Georges-Pompidou Centre for Culture and Sport receives the first Robert Juliat Arthur followspot in France

The Georges-Pompidou Cultural Centre in Vincennes near Paris will be the first venue in France to be equipped with an Arthur followspot, the latest addition to Robert Juliat’s range of LED followspots.

With nearly 800 events a year, the town of Vincennes offers a rich cultural life and has three venues with quality facilities, including the Georges-Pompidou Cultural Centre. The 525-seat venue hosts many shows throughout the year during the cultural season, including music, theatre, dance, comedy and shows for younger audiences.

The Cultural Centre wanted to replace its 1200W HMI RJ Korrigan followspots and was looking for an LED model. “It was important for us to play the safety card in regard to quality and, of course, the feedback we had on the Robert Juliat luminaires. In addition, I personally consider LED equipment to be the future of our technical profession,” explains stage manager, Stéphane Agasse.

“The energy consumption of this LED followspot is minimal thanks to the efficiency of its source. This is perfectly in line with the environmental approach of the town of Vincennes, which has been running an action programme for several years as part of Agenda 21.

“The electronic dimming of Arthur’s LED source makes it possible to vary the light intensity and, therefore, also modulate the power consumption accordingly, which is not possible with our discharge fixtures whose consumption is constant throughout the show.”

Thanks to its powerful 800W 6000K cool white light source and narrow optics (5.5° – 15°), Arthur offers a massive output of over 2000lux at a distance of 40m, while at the same time providing a superior-quality light rendering with a high CRI (>90).

The electronic dimming of the LED source allows the light intensity to be varied from 0 to 100% without visible stepping, even at low levels, with exceptional smoothing and a constant colour temperature. With several ventilation modes, Arthur is particularly quiet, ruling over its discharge counterparts!

Supplied to the Georges-Pompidou Cultural Centre by the Auvisys company, the RJ Arthur followspot will soon be at work, as soon as shows and other events resume.

More information about the new Arthur LED followspot and all Robert Juliat luminaires can be found on

Photo: Georges-Pompidou Cultural Centre, Vincennes © Thibaut Plaire – Thiborama – Studio Plaire