALCON searchlights supplied by A&O Technology under contract from PRG AG, they were given a frenetic ‘welcome back’ by 200,000 fans. Above the Hockenheimring hung a glowering sky right out

A&O Technology provides special effects for Beach Polo Cup Dubai lightshow

Dubai, May 2014 – For the 10th edition of the Beach Polo Cup Dubai, event partner A&O Technology supplied FALCON® searchlights to illuminate the event arena on the premises of Skydive Dubai and provide special highlights. To mark the 10th anniversary, the organizers, mamemo productions, directed by Creative Director Sam Katiela (the founder and organizer of Beach Polo Cup Dubai), put on a tremendous show. This was the first time the

The revolution in lighting technology - The FALCON® SPELIA range – sulphur-pl …

The sulphur-plasma luminaires of the FALCON SPELIA series mark a revolution in lighting technology. With an operating life of up to 50,000 hours and up to 165 lm/W, SPELIA is currently one of the most energy-efficient lamps on the market. It combines cost-effectiveness with environmentally friendly qualities and versatility. FALCON SPELIA lighting systems are suitable for a wide range of locations, including architectural installations, greenhouses, streets, places of entertainment, factories,

A&O Creative celebrated the end of the year with three spectacular international …

January 2014, Dubai/Doha – With three spectacular events, A&O Technology in the role of general contractor, along with its in-house creative department under the leadership of the lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt, was able to close out the year 2013 in style and hit the ground running in 2014. At the end of November, the lighting specialist bathed the Burj Khalifa in light to mark the announcement that the city

A&O Technology implements in the role of general service provider Gert Hof's pro …

Doha, Qatar – 11th December 2011 – On the third Sunday in Advent, the Katara Amphitheatre was transformed into a chalice of light and sound, while the heavens above the Katara Village in Doha, Qatar, were flooded with blazing beams of light. For the ceremonial opening of the Katara Amphitheatre, under the patronage of His Highness Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Than, on the occasion of the Fourth Forum

A&O FALCONs Shine on Eurovision

Oyten, Germany – MAY 20, 2011 – The FALCON® FLOWER made quite an impression at the 56th Eurovision Song Contest recently held at Düsseldorf Arena in Germany. The show is known for making technical leaps and bounds and this year marked the biggest Eurovision in history with regards to lighting equipment and live audience. Germany had not hosted the show since 1983 but when Lena Meyer-Landrut won Eurovision 2010 in

OSRAM and A&O Technology illuminated Alpine Skiing World Championships

Modern lighting equipment created a bridge between competition venues in Garmisch-Partenkirchen With the World Skiing Championships, which run from the 7th to the 20th February 2011 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, A&O Technology is adding another magnificent project to its portfolio. Together with Osram, the company adorned the night sky above the world famous ski resort with a bridge of light linking the main competition venues – an unusual and spectacular construct – as

Panta rhei - Bremen’s Weser Tower features eye-catching LED installation from …

“Panta rhei – Everything flows“ is the motto of a new star on the banks of the Weser river in Bremen: the 82-metre-high Weser Tower. On the 7th December 2010, star architect Helmut Jahn of Chicago and lighting artist Yann Kersalé of Paris pushed the switch that turned on the illuminations on the façade of the highest office block in Bremen. From their vantage point in the Weserburg museum, the

Claus Spreyer consolidates A&O Technology’s management team

The staff of A&O Technology Germany has been strengthened at the senior management level. Claus Spreyer, most recently responsible for Partner Relationship Management with Lightpower / MA Lighting, will henceforth be providing support for the functions of CEO Marco Niedermeier in the position of Executive Vice President of A&O Technology Germany. A&O Technology, an international service provider that distributes and hires out architectural and entertainment lighting equipment, stands to gain considerably

A&O FALCON®s at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver

Although temperatures were originally around 10° C and everyone was worried about conditions for the Winter Olympics, the weather in the end played along and the Games could begin on schedule. An impressive closing ceremony on the 28th February in the sold-out BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, then marked the end of the 21st Winter Olympics. For this major sporting occasion, A&O Technology USA commissioned by PRG Los

A&O Middle East supports Maharashtra Day, one of the biggest shows in India 2010

It was fifty years ago on the 1st May 1960 that the state of Maharashtra achieved sovereignty. In the years since, it has established itself as one of the most important states in India. The fiftieth jubilee was marked by an enormous celebration in the state’s capital Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. Maharashtra Day, or Kaamgaar Din, is regarded as a red letter day in the Indian calendar. Done Events of

Ultimate Fighting Championship in Abu Dhabi with A&O FALCON luminaires

In April, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was staged for the first time in the United Arab Emirates. The setting was a square on the site of the still in construction Ferrari World theme park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC 112 also marked the first time what is generally one of the largest indoor sporting events in the world was held in the open air. Commissioned by Gearhouse Staging

A&O Middle East supplied FALCONs for opening of a new Monument in Bahrain

In Sakhir, Bahrain the Bahrain National Charter Monument was inaugurated at a Royal ceremony marking the anniversary of the National Action Charter on 14 February. This significant occasion took place on the museum site which is set up in an amphitheatre style. Pico International (Bahrain) was responsible for the event concept, design, implementation and show production including the multimedia and lighting design, which marked the celebratory opening ceremony of one

A&O supported “The Who” Halftime Show Act at the XLIV Super Bowl

It was a terrific halftime show that inspired the live audience and viewers at home with a combination of Pyro-, Laser and Lighting Effects and hits from “The Who”. At a time when no one suspected the New Orleans Saints to win the game, the stadium crowd of the 44th Super Bowl in Miami celebrated and enjoyed the extremely popular halftime show. In the 12 minute space, The Who performed five

52 FALCON searchlights from A&O provide spectacular support for world championsh …

On the 20th June, FALCON searchlights were deployed at one of the biggest boxing events of the last year, the triumph by TKO of IBF, WBO and IBO world champion Wladimir Klitschko over WBA ‘world champion in waiting’ Ruslan Chagaev. The fight was broadcast live and exclusively by RTL from the Veltins Arena of Bundesliga club Schalke 04. With 61,000 spectators in the stadium and a further ten million following

First xenon searchlight with integrated LED-video-panels

The FALCON® CMY LED-VIDEO is the logical further development of the FALCON® 6000 CMY, the well established 4.000W high-powered xenon searchlight with pan, tilt, CMY, colour changer, scroller for frost effects, dimmer, shutter and zoom. The now novel colour changer “CMY REALCOLOUR”, exclusively developed by alpha one together with ROSCO, is the first device in the world capable of achieving with colour gels the true colour mixing of 1.000 different

Q-99 invests in FALCON lighting fixtures

Q-99, the top Slovakian rental company, invests in FALCON xenon lighting fixtures of the manufacturer alpha one. The service provider acquired from A&O Technology four FALCON UNIVERSAL 3000W inclusive FLOWER- and BEAM UNIVERSAL kit options. The first significant project using the acquired FALCON fixtures was the multi-episode season of the Slovakian preliminary judgment for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. For this event, Q-99 supplied the lighting equipment and delivered 4

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