Since first going on air in 1954, independent television station WAPA-TV (Channel 4) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been a technology leader among broadcast stations in the island country. In 2016, WAPA-TV renovated its broadcast lighting in three of its studios, installing Elation TVL series LED lighting systems. Installation of the white light luminaires made WAPA-TV the first broadcast studio in Puerto Rico to transition to LED technology.
WAPA-TV replaced all of its conventional fixtures with LED in its largest studio (Cinema), as well as a separate broadcast studio plus a smaller studio. Puerto Rican production company Musique Xpress Lights worked with the station to supply all of the LED lighting fixtures to the network and worked with WAPA’s in-house LD Juan Carlos on the lighting placement and design.
The new LED lighting was part of a complete renovation/upgrade for the network’s existing building that started in 2015. The installation of the TVL series fixtures was completed by WAPA-TV in June of 2016 and is used in all three studios for a wide range of programs and productions. In all three studios TVL 4000 II dynamic white light LED array panels are used as front fill and backlight. A total of 130 TVL 4000 luminaires are used, each fixture housing 800 warm white and 800 cool white LEDs with variable colour temperature control from 3,200K - 6,500K for adaptable shade projections of white light.
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