“Les Arènes de Nîmes”, one of the most important Roman amphitheatres, in an exceptional state of conservation, has maintained its status as a cultural and meeting place for its city, hosting concerts and events. But even when the location is closed, thanks to the lighting, it is no less fascinating…
During the Festival de Nîmes, just to give an example, famous groups such as Rammstein and Metallica held concerts for a large audience in the historic Roman Arena in Nîmes, in the South of France: perfectly preserved, the amphitheater is one of the most important monuments of Roman antiquities, and attracts large numbers of tourists from all over the world every year.
This winter, BGM — a French event technology company — proved that the Arènes de Nîmes can draw crowds even when it’s closed. As in 2019, the BGM team, headed by project manager Fabrice Billotta and Technical Director Jean Yves Orcel, illuminated the facade of the amphitheater. Once again, they opted for 60 ZENIT W300 Cameo LED outdoor wash lights.
The number of spotlights was based on the architecture of the building, which features more than 60 arcades on the second story. Here, BGM placed one ZENIT W300 in each arch to capture the architectural depth and create vivid light effects which could then be integrated naturally into the programmed light show.
In order to illuminate the Arènes de Nîmes from November through to January, the ZENIT W300 not only had to be strong and reliable in terms of RGBW performance, but also in terms of resilience. “During winter, the weather can be unpredictable”, explains Fabrice Billotta, CEO of BGM. “All the same, we didn’t have a single blackout, nor any other problems with the spotlights for the entire period—which is further proof of Cameo’s outstanding quality. We’ve been working with Cameo lights for several years and have gained immense trust in the brand and the products over the course of time”, he continues. “As an outdoor wash light, the W300 offers everything we need: it’s compactly sized, IP65-certified, and flexible. One particularly impressive feature is the SnapMag filters that enable us to adjust the angle of the beam quickly and easily.”
And don’t tell us that you didn’t want to go to Nîmes to personally admire this wonder of the ancient world, honored by the most modern lighting technology! The Cameo brand is distributed by Adam Hall Group.
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