Why the ACME Lyra?
We were looking for a workhorse light for gigs where an IP rated fixture may be needed. We own large numbers of IP rated wash lights, but we did not have an IP rated spot in our
inventory. We needed fixtures that can do gobo projection and beam effects outdoors. We tried to find the ultimate all-in-one package, andthis is it. We have it out on spec jobs and it has been looked upon favourably by everyone who has given it a go. It’s a really good workhorse.
We have owned a lot of ACME Lighting gear in the past, like LED pars and blinders. They have been reliable for us for a long time. Some of the innovation they have been coming up with lately is next level.
The features offered on the LYRA are fantastic. It’s got all of the features in the fixture that suggest it should cost a lot more money. The animation wheel is really good. It has a few
different levels of animation; it’s a real feature. Movement is smooth, precise, and accurate, all the way through the range for both pan and tilt. The frost is nice and doesn’t lose too much intensity when it is dropped in. The framing shutters are much better than the prototype. CTO and colours are great. The gobos are also really good and they are all really useable. I don’t think there is a feature we have not used. It does everything really well.
How does it stack up?
We got the LYRA and put it next to an industry leading light with most of the same features and similar spec. The LYRA pretty much chewed it up and spat it out. Although it
doesn’t show it on paper, it is substantially brighter when you see it with the human eye. It’s IP66, which not only makes it useable outdoors, but it makes it stronger and will reduce maintenance costs. It’s much quieter than you would expect too, for a light this size.
The LYRA performs really well outdoors. We used the lights recently at Rochford Estate, SummerSalt, and Live in the Vines. We used them as profile spots because of the framing. We had set these up and left them in the rain for over 2 weeks, so the IP rating has been well and truly tested.