Leisuretec Distribution held its first TecZone session with lighting manufacturer Chauvet in Leighton Buzzard on Tuesday 13 May, having unveiled the multipurpose space back in March.
The demonstration centred upon the Chauvet Rogue family of spots and beams (available through Leisuretec Distribution). The R1 Beam can punch through fog and haze, thanks to an Osram Sirius 132W HRI lamp. The fixture features a fixed colour wheel with 14 slots plus white that allows not only for split colours, but also for continuous and variable speed scrolling of the entire colour wheel. A feature that is believed to be unique is its two prisms, with five and eight facets, which can be layered, independently rotating and controllable; this can create aerial and gobo effects that have never been seen before. The R1 Beam has one steel gobo wheel with 17 slots (plus open), featuring aerial gobos and a mix of apertures for tightly collimated beam looks.
Michael Brooksbank, general manager of Chauvet, commented: "As a very first outing in the TecZone with Leisuretec we have had a very good response, and it has definitely cultivated new ideas for other projects moving forward. The challenge we face is educating the market and this is a step in the right direction.”
LeisureTec managing director Cliff Dounting commented: “When we first envisioned the TecZone, we knew we faced the challenge of creating a space that would be flexible enough to demonstrate our wide variety of product lines. Today has proved that we’ve succeeded in doing that.”