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Philips Entertainment Lighting

Philips Entertainment Lighting Light is at the centre of everything Philips Entertainment Group (PEG) does. Our lighting solutions ensure lighting designers & technicians can transform the most ordinary environments into something extraordinary. providing lighting tools that engage, entertain, and inspire in every space from internationally renowned theatres and opera houses, art galleries and museum to schools and colleges, regional arts centres, retail and leisure environments. Comprising the top innovators of the entertainment lighting market, PEG embraces industry respected brands Selecon, Strand and Varilite. While each brand offers its own unique portfolio of lighting products, when combined they provide an intuitive, professional, 'total lighting solution' that respond to a diversity of application challenges, effectively, efficiently and responsibly.

Rosco Europe

Rosco Europe In January 2011 Rosco began its second century of developing and supplying products for theatre, film, television and live entertainment production. Recipient of four Academy Awards and an Emmy Award, Rosco now offers a wide range of products that in addition to colour filters and gobos includes scenic paint, coatings and materials, motion effects projectors and accessories, fog and smoke systems and a popular and rapidly expanding range of LED Litepads. One year ago Rosco founded its architectural division with a dedicated team of product specialists who specify and oversee international installations. Rosco has several stocking locations as well as sales offices all over the globe and is a corporate member of many professional organizations such as the American Society of Cinematographers, The Italian Authors of Photographers, PLASA, USITT, ABTT and many others. In addition many Rosco employs have either been elected to or have joined these organizations individually. Rosco is proud and happy to be a WiSE sponsor and to have several "in house" WiSE members.

White Light

White Light White Light has been supplying lighting equipment and services to the entertainment, presentation and event industries since 1971. In our early years, most of our work was supplying the theatre industry, providing lighting equipment to productions in London and on tour around the UK - including such landmark, long-running shows as Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Lighting has now spread far beyond theatre and can be found everywhere from schools to corporate events, parties, themed environments, film, television and architecture. We have expanded into many of those areas too, regularly providing equipment or services to anything from the smallest fringe show to the biggest musicals; to weddings, parties or product launches; equipping new theatres; providing the infrastructure in new or converted buildings and much, much more.
Through all of these projects, we have built a reputation for innovation and reliability, constantly striving to provide our customers with the lighting technology they need, and always with the equipment carefully prepared, delivered on time and at the best possible price. As a result our services are in demand worldwide, with recent projects as far afield as North America, Russia, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Australia, Germany and China.

Lee Filters

Lee Filters At LEE Filters we are proud to say that we have earned - and kept - our reputation as the worlds leading manufacturer of lighting filter products by constantly looking ahead. Our company culture is one of continuous research and development.
The LEE Filters' plant is the world's leading location for the production of lighting filters for the film, television and theatre markets. It is the only facility totally dedicated to the development and manufacture of these products, with production lines whose equipment is continuously updated to maintain accuracy, consistency, and unsurpassed quality.
The LEE Filters production philosophy is simply stated - ensure control from beginning to end. From the selection of raw materials, through manufacture and all quality procedures to packaging and despatch, LEE's stringent rules apply.
Each production procedure and much of the machinery used within it has been developed by - or for - LEE Filters, giving the company unparalleled control throughout the production cycle. This precise monitoring regime, together with rigorous quality testing routines, ensures a consistency and repeatability of coloured filter that is second to none.


Charcoalblue Charcoalblue provides bespoke design guidance on spaces intended for the presentation of drama, opera, dance, music, film and art. We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach, and in developing user-led projects.
As a flavour of our recent activity, 2010 saw our collaboration with Haworth Tompkins on the Hoffman Building at Snape Maltings win a RIBA award. We also saw the public opening of the RSC's Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon - a theatre which has been 6 years in the making and has since received huge critical acclaim. The Core at Corby Cube also opened in November 2010, setting a new benchmark in adaptable performance space, rooted in the lessons of the best of theatre architecture from the past.
2011 has been another busy year - we have seen the ongoing development of the National Theatre's Futures Project, which includes a re-working of the Cottesloe Theatre. We continue work on the refurbishment of a concert hall in Belgium, and we recently celebrated the opening of the Ebert recital room at Glyndebourne.
We look forward to 2012 being an equally exciting and productive year and wish WiSE all the best as they continue to grow!
For a full list of our projects and to find out more about what we do, please go to: www.charcoalblue.com


Ambersphere Ambersphere Solutions Ltd is the exclusive UK sales, support, service and training centre for MA Lighting and Clay Paky entertainment lighting products.
Visit their West London showroom to experience the full range of Clay Paky automated fixtures and MA Lighting dimming control and networking products.
Their experienced staff are always willing to offer in-depth demonstrations and helpful advice on product choice and are delighted to be supporting Women in Stage Entertainment

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