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Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Dialing it up: Ashish Saksena on how Monitor Mixing can Elevate a PerformanceNew!

What does it take to create a technically accurate monitor mix and put the stage performance on a pedestal? Ashish Saksena, Live Sound Engineer for Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Late KK, spills the beans on crafting a good monitor mix in PALM + AV-ICN conference session titled, 'How Good Monitor Mixing Can Boost A Performance.'read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Revisiting Guwahati's Glorious Past: Tricolor India Schauspiel Delivers Assam's First 3D Projection Mapping at Gandhi Mandap Memorial MuseumNew!

PALM + AV-ICN spoke to Himanshu Singh Sabharwal, Creative Director, Tricolor India Schauspiel, to explore how the company illuminated The Ray of the East at Gandhi Mandap Memorial Museum to celebrate Assam's history, heritage, and culture at its finest.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Indian AV Specialist Certification CourseNew!

The AV Industry participated in CAVS first two course editions in Mumbai. Third CAVS course is scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad in March 2023. PALM AV-ICN magazine interviewed the promoter and founder of CAVS in India, Anil Chopra to understand the credibility, validity and legitimacy of AV-ICN's CAVS certification.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Are Lamp Projectors Slowly Becoming Obsolete?New!

Gone are the days of worrying about the lamp projector fizzling out, requiring bi-annual lamp replacement. With lamp-free projectors, LED projectors, and laser projectors, the time has come for uninterrupted projection to crystallize. But, does that mean no one needs a lamp projectors anymore? In this article, Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant, PALM + AV-ICN, reports on the viability of a lamp projector.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Compass Box Studio's Raag Sethi Elevates His Recordings with Audient iD14 and ASP800 New!

Ahmedabad-based Raag Sethi is a man of many talents. He is a music producer, a music composer, an engineer, bassist, and guitarist with his own studio, named Compass Box Studio. Having collaborated on one-take, live sessions with renowned artists, musicians, and labels, Raag Sethi understands the gravitas behind working with the best-in-class sound equipment. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

In Conversation with Krishna Tripathi, NEC at InfoComm India 2022 New!

Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, joins Anil Chopra, Founding Director, PALM AV-ICN, for a quick conversation, where he talks about fail-safe display solutions for mission-critical applications, the rise of Micro LED and DVLED, and the revolutionary products on display at the NEC Booth at InfoComm India 2022. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Colour And Sound As Healing New!

How is the New Normal treating you? How different is yours from your Old Normal? Crazier and more stressful? It's said that if you have a normal life, 30 minutes of meditation and self-reflection is a healthy tonic. If, however you are super busy and lead particularly stressful lives, you need at least 60 minutes of the same. To uncross the tangled wires and cluttered messages inside your head. On one side they tell me that if you don't sleep enough - you will die. Now another hour wasted on meditation. Tell that to my boss / client who demands 25 hours a day.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Sound, Uninterrupted Six Pendant Speakers to invest in this yearNew!

From Yamaha to JBL and Extron to Bose, pendant speakers have reimagined, restructured, and revolutionized sound in commercial spaces. PALM AV-ICN reports on the six investment-worthy pendant speakers from the AV industry.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Roger Drego on Creating Fail-Proof Sound for Mega Live Events New!

In a session titled 'Performance Guarantee of Mega Scale Live Sound Projects', Roger Drego, Managing Director, Electrocraft, took to the stage at PALM Conference 2022 to share invaluable challenges and insights with regards to guaranteeing fail-proof sound reinforcement during showtime. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Bringing Futuristic AV Ideas To Life New!

MMRDA, responsible for promoting, monitoring, and developing various sectors in Maharashtra, including, but not limited to transport, housing, water supply and more, entrusted EYTE to revamp and upgrade Wadala Monorail Depot's Boardroom with state-of-the-art AV infrastructure. Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies Pvt Ltd, in conversation with PALM Technology, reveals how his team transformed the visage and acoustics of the boardroom and managed to execute the impossible feat in a matter of seven days. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Exploring the Dynamics of India's Pro AV market with Renkus-HeinzNew!

