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Monthly Archives: October 2018

  • Leeds Light Night Dazzles The City: 4th/5th Oct 2018

    The Leeds Light Night is a free multi-arts and light festival celebrating the diverse and thriving creativity of Leeds. Light Night Leeds is the 14th Leeds projection extravaganza attracting a staggering 80,000 local, national and international visitors.

    Whether its super-lit circus acts, large visual light displays or laser shows, the Leeds Light Night is sure to dazzle all in every corner of the city centre.

    HIGHLIGHTS 2017 Leeds Light Festival

    To get a feel for whats coming tonight for the Leeds Light Festival 2018 take a look at this video of the 2017 highlights

    Highlights of 2017 included an Aerial Circus in Trinity Leeds, and Lampounette and a series of huge desk lamps along Briggate.

    Where to go in 2018?

    This years highlights of the Leeds Light Festival 2018 4th and 5th October will include displays in the areas below with one of the biggest projections on the whole facade of the Queens Hotel in City Square.

    • The Headrow, Town Hall, Millenium Square, Leeds Arena and the University
    • Victoria Shopping Area and Briggate
    • Train Station
    • On the streets around the city


    Leeds Light Festival Map 2018 Where to Go for the Leeds Light Festival


    Plan your trip: Displays to visit Leeds Light Night 2018

    There are so many events planned its best to just wander the city, perhaps starting from the water taxi near the train station and then up towards The Queens Hotel in City Square, then head up towards the Town Hall onto the Headrow, followed by Millenium Square where a large number of events seem to be held.


    Glow - Gandini Juggling - 4th / 5th 8pm to 11pm LEEDS DOCK
    A high energy, high impact slice of the Gandini’s dazzling dance juggling choreography in the beautiful setting of Leeds Dock.

    The Glo Men - LED Suits 4th / 5th 7.30pm ON THE STREETS
    Inspired by Tron, and using state-of-the-art technology, their LED suits perfectly sync colour changes with each other. Infusing dance and fire artistry, the Glo Men deliver high-calibre spectacles.

    BoomBikes - Sound Intervention 4th / 5th 8.15pm / 7.45pm ON THE STREETS
    The BoomBikes are mobile cinemas with powerful sound systems and digital projectors.

    For a full list of events and more info please visit the Whats On Website.

  • Gosho projector alternatives for the UK market

    If you’ve taken a look at Kickstarter or Indiegogo recently, the chances are you’ve seen projectors like the Gosho mini projector which look nice neat little projectors with a fairly decent and also genuine 180 ansi lumens.

    If you are a UK customer then its not so easy to purchase these items in USD and get them shipped over (duty, vat, shipping issues, plugs, UK service, warranties all need to be considered) or wait for months until the product ships just to get the best discounts. If the products start to take forever to arrive then its worth looking at what else is available on your doorstep.

    There are plenty of great mini projector models with higher specs, similar prices and most importantly they come with a UK plug with UK after sales services and UK warranties. You wont ever have the stress of shipping any faulty products all the way back to the USA at $50 a time or pay import duty and VAT when they go back and forth from the USA.

    Great alternative new mini projectors to the Gosho projector are the

    • Acer C200 (200 lumens) - more info
    • Piqs TT (400 lumens with many unique features not on any other - more info
    • Vivitek Qumi Q3 (500 lumens) - more info
    Q3 PIQS C200 Gosho Projector Alternatives

    Or for top specced mini projectors try the

    • Vivitek Qumi Q38 (600 lumens, Full HD) - more info or
    • Pico Genie M550 Plus (650 lumens and every imaginable feature) - more info

    These models will transform your viewing experience in a big way and like the Gosho can be connected wirelessly, or with HDMI and USB, making it easy to view and share any kind of entertainment. They have all been tried and tested in the UK market and most carry 4 star or higher reviews.

    Gosho claims to “surpasses all other mini-projectors on the market with superior picture brightness and unbeatable contrast levels and clarity. You can enjoy HD picture in a regularly-lit room” however at 180 lumens HD DLP then its spec is significantly lower than the 3 mini projectors mentioned above. The PIQS TT and the Qumi in particular are more than double and triple the Gosho’s 180 ansi lumens so there is no need to shut the curtains in normal daylight conditions.

    As with all these models they all offer built-in WIFI so stream content directly from your smartphone, tablet, desktop, and game consoles. Mirror what’s on your screen with AirPlay and HDMI cable.

    GoSho also works with TV boxes and various streaming sticks, so all your favourite shows are right at your fingertips whereas the Piqs, Q3 and M550 already have this built in as well as Android onboard so its so easy to navigate without the need to connect another dongle. Netflix, Youtube etc can be on your device in seconds if its not already preloaded.

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