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Robe ROBIN is best

Ian McMurray 3 May 2011

Robe’s ROBIN 600 LEDWash 600 moving light has won the 2011 PALME Middle East Award for ‘Best Intelligent Lighting Fixture of the Year’.

The Award was presented to Robe’s MD and founder Josef Valchar, sales director Harry von den Stemmen and Middle East regional sales manager Elie Battah at a gala dinner during the 2011 PALME Middle East Exhibition in Dubai.

A panel of judges – including leading international industry journalists and practitioners – decided on the Award winners, for which Robe was commended for the innovation of the product and the quality and clarity of the Award presentation.

The LEDWash 600 was launched in November 2010 and in a very short time has become Robe’s fastest selling product since 1999.

Its features include the use of Cree 10W multichip LEDs; a completely homogenised light engine producing smooth, non-pixelated or shadowed colour mixing; whites ranging from 2700 – 8000 degrees K; versatile 15 – 60 degree zoom enabling both spot and wash effects: and a completely flat light field at any beam angle. Additionally, the three LED rings are individually controllable, which is said to be ideal for creating camera and eye-candy ‘audience-facing’ effects.

“Winning the Award is fantastic and a great recognition for all the hard teamwork that has gone into making the LEDWash 600 the success that it is,” said Valchar, “all the way from the initial product development and R&D to our highly proactive marketing and sales forces worldwide”. 

He added that Robe waited until the right technology – in this case Cree 10W multichip LEDs – was available before bringing the LEDWash 600 to the market. In doing so, Robe was able to create what the company describes as a truly innovative and premium quality LED wash fixture.

PALME Middle East was a busy show for Robe, the company said, with several deals finalised, including the supply of 24 x ROBIN 600 LEDWashes to the Raha Theatre in Abu Dhabi, with another major investment in this fixture by a leading lighting design company to be announced shortly.

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