Stage Effects Buys Robe Robin 600+ LEDWashes

Ruan Nel and Brendan Kaizer from Stage Effects pose with Robe Robin 600 LEDWash fixtures

South Africa-based technical equipment supplier Stage Effects has purchased 24 Robe Robin 600+ LEDWash fixtures from DWR Distribution.

Stage Effects owner Theo Papenfus explained that when he was confirmed as a contractor for two long-running events, it made more sense to buy new gear than to hire additional equipment.

“We were hunting for a mid-range fixture and thought that the Robin 600+ would be a good investment,” he said. “When shopping around, we found that cross rentals would be much easier if we went for the LEDWash 600 or 600+. International riders are very demanding when it comes to quantities, and lighting designers regularly specify the medium range washes.”

Stage Effects was established in 2001 and specialises in lighting, structures and AV. The company is known in the industry for delivering outstanding service as it focuses on broadcast, live events and corporate functions from small indoor shows to large festival stages.

The super-slim Robin 600+ LEDWash features 37 x 15 Watt RGBW multichip LEDs with colour output ranging from gentle pastels to the richest saturation. Arranged in three concentric rings, these LEDs offer unique possibilities for creating stunning colour and pattern audience-blinding effects, as well as for providing comprehensive and perfectly even wash coverage.

“The Robin 600+ is small, compact, powerful and lightweight, saving on truck space due to four units fitting into one small flight case,” Papenfus added. A bona-fide multi-purpose unit, the 600+ is equipped with an extremely versatile  eight- to 63-degree motorised zoom, powerful fast strobing and pre-programmed pulse strobe effects.

“We are super excited about our purchase, especially since it has been in the pipeline for so long.” Papenfus concluded.