ILIOS Lighting: News & Articles
ILIOS Video Dept shines on Easter as Tim Tebow Headlines Major Production at Celebration Church
Thu Apr 12th 2012
Photos of the event available at this link:
Video from Dell Children's Gala 2012 at the Austin Convention Center
Wed Apr 11th 2012
Courtesy of Bart Kresa, please have a look at a video of the PHENOMINAL EVENT!
ILIOS LIGHTING VIDEO DEPT FEATURED BY ROLAND TECHNOLOGIES
Wed Jan 11th 2012
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO TEXAS AREA LIGHTING DESIGNERS!
Tue Dec 27th 2011
ILIOS HAS JUST TAKEN POSSESSION OF IT'S FIRST BATCH (AND SOME OF THE FIRST IN THE USA) OF THE AWARD WINNING MARTIN MAC AURA MOVING-HEAD LED FIXTURE. SEE WHAT ALL THE BUZZ IS ABOUT AS WE PUT IT INTO IMMEDIATE CIRCULATION ON UPCOMING EVENTS & SHOWS. PLEASE CONTACT US VIA PHONE OR EMAIL TO INQUIRE ABOUT PRICING & AVAILABILITY.
Martin Pro Releases MAC AURA; ILIOS Set to recieve first batch in January 2012
Mon Dec 12th 2011
The MAC Aura is the first compact LED moving head wash light with zoom that offers never-before-seen, eye-candy aura effects yet also functions as a highly capable single-lens wash with fully pre-mixed color. A ground-breaking optical system combines multicolor LEDs with backlight aura color mixing to produce an all new visual palette that takes the synthetic look out of LED for truly unique lighting designs.
Which One's Pink: The Final Seaholm Throwdown
Fri May 20th 2011
See this at: http://www.whichonespink.net/
The Last Show At The Seaholm Power Plant
An all-star Austin tribute to Pink Floyd live in concert at Austin’s most breath-taking venue. Austin’s best studio and touring musicians come together to recreate a Pink Floyd experience. UPDATE: We have just confirmed with city officials that this will be the last show ever at Seaholm Power Plant before a long multi-year redevelopment plan begins. While Seaholm’s time as an event space has been brief, the events that have taken place at Seaholm have been amazing and the last two years has only endeared the public even more to this art deco industrial timepiece. So whether you are a fan of Pink Floyd or not, come celebrate this fleeting but epic era in the history of an Austin icon.
Benefiting Anthropos Arts
Anthropos is an Austin-based nonprofit organization, working primarily in the East Austin community to bring top professional musicians into Title I, low-income middle and high schools to offer free music lessons, workshops, master classes, and performance opportunities to economically disadvantaged youth giving them an outlet and pathways to scholarships and a brighter future.
What classic rock music fan hasn’t looked up at the smokestacks at Seaholm Power Plant and envisioned a pink pig flying above? We at The Electric Company could not let the small window of opportunity left for shows at Seaholm go by without bringing that vision to life. This epic Pink Floyd tribute for the ages will recreate the live Pink Floyd experience, completed by an amazing light show from ILIOS Lighting, top-flight sound, and special effects.
Recreating a Pink Floyd sonic experience is ambitious to say the least. Some of Austin’s best studio and touring musicians have been recruited to the project to recreate a 2-set show of Pink Floyd consisting of material from the full career of Pink Floyd complete with the favorites as well as deep tracks rarely or never played live. The music director, Chris Maresh, has a multitude of his own honors, albums, and tours under his belt and has pieced together a collective of musicians who are some of the most technically capable musicians at their instruments you can find, all with their own share of accolades.
ILIOS and Team of All-stars Launch Cinco Vodka in Austin's W Hotel
Fri May 20th 2011
ILIOS was a proud production vendor in the company of Planning all-stars, CLINK EVENTS, in the Cinco Vodka Launch Event. Cinco is a Handmade Texas Vodka new to the market that swears aid in bringing back the "Crooner Swank" to Austin's Social nightlife. See a great review of the event by Austin's own Michael Barnes on Austin360.com.
Thu May 19th 2011
It has been one mean Spring 2011. Between moving warehouses, building a new office, and a heavy event workload, we can admit, the website has experienced some neglect. However, as of this week, the website has undergone massive updates in many areas. Namely, our product catalog has been updated to represent our most recent gear in both rentals and sales. Further, the Event Gallery Photos are getting new uploads daily. Keep on checking back in to see whats next. The updates will be continuous!
