Winner Of The 2012 LEDko Challenge – Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

The winner of the 2012 LEDko Challenge, sponsored by LED Source and Coemar, is Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC).

The LEDko Challenge, which launched in October 2011, was created by LED Source in celebration of the launch of the new Reflection LEDko series by Italy-based Coemar—a world leader in lighting for the entertainment industry. As the exclusive distributor of Coemar LED products in North America, LED Source wanted to get the word out about the launch and award a deserving organization with the latest in LED profile technology.

CSC was chosen as the winner among the top five finalists for their submission of a creative and humorous video demonstrating their “ancient” lighting system, which theater employees said often caused blackouts and delays during rehearsals and performances.

Finalists were selected by a panel of experts made up of both LED Source and Coemar senior management, and the grand prize winner was chosen by fans on the Reflection LEDko Facebook page through a voting process. As the contest winner, power outages and outdated stage lighting will be a thing of the past for CSC, which has been producing classic Shakespeare performances since 1993 and educates more than 20,000 theater students annually through its educational outreach programs. LED lighting will allow CSC, which produces classic multi-scene adventure plays, to seamlessly transition from a battle scene to a banquet in the blink of an eye.

To quote Brian Isaac Phillips, Producing Artist Director for CSC, “This is life changing for us.”

To read more and download the press release, visit the LED Source website.

Watch the winning entry – Cincinnati Shakespeare Company LEDko Challenge Submission Video


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About Dean Ernst

Dean Ernst is Director of Marketing and Social Media for LED Source. He provides insight, education and information on the GetLEDucated Blog. For more information on LED lighting, visit

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