Live Design has named its top products of the past year again. Chosen by our panels of prestigious judges in three categories—lighting, projection, and sound—several months were spent debating the Live Design 2016-2017 Products Of The Year.
The Robe Spikie is an extremely compact LED wash/beam that sports a single 60W RGBW source combined with a special 110mm wide front lens that outputs a solid beam. Its flower effect creates spikes of light, hence the name, that can rotate bidirectionally and at various speeds, with additional effects including a color rainbow and a three-facet prism. The fixture’s zoom range goes from a sharp-edged 4° beam to a softer 28° wash. The onboard beam effect engine creates three narrow beams, while continuous rotation of pan and tilt allow for an array of new looks. One judge, who has already used the fixture on tour, calls the Spikie “a great fixture,” while another says it is “a pretty impressive little light, small yet really effective.”
Products of the year will be presented along with the Live Design Achievement Awards and the tenth annual Excellence in Live Design Awards during a ceremony, sponsored by GLP and Meyer Sound, on June 12 in New York.