LA’s La Boom nightclub is the biggest in the area and the venue’s management wanted their lightshow to reflect this. Already fitted out with a host of ADJ fixtures, the club has recently undergone a lighting upgrade and now features ADJ’s innovative Vizi Hybrid 16RX moving heads as well as AV6 LED video panels.
ADJ dealer David Soltero of LA-based Latin Power Lighting & Sound has supplied La Boom for the past five years. It was previously fitted out with a rig comprising fixtures from another leading lighting manufacturer, but when David was brought in to overhaul it he encouraged the venue’s management to switch to ADJ and Elation Professional. A long-time ADJ dealer, David advocates the use of ADJ equipment because of his own positive experiences, “everything is good quality, which is the reason that I sell ADJ lighting, it is a company that I have come to trust”.
La Boom’s management took David’s advice, a decision that they have never regretted. “Everything works perfectly,” he tells us. “There have never been any problems over the past five years”. This means that when it was time to freshen the rig, David and ADJ were the obvious choice. The La Boom management wanted to make a real impact with fixtures that were brighter than anything they – or their competitors – had used before, which led David to suggest the new Vizi Beam Hybrid 16RX.
Powered by a revolutionary Philips® Platinum 16R MSD lamp, which has an output comparable to that of a regular 575W discharge lamp, the Vizi Hybrid 16RX is smaller and lighter than any other moving head in its class allowing for lightning fast movement as well as incredibly bright output. It also offers true three-in-one Beam, Wash and Spot functions, making it a flexible fixture capable of generating awe-inspiring effects.
At La Boom David installed no less than 24 of these fixtures around two concentric circular trusses hanging in the center of the room above the dancefloor. This creates an incredible focal point for the venue, with fast-moving beams, color washes and GOBO projections shooting out in all directions. These effects are then amplified by the large number of ADJ mirror balls, of various different sizes, that are spread throughout the venue onto which the beams from the Vizi Hybrid 16RXs can be projected. The combination of multiple beams and multiple mirror balls makes for a truly stunning lightshow.
The impressive new Vizi Hybrid 16RX fixtures are complimented by other ADJ and Elation Professional moving heads that were retained from prior to this latest upgrade. 12 ADJ Inno Beam LEDs are arranged down the sides of the room, firing tight beams of richly-saturated colored light onto the dancefloor from the edge. A further 12 ADJ Inno Color Beam Z19 fixtures are also positioned down the sides, each loaded with 19 x 10W quad-color RGBW Osram LEDs. These are used, thanks to their variable 10- to 60-degree beam angle, both for additional beam effects and to provide color washing on the dancefloor.
Positioned at the four corners of the dancefloor, ADJ Fog Fury Jetts are used to enhance the beams of the club’s many moving head lighting fixtures as well as to create an atmosphere enhancing effect in their own right. Angled down towards the dancefloor, the high velocity output and integrated RGBA LEDs of the Fog Fury Jetts allow C02-style blasts of fog to be fired down into the crowd.
Although predominately hosting DJs to play for the venue’s young crowd, La Boom does have a stage to allow for PAs and even live band performances. Stage lighting is provided by 16 Elation Professional Platinum Beam 5R fixtures, which means that in total the venue’s lighting system boasts over 60 moving head units.
Video also plays a large part in the club nights hosted at La Boom, with projectors previously being used to display music videos and ambient visuals. As part of the new upgrade, David demonstrated ADJ’s new AV6 LED video panels to the La Boom management and they were instantly sold on their brightness, image quality and price.
A total of 30 AV6 panels have now been installed in the venue, with 24 arranged in a large 6 x 4 screen at the front of the club, while the others were used to create smaller screens specifically for displaying DJs’ logos and other graphics. The main screen is rigged to moveable truss pillars which can be positioned at the front of the stage for DJ-based events and then brought to the back to allow for live performances.
The management of La Boom are committed to keeping their lightshow fresh and - thanks to David, Latin Power Lighting & Sound, and ADJ - the venue now has a system right on the cutting edge. It is capable of immersing its clientele in an unrivaled atmosphere of video graphics, smoke, light, movement and color, which perfectly complements the music played by both resident and visiting guest DJs. The fuse is lit and the charge is primed, allowing La Boom to explode each and every weekend!
Venue: La Boom (Los Angeles, CA) http://laboomlive.com/
Photography: Patrick Nadjarians
Videography: Candice Cardenas
ADJ Dealer: David Soltero (Latin Power Lighting & Sound)
ADJ Gear List:
24 x ADJ Vizi Hybrid 16RX
16 x Elation Platinum Beam 5R
12 x ADJ Inno Beam LED
12 x ADJ Inno Color Beam Z19
6 x ADJ Fog Fury Jett
30 x ADJ AV6 Video Panels
30 x ADJ Mirror Balls (mix of 20-inch, 16-inch, 12-inch and 8-inch)
2 x Global Truss America Circles (20 ft / 10 ft)