Lycian appoints A.C. for UK3 April 2011
A.C. Entertainment Technologies’ Lighting division has been appointed as a UK distributor for Lycian Stage Lighting, the US manufacturer of high quality followspots for the touring, live events, theatre and broadcast industries.
Specialising in the design and manufacture of followspots for over 45 years, Lycian has developed one of the largest and most popular selling followspot ranges in the entertainment sector.
In particular, AC-ET will focus on Lycian’s M2 modular followspot systems. This comprises modules that can be easily assembled into different configurations and tailored to an exact specification, or changed and modified according to varying needs or environments, providing, according to the company, a perfect solution for all types of rental, staging and installed applications.
The M2 uses condenser optics and has a smooth, flat beam. Features includes an integrated frost filter, variable focal optics, Lycian flip lens, automatic, self cancelling colour boom, dichroic rings, independent horizontal and vertical side shutters and a fine focus control. It is built on a chassis that allows for interchangeable lens modules and lamp-houses to be fitted quickly and easily by being slid on and off the body, and can therefore go from a 1,200 watt short throw to a 2,500 watt medium or long throw very rapidly. This makes it, says the company, a truly unique and versatile product.
"AC-ET has a tremendous technical knowledge base on all the products it represents, plus a great reach and much respect in the marketplace,” said Lycian’s director of sales, Steve Lerman. He believes that the combination of having a ‘native’ presence with which end users are so familiar and the value and versatility of Lycian’s products will enable them to reach a new clientele in the UK marketplace.
"We’re delighted to add Lycian to our product portfolio – it is a premium lighting brand and a perfect complement to all the others that we distribute,” said AC-ET’s northern sales director, Jonathan Walters. “The M2 has proven to be a very robust product that’s popular with rental companies, so we look forward to working with Lycian Stage Lighting and getting some very positive results."