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Ayrton Eurus light up Tivoli Vredenburg

The Tivoli music venue at Vredenburg, one of the most well known music venues in The Netherlands, recently installed 64 Ayrton Eurus S Profiles within two of its halls ‐ Ronda and De Grote Zaal ‐ via Ayrton’s exclusive distributor in The Netherlands, Ampco Flashlight Sales.

The team at Tivoli was looking to update its aging lighting system which used discharge lamps. “The basis of what we were looking for was a light that would at least equal our existing fixtures and be rider proof. In addition, it had to be up to date with LED technology, have shutter blades, and be future proof with, for example, an Ethercon port. Our preference was for a white LED source with CMY and, most importantly, the ability to be very quiet.”

“Eurus immediately grabbed our attention because of its size and because it met all our demands. Amongst all its features, we looked specifically into the colour mixing and CRI, the diversity of the gobos, and the working of the blades. And most importantly we checked the output in Silent Mode, and tested for fixture/fan sound in that setting. It ticked all our boxes!”

The Eurus fixtures are rigged in each venue for use as stage lights, front lights and as floor packages, handling the diversity of use across two very different performance spaces with ease. “In Ronda, for the dance and rock shows, we use the full force of the light and add a few more into the hall for dance events. The speed of Eurus is good for those shows, and the light has a good balance with the other fixtures in the rig. “The throw distance in both venues is about 25m, but in De Grote Zaal you hit the crowd quicker because of the arena setup. This is also why we chose the Eurus as the beam is perfect for this distance. And for the classical performances in De Grote Zaal, in super silent mode, there is still plenty of light output to illuminate everything nicely.”

Feedback on Eurus from technicians and lighting designers has been very positive. “People enjoy working with them,” confirms van Iersel. “Our own technicians like them, and we’ve had really good reactions from visiting crews as well. Everybody is pleasantly surprised by the physical weight of the light. They like the colour mixing, the variable CTO wheel and the variety of the gobos. Our dance operators in particular are very enthusiastic about the clearly different looks they can achieve switching between gobos, and how well the light output holds up. The difference between the narrow beams and how wide they can go is a much liked feature too. The same goes for the framing package.”

The durability and reliability of Eurus has also been a key bonus for the venue techs: “Our new Ayrton Eurus S are a relief for our technicians,” confirms van Iersel. “The internal design is solid and reliable and they’ve proved very durable and continue to do their jobs as expected. Ayrton provided us with in‐depth maintenance instructions for quick troubleshooting if necessary, and we are delighted with the service we received from Ampco Flashlight Sales as our supplier. The communication has always been really straight forward and accessible, which is key for us as a solid base for working together.”

Ampco Flashlight Sales is the exclusive distributor for Ayrton in The Netherlands.

Production photos © Tim van Etten Crew photos © Jolijn van Iersel


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