On the Road: Railroad Revival w/ Mumford & Sons
Mon Apr 25th 2011
ILIOS was proud to be the Stage & Site Lighting Provider for the Railroad Revival Tour, "The Tour Taking 6 Cities By Train", Featuring Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Mumford & Sons. It was a great experience for all involved, especially for ILIOS LD Meagan Metcalf who got to ride the rails with the great artists. Gallery to come soon on the site! Photos already posted on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/railroadrevival.
By the way, did anyone happen to check out the amazing cloud over the Austin show? If you were there, you know what we're talking about. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cloud-that-came-over-San-Marcos-Texas-and-carried-Zeus/159108647485453
Video of Dell Children's Available
Thu Mar 3rd 2011
Courtesy of Bart Kresa, Video of the Landmark Dell Childrens Gala Event now availble at: http://vimeo.com/20267797
Video from CulinArt 2011 at the Austin Music Hall
Tue Mar 1st 2011
Video Courtesy of Richard Wymark at API Video: http://www.youtube.com/apiproductions#p/u/6/gy_lPS-95qw
ACL Theatre Unveils Tonight with ILIOS
Fri Feb 25th 2011
ILIOS was happy to be part of the production team to unveil the new ACL Studio. Production was an exciting success in the presence of some of Austin's largest supporting Live Music Icons. Performers Carolyn Wonderland, Ray Benson, and Steve Miller Band topped off the evening with exceptional style. Many thanks to Event Planners: KLRU's Laura Villagren & Betsy Gerdeman; Creative Consultant's Victoria Hentrich, Jennifer Hensley, & Sarah Hinman. Production Team Jeff Peterson, Tinez, Tim Grivas, & Walter Olden. Picture to come to the ILIOS Gallery soon.
ChamSys Control Systems the Latest & Greatest at ILIOS
Thu Aug 19th 2010
We are proud to announce the arrival of the Chameleon Systems MagicQ Console & Expansion Wings to our ever expanding inventory of Lighting Control Systems. Please check out our product listing for more information
WE'VE MOVED! BIGGER & BETTER for FALL 2010
Sun Aug 15th 2010
ILIOS has just finalized a summer move to our new facility. This is a very exciting move for us as this is the first time in over 2 years that we have had all of our inventory under one roof. With improved offices & quadruple the square footage of our previous HQ, expect ILIOS to be better than ever before as we approach the fall busy season. Come see our new digs at 5323 Levander Loop in East Austin!
Sports Illustrated/Heisman Trophy Campaign Chooses ILIOS
Tue Jul 20th 2010
Sports Illustrated and Time Inc recently teamed with ILIOS as their "go-to" technology consulting company. To inaugurate this new relationship, ILIOS is Supplying Sport Illustrated and it's traveling Heisman Trophy Campaign Event with some of the latest technology available in the industry today. A giant LED video wall (Martin EC-20) will greet guests in a Tremendous Event Tent at various NCAA Stadiums across the country with a dynamic football highlights and live College Football Action. Once inside, guests can do various activities such as interact with giant High-Definition Touchscreen Systems also supplied by ILIOS. The experience becomes complete with Autographs from local sports heros, getting pictures with the actual Heisman Trophy, and getting a first hand look at the latest vehicles from Nissan.
Wireless LED Fixture that REALLY WORKS!
Fri Apr 30th 2010
We are so happy to have found this product. We are proud to introduce the WXXL 100 Watt Wireless LED Fixture. This fixture is designed and manufactured by German-Based Astera LED. Not only are these fixtures bright and offer all the color-mixing benefits of the latest RGBW LED fixtures, but that are COMPLETELY WIRELESS. That is Wireless power and data! Further, depending on the setting, the battery can last anywhere from 12-20 hours! FINALLY! A wireless fixture that really works.
Martin Pro Unveils Array of New Products
Tue Mar 30th 2010
Several new user-friendly control and media server solutions will also feature including a powerful, all-in-one lighting console that sets new standards in simplicity for a full featured desk. A full complement of Jem and Magnum smoke machines will also be on display.
MAC 350 Entour™: The MAC 350 Entour is a cutting edge LED profile fixture that surpasses what has previously been possible in terms of brightness, efficiency and compactness in a hard edge LED fixture. Featuring proprietary LED technology, it is the market’s first real alternative to traditional HID-based profile fixtures. In a package smaller and lighter than market leading 250 watt fixtures, the MAC 350 Entour exceeds even 300 watt fixtures in brightness.
