LD Systems has bolstered its equipment rental inventory with the purchase of Claypaky and Robert Juliat lighting fixtures and MA Lighting products. ACT Lighting Inc. exclusively distributes these brands in North America and LD Systems offers professional audio, video and lighting services from its headquarters in Houston, Texas and offices in San Antonio and Austin.
“Our goal is to stay up to date with the industry and present new ideas and options to our clients,” said LD Systems’ Lighting Designer Nathan Brittain. “I do a lot of research, and ACT Lighting shows us new equipment that we might be interested in. We never hesitate to do business with ACT because their support is amazing. They’re just great!”
LD Systems took delivery of its first Claypaky Scenius fixtures with the purchase of Scenius Unicos. “Scenius has one of the nicest arc-source lamps ever seen in a profile, and the colour temperature of the lamp is really gorgeous,” added Brittain. “Unico has great optics, its intensity is really impressive and its feature set is second to none. Unico has everything you want in that type of fixture and it does everything well in contrast to some hybrid lights that claim to do everything but don’t do anything well.”
LD Systems also bought 8 Robert Juliat Dalis 862 150W LED footlights. “ACT showed these to us, and we just had to have them for uplighting artists for camera,” Brittain continued. “It’s a warm and cool light in the white front-light range. Its asymmetrical lens is also very impressive. Talent can walk right up to it and be covered by a sheet of light that doesn’t blind them. And you can still independently control the straight up lens as talent walks upstage.”
The company also added to its MA Lighting products inventory with the acquisition of another grandMA2 full-size console and 3 NPUs. LD Systems already had 3 grandMA2 full-size desks and 2 NPUs. “We use and rent the grandMAs so often that we had to increase our stock,” Brittain reported. “It’s our preferred console and constantly in demand.”