Robe moving lights, LED Blinders, and smoke and haze machines have been specified, supplied and installed into the legendary Queensbridge Hotel (QBH) venue in Melbourne, Australia.
These were specified by Andrew Stanley from ULA (Australiaâ€™s Robe Distributor) and QBHâ€™s Eugene Brouwer as part of the new house lighting scheme, and supplied by Bytecraft to QBH, one of the largest superclubs in the southern hemisphere.
QBH is a fully contained entertainment and function center, with touring-standard sound and lighting systems, a large stage, several bars, and a commercial kitchen. Its size and state-of-the-art facilities have made QBH an ideal location for a range of live concerts, product and media launches, gala dinners, conferences, and parties. Its flexible layout can accommodate events and cocktail parties for up to 2,100 guests and seated dining for up to 500.
Adding the Robe moving lights to the house club system is the latest technical upgrade at QBH and part of the venueâ€™s ongoing commitment to providing the latest technology and facilities. It was instigated in order to offer visiting productions all the best technical options, and to have those same world wide standard facilities available for their own in-house events.
Sixteen Robe ColorSpot 575 ATâ€™s, 4 ColorWash 575 ATâ€™s,
4 Robe 196 LED Blinders, a Robe Fog 1500FT, and two Robe Haze 400FT machines are now installed. The specification and supply of the equipment to QBH was overseen Bytecraftâ€™s Steve Webb.
The fixtures are rigged onto a series of trusses in the roof of the main club space and positioned so they light either the stage or the dance floor with ease.
QBHâ€™s technical manager Eugene Brouwer is delighted with the results. He states, â€śWe chose the Robes for their brightness, value for money and because we wanted fixtures with a good name. Iâ€™ve watched the Robe brand grow very quickly over the last few years, and we just knew it was the way to goâ€¦they look great.â€ť
They are operated and monitored by day-to-day house technicians and operators Chris McDowell and Matt Downs, and are run via a Hog 1000 lighting console.