Dubai-based lighting and production design company Lighthouse has announced its continued investment in Robe products.
Headed by Terry Miranda and his brother Steve, Lighthouse was founded in 2003. Initially with Terry as an LD, the company has since evolved into a turnkey design and production house with a reputation for imagination and flair.
Lighthouse invested in Robe products immediately after the company was set up, and has stayed with the brand since. It now has over 250 Robe units of various types which are used almost exclusively to facilitate its own shows.
The kit ranges from the most recent CycFX 8s, MMX WashBeams, ROBIN Beam 300s and PARfects, to older products like the ColorMix 240, ColorSpot and ColorWash 575 and 1200E ATs and 2500 ATs. The vintage products, even those seeing their first decade of active service, are all still going strong.
This Year Lighthouse won Best Lighting Design at the Middle East Event Awards (MEEA) for their work on the Al Burda Award, an Islamic Arabic poetry and calligraphy competition staged at the National Theatre in Abu Dhabi. Lighthouse was also nominated in four other MEEA categories for a total of five different events, including the Al Burda Award.
Terry explains: “Going with one manufacturer that can offer all the functionality and quality you require, and understanding what those lights are capable of doing are key to the way we work. It also means that our crew and technicians learn how they are constructed and get familiar with new units much quicker because they know Robe’s build techniques."
He adds: “Our purchasing decisions come from a design and creative perspective rather than being price driven. We look for a level of perfection in Robe and they deliver this time and time again.”
Having recently visited the Robe factory and seen the newest showroom demos in Valmez, Lighthouse are now looking at adding Pointes and more MMXs to its choice of available creative tools.