MAC III Performance™: The MAC III Performance is a high-output profile moving head with a new interleaved framing system with full crossover of each blade and industry-first continuous rotation for new and unlimited projection, framing and effects possibilities. It is available as a stand-alone fixture or as an easy-to-swap module that installs in minutes on any MAC III Profile™, eliminating the need to invest in two separate fixtures.
EC-20™: The EC series represents the new generation of indoor and outdoor LED screens, combining low weight and creativity with state-of-the-art image quality. It combines the image quality and precision of conventional high resolution screens (20 mm pixel pitch) with the creativity and low weight of mesh type screens. Featuring outstanding image quality and semi-transparency, the EC-20 is designed for rapid setup and teardown in combination with maximum flexibility and easy serviceability.
MAC 401 CT Zoom™: The MAC 401 CT Zoom is an exceptionally versatile color temperature variable white light source wash luminaire with fast zoom. The MAC 401 CT Zoom not only delivers more light than traditional RGB LED fixtures, but projects a much better light quality, making it excellent for highlighting skin tones or textiles. Highly efficient, power consumption is much lower than traditional tungsten washlights. It is also available as a module that easily fits onto either side of any MAC 401 Dual, creating a white light or color plus white light source.
MAC 2000 Beam XB™ and MAC 2000 Beam™: Easily convert any MAC 2000 Wash XB™ or MAC 2000 Wash™ luminaire into a powerful beam fixture with an inexpensive conversion kit that installs in minutes. Amazingly bright, the MAC 2000 Beam XB also includes smooth dimming, strobe, full color mixing, variable CTO, color wheel, gobos and a real 1:3 wash zoom.
M1™: M1 is the next generation lighting controller from Martin Professional. With the full power of a larger desk and the agility of a smaller one, the M1 is a state-of-the-art, all-in-one lighting desk. Following the philosophy and simplicity of our current controller platform, the Martin M1 sets a new standard as the most powerful and affordable full-featured lighting console on the market.
Exterior 400 Range™: The Exterior 400 Range brings maximum design flexibility to outdoor lighting. These new LED washes consist of two extremely powerful RGBW color mixing fixtures (separate color pixels or pre-mixed), one white light fixture featuring a super wide color temperature range, and a single color variant. Long or short throw, mixed or single color, warm or cold white, the Exterior 400 Range does it all.
Tripix™: The Tripix 1200 and Tripix 300 are the first fixtures in a new Martin line of IP66 rated outdoor LED luminaires. These two attractively designed striplights are fast to install and are the first architectural fixtures from Martin to use tricolor LEDs for superior color mixing directly at the lens.
Easypix™: Easypix is a modular, plug-and-play LED striplight designed to enhance interior spaces in a wide variety of applications. Built for ultimate ease-of-use with full spectrum RGB color mixing, a choice of diffuser lenses, and an exceptionally easy means of installation, it is a simple yet highly capable dynamic lighting solution.
ILIOS goes HD !
Fri Feb 19th 2010
We are very happy to have expanded our Video and Presentation Services with the integration of several new key elements. Recently we have added a bundle of HD Camcorders and High Definition Video Switching and Distribution Systems to our Event and Rental inventory. With these new products, we now have much more sophisticated ability to present and record with High Definition resolution. Please browse our Sales/Rental Catalog to see our new additions to the ILIOS Video World.
Happy Holidays, Come See Us on NEW YEARS
Fri Dec 25th 2009
Holiday Greetings to all. We wish all nothing but the best this Holiday Season. A quick message here to remind all of everything on tap in Austin for this New Years' Holiday. ILIOS and team will be on-site for 3 of the premier events in Downtown for the Festivities. First, the always fun & Family-Friendly Event of First Night Austin. This one features Music, Art Displays & more all across the 1st St Bridge, Auditorium Shores & City Hall. Check out www.firstnight.com. Also included in the area would be The Long Center's First Annual New Years Bash. This one will feature great views, open bars, entertainment, and the best deck for watching the fireworks. For all the "real" party-goers, come see us at the Seaholm Powerplant for Rare's Seaholm Uncorked. This will be a rager featuring an incredible setting, all night DJ's, various lounge areas, Multi-Media displays and more. Check out www.liveatseaholm.com for complete details and ticket purchases. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wilco Kicks off the New Cedar Park Center
Sat Oct 10th 2009
The new Cedar Park Center in North Austin introduced itself to the world with it's first rock show by bringing Chicago's own Wilco. It was a great show and a fantastic way to christen the new arena and events center.
