Well-known TV cook Johann Lafer recently equipped his cooking and TV studio "Table d'Or" in Guldental, Rhineland-Palatinate, with the latest HD technology. In his new high-tech kitchen, Litepanels LED lights are now also being put to use.
"The cooking students' creative work in Johann Lafer's new cooking school will now be documented using the latest HD technology, and it will be processed for various types of media," says Walter Jnkering, whose company Ben Hur was responsible for planning the modern cooking school's media design. In order to present the culinary delights' preparation in a favorable light, professional illumination of the studio is particularly important. The low ceilings (2.50 meters) required by the cooking star proved especially challenging. A solution had to be found which allowed TV programs to be produced without additional front light, as this would interfere with the overall picture. "This is what Litepanels' LED lights are suited for. They are extremely flat and therefore can be discreetly integrated into the studio," states Jnkering.
The studio's Litepanels 1x1 can be used in various ways. Its modular housing can be combined into 2x2 and 4x4 multi-panel configurations to fit a wide range of jobs. The lights bathe the studio in soft, directional light and, even after longer operation time, hardly generate heat. The low-energy draw saves electricity, which is not only easy on the environment but also on the wallet.
In the meantime, the innovative cooking studio "Table d'Or" has opened and the Litepanels lights passed the test. Because his initial work with the LEDs went so smoothly, the TV cook has had two more Litepanels installed.
Different touch-sensitive controls which were used to operate the Litepanels provided versatile illumination of the newly-designed studio. Ultimate color control allows Johann Lafer to choose the best lighting for any situation. He says, "It ranges from a romantic, calming atmosphere over a meal to workplace lighting while the cooking takes place." Here, the 1x1 lights are advantageous, as they can be dimmed quick as a flash from 0 to 100 percent with only minimal color shift and no flickering whatsoever.
Johann Lafer is thrilled about his new cooking school. "I want it to appeal to all the senses relating to pleasure – taste, aesthetics, scents, visuals and aroma. Modern technology, attractive architecture, multimedia, automation, lighting and a nice ambience are all part of it."