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Strand Cantata Followspot

Variable angle zoom 1200w tungsten profile Followspot with 11° - 26° beam angle, with blackout iris and spigot for stand mounting. Ideal for smaller venues, school stages and clubs. More Info

Robert Juliat Topaze

The Robert Juliat Topaze has a high-performance double condenser discharge optical system with a 100 percent closing iris, mechanical dimmer and A-size movable gobo holder. Its six-way colour changer system is fitted with removable filter frames. More Info

Robert Juliat Cricket

The smallest of the Robert Juliat Followspot range, Cricket is a 1200W tungsten unit with the optical excellence of its larger counterparts. With its ultra compact dimensions and low power consumption, the Cricket Followspot is easy to use and can fit into the smallest of spaces. More Info

Followspots

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A Followspot is a luminaire designed to be moved by an operator to light a specific performer as they move about the stage.

The best known use is the 'star' of the show being lit in a bright hard edge spot for a musical, pantomime, or concert.... however Followspots are often used in a much more subtle way, as a highlight drawing the audience's attention as the action unfolds, typically the beam edge is slightly diffused to blend with the rest of the stage lighting.

Operating a Followspot is a skilled job, requiring a steady hand, and good anticipation so the spot is always on the performer lighting them, not following them! The operator may have to alter the beam size using the adjustable iris diaphragm and change the colour filter while always keeping the spot steady on the performer. In order to attract the audience's attention the Followspot beam must be several times brighter than the rest of the stage lighting. Narrow angle, higher powered tungsten halogen light sources are typical for smaller stages, drama workshops and school halls with the higher efficiency discharge arc light sources (MSR, HMI Xenon) used for longer throws / larger stages.

 The Followspot produces a narrow beam of light for a long throw (a distance of 30m/100ft - 90m/300 ft), usually operated from an elevated position such as from the back of a venue or theatre.  

All our tungsten Followspots require a single channel dimmer