Since it was founded in 1971, White Light has established itself as a leading supplier of lighting equipment to the entertainment industry. Whether it’s theatre, broadcast, concert touring or installations, the company offers its services on a variety of projects, from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, to ITV Sport’s coverage of EURO 2016 to Jessie J’s UK tour. To ensure that each client receives the very latest equipment, the company constantly invests in revolutionary products from leading manufacturers; with one of these being GLP (German Lighting Products).
GLP was established in 1994 as a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge lighting technology. Being at the forefront of LED technology within the entertainment lighting sector, the company is committed to providing designers with technology that allows them to expand their artistic expectations. The company’s award-winning X4 series has become a standard around the world, recognised for its versatile and packed feature set.
WL’s Managing Director Bryan Raven comments: “Whenever GLP have announced a new product, it has always been one that has filled a gap in the market and offered clients something that previously wasn’t available. When the GLP X4 Bars were launched at PLASA a couple of years ago, we immediately invested in these as we recognised they would allow designers to create looks and feels that previously couldn’t be achieved”.
With the X4 Bars in particular, WL stocks more than 200 in its inventory, along with a whole host of other GLP fixtures. Bryan adds: “Our ethos is simple: if it’s a great product and we know that it’s going to be used regularly and benefit our clients then we’ll invest in it. With the X4 Bar 20s, these are currently in use on the recently opened and critically-acclaimed 42nd Street, along with An Inspector Calls, La Cage Aux Folles and even the first ever lighting rig at Shakespeare’s Globe”.
Alongside offering revolutionary technology, GLP has an expert team who helps create its products and relay back the needs of those working within the entertainment industry. Last week, they announced the appointment of Simon Barrett whose role at the company will be to work closely with premier lighting designers and specifiers. Simon comments: “I’m delighted to be joining GLP at what is a really exciting time for the company. My priority will be to get our state-of-the-art products in front of key people who will get the most out of it”.
Simon’s role will also see him work closely with GLP’s users including WL. However this isn’t the first time that Simon has worked with the company. He adds: “I actually worked for WL many years ago back in 2004! Despite the company’s huge growth over the past decade, they have still retained their friendly, family-feel approach and I’m very excited to be working with them again in some capacity”.
Simon was at Prolight + Sound last week in Frankfurt where he met and spoke with clients for the first time as a member of the GLP team.
Bryan adds: “We’re delighted that Simon has joined the GLP team and look forward to working closely with him over the next few months as we further invest in GLP products; offering our clients the very latest technology”.
Photos courtesy of GLP and Pamela Raith.