Robe rocked the LDI 2016 expo at the Las Vegas Convention Centre 21-23 October where the featured product was the new Spiider LED wash beam luminaire which has just been launched worldwide.
Bob Schacherl, CEO of Robe America commented, “We are extremely pleased with how well the North American market continues to embrace our brand. Lighting designers have been very complementary on the performance of our luminaires and the rental companies are thrilled with their reliability. It doesn’t get much better than that!”
Also new is the Halo, an ingenious new Robe LED ‘pixel technology’ device that can be used to transform PAR cans and add new and different dimensions to stage and TV sets.
Additionally, highlighted is Robe’s new Spikie, a small, super-fast LED wash beam ideal for multiple applications.
This is a brand new and totally unique LED wash beam luminaire. It builds on the extreme success of Robe’s best-selling ‘industry standard’ LEDWash series – with completely new concept and optics.
It has one super bright 60W RGBW LED multi-chip in the middle which is surrounded by 18 30W RGBW LED multi-chips in an intricate optical design that resembles a spider web. It is also so much more than just a wash – it can be used as a beam and – a first for LED wash light stage luminaires – it has an eye catching flower effect.
The zoom is an impressive 4 – 50°, and the light output is outstanding, offering more than 50,000 lux at five metres.
Spiider has all the great features making Robe’s LEDWash series such a well-respected industry standard, including virtual colour wheel, tungsten lamp emulation, individual pixel control, built-in wireless DMX on request and much more.
Robe’s Halo brings a new and exciting pixel technology approach to stage and set lighting.The product is a circle of bright encapsulated micro-pixel LEDs that is mounted on a standard PAR 64 sized color frame bringing a completely new dimension to these classic lighting fixtures, enabling them to be incorporated into lighting and set designs in new and different ways.
The Halo System comprises six frames of RGB LEDs and a six-way data controller / driver in the familiar colour-scroller format which fits neatly and securely onto the front of the light.
Halos can also be used as stand-alone products; without any PAR cans – the unit is light and flexible enough to be rigged in a number of different configurations. Speed, colour and fade times can be altered individually or simultaneously making it exceptionally dynamic.
The industry standard four-pin XLR scroller connector cables will already be part of many lighting rental company’s inventories. The Robe Halo is currently available in an RGB version and underlines Robe’s commitment to develop customised and innovative and niche products alongside its signature ranges.
Spikie is a new small, super-fast LED WashBeam, which utilises a single 60W RGBW light source with a specially-designed 110mm wide front lens producing a nice solid beam. The fixture quickly zooms from a soft wide 28° wash to a tight sharp-edged 4° beam – or one of two new stunning air effects.
The dynamic Flower Effect creates sharp multicoloured spikes of light, rotating in both directions at variable speed. Additionally, a unique Beam Effect Engine transforms the output into a dynamic ray of three narrow beams, bringing a totally different visual enhancement to any show. Continuous rotation of the pan and tilt brings a new dynamic to the stage, and weighing just 16lbs, Spikie is very compact and can be hung anywhere.