Auckland Live Boosts Robe Stock
Auckland Live is a busy umbrella organisation running all the live performance venues in New Zealand’s largest performing arts and convention centre complex… right in the heart of the city. Their existing stock of Robe moving lights is now boosted with the addition of 44 new LED moving lights – 12 x DL4S Profiles and 32 x LEDWash 800s. Head of lighting Malcolm Ibel has been using Robe moving lights increasingly in his work in recent years, and Auckland Live initially invested in the MMX Series with the purchase of 12 x MMX Spots and 12 x MMX WashBeams. The new fixtures will be deployed across the various Auckland Live venues, and were delivered by Robe’s Australian and New Zealand distributor the ULA Group and their local representative, Lighting Supply Company. “The Robe kit is properly innovative – it’s not just a reinvention of something that has gone before… with every generation of product development new technology is used and optimised,” says Malcolm. He specified the MMX Spots first, closely followed by the MMX WashBeams… and is now delighted to be able to expand the Robe count with the DL4S Profiles and LEDWash 800s, which will be used across the Auckland Live complex. Malcolm manages a Lighting department of five full time staff who work with around 20 regular freelancers across all the venues. ULA Group has arranged product training sessions to assist Auckland Live staff to get the most out of their kit, and Robe’s international training and product support manager Steve Eastham has also engaged in a roadshow and on-site training to ensure everyone is fully aware of the power and potential of their moving lights.