Dry Hire Lighting invests in Robe RoboSpots and Spiiders

The DHL team surrounded by new Robe RoboSpots and Spiiders. Photo: Robe

Dry Hire Lighting has invested in five Robe RoboSpot remote follow systems and 32 Robe Spiider LED wash beams. 

As the number of live shows and events steadily increases, DHL is seeing a demand for various Robe products, reports Business Development Director, Rael Hancock, who joined the company September of 2019. 

“Spiiders are a ‘go-to’ fixture for so many scenarios,” commented Hancock. “Our focus when it comes to investment is driven by market demand and ROI. The relationship we enjoy with Robe UK and the technical support is excellent,” confirmed Hancock.

“Another major plus when considering an investment,” he said, adding that Robe’s products are generally “rock-solid” and “reliable”.

The new RoboSpot BaseStations – which work with a variety of different Robe fixtures – and the Spiiders join the number of other Robe products available via Dry Hire Lighting, including Pointes, MegaPointes, LEDBeam 100s and LEDBeam 150s, Tetra2 LED bars and PATT 2017 scenic luminaires. Just before the pandemic, the first Robe Tetra2s were purchased, and they are also now being specified frequently as shows re-start.

Hancock joined Dry Hire Lighting after working as Director of Asset Strategy for global equipment rental giant PRG for several years where he also had previous experience hands-on and involved with running their moving light department. He has been working with Robe products since the original flagship AT series shook up the moving light topography back in the mid 2000s.

He believes product longevity is a vital bonus that Robe brings to the equation, which is related to RPI. “It’s going to last several years and not be obsolete in six months,” Hancock concluded.