ILIOS and team took great pleasure in providing the the lighting rig and working side by side with Wilco's great production team. Wilco's lighting set consisted of 120 Source 4 Pars, 5 ACL Bars, 24 Source 4's, 6 MAC 2000 Profiles, 6 MAC 2000 Wash; & 6 MACIII's. Needles to say, it was a great looking rig.
Special thanks to our friends over a C3 for, as always, providing a flawless production environment, and also credit out to Big House sound for the Audio Support.
Pictures are available for viewing in the Gallery>Staging link on our site.
ACL Fest 2009 in the Books!
Mon Oct 5th 2009
What a great ACL Weekend! Despite the unusually muddy & wet conditions, it did not dampen the spirits and great music @ Zilker Park and all over the great city of Austin.
ILIOS Lighting had an incredibly great time working both on and off the festival grounds.
Friday was a beautiful day and was complemented with working hands-on with the Sound Tribe Sector 9 team at the Stubb's and then pushed beyond belief with Broken Social Scene at the Seaholm Power Plant. We owe many great thanks to the team at Rare Magazine and all it's sponsors for taking on the challenge of having such a great event at such a historic Venue.
Let us not forget Devotchka helping us finish off a great Friday at La Zona Rosa. and then putting on an unbelievable set at the Wildflower stage at the festival grounds the next night. It was a tremendous pleasure getting to work with Devotchka 2 days in a row.
But how can we forget Theivery Corporation? What a great team to work with! Theivery helped cap out ILIOS Saturday with the incredible production knowledge and creativity.... and what a SHOW!
Sunday, was muddy but SOLID. Rebirth Brass Band brought us to life as we worked with them at the Wildflower stage. This energy held the ILIOS team strong as we steered a multi-media production for a Ghostland Observatory at Stubbs.
What a weekend. We deliver great thanks to all we worked with over the weekend. But most of all, Many thanks to the team at C3 who every year organizes what turns into such a great, fun weekend for all in Austin... whether a local, a vistor, or a vendor. 2009 ACL weekend.... in the books!
ILIOS v3.0 goes LIVE !
Thu Sep 3rd 2009
It has been a good ride with the old website, but with the Graphic Design help of Joel Skotak of SKO Design Lab and website architect, Andrew Mabry of Eternalife, ILIOS proudly launches our best website yet. Our new site boasts HUGE improvements, including easier navigation, upgraded product search engine for the Sales & Rentals; MUCH more refined picture Gallery Presentation, and personalized Inquiry forms. Please browse around and we welcome your feedback!
ILIOS Lighting First to Bring MA Lighitng's Grand MA2 to the Southwest
Thu Apr 9th 2009
ILIOS Lighting is proud to introduce the GrandMA2 Light to our ever-expanding rental/lease inventory. MA Lighting recently unveiled the 2nd generation of their high-profile control consoles and ILIOS Lighting has just received their first unit, the GrandMA 2 Light. This unbelievably powerful console is available for immediate rentals locally & nationally. Please browse our rental page for more information on this new line of consoles.
2009 SXSW Comes & Goes
Sun Mar 22nd 2009
SXSW of 2009 was a great successes for ILIOS. We had a great pleasure working with many incredible acts and personalities. In working with the SXSW conference, ILIOS built lighting for some 20+ clubs as well as played design host to the SXSW Artist Lounge. For Thursday Night,ILIOS was the production team that built the ultimate Late Night Party in Austin for the C3/Playboy party, featuring Bassnectar & Jane's Addiction. On Friday night, ILIOS had the incredible pleasure of teaming up with the Metallica Tour to put on intimate but energetic showcase at Stubb's Amphitheater. Saturday was highlighted by the Perez Hilton Party topping off with a blazing Hip Hop performance from Kanye West. 2009 SXSW has come and gone. A blur of 5 straight days of great music, talent, production creativity, & no sleep. Another proud year if SXSW in the books. Please Browse our Media>Staging link for picutre of this year's run.
ILIOS WINS AT AWEC AWARDS
Thu Jan 22nd 2009
On the evening of January 22nd 2009, the Austin Wedding & Event Coordinators Organization held it's annual Awards & Board Member Gala at the Long Center in Austin, TX. ILIOS Lighting was the proud recipient of the "Most Valuable Vendor Award". We deliver great thanks to the members of AWEC for their votes and accolades. ILIOS has been a proud supporter of the the AWEC Organization for over 5 years. In the Private/Corporate/Wedding Event Market, not only does ILIOS Lighting endorse the use of a professional event coordinator, but hiring a certified member with AWEC credentials will guarantee a exceptional planning experience. We thank AWEC and all it members for their support.
