Ayrton Diablo and grandMA3 light investments pay oﬀ for AMPD Lighting and Audio Visual
AMPD Lighting and Audio Visual in Spokane, Washington has purchased 24 versatile, feature‐rich Ayrton Diablo‐S profile luminaires and a grandMA3 light console to add to the company’s rental inventory and use for professional event production.
AMPD Lighting and Audio Visual oﬀers high‐end production, rental, sales and installation services to a wide range of markets in the Pacific Northwest. The company’s investment in the Diablos and grandMA3 light has been paying dividends since the products arrived. ACT Entertainment exclusively distributes both brands in the US.
“We saw the Diablos at a trade show and had our eyes on them for a while,” says Justin Haas, Owner of AMPD Lighting and Audio Visual.
“They checked a lot of boxes for us: a compact and lightweight form factor that can fit in cars; an easy‐to‐navigate menu; great output; a full feature set, including framing shutters. Plus, they have a low cost of ownership and give us the ability to oﬀer them at an aﬀordable rental price.”
The Diablos mark the first Ayrton acquisition for AMPD Lighting and Audio Visual. Soon after their arrival six of the fixtures quickly became part of the house lighting package furnished for the Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series in Spokane. “We mounted them on the upstage truss to provide backlight and eﬀects lighting for the artists,” Haas explains. “Some concert participants commented that they had seen a lot of Diablos on their tours and were happy to find them in Spokane.”
The grandMA3 light is AMPD Lighting and Audio Visual’s first MA Lighting console. “Both of our lighting guys use grandMA consoles when they do tours, and everyone in the industry knows grandMA so we really needed one in our inventory,” says Haas. “There’s only one grandMA2 for rent in town, so now we oﬀer another choice and can support grandMA users who have their own systems.”
“Last year was the biggest year we’ve ever had for rentals and production,” he notes. “This year we’re hoping for the same result.“