Pearce Hire has announced a significant investment in Studio Due floodlight fixtures the WS200/M.
The deal with Studio Due, finalised at last week’s PLASA Focus trade show in Leeds, confirms an initial order as part of a rolling investment by Pearce Hire in LED technology.
Having traditionally specified 400w coloured MBI fittings for outdoor architectural lighting requirements, Pearce Hire has spent considerable time researching the most appropriate LED replacement and has chosen the Studio Due WS200/M which meets the company’s ‘green’ working practice credentials on several levels.
The initial outlay in these products reflects the continuing commitment Pearce Hire has to provide cost effective and sustainable project management for their extensive range of customers with outdoor events.
“The investment in these products is the start of what we anticipate will be an on-going relationship with Studio Due and these energy efficient, cost saving, labour saving LED products are an excellent addition to our lighting stock”, comments Shaun Pearce, MD Pearce Hire.
“It’s astonishing, but with their 100w rating, these Studio Due units consume 75% less power than the traditional fixtures we have been using! So there is no doubt that the purchase of these products will enable Pearce Hire to offer a cost efficient solution for lighting the exterior of buildings and floodlighting ornamental gardens (and such like) on either a permanent basis, or, for special events in some of the unique natural locations where we manage the technical production” he continues.
Pearce Hire will initially send out the new fixtures for the series of events presented by long standing client – the Forestry Commission - and their established summer festival programme ‘Forest Live’ at seven beautiful forest locations around the country, and this year featuring artists including Sir Tom Jones, Jake Bugg, Simply Red and the Kaiser Chiefs.
The investment in these Studio Due products reflects the stringent sustainable practices that Pearce Hire exercises across all their production and installation projects. By swapping out the traditional MBI floodlight fixtures the company will be making a significant impact on the carbon footprint of every event that specifies them, and therefore offering a reduction in both power consumption costs for clients and pre-production preparation time.
Ian Brown, MD of Studio Due UK comments “We are proud of the impressive credentials and reputation that Studio Due has as a long standing manufacturer of architectural lighting products. The compact energy efficient WS200/M is from our Architainment lighting range of fixtures that have been specifically designed to replace the more traditional MBI and Metal Halide Floodlights commonly used by specialist companies like Pearce Hire. Given Pearce Hire’s reputation as a leading power distribution company, Studio Due is absolutely delighted to be embarking on what I hope will be a long-term relationship supplying them with up-to-date energy efficient products for their inventory.”
The Studio Due WS200/M is relatively new to market having been launched in the past year, it is light-weight, extremely efficient in terms of lumens per watt, utilising the latest LED technology and is manufactured at the Studio Due headquarters in Italy.
Pearce Hire offers over 30 years experience providing power, lighting, audio, staging, rigging, drapes, project consultancy and technical production services to the outdoor and indoor event, festival, entertainment and corporate event industries. They have a solid reputation as a provider of bespoke power solutions as well as supplying stage and site lighting, audio and staging specifications whatever size or type of event.
Pearce Hire prides itself on the excellent customer service it delivers for which the company has become highly regarded.