GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Chalmers University of Technology Students’ Union has invested in 12 new Robe LEDBeam 100s to add to its existing stock of Robe moving light fixtures. All the money made by the Students’ Union on staging events is invested into buying new gear.
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Chalmers University of Technology Students’ Union in Gothenburg, Sweden has invested in 12 new Robe LEDBeam 100s to add to its existing stock of Robe moving light fixtures.
The University has 12,000 students, all members of the Student Union (SU) which has a modern multipurpose building on the main campus with several performance and event spaces.
The SU stages anything from huge dance parties with nine dancefloors four or five times a year to concerts, dance and comedy shows, exhibitions, trade fairs and conventions in a busy schedule keeping their lighting and sound equipment in use every week.
The equipment is also available for dry hire to various student groups organizing their own events, and so it's important that they have kit which is flexible and robust.
The SU's Technical Department is headed up by Andreas Bengtsson, who works with a team of six plus student volunteers.
All the money made by the SU on staging events is invested back into buying the latest equipment, which they keep updated with the latest and most appropriate technologies for their needs.
About two years ago, they purchased Robe Club Spot 250 CTs and Club Roller 250 CTs and have been pleased with the performance and reliability of these.
When Robe launched the LEDBeam 100, Bengtsson explains that they were immediately struck with the small size, light weight and minuscule power consumption - making it ideal for the various activities around the SU.
Before making the decision to purchase, they hired some LEDBeams and a competitor product for a head-to-head comparison.The LEDBeam 100 won.
"They are so small, fast and mega-bright, as well as perfect for using in all types of spaces as they can be rigged almost everywhere - and for multiple applications,” says Bengtsson. They were a hit with the SU’s crews, many of whom also work in venues in and around Gothenburg.
The SU also purchased both 40 and 28 degree diffusion filters, which transform the units into a wash fixture.
The LEDBeam 100s were delivered by the Gothenburg office of Robe's Swedish distributor Bellalite, complete with one 12-way flightcase which keeps them all neatly together.
They went straight into action on various parties, concerts and stage shows.
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