A.C Entertainment Technologies zooms ahead28 March 2011
A.C. Entertainment Technologies says that its lighting division continues to enjoy success with sales of GLP’s Impression Zoom 120 RZ LED moving lights, following the solid brand base built from sales of GLP’s first generation LED moving head – the Impression 90. UK rental companies making recent investments in the Impression Zoom include Lite Alternative, GLS and Fentura Productions, all of which have been supplied through AC-ET, the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for GLP products.
Blackburn based Lite Alternative purchased its first GLP 120 RZ Zooms 14 months ago when seeking a dynamic new style of moving light fixture. These went straight out on tour with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, specified by LD Matt Arthur. Since then, they have been utilised on numerous tours and events.
Sixteen fixtures are currently out on the Chemical Brothers’ new world tour, which features stunning lighting and visuals designed by Paul Normandale. Six units are rigged to a trussing circle above ‘The Hub’ – the ‘tardis’ at the centre of the Chemicals’ amazing live performances – with another six Impression Zooms on the floor below to give a totally hub-centric focus.
Southampton based GLS now has over 30 GLP Impressions – all the 120 RZ Zoom version – in its inventory. The first investment was made in January 2010 – bought from AC-ET’s northern office in Leeds – and these were among the first batches of Zoom units off the production line.
"The demand for GLP Impressions has been phenomenal,” said Ian Turner of GLS, adding that he could have hired in over 100 last September and kept all of them out for the whole autumn period. Their work covers tours and events of all types, with GLP Impressions recently specified for Example (LD Graham "Grum" Leesmith) and Mumford & Sons (LD Ed Warren).
Fentura Production Services is a Dorking, Surrey based company specialising in the design and supply of lighting and visual solutions primarily for corporate events and exhibitions.
The company purchased 24 GLP Impression 120 RZ Zooms and also 16 GLP Volkslicht Zoom fixtures, which are described as a value engineered LED moving head option from GLP which is ideal for projects with smaller budgets.
The Impression Zooms are the company’s main moving lights and are in constant use. They have, according to Fentura, proved very reliable, while the low power consumption offers a more environmentally friendly solution. Recent shows have included projects for Nokia, L’Oreal and Hewlett Packard.