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Robe LED fixtures chosen for multipurpose venue Kings Place

Robe’s DL Series LED fixtures have been installed as part of a lighting refit in Kings Place, a multipurpose music and cultural venue in London’s King’s Cross.

Kings Place also hosts conferences and events managing around 350 corporate events for over 1,000 delegates in the past 12 months.

Priya Taylor, business development director for Kings Place Events, said: “We’re delighted to continue investing in technology so we can offer our events clients the very best.”

The lights were chosen by head of lighting Alexander Allen, primarily for their silent running, their brightness and the power saving potential of the LED light-sources. “We also wanted something new that really utilised the latest technology in a highly efficient manner,” explained Allen.

The space is used for classical and choral performances and has a resident orchestra (The Aurora Orchestra) and a string quartet (The Brodsky Quartet). The venue is also home to London Sinfonietta and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Currently Hall 1 has seven DLS Profiles and six DLF Washes, with eight DLF Washes and three DLS Profiles in Hall 2, run in both cases by ETC Cobalt/Congo consoles.

“The tungsten emulation in the fixtures is so good … that most people could never tell it is a LED source,” said Allen. “There is a good chance that Kings Place is the first venue in London to switch out all automated units to a LED based source with focusable optics. The tuneable whites in the fixtures are excellent.”

John Harte, CEO of Aurora Orchestra is also impressed. “As resident orchestra, it is always a great pleasure for Aurora to perform at Kings Place. The acoustics are perfect and suitable for repertoire ranging from chamber music to pieces for full chamber orchestra. The light quality available from the Robe units is wonderful. It enables the feel of performing under tungsten and offers great flexibility when blended with other tungsten units. This, the staging and ample backstage area, combined with a vibey front of house space, make Kings Place an all-round outstanding concert experience.”