MA Lighting turns 40 years

Since its founding in 1983, we at MA Lighting have been developing forward-looking solutions with commitment and power to innovate, based on our MA DNA.

This MA DNA is formed by people. It is formed by people working for MA in these 40 years and all the people accompanying us in this long time.

It is formed by operators, users, lighting designers and everybody who got in touch with MA since 1983.
It is formed by you.

During this time we had many great moments with inspiring people who accompanied us on our way and made all this possible.

We want to celebrate this with a special grandMA3 console

We want to celebrate these 40 years together with you in a very special way - with a special anniversary console:
It is a 40 years grandMA3 full-size console - Serial Number 404040.

This console is going on tour throughout the year. It will be traveling the world. To those who put their passion into entertainment and lighting. To those who are with us on their daily work.
To all of you!

We will collect signatures of the MA family and friends. Of course, the first signature had to be from Michael Adenau himself, the founder of MA Lighting.


At the end of the journey, we will auction off this anniversary console with lots of signatures from people of our industry.

The proceeds will go to the following amazing organizations:

Behind the Scenes

The Behind the Scenes charity provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Grants are tailored to each individual and uses can include basic living costs, medical related expenses, transportation, and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes brings help and hope in times of great need.

More information on #handforahand is available here:


Due to the Corona pandemic, several hundred thousand events have been canceled throughout Germany so far. As a result, freelancers, solo self-employed and micro-enterprises in the cultural sector have had to cope with massive losses of revenue. Freelance stage and sound technicians, lighting technicians, stage hands and event assistants are among the hardest hit and at the same time an indispensable part of our cultural infrastructure. They need fast, unbureaucratic support and solidarity now.

More information on #handforahand is available here:

Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity

Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity – provides financial support to industry technical professionals working in live events, theatre, TV and film. Whether it is an industry professional, or their family member who is seriously ill or suffering from an accident and needing support. Backup works with potential recipients to fully understand the support needed and ensure that help is targeted effectively.

More information on #handforahand is available here:

Tour Dates

DateTraide Fair / Event
31.1. - 3.2.2023ISE, Barcelona (Spain) - Booth 7A600
25.4. - 28.4.2023Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt a. M. (Germany) - Booth 12.0 C65
8.5. - 11.5.2023GET Show, Guangzhou (China)
25. - 27.5.2023Palm Expo, Mumbai (India)
11.6. - 17.6.2023InfoComm, Orlando (USA)
3.9. - 5.9.2023Plasa , London (UK)
12.9. - 16.9.2023Music Manila Festival (Phillipines)
3.12. - 6.12.2023LDI, Las Vegas (USA)
17.12. - 22.12.2023Lightpower GmbH, Paderborn (Germany)

All data without guarantee.

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From then up to now

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