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Audio Invests in BMFLs and DL4S fixtures

October 2015

Cape Town based CS Audio, became the third company in South Africa to invest in Robe BMFLs, with the purchase of 12 x BMFL Blades together with 24 of the new DL4S LED Profiles.

These are added to around 150 other Robe moving lights in current rental stock, confirming by CS Audio is a big of a fan of the brand. Founder of CS Audio, Donald Clark, is certain the BMFL is a game-changer in terms of brightness and features, a versatile all-in-one luminaire with a long shelf-life he states, adding that the “awesome” framing shutter module was also important, as theatrical detail and finesse is very characteristic of the style and oeuvre of CS’s own lighting design projects.

Another reason was quite simply demand. LDs that CS Audio regularly works were requesting them, and as Clark stated: “it was time to make the decision.”

CS’s eclectic work schedule covers a broad spectrum of shows and events from corporate to industrials, parties, concerts, music festivals and theatre productions. This means that adaptability is always a key to choosing lighting products.

The BMFL Blades and DL4Ss were delivered after the 2015 Mediatech expo in Johannesburg by Robe’s South African distributor, DWR. Both types of new fixtures went straight out on a tour with Australian originated Christian rock band Newsboys, for which CS supplied lighting, sound and video for three shows via production manager Wayne Krull of Phoenix 5, also based in Cape Town who co-ordinated the technical production elements of this short SA tour.

Since then the BMFL Blades have been out on a wide selection of corporates, and there are many more shows coming up as the SA summer event season starts ramping up.

Clark feels that the Robe brand is extremely strong right now, as well as synonymous with innovation and, “keeping ahead of the competition.”

He thinks the BMFL is definitely a market leader and continues to be impressed with the “incredible” service from DWR, another deciding factor in making his choice of brand investment.


Photo: Duncan Riley
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