MARTIN MAC III IS IN
Mon Nov 17th 2008
Martin Professional marks the launch of the third generation of award-winning MAC moving heads with the MAC III Profile™. ILIOS is extremely excited to introduce this piece of landmark technology to Central Texas. The MAC III is available immediately for rentals & events.
Built from the ground up and packed with new patent pending technology, the 1500 W MAC III Profile features a new platform for all-around higher performance. The ideal partner for the MAC 2000 Wash XB, the MAC III Profile offers a superior package of innovative features that includes greater output than other profiles in its class, improved color vibrancy, exceptional gobo and animation effects, a wide zoom range and low noise cooling, as well as advances in control, handling, service and more.
South Padre Island Fest!
Thu Oct 30th 2008
From October 31st- November 2nd, ILIOS is headed to the island. ILIOS Lighting will be heading production lighting for the 2nd Annual SPI Music Fest & it's 5 stages scattered throughout the South Texas Island. Artists taking the stages include Willie Nelson, Ghostland Observatory, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo, & Many more. We stand proudly beside producers,Game Plan Marketing, Big House Sound on Audio, and SOS Management steering the ship.
Lasers, Movers, & Consoles.... New Products for Fall 2008
Mon Sep 1st 2008
ILIOS prepares for fall 2008 by once again expanding into new territory & new products lines. We are happy to bring manufacturers such as Thomas Engineering, Avolites,and TMB into the family. Of these top-tier vendors, Thomas has supplied ILIOS with new ACL Bars, Spot Banks, and more. With Avolites, ILIOS has added the Pearl Expert console to our creative mix. TMB will start providing a whole array of electrical solutions..... and finally, we also introduce intelligent lasers. The new Martin Professional RGB Laser 1.6 will be gracing our rental & creative departments with its' presence. We are very excited to introduce such news & even more excited to bring these new vendors and products to the table to further our production & creative abilities. Have a look in "Sales" & "Rentals" for more information.
ILIOS PRODUCED EVENT WINS AT NACE
Wed Aug 20th 2008
On New Years Eve 2008, ILIOS was the lighting design and concept company for the the NACE organization's "BEST PRODUCED EVENT OF 2007". The Event Was "Moulin Rouge" and was an incredibly entertaining and meticulously designed Debutante Gala in San Antonio on the grounds of the San Antonio Museum of Art. The event coordinator was Billinda Wilkinson of Wilkinson Rhodes. An staggering 5-part tent complex, created by Marquee Tents of Austin, each received unique design in decor to create an ever-changing environment replicating Paris of the early 1900's. We are proud to have been part of such a successful, BEAUTIFUL, & WILDLY ENTERTAINING EVENT. Pictures of the Gala are on the Media>Private Events sections of the ILIOS site. Details of the NACE organization and the awards are available www.NACE.net
ILIOS GOES WIRELESS
Sun Jun 1st 2008
ILIOS is happy to announce a new product that further enhances our abilities and versatility on Event and Concert sites. WIRELESS POWER AND DATA CONTROL OF COLORBLAST LED FIXTURES! Our Current Rental Stock of COLORBLAST LED fixtures can be mounted to an independent battery/data pack for full operation at up to 8 hours! No cables, no tape, no mess. Please have a look at the Rentals page for more information
ILIOS Featured on Martin Website for Playboy-C3-SXSW Party
Wed May 14th 2008
Please copy and paste the following link to read-up on a feature article tell the story behind the C3/Playboy SXSW Party featuring MOBY, DJ Justice; MGMT and the Playboy bunnies.
Martin Maxxyz Gets Compact
Thu May 1st 2008
Martin Professional’s popular Maxxyz™ lighting console is now available in a Compact version that offers full Maxxyz functionality in a modular mid-sized design. Built of a heavy-duty, long lasting aluminium construction and thoroughly market tested, Maxxyz Compact™ has been designed with the rough and tumble touring and rental market in mind. It offers stand-alone plug and play functionality at a surprisingly good price. ILIOS Lighting plans to offer this console in Rentals by early summer 2008. Please check Sales page for more info.
Stubb's Amphitheater Named "Best Outdoor Venue in America" By ROLLING STONE Magazine
Fri Apr 18th 2008
Rolling Stone Magazine Recently Released a Bundle of "best of...." awards for 2008 for the Music/Entertainment Industry. One of the Categories, "Best Outdoor Live Music Venue", was awarded to Austin's own Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater. ILIOS is proud to be part the successful production team that gives Stubb's such recognition. ILIOS Lighting has been part of the Stubb's family since the 2005 season supplying the venue with Lighting Installations, Supplemental Equipment for Talent, Stage Design, Programming & Operations, Quality Staffing, and Technical Support. You may view the actual Rolling Stone Article on the following link. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/20200609/page/4. Come see us at a show soon!
