Bristol-based lighting and visual specialists Fineline Lighting
( announced today that it has made a significant
investment in the new FACE 5 LED system from Martin Professional, becoming the
first UK rental company to do so. Fineline Lighting’s purchase is made in anticipation
for the beginning of Europe’s outdoor event season.

Although Fineline Lighting has been providing video screens to their clients for
several years, they never previously carried LED screens. It was extremely
important for Fineline Lighting to invest wisely so the team researched extensively
before making their purchase.

“We were looking for a creative LED screen system that could fulfil many video
applications, from Imag to large complex backdrops,’ said Rob Sangwell, Managing
Director, Fineline Lighting. “It needed to be of sufficiently high resolution and IP65
weather-proof for outdoor events such as festivals and sporting events. Based on
the results of our exhaustive research, Martin came out on top.’

One of the most attractive features of the Martin FACE 5 is that they are not batch
dependent, which will allow Fineline Lighting to cross-rent the panels. The updated
P3 Processors are another element that appealed to the Fineline Lighting team
because of its power, reliability and simplicity. Martin Professional’s support and
backup was also key to the final decision in addition to having an existing
relationship with the brand.

“It makes perfect business sense to invest in a brand which is trusted and
recognized throughout the world,’ said Stuart England, Head of Operations, Fineline
Lighting. “The FACE 5 system is one of the best LED screens we’ve seen and we’re
really looking forward to supporting our customers’ events.’

Fineline Lighting has already provided a small quantity of their 50 square metres of
FACE 5 for the Snowboxx Festival in the French Alps. With the coming UK summer
season, however, the FACE 5 system will be in full use with its first major summer
deployment in late May at Love Saves The Day in Bristol, on both the main and
second stage.

“Fineline Lighting’s investment in a FACE 5 system is a tremendous addition to their
business as it will bring a completely new and enhanced experience for their
customers’ audiences across Europe,’ said David Stewart, Key Account Manager,
HARMAN Professional Solutions, EMEA. “We are pleased to welcome Fineline
Lighting to the Martin network, and look forward to working together.’

Fineline Lighting can be contacted at + 44 (0) 1275 871800. More information can
be found on the website at