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Robert Juliat shines at awards ceremony

Ian McMurray 20 May 2011
Robert Juliat shines at awards ceremony

The first TRT Music Awards, celebrating the best of Turkey’s musicians, singers and music productions, took place recently at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, Istanbul. The inaugural event included performances from the İstanbul Music and Jazz Orchestra and the İstanbul Chamber Orchestra, on a stage illuminated by Robert Juliat 714SX 2.5kW profile spots which turned the TRT Music Awards Ceremony into a spectacular light show.

The RJ 700 Series zoom profiles were provided by local Robert Juliat distributor, Elit Light & Sound Technologies: “The lighting designers and technicians who worked at the Award Ceremony agreed that it is always problem-free working with Robert Juliat equipment,” said Elit’s Elif Defne Alp. “As one of the oldest manufacturers of theatre lighting equipment, Robert Juliat has adopted a policy of customer satisfaction since its foundation in 1919. This includes not only lighting designers, but all technicians working with their luminaires.”

The ergonomic features of Robert Juliat profiles, such as the rotating lenses tube, gate and shutter set, all of which can be locked into position to prevent unwanted movement, are said to be highly favoured by technicians.

Robert Juliat 700 Series zoom profiles are designed around double condenser optical system for sharpness of beam and flat field with little fall off of light. The tungsten lightsource is claimed to be perfect for television lighting, and the powerful output is guaranteed by the use of a 2.5kW lamp, made possible by the unit’s G22 lamp socket.

“I’ve been working in the television lighting industry for over ten years now,” said Serdar Kaştaş of Gramofon, lighting designer for the TRT Awards. “For those of us who work in television, tungsten light is more important than show light because a camera-balanced, well focused facial light is one of the main factors in making show light to appear more saturated.”

“For this reason, the quality of the tungsten light is more recognizable,” he continued, “and Robert Juliat is a legend at this! For a homogeneous spread of light, without lamp shadows or hotspots, for zoom, focus and blade to work easily, and for its fan cooling system, Robert Juliat is the first request on every rider.”

“Good lighting brands enable designers to relax and good quality brands are chosen by good lighting designers,” concluded Kaştaş. “Robert Juliat is such a brand and very successful with its profile spots and follow spots. And their new LED profile spot is very exciting.”

Robert Juliat’s Aledin LED profile spot was launched in 2010 and received a PLASA Award for Innovation later that year. According to the company, RJ Aledin profiles have rapidly been adopted by television studios worldwide. The profile units are now complemented by the recently released 85W Aledin 330 LED Wash.

Photo courtesy of Elit Light & Sound Technologies.

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