The Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triomphe, are there any monuments in any city of the world more famous and well known? What happens when you want to turn them blue for a special event? The lighting com-pany, SKY LIGHT PARIS, chose the wide-angle Xenon spotlights to do this extravaganza job. (Apparent Kelvin temperature, 6200K). GamColor® #835, Aztec Blue was chosen to create the European Blue effect.
Using 80 Xenon spotlights to light the 324 meters of soaring steel, GamColor® was not the first choice of color filters. However other filters would not hold up, rapidly fading in the powerful Syncrolite SX3K, SXB-5/2 and STX 4200W. Annie COLOMBATTO and Jean-Ma-rie LERICHE of SKY LIGHT made tests with other filters including tempered glass specially designed in Germany and P.E.T. infrared film made in the U.S.A. They then turned to GAMPRODUCTS for assistance. GAMPRODUCTS provided a much superior saturated blue that was able to withstand the high intensity and extremely high U.V. content of the Xenon light sources.
In addition to lighting up the Eiffel Tower, thanks to SKY LIGHT PARIS lighting ex-perience, the Arc de Triomphe was also bathed in blue using another 48 fixtures and GAM # 835 Aztec Blue to create that deep blue-tinged wash.