As 2011 began to take shape, Bandit Lites has made several strategic investments on a global basis to further the push into GRN technology and to provide their clients with leading edge services. Total expenditures were over five million dollars.
On the control side of things, Bandit has purchased a large quantity of FPS Road Hog and Full Boar consoles. From the Martin side of things Bandit has purchased several of the new M 1 consoles. Bandit has found an extensive demand for both of the fine control platforms and know both will provide great service.
Another new addition is the phenomenal Martin MAC 2000 Beam kit. With minimal investment, the great people at Martin have allowed MAC 2000 owners to use their fixtures as either a standard MAC 2000, or with a quick installation of the Beam kit, have the brightest Beam fixture on the market. It is also the most feature filled fixture and a real favorite of designers.
Moving into the GRN area Bandit has double the inventory of GRNLite fixtures from last year. These additions include GRN PAR 3-36, GRN Batten 3-54, GRN Wash 3-36, GRN Moving Wash 3-120 and the newly redesigned GRN 8 Lights 3-96 with RGBW. All fixtures feature 3 watt LEDs and are the brightest, smoothest fixtures in the industry.
Finally, Bandit has committed to the world class I-Pix range of fixtures and has invested heavily, with a focus on BB-4, BB 2 X 2 and BB-7 fixtures. Bandit Chairman Michael T. Strickland says, “Chris Ewington and the great people at I-Pix are the class of the industry, and we are proud to be associated with them. We look forward to a long relationship with them and their industry leading products.”
Bandit continues with the many other quality manufacturers of LED fixtures, including Phillips, Vari-Lite, Color Kinetics, Element Labs, Coemar, Robe, Pixel Range, GLP, Chroma- Q, Elation, Chauvet and others.
Stay tuned for two future announcements from Bandit regarding additional new inventory.
Bandit is dedicated to becoming 80% LED by the end of 2011, as the worlds' GRN Solution. The move has been met with resounding success thus far, as it presents a win-win situation for artists, promoters, venues, fans and the earth. Over 50 major acts have become GRNer thus far, including Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, LCD Soundsystem, Robert Plant, Shinedown, Widespread Panic, McFly, ZZ Top, Jason Aldean, Blue October, Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson and others. Bandit looks forward to GRNing your next tour!
About Bandit Lites
Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace. From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. With offices in Knoxville, Nashville, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Bandit's global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you. Your GRN Solution, leading the LED evolution!