Robe experienced great success at PLASA 2014 with their very own “Robe Arena”, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the company. This year, Robe is once again occupying a large space at the show, held at London’s ExCeL centre, aiming to make a major impact with their new products and technology. This year, Robe are focussing on innovations specifically aimed at theatre and television lighting applications.
Taking centre stage will be the powerful features of the new DL7S LED profile, highlighting its quality of light, subtle and intricate full spectrum colour mixing and high colour rendering index – all suitable characteristics for theatre and TV environments.
Also new will be The Square, bringing the possibility of combining video projection, pixel animation, beam effects and LED wash lighting in one fixture with continuous pan/tilt rotation movement; the ColorStrobe from Robe, an RGB version of the potent new LED Strobe from Robe; The Viva, an elegant brand new lightweight spot moving light fixture; and the PATT 2013 tungsten softlight, the first of a new range of retro luminaires from Robe for stage and studio.
Robe’s BMFL Blade – the newest fixture in the Czech manufacturer’s signature Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) range – is highlighted together with the hugely successful BMFL Spot.
More additions to Robe’s DL range include the DL4X Spot, DL4S Profile and the DL4F Wash, all with enhanced output and features; there are two new versions of Robe’s ParFect LED PAR fixture; the CycBar 15 a new LED batten fixture, and the white LED Strobe from Robe.
Robe’s Arena will be action-packed with numerous activities throughout the exhibition, including a spectacular lightshow every hour on the hour, and a five-minute overview of all the key products on display which will run three times an hour.
The amazing One Man One Light show was devised by top South African theatre LD Michael Broderick initially for Mediatech 2015 in Johannesburg, where it was a huge hit and has since performed at the Hilton Arts Festival in Durban. This will demonstrate the immense range of very subtle, beautiful and dramatic effects that can be produced using just one single Robe BMFL Blade luminaire with a ‘back-to-basics’ creative starting point.
Separate areas within the Robe Arena will feature the full touring exhibition stand of sister architectural LED sister company Anolis.
Robe’s LightWare series of long-life, super-bright battery powered LED products (now manufactured in the Czech Republic) will also be represented and in action in the Arena, together with a full range of MDG’s ground-breaking fog and haze products.
Robe’s famous hospitality and a warm welcome will be extended in a convivial environment via the multi-lingual team. Refreshments and drinks will be available and the Robe Arena will be an ideal meeting point, business and social hub for exhibition visitors. Robe is again a platinum sponsor of PLASA 2015.