When the energy company E.ON SE started its “Networks of Tomorrow” campaign to highlight the importance of energy networks for the success of the energy transition, it decided to do a spectacular drone show, which set a new world record: 150 drones flew 13 dynamic and static formations in a row over the Berlin Olympic Park. Nocturne Drone Shows, Jens Hillenkötter and E.ON SE achieved the Guinness World Record in the category ‘Mostly consecutive formations of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) single group’.
Jens Hillenkötter, Executive Creative Producer of the show, used 24 GLP FUSION Exo Beams in alternation with other beams to create a light circle with a diameter of 30 m, which simultaneously marked the take-off and landing point of all drones. As a result, the compact beamlights unfolded their greatest effect during the take-off and the perfectly choreographed multi-stage landing of the drones.
In addition, Hillenkötter used the moving lights with their super narrow 1 ° beam angle to support scenic looks such as the ascent of the drones or the shining sun. “In the sun, I threw ‘sun rays’ onto the ground with the Exo Beams, which produced grazing lights on the meadow,” says the designer, describing the impressive show scene.
The Exo Beam 10 from FUSION by GLP is a powerful yet very compact IP65-rated moving light. Thanks to the 1 ° beam angle, the crisp rays are visible even at great distances. The Exo Beam 10 uses a highly efficient 90 watt LED engine with a color temperature of 7,500 Kelvin. These properties, combined with a super-fast response, enable incredible mid-air effects both indoors and outdoors.
Several factors favored the Exo Beams during the world record drone show, which lasted approximately 10 minutes. “First of all, the Exo Beam 10s from FUSION by GLP have an incredible light output with a beam path that is very defined for its performance class,” says Hillenkötter. “In addition, they do not outshine the motif in the sky, but simply create a structure from the ground that supports the light show in the sky very well. I am also impressed by the extremely compact design, because that is by no means the norm for outdoor lights. The functionality of the Exo Beams is reduced to the bare minimum, but I don’t miss any essential features and as a designer I don’t feel particularly limited in my creativity. Since the FUSION by GLP product line is also competitively priced, this choice ultimately saves the budget. “
Hillenkötter generally prefers lights from the GLP catalog. “I have been working with GLP for many years because they are a manufacturer who keeps supplying me with new creative tools and is never afraid to cater to my sometimes very special requirements. Working with Andreas Brandt is always a pleasant and absolutely constructive experience. That is why GLP is one of the few manufacturers with whom I am in constant contact. “
Nocturne Drone Shows was responsible for the drone show itself, while Technology Arts took over the overall production. The Berlin office of the agency ressourcenmangel was responsible for the strategic conception, creation and campaign control.
In addition to further information on the “Networks of Tomorrow” campaign and its important contribution to the success of the energy transition, a video of the drone show can be seen on the campaign page: https: //www.netze-fuer-morgen .de / drohnenshow-weltrekord /
Photo credit: Ralph Larmann