Robe installed DL7S Profiles and LEDWash 1200 moving lights – 54 in total – in the Bet Lessin Theatre, Tel Aviv, the city and Israel’s third-largest theatre venue, just reopened after complete refurbishment, a project ongoing over the last three years.
The tender for supplying and installing new lighting and stage machinery was initially issued in 2015 and won via by Danor Theatre and Studio Systems who proposed Robe moving lights to bring modern-day flexibility and dynamics to the two constantly busy stages.
Influential in the decision to choose the Robe option was leading lighting designer Amir Brenner, who was brought onboard the project as a lighting consultant. He worked in the theatre extensively during his early career in the 1990s lighting numerous productions and was “honoured” to be asked to contribute to the revamped venue.
He emphasised that selecting any moving light for a rep house ideally needs a combination of traditional and new exciting features. In choosing the DL7S Profile, LDs working at Bet Lessin will now have the “fantastic colour range and highly accurate beam shaping that are perfect for theatrical use.” The project was overseen for Danor by Erez Hadar together with Shalom Elbaz, who was their technical crew chief on site.
The theatre had some previous experience with Robe, having purchased LEDWash 600s, DL4S Profiles and MMX Spots in recent years which they also utilised in other venues during the three years whilst their home base was redeveloped. Amir has consistently started specifying LED products for public projects in recent years to reducing basic maintenance and ongoing running costs, to saving on replacement bulbs, to reducing temperatures and boost comfort levels in performance areas … and of course, reduce long-term energy consumption.
His own relationship with Robe also goes back several years, “Robe has proved itself as an innovative and consistently high-quality manufacturer with a wide range of good lighting solutions,” he stated.