Power of Houston – Massive Architectural Live Sound, Lighting, Lasers, and Pyrotechnics

The Power of Houston was an enormous audio/visual performance seen throughout the Houston skyline. Billed as “The Largest Laser, Light and Fireworks Spectacular in North America”, it was a breathtaking display of pyrotechnics and light. A live sound broadcast was coordinated with local radio stations so that all Houstonians could participate equally in real time throughout the event.

LD Systems led technical production and directed the creative coordination for these historic events. These events presented unique sets of communications and technical challenges. Power Of Houston required 10-tons of pyrotechnics, 400 optical watts of laser, and 2 million watts of light. 84 sites were linked with 15 miles of dedicated cabling to ensure split-second timing throughout the entire show. This achievement was accomplished by setting up a central voice and data communications headquarters which functioned around the clock for several weeks leading up to and throughout the event. 125 highly skilled technicians joined the team for a three week period of operations. The presentation was seen by millions of spectators over 144 city blocks, and was visible three hundred sixty degrees around the city scape. Buildings over one thousand feet tall were illuminated in a multitude of colors and became the stage from which to launch pyrotechnics.

LD Systems technical production services contributed immensely to the success of the Power of Houston spectacles and was dedicated to delivering the best performances for Houstonians.