2009 SXSW Comes & Goes
Sat Mar 22nd 2008
SXSW of 2009 was a great successes for ILIOS. We had a great pleasure working with many incredible acts and personalities. In working with the SXSW conference, ILIOS built lighting for some 20+ clubs as well as played design host to the SXSW Artist Lounge. For Thursday Night,ILIOS was the production team that built the ultimate Late Night Party in Austin for the C3/Playboy party, featuring Bassnectar & Jane's Addiction. Friday's Highlight ILIOS teaming up with the Metallica Tour to put on intimate but energetic showcase at Stubb's Amphitheater. Saturday was highlgihted by the Perez Hilton Party topping off with a blazing Hip Hop performance from Kanye West. 2009 SXSW has come and gone. A blur of 5 straight days of great music, talent, production creativity, & no sleep. Another proud year if SXSW in the books.
MARTIN LC2140 LED VIDEO WALL IS IN!
Mon Mar 10th 2008
We are very excited to announce that ILIOS Lighting is taking the next the next leap in production lighting, digital media, with the Martin Professional LC2140 Video Wall. The LC Series is a semi-transparent, modular system of LED panels, perfect for displaying video and images. Designed for stage shows, TV studios and other commercial applications, the LC closely integrates light, video and set design, offering entirely new possibilities for staging. The LC Video wall is available for immediate event design, production, and leasing. Please visit the following site to see video and specs on this revolutionary product. http://www.martinpro.com/product/product.asp?product=Lcseries
High End Systems Introduces the DL.3
Fri Feb 29th 2008
The DL.3 Digital Light integrates a media server loaded with a wealth of digital content with a high output 3-chip light engine, a highly sensitive HAD sensor camera and an infrared illumination system. DL.3 mounts like any other intelligent moving luminaire and controls just as easily with plug-and-play operation using standard DMX cabling and protocols. Production set-up time is reduced as there is no need for RGB cabling, and racks of servers are no longer necessary at front-of-house or backstage area.
ILIOS now offering products by LeMaitre Special Effects in Sales & Rentals
Wed Dec 12th 2007
ILIOS Lighting is proud to partner with LeMaitre Special Effects Inc as it's latest dealer to represent their product line. LeMaitre FX manufactures the most refined, most reliable, and most creative Special Effects equipment available in the production market today. The entire product catalog is available for sale through ILIOS immediately- please be patient as we upload the product specs & information. We will also have products, like the award winning Radiance Hazer, available immediately in our rental department. Please check back as we keep the site updated.
Boltless Trussing Speeds Labor at ILIOS Event SItes
Fri Sep 14th 2007
ILIOS Recently discovered the innovative rigging structures being developed by our new friends @ Xtreme Structures. Xtreme boasts one of the most revolutionary, and easy to use structural systems on the production market today. One of thier productst is called XLOC Trussing. With XLOC we now have the ability to build rigging structures in literally a fraction of the time previously needed to bolt legs of structure together. ILIOS has brought in over 1000' of this new trussing system and is very excited to be working with Xtreme Structures. Please view our Sales and Rentals pages for more information on XLOC and Xtreme.
HIGH END ROAD HOG IS IN
Thu Jul 19th 2007
We are happy to announce the arrival of the Road Hog... the newest and most versatile console from High End Systems loaded with the Hog III Software platform. We have 2 units available for immediate rentals, tours, and events.
WE'VE MOVED!!!! MOVIN' ON UP... TO THE EAST SIDE
Sun Jun 24th 2007
ILIOS Lighting is happy to announce our new location in Austin. The new address is 1406-A Smith Road, 78721. Our new facility is over 4 times the size of our previous location complete with new front office, consultation facility, larger storage space, and tech shop. Come see us soon.
NEW MARTIN STAGEBAR IS IN!
Tue May 15th 2007
ILIOS has just received our initial stock of the New Martin LED Luminaire, the StageBar 54S. We have units available for immediate rental, lease, and sale. Please browse the Rental and Sales section of the website for more information on the Stagebar
High End Systems Introduces the ROAD HOG
Sat May 12th 2007
High End Systems recently unveiled it's newest console to the already successful & versatile WholeHog series, the RoadHog.
