Weighing in at only 20.5kg, the RoxieTM LED 300W Followspot from Robert Juliat is an ultra compact little weapon that packs a punch far above its weight. Available from the exclusive UK distributors, Ambersphere Solutions, the Roxie has been specifically designed with efficiency in mind. As Robert Juliat’s first LED followspot it is the ideal energy-efficient solution with an output comparable to a 575W discharge spot. Its compact design makes it the perfect choice for venues where effective followspot location presents a challenge.
These are some of the features that drew Phil Joyce of Onyx Lighting to choose the Roxie when making a fresh investment in followspots this year. “I have never purchased Robert Juliat followspots before but, like most lighting professionals, I’ve used them on locations for many years and always been impressed with the quality of their build and ease of operation. This year we had more than thirty awards shows lined up not to mention a long list of dry hires to service so it was a case of making a purchase or continuing to rent in.’
‘Thor from Ambersphere came over to our office and did a demo with them. I was so impressed with the light output and the optics, we placed the order straightaway; we didn’t even bother to check out any alternatives. The LED light source was also an attraction: less heat, cheaper to run, no lamp change and less maintenance; dimming is smooth and can be controlled remotely if required. As a purchaser the price is always a consideration and there is a perception that Robert Juliat fixtures might beyond many a budget but I consider these to be a real value for money acquisition for Onyx.”
Since delivery the Roxies have been hard at work. Thor André received an update from Phil Joyce: “I knew the Roxies were straight off to an awards event at the Grosvenor House in London so when I got a call during load-in my first thought was: Oh no! Something must have gone horribly wrong. I was already planning scenarios in my head for how we could fix it for them. As soon as I picked up, Phil said: ‘So, those LED follow spots we just bought off you… I braced myself for what was to come… They are absolutely brilliant! They are so good, I just had to give you a call and say thank you!’ When a customer takes the time during a busy load in to give you a call with a message like that, then you know you have sold him a good product!”