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AC-ET Makes a GLP Impression with Colour Sound Experiment

7th March 2011

A.C Entertainment Technologies Ltd's Lighting division continues its successful working relationship with leading UK lighting rental company Colour Sound Experiment, which includes the supply of GLP Impression 120 RZ Zoom LED moving lights.

As the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for GLP products, AC-ET supplied 26 GLP Impression Zooms to the west London based Colour Sound. The fixtures have joined the 14 GLP Impression 90s already in their hire stock and are ready for a busy upcoming 2011 festival and touring season.

Colour Sound's MD and founder, Haydn Cruickshank explains that their original Impression 90s purchased 18 months ago were proving so incredibly popular and increasingly appearing on LD's spec sheets, that they needed more to keep pace with demand! This time they decided to invest in the 120 Zoom fixture, which is every bit as successful as the Impression 90s for them.

The Impression 120 RZ Zooms first went out on the Dizzee Rascal tour last summer with LD Neil Marsh.

The Impressions then went on to be utilised on Leftfield's festival tour for which Colour Sound supplied all lighting equipment, as well as for Underworld's end of year shows, LD'd by Cruickshank himself. He admits, "Although the Impression Zooms were on the design and I really wanted to use them, I couldn't for every show because my own hire stock was completely out servicing other projects!"

Other recent Colour Sound GLP shows have included the Fun Lovin' Criminals tour (LD Ricardo Lorenzini), The Human League (LD Phil Lee) and the Hard Rock Hell festival at Pontin's Holiday Village, Prestatyn, Wales (LDs John Rickets & Paul van den Heijkant).

The expedient size and brightness of the Impression Zooms is a big selling point, elucidates Cruickshank. The fixtures are also designed with no base units, further reducing the amount of space needed for rigging or storage, and Colour Sound have cased them up in 4's and 6's, which is ideal for any truck pack.

Alternatively, they can just as easily be fitted into a trailer, or stowed on a splitter bus or in the hold of a regular bus. This is very useful with the increasingly popular trend of bands carrying their own selective specials packages for small to medium tours and festivals in mind. Weighing just 8Kgs per fixture, air freighting and excess baggage is also a realistic option. "Basically they can be an extremely cost effective specials / moving light package for any touring show that is utilising house rigs" confirms Cruickshank, which opens up a whole new avenue for the company as a versatile rental item.

Other advantages include all the low running and maintenance costs associated with the longevity and efficiency of LED lightsources (the Impression Zoom utilises 120 Luxeon Rebel LEDs) and the fact that GLP has concentrated on manufacturing fixtures that are rugged and robust enough to withstand the rigours of touring.

Offering plenty of creative scope, the incredibly bright lightsource, and the fact that the Impression Zoom is a flexible multi-purpose fixture that can cover many of the basic effects of a wash, spot or beam fixture are also making it a winner for rental companies and LDs alike.

Colour Sound's GLP Impressions went out on January's G*Mania tour and have been spec'd for the upcoming Hammerfest festival. They are also being supplied as part of a contract hire installation package to the exclusive new London burlesque club The Box in Soho.

The company already has 26 weeks of Europe-wide summer festivals and events confirmed, and is expecting to hit the 50 mark, topping its record of 40 events in 2010!

Cruickshank comments that the service from AC-ET - from which he also sources a number of other lighting products and accessories - is "Fantastic, super-fast and efficient."

A.C. Lighting is a division of A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd.

The information contained herein is correct at the time of printing, however as we are constantly refining our product range we reserve the right to change the specification without notice. E&OE.