Lighting designer for the Britney Spears tour Nick Whitehouse has developed a lighting design featuring over 200 VARI-LITE automated luminaries from Jands . The VARI-LITE tally includes the following luminaries:
- 58 VL500s
- 80 VL3000 Spots
- 64 VL3500 Washs
- 16 VL3500 Spot fixtures
The large central circular stage incorporates a large circular video screen above it and this also houses VARI-LITEs enabling Whitehouse to bring them down low and behind the performers onstage. The ring of VARI-LITEs include 16 VL3500s and 16 VL3000s, whilst within that, rigged from the underside of the "doughnut" deck, is a ring of 10 VL500 washes. The two small rings of trussing hold 12 VL3000s and 12 VL3500s. Whitehouse also developed a unique setting of placing lights around the outside rim of the centre stage ring inside the stage floor, consisting of 16 VL3500 Washs and 36 VL500s sitting in a custom height stage channel so they are flush with the stage.
To ease the difficulty of lighting in the round, is eight pods that provide the top and side light. Carefully engineered to ensure that they don’t block sight lines yet deliver lighting down low where required, each pod holds 2 VL3500 Washes and 2 PRG Bad Boy spots.