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Six ways ILDA Members make better shows

Our Members add impact to shows with the purest, most brilliant light in the universe

Proven experience as an ILDA Professional accredited company

ILDA helps keep shows safe and legal; free safety software for Members

Customers buy with confidence when backed by the Code of Ethics

The world’s best laser shows, at the yearly meeting of the world’s best laserists

Using new technologies and developing industry-wide standards

Our Members add impact to shows with the purest, most brilliant light in the universe

Proven experience as an ILDA Professional accredited company

ILDA helps keep shows safe and legal; free safety software for Members


Customers buy with confidence when backed by the Code of Ethics

The world’s best laser shows, at the yearly meeting of the world’s best laserists

Using new technologies and developing industry-wide standards


World’s largest laser show, by ER Productions

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On November 18, 2017, ILDA Member ER Productions set a Guinness World Record for the largest laser show. They used 314 lasers to present a spectacular seven-minute display, choreographed to music by DJ Damian Gee. This was done outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, in front of attendees of the LDI lighting trade show.

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ER demonstrated how lasers can go beyond being a few special effects to encompass an entire stage — or in this case, three stages.

Over 12 tonnes of equipment valued at approximately USD $3.5 million – including 11km of cable – was used during the show, which was held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Due to its proximity to the McCarran International Airport, a 100m x 15m termination wall was erected to ensure that no lasers affected aircraft using the popular airport. During the final and crucial seven-minute closing sequence, an enormous 1,377 watts of laser power lit up the Nevada skyline.

The laser show took weeks to design and 72 hours to set up for the world record attempt. Laser fixtures from ER Productions’ U.S. base in Las Vegas were used to beat the unofficial world-record set by the company back in 2016.

ER’s proprietary lasers in the show included blue Burstbox fixtures, Beambursts, BB3s and Laserblades. The rig was completed with some of the company’s newly-launched fixtures, including Storm, Lynx and Kinekt units, which were brought to market in 2017. The show was controlled centrally from front-of-house using three Road Hog 4 consoles and Beyond laser software.
   From ER’s press release

Congratulations to Marc Webber, Ryan Hagan, Andrew Turner, Lawrence Wright and the ER team for an artistic, technical and historic success!

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Photo ©2017 Mark Doyle


ILDA guidance on safe and legal use of Laserworld and RTI laser projectors

On November 7, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Safety Communication which recommends against using Laserworld and Ray Technologies International (RTI) laser projectors.

ILDA has developed guidance for ILDA Members and others who are doing laser shows in the U.S. with Laserworld and RTI laser projectors. See this webpage for more information from ILDA, and a link to Laserworld’s response to FDA.

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2017 The Laserist magazine now available

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Click on the cover image to download a PDF version of the latest Laserist magazine.

To see past Laserist issues (PDF format online), visit
The Laserist page from our older website.

The Laserist is ILDA’s magazine. The most recent issue came out in early November 2017. It was distributed at the 2017 ILDA Conference in Bratislava, and at the 2017 LDI lighting trade show in Las Vegas. Copies were also mailed to all ILDA Members with a mailing address in our database.

These are the stories in this issue:

About ILDA
President’s message
Directory of ILDA Members
How one company is helping change the face of the laser industry (profile of ER Productions)
How LaserNet integrated lasers into a major Florida theme park
“They’re gonna put me in the movies” by Mike Gould, Illuminatus Laser
LOBO supplies show solution for grand amphitheater in Senise, Italy
New laser system for Miami’s new planetarium (from LaserNet)
Planetarium Hamburg reopening with a new state-of-the-art laser system from LOBO
Understanding why laser shows must be safe
Laser show safety app from James Stewart
ILDA Awards: Memories of the first ten years by Tim Walsh
2017 ILDA Award winners in the Laser Photography category

2017 ILDA Award winner booklet and video

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A PDF booklet containing all the 2017 ILDA Award winners is now online. It contains a list of all the winners along with a description of each winning entry.

Also, a compilation video is now at YouTube. It has short excerpts from each of the winners, giving a good overview of the best laser shows in the world. Click the image below to watch the video on this page.

If you can’t play the video: Because of copyright claims on some audio tracks, the video may not play on phones or other devices, or may not be available in your country. If you cannot play the above video, try a version with copyright-claimed audio removed. About six Award winners will have no audio.

The 25-minute 2017 ILDA Award winners compilation video includes work from the three top shows in each of these categories:

Corporate Show
Live TV Show
Edited Film / TV / Video
Laser Show with Added Effects/Multimedia
Planetarium Show
Nightclub / Disco / Music Festival Show
Live Stage Show
Laser Fine Art
Beams and Screen Show
Graphics Show
Abstract Show
Beams/Atmospherics Show for a Single X-Y Scanner Pair
Beams/Atmospherics Show for Multiple Scanner Projectors
Laser Photography
Fenning Award for Technical Achievement
Fenning ILDA Digital Network Standards Technical Achievement Award

2016 and 2015 ILDA Award videos

We also have the 2016 and 2015 ILDA Award compilation videos. Each one is about 20-25 minutes long, and has the best shows from those years.

2016 ILDA Awards compilation

And, if you want to see each 2016 winner as it was entered (up to 4 minutes maximum), go to the
ILDA YouTube playlists, and click on the “2016 ILDA Awards”. Every winning video is available at its full entered length.

2015 ILDA Awards compilation


Blast from the past - 2001 and 2002 ILDA Award videos

We’ve dug into the archives and digitized the 2001 and 2002 ILDA Award winners. The videos have been uploaded to YouTube.

For the videos along with a listing of the winners, see the 2001 ILDA Awards page and the 2002 ILDA Awards page. (2002 video shown above.)


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Photo credits: Large pictures, in order — “Rainbow” by ILDA; “The Voice Italy” and “Echoes” by Laser Entertainment srl; “Deep Web” by LaserAnimation Sollinger; “Zedd - Ain’t No Rainbow” by Richard Gonsalves; “All You Need Is…” by Christopher Short; “Year of 39” by ER Productons; “Laser Violin” by Visual Sensation Laser Shows and Technologies, Guinness World Record lasers top photo by Patrick Murphy, blue beams photo courtesy ER Productions. Green beams above column 1 (The universe’s most unique light) — “Scooter” by Lightline Lasertechnik.