When the Casino Regina Show Lounge wanted to replace some of its heavily-used followspots Christie Lites Sales, a Saskatchewan dealer for Robert Juliat lighting fixtures, suggested Oz 600W LED followspots for the entertainment venue. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Robert Juliat lighting in North America.
Robert Juliat continues to lead in followspot design with the dynamic Oz, the first professional LED followspot able to deliver a high output comparable to that of 1200W discharge followspots. With a 600W cool white LED source, compact dimensions, silent operation and smooth electronic dimming, Oz is ideal for FOH and truss positions for large venues and full-size theaters.
“We wanted a direct replacement for the Robert Juliat Korrigan followspots we had previously so Oz was the best option,” says Bruce Dumba, Lighting Director at the Casino Regina Show Lounge. The 800-seat Show Lounge hosts all types of entertainment: singers, bands, comedians, artist tributes, banquets. Casino Regina is owned and operated by SaskGaming. It is located in Regina’s landmark Union Station building.
“Most venues are looking for LED followspots now, and Oz is essentially the LED version of the Korrigans the Show Lounge had been using,” says Alyssa McLellan with Christie Lites Sales; she and Bruce Lozinsky made the sale to Casino Regina. “By investing in industry-standard gear they are able to meet the needs of the performers who come through the venue and are confident in the equipment they’re getting.”
Dumba is especially pleased by Oz’s roller douser feature, which he finds “really nice, much brighter, more vivid and with no heat.” He reports that the Oz followspots have been performing well with no issues.
Ashley Seidler is Manager of Entertainment at Casino Regina.