Setlight, one of the mostimportant technical production and rental companies in the north of Poland, continuesits commitment to Robe moving lights with a recent investment in ESPRITE LED movinglights, added to the company’s existing rental stock.
The new ESPRITES were purchasedat the end of 2021 and boost the company’s inventory of Robe fixtures. Theywere sourced specifically to help facilitate Setlight’s increasing televisionwork. “ESPRITES were constantly being requested by TV lighting designers anddirectors, so having them available has immediately made us more competitive andcost-effective in that sector,” stated owner and general manager PrzemekWrembel.
The new luminaires are primarily used for front light instudio scenarios, and Przemek thinks the quality of light and range of colourtemperatures is “impressive,” and that ESPRITES are a compact and easy-to-usefixture.
The fixtures utilise Robe’sunique TE (TRANSFERABLE ENGINE) technology, a powerful, intelligent, and eco-friendly lighting solution enablingdifferent engines – high powered, high CRI, ‘tungsten’ etc., – to be used inthe same fixtures and changed quickly and easily.
The first Robe moving lights werePointes, which Przemek and his team saw initially at Prolight+Sound inFrankfurt a few years back, whilst looking for something new and “a bit more”than just a beam light.
“We thought ‘WOW!’” when they sawthe Pointes he recalled. “It was small, cost-effective and so much better thananything else around at the time.”
He was also very proud thatSetlight was among the first companies in Poland to have a rental stock of Pointes,and these luminaires still work constantly on various jobs. “Our clients arestill spec’ing Pointes, so they have been an excellent value purchase,” heunderlined.
After great experiences with thePointes, there was no hesitation in purchasing MegaPointes when that productwas launched a few years later, and these have also proved to be one of the busiestand hardest working lights. Once again Setlight was the first in Poland tocommit to MegaPointes, after which a host of other rental companies followed.
Other popular Robe products inthe house include LEDWash 1200s and Spiider LED wash beams.
“Spiider is a great andsuper-precise wash light,” stated Przemek, “and these have also been a solidinvestment.”
Like everyone, Setlight wasinitially impacted by the pandemic as everything halted in March 2020 andslowly started to pick up. They used the additional time available strategicallyto think and plan for the years ahead and believe that LED lighting fixturesare definitely the future and that Robe – having been an early adopter of this– is now a clear market leader.
“It’s not just for the immediateenvironmental advantages of using LEDs,” explained Przemek. “The LEDs are constantlygetting brighter and better, they last longer, are more reliable and efficient”– all vital considerations for a busy rental operation.
The new ESPRITES have alreadybeen on several shows including a break-dancing competition for Red Bull stagedat Gdansk Ergo Arena - by LDs Matteus Gostkowski and Przemek’s brother Mirek.They were also in action on the Festiwal Polskich FilmówFabularnych (The Polish Festival of Fiction Film) Awards event, stagedat the MusicalTheatre of Danuta Baduszkowa in Gdynia.
Przemek and his crew – handpickedfor their characters and personalities as well as their technical skills – offera vast fund of experience and all appreciate Robe’s consistency as amanufacturer and their commitment to quality products with greater longevity.
He also mentions the physicalproximity of the Czech Republic which borders Poland, and he appreciates agravitas that is associated with the genuinely ‘Made in Europe’ luminaires.
Setlight is a full-service productionand technical supplier – delivering sound, lighting, rigging, staging and video– and working across all entertainment sectors, from music shows and concerts,television productions and corporate events. All aspects of service are offered,from design and conceptualisation to technical planning, building and delivery.
The company was founded 20 yearsago by Przemek whose passion for all-things-technical started whilst still atschool. It is a family business also involving Przemek’s father and brother andis based near the busy port town of Gdynia near Gdansk. As the company hasgrown, all the profits have been ploughed back into developing the business.
“We hope that after pandemic wewill spend many more years initiating new ideas, working on great jobs, and usingexcellent technology which allows us to achieve more imaginative work and muchmore satisfaction!” concluded Przemek.
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