All Round great decision to invest in Robe
AllRound Lyd + Lys (Light & Sound) is a well‐established and respected Danish rental company based in Struer. The company was started by owner Laurs Pedersen originally as a music tech enterprise which then grew and diversified into lighting, sound and now LED to meet client demand.
The company now has a successful a 20‐year history of supplying tours, concerts, events, and productions across multiple genres from touring to theatre, and recent investments in Robe LEDBeam 350s and ESPRITES have seen a major change breaking with their previous moving light manufacturer.
The new kit was delivered just in time to assist with the explosion of live shows and events in Denmark over the summer due to the final lifting of Covid restrictions and the strong return of the market for in‐person activities of all types. Like many, Laurs and his team including head of lighting Martin Breinholt, and head of rental Daniel Sand, spent a lot of time – whilst they had it during the pandemic – to reflect and contemplate their next investments, concluding that Robe was their best bet!
They wanted new fixtures that would cover large stages for summer tours and festivals and that would fit into their existing pre rigged truss sections (previously populated with the old moving lights). “We needed an intense wash light and generally lots of output,” commented Martin, adding that they also consulted many designers, programmers, and techs before making the final decision. “These two Robe fixtures came up time and time again,” stated Martin.
The 36 x LEDBeam 350s and 25 x ESPRITES was delivered by Robe’s Danish distributor Light Partner, located just 40 kilometers away in Herning. They also comment that this physical proximity is very handy!
The ESPRITE was picked for its light weight and abundant features, elucidating that they do a lot of work in small to medium sized theatres around the country which often have counterweight bar systems and limited loading, so they need fixtures that are “a sensible weight.” “ESPRITES are bright enough to cover festival stages nicely but quiet and refined enough to be utilized for theatre productions, so it’s a great choice for us given the current workflow,” confirms Martin. Reliability was also crucial. No rental company wants to be spending money on repairs or spare parts! The ESPRITE’s TE LED engine also interested them. Unique to Robe, the TE (TRANSFERABLE ENGINE) is a powerful, intelligent, and eco‐friendly lighting solution enabling diﬀerent engines – high powered, high CRI, ‘tungsten’ etc., – to be used in the same fixtures. The engines can be changed quickly and easily in 5 – 7 minutes!