Renkus-Heinz is a professional loudspeaker company known for its innovative technology that redefines sound to empower its audience. PALM+AV-ICN got in touch with Karan Kathuria, Renkus-Heinz's Director of Sales and Business Development, Asia, Oceania and SAARC, to learn more about the company's plans for India and its strategy to stimulate growth across different verticals.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

7 New Trends in AV Conferencing to look out for this year New!

From augmented meetings and interactive whiteboards to LED video walls and seamless acoustics - Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant at PALM AV-ICN, reports a comprehensive roundup of the biggest AV conferencing trends to keep an eye out for in 2022. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA 2021 Winners Felicitation New!

The IRAA 2021 winners were felicitated at the PALM expo on 28th May 2022 in the presence of Jury members. Check out the pics here. Nominations for IRAA 2022 close on 30th October so hurry and send in your nominations now! read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022 - Glimpses & HighlightsNew!

The PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022, held from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, witnessed 20,000+ unique visitors from the world of pro audio, display, lighting, and integration. Take a look at the three-day expo's glimpses. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

HARMAN Live Arena dazzles with a range of latest audio and lighting gearNew!

The HARMAN Live Arena one of the most popular demo features at the PALM Expo entered its 11th year. The Live Arena facilitates live demonstrations of advanced sound and lighting systems, through three-day live musical performances, featuring popular and budding artists and bands from the country's independent music scene.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

CAVS (Certified AV Specialist) Course returns for its second consecutive editionNew!

The ethos of CAVS is to provide an independent neutral education forum suited to Indian AV ecosystem to gain their commitment to a future career in AV as a technician and join an integration team on par. AV professionals in India were imparted basic knowledge of AV from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at the CAVS three-day training.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Conference & SeminarNew!

Curated by PALM AV-ICN magazine, the PALM Conference & Seminar was the optimum learning and networking platform for attendees, where the best talent and top-notch professionals from the country shared their expertise, skills and knowledge. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

High Quality Attendance At Palm & Av-Icn Expo 2022New!

The professional sound, professional display, professional lighting and integration market of importers, distributors, dealers and actual users congregated in full strength at the BEC, Mumbai, to witness the largest display of product range from top global brands, sourcing millions of dollars inventory for distribution and rental.... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA strikes an energetic progress path with new chiefNew!

K.J. Singh recording engineer of brave new-gen albums is a spirited veteran deeply involved with Indian recording arts and professionals. The entire jury of IRAA after years is now entirely fresh, newly appointed by KJ... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Attendees to PALM & AV-ICN Expo 2022New!

PALM AV-ICN 2022 proved to be far busier and well attended than expected. Who exactly attends and exhibits at India's foremost audio, lighting, and audiovisual technology expo? Read on for detailed breakdown of the attendee figures... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Chopra's Keynote Pushes For Indian Manufacturing, Indian BrandsNew!

The 20th PALM Convention Keynote address by Founding Director Anil Chopra gave a clarion call for major investment into manufacturing pro audio, pro lighting and pro AV hardware in India... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

What to expect from NEC at InfoComm India 2022New!

Joining PALM AV-ICN for a quick interview is Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, wherein he elaborates on the exciting products attendees will be able to witness at the NEC Booth E20 at InfoComm India... read more


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Riding the LED growth wave

In conversation with Ronald S D’Souza


While fellow lighting manufacturers and distributors in India consistently grab the headlines, Ronald S D’Souza – CEO, Leksa Lighting Technologies Pvt Ltd., calmly goes about his business. Not the oldest brand on the block, Leksa was founded a little over a year ago in 2017. Since then the company has executed stage lighting for 3600 seater state-of-the-art auditorium in Cochin, executed the architectural lighting design for the Bhubaneshwar Hockey World Cup Stadium and the company’s clientele today includes reputed organizations like ISRO, Infosys, Zee TV group, DDK, Godrej, TV18 group, TV Today, Star TV, Sony TV and many more. PT caught up with Ronald D’Souza to find out more.

Leksa was founded in 2017 by which time the lighting industry in India was already well populated with brands, both national and international. Brand Leksa originated with support from its group of companies to serve and add value to the specialized lighting segment. The vision was to give the best experience to customers by starting a new era of smart lighting products and solutions. “There is a big gap in the Indian Industry between what a customer wants and what is available. I have a wide experience in the lighting field, which I developed on my own interest and involvement. Having that experience along with sound professional background, which is required for any industry, this is where I thought we can do much better value addition compared to the other players in the specialized lights manufacturing industry for the customers in terms of technology and professional service to the industry,” says D’souza.

