Wesley Bluff’s Review
Co-founder, Lighting Designer and Operator of the Gold Coast’s Krank’d Audio Visual Productions
Wesley Bluff is the Co-founder, Lighting Designer and Operator of the Gold Coast’s Krank’d Audio Visual Productions, a full service production company with a theatre lighting speciality. Krank’d design, build, and operate theatre, concerts, and events nationally and internationally.
Krank’d invested in BL-100 RGBWs when we were contracted to light part of the Bleach Festival in 2018. Being primarily an outdoor festival, a weatherproof RGB LED fixture was ideal. We looked at a number of product options, but the Acme BL-100 RGBWs stood out from the rest of the pack. Being a COB fixture with wide beam angle, they are ideal for us, as we light a lot of independent theatre productions in venues with low ceilings.
While we initially purchased the BL-100 RGBWs for outdoor use, we now deploy them more often in theatre, fitted with their barn doors, as a Fresnel replacement. They have proven to be an extremely versatile fixture; we have 32 in hire and they’re out all the time. We regularly supply Brisbane-based theatre LDs that specifically request BL-100s, and one theatre company liked them so much that they bought a rig of them after hiring from us. At the time of writing this review, we have one show out that’s using 24 of them – they’re basically the whole rig.