|Robe lighting enjoyed a positive prolight+sound 2010 in Frankfurt, a further indication to support the cautious optimism that the market is showing signs of recovery after a tough year in 2009. Robe created a real buzz with their eye-catching stand in the new Hall 11.1 – for which lighting was designed and programmed by Nathan Wan from Robe UK. Robe used the show as a launch pad for no less than 11 new fixtures, whilst also showcasing its most popular established moving light and digital products plus its extensive range of LED units and haze and fog machines.|
It was the Robin 600 Series that stole the show for Robe in terms of receiving the most attention. A bright, feature-packed, compactly sized unit at a highly competitive price, the Robin 600E Spot, Wash and Beam fixtures are the latest in Robe’s new generation Robin Series of moving lights. Also new to the Robin series is the ‘Classic’ 300, a range of fully-featured value-conscious units.
For ‘footcandle freaks’ the ColorBeam 2500E AT was launched and added to Robe’s workhorse AT Series, taking the concept of concentrated high powered lightsources to the next level.
Robe’s comprehensive array of fog and haze machines also received plenty of attention.
A full demonstration seminar of all the new products was run in a specially dedicated demo room away from the stand. These sessions were in high demand, attracting a phenomenal 300 people a day from a wide cross-section of the industry, including lighting designers, distrubutors, rental companies and many from the worlds of theatre and television.
Robe’s MD Josef Valchar comments, “We were really pleased with the show and the reaction to our new products, all of which have been developed in close consultation with feedback from leading industry figures. Our aim as always is to utilize the latest technology and provide a dynamic set of creative tools for visual designers working in all fields”.