Leksa Lighting majorly manufactuers specialized Lighting systems for TV studio, Auditorium stage, Film and fiction shoot, Video conferencing, Stadium and Architectural façade lighting segments.

LED tech at Leksa

Adoption of LED technology, though still in its nascent stage in India is definitely on an evolution path moving rapidly from traditional lighting technologies to LED and this segment is where Leksa envisions its growth. “LED technology in specialized lighting has a bright future and our core strength is LED and we are proud to say that we are very strong in LED technology. Our motto is to convert all the old technology lights like halogen, Florescent, HMI to LED equivalent with much better results and benefits. The customer will benefit in a big way in terms of performance, flexibility, better reproduction clarity, low operating cost, long life.”

D’souza stresses on intense energy savings and other major cost benefits of adopting or converting to LED. Citing benefits in the auditorium segment he says, “as of today, most of the auditoriums are equipped with the old technology i.e. halogen or CFL. With these type of lights, they are already paying huge money for electricity bills as energy consumption is more. Secondly, these lights are emitting lot of heat, then you need more air-conditioning. With halogen lights, the maintenance is very high as you must change the lamps now and then and now even these lamps are vanishing from the market. In case of LEDs, once it is fixed, 10 to 15 years it will work without any problem. India has a varied cultural background that is why opportunities are wide. New auditoriums are opening up. It is bigger than the broadcast industry. “

Leksa lights are specifically designed, developed and customized for Auditoriums and Entertainment venues, as also the Studio, Film, Fiction, Broadcast and Entertainment industries. “We have over 35 series of lights with more than 200 models in it. We have multi-purpose CCT Tunable 30W/60W ENG kit, CCT Tunable Panels, excellent chroma key panels, Titus series replacing HMI lights, Admire Series, in this you can boost the light to double and get the 6KW brightness of HMI light in just 1KW, LEK-Sun Series LED Pars have 10 models, then LED Fresnel lights with 50W/100W/200W/300W/400W and many more varieties. Apart from this we have few variants for Architectural and Video conference application as well. “

Lights for Video Conferencing

Elaborating on lights for video conferencing, D’souza says, “Many people have approached us for developing a good lighting system for video conferencing, which is not there in the Indian market till now. Customers have given us a good opportunity to do something new in this area and that has motivated us to make a specialized lighting for video conferencing. So we developed an excellent Video Conference light called Conex = Excellence in Conference. This is a 50W remote/Bluetooth based CCT tunable light with high purity. It can be easily mounted on a 1x1 or 2x2 false ceiling. Our customers were happy when they used our VC light in the conference as they see the re-production clarity is superb without having any shadow based ghost image in the video out quality. Corporates are spending so much money in other areas in conference room, whereas negligible budget is required for getting a good image re-production through our video conference lighting.”

For the film industry, Leksa manufactures LED lights for used with high-end cameras. “The key point here is that we have some CCT tunable LED lights for the industry having CRI, TLCI values are above 97.5 ~ 98 throughout. Green tone is completely removed, flicker free, can shoot up to 10,000 Frames Per second, compatible with 4K & 8K. We have approached some of the big cinematographers in India and have given them our lights to use. These minimum budget highly pure lights can do a pretty good job and we have already got a huge acceptance in the market,” he says. “Today more than 10 fictions shoots are happening completely in LED through LEKSA lights,” he adds.

R&D at Leksa

When it comes to developing products, Dsouza informs that there is constant R&D with engineers designing and working on products that the customers want. “We give top most priority to build and quality. We have a talented in-house R&D and Quality Team with highly skilled Technicians in production. Major components we are using in our lights are rated as per international quality and most of them are customized, and thoroughly checked during Proto-type stage and before dispatch from our factory. We are using the best drivers/Power supplies in the world for better reliability.”

Leksa has Regional offices, service centers and dealers all over India. Customers can approach the regional Offices for any support. Besides this, Leksa vendors in Mumbai maintain an exhaustive inventory for films and serials.

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