EDMOND, Oklahoma — With 17 locations across five states, LifeChurch.tv hosts more than 50,000 attendees a week during high-intensity services, complete with house bands and exciting sermons. The majority of the 165 services per week throughout LifeChurch.tv are lit with HARMAN’s Martin lighting fixtures. Steinas Systems continues to provide LifeChurch.tv with its lighting gear for a full inventory of lighting and a backup supply to keep the services bright, both in person and online.
“Our services are eye-catching from both the audience and technical side. The worship music portion of our services is similar to what someone would experience at a concert,” states Greg Bacus, Central Team Leader of Technology, LifeChurch.tv. “With Martin, we’re able to deliver what we need for each service in each location, providing a fixture that’s superior quality, cutting edge, and at a price point affordable for houses of worship. By standardizing all of our worship sites with an arsenal of Martin, we can facilitate addressing any down fixtures immediately.”
LifeChurch.tv uses a vast amount of Martin fixtures, including the RUSH series, MAC 101’s, MAC 250’s, MAC 600’s, MAC Manias and Wizards, and Tripix, among others. Six of the LifeChurch.tv facilities also boast HARMAN’s JBL VRX line array elements for sound reinforcement: Tulsa, Fort Worth, Keller, South Oklahoma City , Northwest Oklahoma City and Studio B at its Central Offices.
LifeChurch.tv has 12 venues in Oklahoma, two in Texas, one in Tennessee, one in upstate New York, and one in Florida. Per campus, the technical team uses approximately 30 Martin lighting fixtures, resulting in over 500 active lights, with a va amount of spare pieces ready to be deployed in the case of a failed unit. The church’s “hub and spoke” model allows for immediate response and swap on a downed fixture.
The dynamic church services also integrate video throughout all locations.
“There is a relationship between a manufacturer and the end-user, and Martin’s attention to the house of worship market’s needs sets them apart from others,” continued Bacus. “The difference was clear before and after we decided to work with Martin years ago. The efficiency of the fixtures in power, affordability and standardization are impressive and help make our services visually engaging.”
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin lighting solutions are industry standard on top tours and events, grace prestigious theatres, energize nightclubs and decorate major television studios around the globe. Other important areas of application are indoor and outdoor architecture and commercial applications where Martin products are increasingly being used to transform spaces with dynamic light. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Martin Professional joined the HARMAN families of category-leading technology and lifestyle brands in March 2013.
HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.