The Protec Group’s Dubai branch has added a range of new Robe fixtures to its portfolio including the BMFL XF Washes, Pointes, MegaPointes, Spikies and RoboSpot systems.
Event technical and staging solutions provider, Protec Group’s Dubai branch, has enhanced its existing portfolio of Robe solutions with a range of new fixtures including BMFL XF Washes, Pointes, MegaPointes, Spikies and RoboSpot systems.
This has been spearheaded by Protec’s head of lighting Aaron Russ, recent winner of the 2019 TPMEA Award for Lighting Designer of the Year. An accomplished production lighting designer, Russ often collaborates with a team of designers to creatively light up event spaces varying from intimate shows to stadium spectaculars.
Speaking about the Robe solutions, Russ said: “I love them, they work really well, especially outdoors in adverse weather conditions – in fact, I’ve never had to send a Robe fixture back to be repaired – they are really tough, and believe me, we’ve beaten them up enough times in terms of harsh operating environments!”
Russ added that the products are well designed and engineered to make life easy for crews, who greatly appreciate the fact that they are not “needy lights.”
From a design perspective, Aaron added that the optics are “impressive” and he liked flat beam field, the gobo selection and the fact that they make good workhorse lights for both theatre and rock ‘n’ roll.
He cited the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the President’s Cup Football at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain as a good example, where he positioned 24 x BMFLs on one of the balcony handrails at the top of the seating bleachers shooting a long way down to the field-of-play.
“They were completely still – rock solid – which was noticeable compared to some of the other lights on the job!” he confirmed.
In addition to these creative advantages of using the Robe units, he also commented on the great service and support from Robe Middle East, headed by Elie Battah.