Ukraine – Chinese fixture manufacturer ACME’s high-performance Dotline360 LED battens are adding powerful, pixel-mapped colour to some of Ukraine’s biggest shows following an investment by one of the country’s largest rental and lighting production companies, Alight.
The one-metre Dotline360 units, which are equipped with 12x 30W RGBW LEDs, landed in stock at Alight in autumn 2019 and have been out on projects almost continuously ever since.
Most recently, they have been seen in action on the popular Ukraine TV show Dancing with the Stars, and a gig by Ukraine pop duo Vremya i Steklo, who performed to a capacity 10,000 crowd at Kiev’s Palace of Sports arena.
“We discovered ACME’s Dotline360 at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt in 2019 and were immediately impressed by the brightness, color mixing and smooth output with great linear dimming,” says Lighting Designer Evgen Kostyra from Alight. “High CRI is vital for use in TV shows, which forms a big part of our business, and the Dotline360 battens offer fantastic rendering. As soon as we took delivery, they were out on almost every show with our clients.”
Alight worked closely with ACME’s Italy-based EMEA Sales Director, Marco Galli, to secure the investment.
“We are very proud of our Dotline360 product, which is the result of some fantastic engineering from our R&D team in China,” says Galli. “We know that our customers are looking for quality at an attractive price point, with the kind of output and smooth dimming usually found only on premium-priced products, and that’s what we’ve delivered.
“One of the remarkable functions of the Dotline360 is its excellent color mixing and smooth output across the two independent zoom zones. What’s more, it offers full pixel-mapping capabilities, and with a 1:11 zoom ratio from 3.5-38˚, it ranges from a very narrow-angle light curtain effect to a wide-angle wash bar.”
Volodymyr Andrusyshyn, CEO at Alight continues: “We were looking for this kind of product for a long time and are very satisfied with our return on investment with the Dotline360 battens. They are enhancing shows across Ukraine and we are very happy.”