Madonna and lighting designer Roy Bennett used Lightwave Prism Series lasers by Arctos for the 2008 Sticky and Sweet World Tour. Lasers were integrated with the main lighting control system and playback was achieved through multiple grandMA consoles synchronized to show time code. Content was served from individual Lightwave Laser Servers embedded in each fixture. This approach guaranteed frame-accurate playback of all lighting instruments, including lasers, at each show in every country.
Laser effects were provided for the song “Ray of Light,” and the show’s finale, “Give it to Me.” The show used five full-color lasers with a total output power of 49 Watts. All of the lasers were Lightwave Prism Series lights, which are manufactured specifically for Lightwave by Arctos in Germany. Lightwave holds exclusive distribution rights for these lasers in all of North and South America.