Robe has announced that its ROBIN 600 LEDWash is its fastest selling product since 1999.
Production started at the end of 2010 and the 2,000th LEDWash 600 has just been delivered to French distributor Axente, with over 1,500 on order. Special arrangements have been made at Robe’s factory in Valasske Mezirici to ramp up production and keep pace with the demand.
Sales were further boosted by the Prolight+Sound 2011 exhibition in Frankfurt, which proved to be Robe’s best ever trade show in terms of actual confirmed orders taken during the four day event.
Meantime, the 1,000th Robe LEDWash 600 fixture reached its destination in South Africa as part of a package of 24 units delivered by Robe’s SA distributor DWR to Mark Gaylard of Johannesburg based MGG Productions.
“For the weight, size and light output there’s no other product that comes anywhere near it,” he said, adding that the longevity of the LEDs will also make a substantial cost saving by eliminating the need to buy replacement bulbs. On the creative side, he notes that, as well as the 15 – 60 degree zoom offering spot and wash functionality on the LEDWash 600, there are also all the effects that can be created using chases and patterns on the three rings of LEDs.
MGG already owns a substantial amount of Robe equipment – including over 60 x 700 Series fixtures, over 80 x LED fixtures including LEDForce 7s and 18s, CitySkape 48s and Xtremes, along with DigitalSpot 7000 DTs and StageQube video wall. They first bought into the brand back in 2008. The company services a variety of shows and events covering live music, corporate, theatre and TV sectors.
MGG’s LEDWash 600s were part of a first batch of 100 which were delivered to DWR from the Czech Republic – all of which have been sold. The first LEDWashes in the country were purchased by the State Theatre in Pretoria.
Picture: the 1,000th Robe ROBIN 600 LEDWash is delivered by DWR to MGG. Left to right: Duncan Riley (MD, DWR Distribution), Harry von den Stemmen (sales director, Robe lighting), Mark Gaylard (MD, MGG Productions), Josef Valchar (MD, Robe lighting)