PR Lighting fixtures reach some parts of the globe that other brands do not. One of the more obscure locations is Burkina Faso, the tiny landlocked country in West Africa.
From there, sound engineer Henri Damien runs the successful pro-audio importation and technical supply company Datalinks, from his base in the capital, Ouagadougou.
Back in 2013, at Frankfurt Prolight+Sound, he first started talking to PR Lighting’s Lawrence Mao — as the African took his first steps beyond sound into the world of lighting.
Finally a deal was struck at this year’s show, when Henri Damien placed a large order for 20 XR 330 BWS; 10 XLED 3019; 24 XPAR 348; four ARC LED 3108 and two Mega Color 4000 (4000W search light). These popular fixtures provided him with a complete, integrated package, suitable to reinforce the wide range of projects with which the company is contracted. Datalinks also added the necessary control equipment.
“We liked the quality of the products, and Mr. Mao helped us assemble a good configuration,” said Mr. Damien.
The entire PR Lighting inventory was soon pressed into service for the annual Fête de la Musique concert at the Place de La Nation, one of many events regularly serviced by Datalinks— both at this venue and the Stade Municipal football stadium.
“We are very satisfied with the purchase and the impact created by the PR Lighting products,” confirmed the Datalinks MD. And one of the artists who was equally impressed was Ivory Coast reggae star, Alpha Blondy. “He told me he was extremely happy with both the sound andthe lighting at the festival,” concluded Mr. Damien.