Blues System’sNorth American debut at USITT, Phoenix was a great success. The product range, specifically designed for backstage lighting applications in the working theatre, won the PLASA 2006 Innovations Award at its European launch last year. Blues System has already been installed at various venues in Europe with great success.

TMB has been appointed the exclusive distributor for Blues System in the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East. Says Chris Curran, TMB’s architectural sales director: “Blues System is truly one of those ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ new products. It solves many backstage lighting problems as well as offering options that were previously impractical. We were almost overwhelmed by the positive response at USITT and also by the various possible new applications that arose during conversation with the many visitors to our booth.”

The flexible system consists of two dimmable fixtures, plus optional controllers and accessories. BlueDome is a wide-angle, dimmable LED fitting for low-level applications such as stairwells, lobbies, wings, and seating areas. BlueBeam is a narrow-angle dimmable LED fitting for high-level installations including loading galleries, upstage crossovers, scene docks, and under fly floors. Blue Beams are available in 5º, 10º, or 20º beam angles and are effective from 1 to 50 feet.

Both Dome and Beam are available in non-dimmable versions for emergency lighting and other applications. Blues System fixtures are IP-67 Rated, compact and almost indestructible. Available accessories include various baffles and louvres, plus J-box adapter plates for the American market. The Blues System range is flexible, compact, and energy efficient, with a zero maintenance working life of 15-plus years.

Blues System is manufactured in the UK by Global Design Solutions Ltd.