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Keyteq Dive into Lighting Hire with Chauvet Professional

Keyteq Dive into Lighting Hire with Chauvet Professional

UK - Taking its first steps into building a lighting inventory alongside its extensive stocks of sound and video equipment, Manchester-based Keyteq — which has over 24 years of experience in the live events industry — has made its first investment into lighting count, opting for a selection of intelligent moving heads from Chauvet Professional.

The company selected eight Chauvet Professional Rogue R2 Spot lights, eight Chauvet Professional Legend 412Z heads, eight COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour fixtures, and six each of the Chauvet Professional Rogue R1 Beam units and Q-Wash 560Z-LED light heads.

Keyteq also chose to invest in TRUSST, backed by Chauvet, taking over 60 metres in various sizes with accessories and corners to enable a multitude of combinations – ensuring creativity and greater design freedom to offer to all clients.

Ian Chandler, director at Keyteq, explains: "We've steered away from lighting investment traditionally, preferring to remain dedicated to our specialism. Increasingly, though, we're spending considerable sums on lighting hire and at the same time the Chauvet Professional range has swelled with really high quality and innovative products — it became something we couldn't ignore anymore. No sooner were the fixtures in the warehouse, they were out again – and it’s been that way ever since – they’re proving to be excellent workhorses."

The new equipment was immediately deployed to create an inclusive carnival-style street-party in Manchester’s newly chic Northern Quarter, for clients of production company Journey 9.

Vertical towers of TRUSST erected and positioned behind the staged area featured the newly acquired Chauvet Professional COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour fixtures, to colourwash the stage.

Rogue R1 beam units – the compact but powerful proposition featuring a bright Osram Sirius 132W HRI lamp and 8- and 5-facet prisms for unique and spectacular aerial effects — were rigged above the COLORado fixtures, with the universally popular Chauvet Professional Legend 412Z heads either side to create eye candy back to the audience over the top of the band.

Secured in the roof, were Chauvet Professional Q-Wash 560Z-LED best-in-class moving yoke wash lights. The fixtures, with 91 high intensity and calibrated RGBWA Cree LEDs, wide zoom range and variable beam angle, were positioned to provide general movement and effects.

Chandler confirms: "The end client was very happy with the end result. The Chauvet Professional lighting was really effective. Even in daylight it brought about the atmosphere that was required. From that first event, there was no doubt the investment choice we’d made was the right one."

In picture: Keyteq’s first gig with Chauvet Professional

21st November 2014

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