Designed from the ground up to provide superb lighting control with powerful programming procedures, the Road Hog is a true thoroughbred automated lighting console. Its simple and intuitive operations as well as cost effectiveness offer an unprecedented amount of control to the user. Equipped with Flying Pig Systems renowned Wholehog software, you are able to create, manage, edit, and playback amazing lighting to enhance any production environment. Please view product detail on our Sales Page.
NEW VENDORS IN RENTALS & SALES
Tue Apr 10th 2007
ILIOS is proud to announce the addition of LEX products or our family of first-class rentals and sales products. Our first additions from LEX are a variety of Power Distribution boxes, new & versatile cabling options. Please browse the Sales & Rentals pages for information. Please be patient as we upload.
MARTIN PRO UNVEILS NEW L.E.D PRODUCTS
Tue Mar 20th 2007
Martin Professional will begin shipment of two new LED products in Late April. Both products are available for pre-order now. Please call or email for pricing. First is the LC Series The LC series is a semi-transparent, modular system of LED panels, perfect for displaying film, digital images and graphics. Brilliant for stages, TV studios and commercial applications, the extremely bright units offer true RGB possibilities and feature a calibration system that ensures output is always balanced and uniform - and the results, spectacular. Second is the Stage Bar Series. The new Stagebar 54 is a compact, powerful LED luminaire with a comprehensive color range, all-in-one simplicity and a tough temperament for the touring market. It functions as a pixel bar for displaying imagery and video or as a wash luminaire for floodlighting surfaces and stages.
Please browse our sales and rentals for more information
NEW INSTALLATION @ STUBB'S AMPHITHEATER SUPPLIED & OPERATED BY ILIOS
Mon Mar 12th 2007
Charles Attall Presents, management for Stubb's Amphitheater teamed up with ILIOS Lighting to unveil a new production lighting installation for the new 2007 season. The new upstage rig consists 10 Martin MAC 700's (6 Washes, 4 Profiles, 4 Atomic 3k Strobes, and 4 Banks of ACLS. The Downstage contains 16 Color Kinetics ColorBlast12 Powercores, and 8 narrow beam specials. A perfect canvas of Haze is provided by a CITC StarHazerII. A custom Power distribution box was built by Applied Electronics, and custom cable runs we done by LEX. The rig is currently operated by ILIOS's MAXXYX console with Dual MAXXYZ WIngs. Please check out some show pics on our Media Page
ILIOS SUPPLIES MAC700/LED PACKAGE FOR THE FRAY
Thu Feb 1st 2007
ILIOS was happy to work with THE FRAY as they worked across the South States on their 2007 Winter Tour. The show took place on January 29th, 2007 at the University of Texas' Erwin Center. ILIOS provided 12 Martin MAC 700 Profiles; 8 Martin MAC 700 Washes, 12 Color Kinetics ColorBlast12s, 8 Atomic Strobes, CITC Starhazer II, and a Grand MA Console. Pictures are currently available in the Media->Staging portion of the website.
MAC 700 WASH IS IN
Wed Dec 20th 2006
ILIOS is happy to announce the arrival of the MAC 700 Wash. Available immediately for all events, rentals, etc. This will round out a great combination the our MAC family of MAC 700 Profiles, 250 Entours, and 250 Washes.
NEW PRODUCT LINES NOW AVAILABLE IN SALES AND RENTALS
Fri Dec 1st 2006
New to our Sales and Rental line are products from LIGHTRONICS, CITC, and The LIGHT SOURCE.
Lightronics is a top resource for Conventional lighting. They supply great Products for Dimming, Control Systems for both production and architectural.
CITC is the manufacture of some of the best designed and road ready special effects ever introduced into the industry.
The Light Source makes rigging hardware and rigging systems to the most scrutinizing detail.
Please browse the products in our Sales and Rental on-line catalog. Please be patient as we upload.
ILIOS SUPPLIES TREY ANASTSIO BAND FOR HALLOWEEN SHOW
Tue Oct 31st 2006
ILIOS Lighting had the pleasure of teaming up with Lighting Designer extraordinar Chris Kuroda on the final show of The Trey Anastasio Band Fall tour. The show was October 31st, 2006 at Stubb's Amphitheater. The on-stage rig consisted of 12 Martin MAC 700 Profiles, 16 HES Color Commands and an Array of ACL's. The design went further in depth to add some Halloween decor with 2 x Martin Atomic Strobes, 8 x Color Kinetics ColorBlast 12, and a Jem Glaciator at the entry for greeter the attendees at the gate. The ampitheater yard & oak trees were dressed with color-changes and animations from 8 Martin MAC250 Washes and 8 Martin MAC550 Profiles.
