It is with great sadness that Special FX Lighting announces the recent death of Robin DuCrest, the company's founder and president.
Innovative and creative, he was responsible for a number of important developments in color for lighting. His legacy to the industry can be seen worldwide illuminating buildings, bridges, theme parks, museums, and monuments in brilliant, vibrant color.
Special FX Lighting was started in 1984 from a need for reflector bulbs in colors not then available on the market. As the years passed, new technology introduced higher temperature coatings and Special FX turned its main focus to flat glass for use on architectural and theatrical instruments. Newer coatings also allowed Special FX to branch out with color coatings for polymer substrates. DuCrest built a strong company that will continue to provide quality service and products to the industry for many years to come.
A memorial celebration of DuCrest's life was held Friday, December 17 at the Cliff Rose Lodge Gardens in Springdale, UT. For those who wish to honor DuCrest's life, donations may be made to any charity of your choice, or to the following charity in his name:
Deprung Loesling Educational Fund
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Atlanta GA 30084