5 Star supplies Cool Cases for Award Winning LED Uplighter

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Wisbech, UK based 5 Star Cases has been chosen to supply flight cases for Global Design Solutions' (GDS) award winning LiteWare battery powered/Wireless DMX LED uplighters.

GDS contacted several case manufacturers to tender for the contract before making their decision. Says GDS's Matt Lloyd, "We selected 5 Star because of their great attitude, the quality of their products, the very quick response time and their ability to deliver the volume we need and work in a truly collaborative way with us".

The Tour Grade flight cases were designed and specified by GDS's Head of Engineering Richard Cuthbert, working closely with 5 Star's in-house design team.

Each case houses 6 LiteWare fixtures in foam protected compartments. A unique feature incorporated early in the design stages is a bespoke battery charging plate which is fixed into the bottom of each compartment, allowing all 6 units to be re-charged whilst inside the case simply by connecting a single mains lead.

The default exterior finish of the cases is a smart high pressure laminate (HPL). The majority of 100 or so cases already supplied to GDS have been in the standard black, however custom colours - including a striking royal blue finish for one client - are also available. Matt Lloyd adds that 5 Star's flexibility and willingness to produce tailor made special variations on the standard design was also a deciding factor in choosing them as a case supplier.

Also incorporated into the LiteWare case is a versatile cable compartment, accessible from the front via a lockable, flush-fitting hinged flap system. The power inlet is mounted on a recessed dish, and twin cooling fans are also incorporated into the build.

5 Star has also produced a larger 10-way version of the case with similar specifications, but it is the 6 way case that's proving extremely popular by complimenting the uniqueness of the award winning GDS product.

LiteWare is proving a massive success, and is ideal for rental companies and a myriad of events and applications. No wires and an incredibly quick and easy set up and operation means the fixtures can be positioned virtually anywhere at, in or around a party, event, show, presentation or building. They can also be used to light into even the most inaccessible places!

5 Star's MD Keith Sykes comments, "It is a great pleasure for us partnering with a client like GDS, working alongside them on an innovative product which presented exactly the sort of challenges for which we like finding solutions".

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