BBC Desk Cue Light
BBC desk cue light. Spun aluminium housing with 15watt mains bulb.
Radio broadcasters need to know when they are live on air and should be speaking during a programme, so they receive a signal or ‘cue’ from their producer. When the programme is about to broadcast the studio needs to be silent, so a system of coloured lights is used to give performers and presenters their cue.
This green cue light in an aluminium housing sits on top of a desk and lights up when it is time to start talking.