Focon Showtechnic, the German distributors for PR Lighting, believe the Chinese manufacturer’s products have come of age following their successful outing at the recent Electro-Magnetic EDM festival in Völklingen, promoted by 4 plus.
Crowds of up to 10,000 converge on the VölklingerHütte, a world cultural heritage site where lighting is used heavily to transform the former steel plant into a colourful spectacle. This year Robin Schulz headlined an all-star line-up that also included AlleFarben, Chopstick &Johnjon, Moguai, Richie Hawtin, and many more.
Lighting designers were Lux &Fabula, and among the products playing a central role on main stage were 24x XR 440 BWS and 4 xXR 330 BWS. These fixtures use patented technology to integrate three features (Beam, Wash and Spot) into a single unit, with the latest beam technology travelling through an advanced optical path.
Focon became involved with the promoters for the first time this year, supplying the technical event providers Triacs GmbH with the PR solutions.
Explains Focon account manager, Jens Ottenhus, “Triacs were looking for a new moving light, which had a bright output, best performance and nice effects.” They had first seen the PR Lighting fixtures in action at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt, and were immediately impressed.
At Electro-Magnetic, the BWS moving heads were positioned on the truss, side wings and stage floor to create a constant cross-fire of fast moving beams.
Jens said they had proved popular with many of the visiting LD’s, who drew on the Beam effect in particular, in keeping with the current trend.
“There were also favourable comments about effects such as the overlaying prism, the nice CMY colour-mixing … and the fact that they delivered a great performance comparable with other professional brands.”
Also impressed were Triacs themselves, underlying the justification of their investment. “They are now putting these BWS moving heads into other events, in view of their multifunctional usage.
“In fact,” concluded Jens Ottenhus, “I really believe that this festival will open new doors for PR Lighting in Germany.”