Afterglow Lighting Inc., which offers stage lighting rentals and production from its headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, has increased its inventory with the addition of grandMA2 full-size consoles, Chain Master chain hoists and Claypaky Stormy strobes. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor for all three brands.
“We’ve had grandMA2 lights and MA Lighting’s dot2 core consoles in our inventory and just stepped up to the full-size systems,” says owner Matt Stephens. “We wanted the grandMA2 full size for the work we do all summer at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and at the Pier 6 Pavilion in Baltimore.”
Stephens says Afterglow counts on the consoles’ dependability and reliability. “They don’t crash. When I send that product out I don’t have to worry about it,” he reports. “Everybody loves grandMA; I don’t have to sell anyone on it. The software is up to date, there are never any problems. grandMA is an insurance policy against headaches!”
Afterglow also invested in ½-ton and 1-ton Chain Master chain hoists, the first in the company’s inventory. “My people really like them,” says Stephens. “They’re very smooth and very quiet. They’re well built – people are impressed with their construction. The Chain Masters are easier to work on and better designed than the competition.”
Afterglow boosted its Claypaky product line by adding Stormy strobes to its roster of Sharpys. “Sharpy is the first moving light we’ve ever owned that we’ve never had to work on: They just don’t break – ever,” says Stephens. “Claypaky really knows how to engineer products.”
Now, Stormy is proving to be “a very popular item,” he notes. “They’re great – solid and road-worthy. You don’t have to worry about having a bunch of spares.”
Afterglow is also a big cable customer of A.C.T Lighting.
“Afterglow has been a great partner of ours building their inventory with a strong roster of brands designed to meet clients’ demands for reliability, durability and ease of use,” says Doug Mekanik, Eastern Regional Sales for A.C.T Lighting. “We look forward to continuing to serve their growing equipment needs.”
“A.C.T has never led me wrong,” says Stephens. “They’re straight shooters, and turnaround time is always fast. A.C.T is a very professionally run organization, and I can’t say that about all the vendors in this business.”
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A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.
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