UK – Entertainment lighting control system rental specialists, Illuminate Lighting, has
acquired the lighting control and data distribution hire business of Lighting
Productions with a mission to expand the console brands they offer and the services
the company currently provides.

The combination of resources will allow an enhanced provision of services to
Illuminate Lighting’s growing client list with everything from basic dry hire to a full
lighting control solution.

“Illuminate Lighting can now offer three of the leading console brands in the industry –
Avolites, Hog, and MA Lighting alongside all the accompanying data distribution
equipment,” says Jonathan Pask, founder of Illuminate Lighting. “There’s a real
synergy between our two business inventories. This enables Illuminate Lighting to
provide everything from individual consoles to entire networked systems tailored to an
individual client’s project or brief.”

Pask and founder of Lighting Productions, Jonathan Dawson-Butterworth, both have
extensive experience of lighting design on tours, events, film and television. Such
experience gives them a unique insight into client’s individual control system needs.
“The Illuminate Lighting team can deliver tailor made systems combined with
knowledgeable, experienced and friendly on-site technical support,” says Pask.

Based in Production Park in Wakefield, Illuminate Lighting offers facilities to designers,
programmers and operators for training and pre-visualization purposes. Clients and
freelance designers are welcome to use the facilities anytime for pre-programming
purposes or to familiarise themselves with the company’s wide range of rental control

“Switching between manufacturer’s consoles and systems can be a time-consuming
learning curve for a designer or technician,” says Dawson-Butterworth. “If anyone is
looking to expand their knowledge we can provide support with our facilities and
friendly technical expertise.”

Pask concludes: “The acquisition of Lighting Productions hire operations reinforces
Illuminate Lighting’s core aim and founding belief: To hire out impeccably maintained
market leading equipment while providing unparalleled technical support to clients.”