Pictures of the events are available in the Media Section of the site.
NEW TO ILIOS SALES - COLOR KINETICS INTRODUCES NEW FIXTURE TO THE COLOR BLAST 12 SERIES
Mon Sep 25th 2006
ColorBlast® 12 TR is the latest addition to the highly popular and growing ColorBlast line, which projects saturated, controllable color for wide-ranging entertainment applications. Designed specifically to withstand the taxing nature of stage and set environments, ColorBlast 12 TR features a replaceable lens, protective face cover, industry-standard XLR connectors, and a housing that easily accommodates various truss clamps.
ILIOS Lighting Now Selling & Renting ULTIMATE SUPPORT Products
Wed Aug 16th 2006
ILIOS Lighitng is proud to announce it's affiliation with ULTIMATE SUPPORT and their great product. Ultimate provides products for lighting, staging, instruments, and studio. Please check out our sales and rentals page to brose thier line of products.
NEW LASER SYSTEMS ADDED TO ILIOS AND MARTIN PROFESSIONAL SALES
Tue Jul 25th 2006
Martin Professional recently unveiled a new product to widen the range of an already largley diverse product line. ILIOS is happy to annoucnce the RGB LASER 1.6 to our Sales page.
With simple plug-and-play operations, hundreds of pre-installed effects and a cooling system that eliminates the need for expensive and bulky water cooling, the RGBL 1.6 is all about performance made easy.
Slightly larger than an average DVD player, yet able to take the knocks and blows of touring without misaligning, the RGBL 1.6 is designed for the road.
The RGBL 1.6 is capable of extremely deep saturated colors - especially an intense blue (442 nm), which allows the creation of true and pure white like no other laser in its class.
Smooth advanced graphics are achievable through tremendously fast and accurate galvos which can pass through an amazing 40 000 positions a second.
These graphical possibilities are enhanced through the narrowness of the actual beam (<3.5 mm), which gives more flexibility when choosing imagery or in long distant projections.
Downloading and upgrading images and graphics to the internal flash card is simple to achieve through the USB 2.0 PC interface. The USB connection can also be used for real-time programming, editing and viewing.
Right Here, Right Now
Real-time effect programming, editing and viewing is possible through the included software, which is extremely easy to use and beneficial for speedy setups and shows on the fly.
NEW COLOR KINETICS INVENTORY
Thu Jul 20th 2006
ILIOS is happy to annouce new product to our rental and leasing inventory. Once again Color Kinetics made a product we cannot do without. With great excitment we welcome in the new iW Blast Powercore. This product offers adjustable color-temperature white LED light with great output.
We are also happy to introduce the ColorBlaze48 to our class of Superior LED rentals. This products offer the ability to output any color of the color-specturm in a sleek and electrically friendly housing.
ILIOS v2.0 Launches!
Fri Jun 9th 2006
Finally Here... the new website: ILIOS v2.0. Many Thanks to Outcasters for all the time, energy, and creative thinking. Included is an all-new Sales Catalog, Rental Inventory, and product information database. We also have updated and will continue to update all lists of clients, vendors, and friends in the industry! Please have a look around and let us know what you think!
ILIOS Supplies the ARCTIC MONKEYS
Wed Jun 7th 2006
Stubbs Ampitheater in Austin recently hosted the Arctic Monkeys concert on June 7th, 2006. ILIOS Lighting supplied the tour with a moving light package to compilment the exisitng Stubbs Install. The gear list included: Martin MAC550, Atomic Strobe and Jem Magnum Hazer.
Martin Launches MAC 700 Wash
Tue Jun 6th 2006
The companion washlight to the highly successful MAC 700 Profile is ready to hit the market. The MAC 700 Wash is the latest high performance luminaire in Martin’s line of award-winning MAC moving heads. It carries on the MAC tradition for excellence by offering much of the same technology, modularity and design as the MAC 700 Profile.
The 700 Wash is a powerful 700-watt Fresnel luminaire with a remarkable light output. It features a full CMY color mixing system and variable CTC plus 8 position color wheel. Other useful features include a wide range variable zoom, continuous and indexable beam shaper, and extremely smooth and fast dimmer shutter system. It also boasts the same service friendly modular design and silent cooling as the MAC 700 Profile.
ILIOS Featured on Martin Pro's Website
Wed May 31st 2006
We are proud to announce that ILIOS has been featured on the Martin USA website for our Winter 2006 production at the Paramount Theatre. http://www.martinpro.com/casestory/casestory.asp?id=1168" target="_blank">View the article here.