Elation Lights State of the City Address In Sacramento

Sacramento Production & Lighting (SPL) supplied both LED and discharge lighting gear from Elation Professional for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s State of the City address held at the historic Sacramento Memorial Auditorium on Feb 12th.

The 3800-seat multi-purpose venue is over 80 years old and after reopening in 1996 after a thorough renovation maintains all the charm of a building listed on the National Historic Register. SPL chose to light the historic stage, curtain and columns using Elation Platinum Wash ZFX Pro and Platinum Spot 15R Pro moving heads, as well as Elation Design LED Strips and Opti QA PAR lights.  


“We are an Elation house primarily because of cost and road durability and used the Elation gear on the State of the City address to augment the venue’s existing house lighting system that consisted of a front truss only,” stated SPL’s Dion Cook, who served as Show Director/Caller for the event, as well as assisted on lighting design. Lead designer for the event was SPL’s Dustin Hollingsworth.


Pre-address openers included a local band and DJ who also supplied the walk-on and walk-off music for the dignitaries. The Platinum Wash ZFX Pro moving head washes and Platinum Spot 15R Pros were placed on the first batten and used as hair and rear lighting for the band, while the Design Strips were used for uplighting below the video screen and as curtain warmers to give added depth to the speaker when on camera. The Opti QA PARs provided additional uplight on the ornate columns flanking the auditorium’s proscenium arch while Opti PARs were used in a side reception hall along with lekos for ambient room light and texture.


SPL client and designer of the event was Mary Daffin of Ms Mary Designs, who has used Elation gear to add a dynamic lighting element to a number of top events in the area. “Because of the quality of the service and gear we provide she has used us and the Elation products on numerous events such as the Sacramento Airport Terminal B Grand Opening, the California Hall of Fame ceremony, and many more,” Dion says. “We are very satisfied with our inventory of Elation products and have always had great communication and service with our Elation rep Raul Fonseca.”


Elation gear:
6 x Platinum Wash ZFX Pro
4 x Platinum Spot 15R Pro

12 x Design LED Strip RGBAW
20 x Opti QA PAR 
10 x Opti PAR


About Elation Professional

Elation Professional is one of the world’s leading lighting and visual solutions providers and is the global brand of Elation Lighting. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Los Angeles, with European sales, distribution and support based in The Netherlands, Elation designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of innovative yet affordable lighting and video products that are distributed through a global network of dealers and distributors. Made up of a spirited team of dedicated personnel, Elation is setting new efficiency and performance standards in Platinum lamp and LED technology and is acknowledged for a comprehensive commitment to Total Support. As a company in expansion with a presence in a growing variety of market segments, chances are you’ve experienced Elation lighting at a concert, special event, TV, theater, late night venue, House of Worship, theme park, cruise ship, exhibition, architectural space or elsewhere. For more information, please visit www.elationlighting.com


For more information, contact:


Elation Professional US

6122 S. Eastern Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90040


Tel: (866) 245-6726 (toll free)

Tel: (323) 582-3322

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Elation Professional EU

Junostraat 2.

6468 EW Kerkrade

The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)45 546 85 66

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