Dominion Energy funds new LED Lighting for The Waterside Theatre

By on October 30, 2019

Dominion Energy’s External Affairs Representative, Winnie Wiseman presented the check to Bill Coleman, CEO (left) and Lance Culpepper, Associate Producer (right), of the Roanoke Island Historical Association

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded The Lost Colony a $5,000 grant to help the production cut energy costs with new LED technology. The funding replaces eight critically needed older spotlights at risk for failing during a performance.  

The new LED lighting technology draws less electricity and generates less heat, reducing the theatre’s carbon footprint. The highly rated (IP65) LED fixtures are designed to withstand the extreme moisture of a coastal environment which can rapidly deteriorate lighting equipment in 

an outdoor theatre.  The new instrument’s state-of-the-art technology can achieve special theatrical effects easily controlled by a computer which is far less labor intensive and efficient – generating additional savings for the production. 

Updating the theatre’s lighting fixtures is part of a major project that The Lost Colony must soon undertake.  The existing lighting infrastructure at the Waterside Theatre was installed in 1996, and a major renovation of this critical foundation will be required within the next five years to preserve the integrity of the production. 

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  • Angelina

    It is possible that led lighting are subversively replace the state the traditional lights.

    Friday, Nov 8 @ 1:36 am
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