Jands have provided the Sacred Heart School, a Catholic primary school located in Cabramatta, Sydney with lighting fixtures as part of the government’s Building the Education Revolution scheme.

Principal Brian Aulsebrook has a passion for the performing arts and has spent many years overseeing school productions. During that time he noticed that Jands was usually the preferred company for lighting products, design and also advice.

Jands supplied and installed the lighting fixtures and infrastructure for the school’s auditorium, including two JLX-PRO modular pre-wired lighting bars and two WMX-A wall mount dimmers.

The Jands WMX-A wall mounting dimmer was designed specifically to meet the needs of this style of job and together with the JLX lighting bars and Jands patching system forms part of an integrated and cost effective solution.

The Jands WMX dimmer has a simple menu enabling access to the configuration and test options, so is ideal for schools.

Sacred Heart’s hall stage is portable but usually faces west with one JLX-PRO lighting fixture accommodating this position. However, if more seating is required the hall’s side wall can open, making the venue much larger.

Overflow seating is then placed outside and the stage is moved to the southern wall where the other JLX-PRO lighting fixture is situated. Around the hall there are multiple points for plugging in the DMX dimmer board.

Stage & Studio supplied a suitable lighting system that included four ETC Source Four lights and a Jands Stage 12 control console, an ideal choice for this project due to its ease of use.

Mr Aulesbrook explains that the amount of light that floods into the hall during the day determined how many lighting fixtures it would need. They went with the ETC Source Fours so that they can attach gobos to them if and when required.

The lighting system is working beautifully. The school recently held a major event for Anzac day and when The Last Post was being played, they dimmed the hall to near darkness and then, when the Reveille was being played they lit up a large Australian flag to great effect.