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Roadie test drives versatile Ayrton MiniPanel-FX and Diablo-TC
Singapore – When Singapore-based lighting design company, Roadie Pte Ltd, purchased a substantial number of Ayrton lighting fixtures from exclusive local distributor, Total Solutions Marketing Pte Ltd, it was an opportunity to find out what persuaded them to choose their 24 MiniPanel-FX and 18 Diablo-TC fixtures.
Roadie’s professional team of individuals provides lighting design for productions, shows and events locally in Singapore and internationally. They explained that the fixtures had been purchased primarily to support their lighting designs and that they chose Ayrton for good reason: “As lighting designers who are constantly on the ground, we look out for multiple factors in our equipment: quality of light, flicker-free LED sources, uniqueness, versatility and form factor are vital. The quality of light from both Diablo-TC and MiniPanel-FX is superb. The fixtures have high energy efficiency, with an impressive output and great colour rendering. Both fixtures also dim smoothly, are flicker-free and broadcast-friendly, which are all crucial for our purposes.”
Explaining in more detail, the team added: “A key point of Diablo-TC, which helped to win us over, is the inclusion of framing shutters. All this is jam-packed into a small, lightweight and sleek body. And for MiniPanel-FX, the square face, lens type and individual pixel control combine for a unique look that makes the fixture truly versatile. Plus, the ease of fitting it into our design concepts gives it an edge over the other LED washes available in the market.”
The Roadie team confirmed that both sets of fixtures were initially purchased with specific shows in mind. “Thanks to Ayrton and Total Solutions Marketing, we managed to receive our fixtures just in time to bring them out for the first projects, with only short lead times from ordering to arrival! The shows included a live-streamed/broadcast religious event, with MiniPanel-FX, and a live-streamed corporate event using Diablo-TC. Both fixtures have gone on to power through various other types of projects, from corporate to concerts, broadcast and more.”
Now that the team has had good experience using their new Ayrton fixtures, they are convinced of their suitability for any rental company: “Our first batch of Ayrton products, purchased in July 2018, were 12 MiniPanel-FX. This light is unique in that it can be used in a typical LED wash setting, for creative solutions and more, and one year on, we are still finding new ways to use the fixture.
“Aside from its versatility, it is fuss-free in terms of maintenance. Other fixtures on the market use an external zoom, but MiniPanel-FX’s internal zoom has proven to be more stable and requires less maintenance while still providing an impressive zoom range.
“Diablo-TC can be used for most applications and it looks great even before we turn on the fixture! The compact body combined with its high output makes it one of our top choices for small and mid-scale projects.”
Feedback from Roadie’s technicians was equally positive: “Diablo-TC and MiniPanel-FX are easy to set up being compact and lightweight. The low power consumption means that a single circuit can now power more fixtures while still providing high output, saving time and effort on additional cabling. This makes it easier to keep the rig and the venue looking neat and clean.”
Further benefits mentioned included the LumenRadio compatibility and RDM which proved helpful when fixtures are located in difficult to reach positions. “Overall a set up can be completed more efficiently, faster and with less physical effort.”
When asked about using Ayrton fixtures going forward, Roadie were enthusiastic. “To have more Ayrton fixtures in our inventory would be great. As a company focused on lighting design, we work with various projects across the spectrum that require the versatility of these kind of fixtures. Both are now mainstays for supporting our different upcoming projects. Our question would be, what next from Ayrton? Ayrton has not disappointed in our search for multi-use luminaires and we are excited to see what they do next!”
In picture: Onion Low, Enqi Chee and Tan Chin Koon from Roadie with some of their new Ayrton Diablo-TC and MiniPanel-FX fixtures.
7th January 2020
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