Studio Gear adds SolaFrame 750s
Friday, 20 October 2017
high-end-systemsBrendan Watts, Timothy Cooksy and Mike Atkins
USA - Lighting production company Studio Gear has announced their first purchase of High End Systems SolaFrame 750 fixtures. The newest (and most compact) Sola Series luminaire was launched at the 2017 PLASA trade show in London, and will be unveiled in the USA at the upcoming LDI show in November.
Studio Gear’s Mike Atkins commented: “Our first Sola product was the SolaWash 19, which has been great for us. Over the years we’ve made numerous purchases, and subsequently bought some SolaSpot 1500s for an installation. We were very impressed and on board with the 1500 right away. The biggest need we’ve recently identified was for a smaller white light LED instrument - something that could replace 700 watt fixtures that was small, relatively lightweight and full featured. When I first heard about the SolaFrame 750, it sounded too good to be true! Based on the specs alone, we gave High End a PO before we even saw one in action.”
Atkins says the bulk of Studio Gear’s business is corporate theatre such as sales meetings, event lighting, awards dinners and trade shows. “Often with corporate events we’re in ballrooms or tents with a low ceiling height, or there are power concerns. The 750 really fills that void for us; I can put a bunch of these in the room, not suck up a lot of power, and the compact footprint is very important. The fixture’s framing and zoom capabilities are amazing. The ability to shape the light is so useful, and the zoom on this light is incredible. With the 750’s useable zoom range, you can focus on a gobo throughout the entire range, which a lot of fixtures struggle with. It’s the same with the framing shutters throughout the zoom range. High End has hit a real home run with the 750. I’m already planning to purchase more fixtures this year, as Studio Gear has a very high need for these lights.”
Central US/ Canada regional sales manager Paul Hancock added, “I was very lucky to inherit the partnership with Studio Gear when I moved into my sales role, and it has been a pleasure working with Mike Atkins and the team at Studio Gear. It is great to have one our partners in the midwest be the first production company in the country to invest in the SolaFrame 750.”
(Jim Evans)

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