Lighting & Scenic Elements Change the Experience
Custom scenic elements played a pivotal role in the renovation of South Haven’s sanctuary. Paragon 360 designed, fabricated, and installed (14) wall sconces with LED lighting units mounted to columns that featured faux stone and wood elements. A new baptistery was added with matching faux rock and wood takes center stage on the sanctuary platform. In addition, (8) illuminated, acrylic tiles were designed into the back wall.
The lighting system includes (26) ETC Source Four Ellipsoidal fixtures, with dimming powered by (10) ETC SmartBar 2 units. The new lighting system also includes (14) Chauvet COLORDash Par Hex 12 fixtures, along with embedded LED lighting in the scenic elements. The entire system is controlled by a High End Systems Hoglet lighting console.
One of the features of the South Haven sanctuary that the church requested not be altered was the rich, dark, all-wood ceiling, which had long been a centerpiece of the church’s history. To accommodate this request, the Rigging Team from Paragon 360 used custom-made beam brackets to rig the new truss to the existing structure. A total of 90′ of truss was hung, using 18″ x 12″ black powder coated sticks from Applied Electronics. This resulted in allowing a modern lighting system to be installed in the church, while retaining the classic look of the church’s historic ceiling.