UEP invests in new kit for ChilFest

UK Universal Event Productions has invested in more LED technology – this time from Danish-owned manufacturer SGM – to service their ongoing work and with some elements also specifically earmarked for the 2014 Chilfest event.

The latest purchase involves SGM XC5 RGB LED strobes, SP-6 SixPack pixel blinders and P-5 outdoor LED wash lights, all of which were delivered by SGM UK.

It also underlines UEP’s ongoing commitment to investing in greener technology and using this where possible on shows and events. UEP was an early adopter of LED and digital lighting and around 80% of its lighting rental stock is now LED based.

UEP’s Steve Butcher said, “With events becoming increasingly carbon-conscious for us it makes sense. The core of UEP’s work is in the high end corporate sector, an area where many brands are taking their green credentials very seriously in all aspects.”

For the Chilfest event, the SGM P-5s will be used specifically to illuminate the foliage and trees at the back of the Chilfest stage in Pendley Meadow, Tring when the event is staged in July.

“We are blessed with having an area of outstanding natural beauty as a backdrop to the Chilfest,” explained Butcher.

The IP 65 rated P-5 will be perfect for the job. The fixture takes SGM’s popular Palco 5 as a design base for the low-profile, rectangular, full-colour wash unit utilizing 44 x RGBW 10W LEDs.

The new SGM lightsources join UEP’s other premium LED brands which include Robe and James Thomas plus Glux LED screen products.

Also with Chilfest in mind, UEP has purchased 12 x Robe ColorSpot 1200E AT moving lights from DPL. “These are in mint condition and I have hired them many times so I thought I might as well buy them,” concluded Butcher.