Liteup invests in Robe
Liteup is based on the UK’s south coast, near Portsmouth and Southampton, and is headed and run by Marc Callaghan and Kris Box. They have always had a quantity of Robe moving lights in the inventory and just recently this has been boosted with a substantial investment in MegaPointes, Spiiders, LEDBeam 150s and RoboSpot systems… all delivered by Robe UK. Taking a different and more lively approach to business than ‘just’ being an equipment rental house, Liteup is dedicated to working alongside designers and producers in all areas of live events – corp-orates to concert touring – and assisting in realizing their shows and events with a combination of excellent kit and their own aggregate design experiences. Gordon Torrington, well known and respected to anyone in the world of international lighting production and concert touring, has recently joined the team as ‘senior account handler’, and it’s clear that the company is going places. To enhance their capacity to deliver the very best options to all their clients, the recent Robe order comprised 26 x MegaPointes and 26 x Spiiders, 28 x LEDBeam 150s and four RoboSpot systems, complete with Motion Cameras. As a long-term supplier of Robe equipment, they appreciated the general reliability of the fixtures and the “fantastic” technical and sales
support from Robe UK. The RoboSpot systems were a big investment in themselves and this was a decision based on their versatility and the fact they work with a variety of Robe fixtures. They were also picked because of all the new possibilities they bring to the art of follow spotting with DMX control and Multi Fixture Control. These join the existing Liteup Robe luminaires – Pointes, BMFL Wash Beams, LEDBeam 100s and 600E Spots plus other lights and a fully equipped rigging department. Matt likes working with Robe products. He comments that the quality of Robe equipment found around the globe is “really impressive”. “I had many Robe fixtures on the last Gorillaz world tour which circled the world nearly twice and the Robes were the least substituted fixtures for almost two years!” “Robe is everywhere now. The product portfolio is varied and innovative and their constant delivery of new fixtures keeps me interested in the brand”.