Given the space constraints and creative vision, the Nimblist team had two choices:
In the end, choosing Ketra provided the simplest path to achieving the Synagogue’s immediate goals, while also delivering a long-term lighting solution to enhance how the congregation experiences the space. . Replacing each of the nearly 200 existing bulbs with Ketra lamps offered the dramatic color-changing effects desired for the rededication ceremony, while highlighting the ornate décor and minimizing disruption to the antique architecture. With Ketra in place, the lighting was event-ready, and required only 4 temporary lights at the entrance and 3 video screens to achieve the synagogue’s vision for a theatrically inspired event.
The wireless aspect of Ketra was critical to the install. “Pulling wires for an install like this in such a limited timeframe would have been impossible,” says Scott Schecter, Production Manager from Nimblist. Working according to the event timeline, the Nimblist team had only 48 hours to complete the install – which was easier and faster to achieve with a Ketra bulb retrofit. In contrast, rigging and theatrical lighting would have taken more manpower to meet the 2-day install timeline. And a hard-wired lighting & controls solution would not have been an option for the timeline or the space