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2000 - 2005

Channel 2' lighting department buys the station's first moving lights for the Who Wants to be a Millionare episodes in 2000, the seeds for the establishment of Luxor are sown.

Idol goes on air in 2003 with new moving lights provided by the newly founded Robe Lighting in the Czech Republic. The lighting department increases from two employees to three.

More equipment was purchased for Idol 2 in 2004 and Luxor began renting equipment and servicing events outside Channel 2 such as Prodigy concerts in Laugardalshöll, Bang Gang in Reykjavík Art Museum and many large and small events.

The daily activities of the lighting department take place at Krókháls.

2006 - 2016

A large part of Channel 2's production department flowed into Sagafilm in 2006 when the lighting department took over Sagafilm's film rental.

Combined, the department was named Luxor in 2007.

Channel 2's head of lighting, Alfreð Sturla Böðvarsson, manages the combined rental of Sagafilm and the station.

Sagafilm produced many TV shows for Channel 2, such as X-Factor, Master Chef and Idol 4 in 2009, where Luxor provides stage design and lighting.

Pétur Óli Gíslason later became the managing director of Luxor and Bragi Reynisson succeeded him in 2012.

Luxor moved to premises above Sagafilm in Skipholt in the year 2008, and to Tunguháls 8 in 2016, but by then the warehouse in Skipholt was burst and the number of employees had increased even further, as well as the company's projects.

Luxor serviced TV shows such as Voice 1 and 2 during this time, as well as numerous events and other projects.

2017 - 2019

2017 was a big year when Luxor and Ofur sound system merged.

The merger greatly strengthened the company and enabled it to take on more and bigger projects.

Karl Sigurðsson takes over as managing director in 2018 after having worked for the company since 2012.

2020 - 2022

During the pandemic, Luxor handled streaming services and TV projects, as well as sales projects continued to increase.

Luxor invested in the country's largest LED screen, which arrived in the country in time for the Riot Games company's international e-sports tournament in Laugardalshöll, while Luxor was the company's Icelandic technology partner in three giant projects in Laugardalshöll in 2021 and 2022.

Luxor became Sýn's partner in 2020 as Luxor takes care of the sets, lighting and sound in most of Sýn's TV productions.

2023 -

Today, Luxor is the most powerful event technology and design company in the country and handles projects such as Christmas Guests, Idol, Icelandic Eurovision Song Contest, FM957's Listener Award as well as numerous events of all sizes and types.

The sales department has also continued to grow. Recent sales projects include Robe moving lights for the City Theater, Riedel video and audio system for Síminn, Griven outdoor lights for Hallgrímskirkja and Digico sound mixer for The City Theater.

The future is bright and Luxor is aiming even higher in the near future.