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Robe Forte EP

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Forte means Excellence, Speciality, Strength. The FORTE™ certainly lives up to its name! With a choice of premium performance engines from our revolutionary TRANSFERABLE ENGINE technology, giving you the ability to maintain light quality, combined with a fixture packed full of specialist innovation, you have the luminaire ready to lead you into the future.

You can now choose between the HP White LED Engine (HP – High Performance), producing the highest output possible, or the HCF White LED Engine (HCF – High Colour Fidelity) for those requiring exception colour quality. Now you can fit either engine within the same fixture, without alignment or complication, TRANSFERABLE ENGINES give you the right engine, in the right fixture, at the right time!

Performance has not been compromised, with the HP White 6700 K LED Engine producing a piercing 50.000 lm and the HCF White 6000 K LED Engine 35.000 lm with its exceptionally high inherent CRI of 97. 

FORTE™ has wide ranging 5 - 55 degree zoom capability to fulfil all your spot, wash and beam applications, contained within its class-leading sub 40 kg frame. Usual output loss at the narrow zoom setting is taken care of via the ingenious Robe Patent pending narrow zoom output boost, improving performance by over 15 %, giving you a dramatically increased output, perfect for sabre like beams.

Robe’s new, cutting-edge, CMY colour mixing system provides beautifully smooth colour transitions. Combined with two colour wheels, CRI 80 and 90 filters (HP Engine), and a variable CTO from 3000 - 6700 K gives FORTE™ total colour finesse.

The comprehensive, dynamic effects package includes; two fully indexable, rotatable gobo wheels each with 6 gobos using the fast change Robe slot and lock system; two stackable 6-facet prisms, one linear, one round; animation wheel and an ultra-fast motorized iris. The two rapid insert interchangeable frosts, a soft 1° and a medium 5° for silky smooth washes cover the entire zoom range of 5-55 degrees with no restricted range cut off.

FORTE™ gives you total control via the ultra-precise patented framing shutter system, with separate blade control and the entire assembly capable of +- 60° rotation; Cpulse™ PWM control and direct Plus/Minus Green control for broadcast precision; EMS™ (Electronic Motion Stabiliser) technology, for instant stop and hysteresis elimination, making FORTE™ the ideal fixture for RoboSpot™; L3™ (Low Light Linearity) dimming producing imperceptible fades to black.

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Light source type: TE™ 1.000W HP White LED Engine (Patented)

  • HP - High Performance Engine for maximum light output and optimal colour characteristics
  • LED Engine output: 82.000 lm
  • Fixture total lumen output:
    • 50.000 lm (integrating sphere)
    • 40.000 lm (goniophotometer)
  • Colour temperature output: 6.700 K
  • CRI: 70, remotely selectable filters for CRI 80 and CRI 90
  • Illuminance: 113.000 lx @ 5 m

Light source type: TE™ 1.000W HCF White LED Engine (Patented)

  • HCF - High Colour Fidelity Engine for the best light quality and colour reproduction
  • LED Engine output: 55.000 lm
  • Fixture total lumen output:
    • 35.000 lm (integrating sphere)
    • 28.000 lm (goniophotometer)
  • Colour temperature output: 6.000K
  • CRI: 97, TLCI: 97, TM-30-18 Rf: 92, TM-30-18 Rg: 99
  • Illuminance: 90.400 lx @ 5 m

Optical System

  • Robe’s proprietary optical design
  • High-efficiency 13-lens zoom optical system, ratio: 11:1
  • Zoom range: 5° - 55°
  • Output lens diameter: 180 mm

Effects and Features

  • Cyan: 0 - 100%
  • Magenta: 0 - 100%
  • Yellow: 0 - 100%
  • Variable CTO: 3.000K - 6.700K
  • + - Green correction function
  • Colour Wheel 1: 5 fixed dichroic colours + white
  • Colour Wheel 2: 5 fixed dichroic colours + white
  • Framing shutters: Patented Plano4™ framing shutters module with 4 individually positionable blades plus rotation of the complete frame system + - 60°
  • Rotating gobo wheel 1: 6 rotating, indexable and replaceable breakup and aerial gobos + open, patented slot & lock system
  • Rotating gobo wheel 2: 6 rotating, indexable and replaceable breakup and aerial gobos + open, patented slot & lock system
  • Animation wheel: Aluminium animation wheel, used alone or in combination with gobos, rotating in both directions at variable speed
  • Prism 1: Independent 6 facet linear prism rotating in both directions at variable speed
  • Prism 2: Independent 6 facet circular prism rotating in both directions at variable speed
  • Frosts: MagFrost™ - magnetic paddle fast change system providing exchangeable frosts containing as standard a very light 1° for instant softening of the projected gobo or framing shutters, and a medium 5° for even wash, both specifically selected for theatre and TV use
  • Hot-Spot: From flat field to 6:1 hot-spot (optional)
  • Iris: Motorized, stepless, pulse effects up to 3 Hz
  • Motorized zoom and focus
  • Electronic strobe effect with variable speed up to 20 Hz, pre-programmed random strobe & pulse effects
  • High resolution electronic dimming: 0 - 100%
  • L3™ - (Low Light Linearity) Imperceptible 18 bit dimming for ultra smooth fade to black
  • Extremely quiet operation suitable for all types of production in Theatre and TV
  • Cpulse™ special flicker-free management for HD and UHD cameras, ready for 8K and 16K
  • AirLOC™ (Less Optical Cleaning) technology greatly reduces the level of airborne particles drawn over the optical elements. This increases the overall performance, light quality and time between routine cleaning and maintenance.

Control and Programming

  • Setting & Addressing: ROBE Navigation System 2 (RNS2)
  • Display: QVGA Robe touch screen with battery backup, gravitation sensor for auto screen positioning, operation memory service log with RTC, stand-alone operation with 3 editable programs (each up to 100 steps), built-in analyser for easy fault finding, NFC app controller
  • Protocols: USITT DMX-512, RDM, ArtNet, MA Net, MA Net2, sACN
  • REAP™ - Robe Ethernet Access Portal
  • Wireless CRMX™ technology from Lumen Radio - on request
  • Epass™: Ethernet pass through switch which sustains Ethernet integrity, when the fixture has no power, to automatically maintain network connectivity
  • DMX Protocol modes: 1
  • Control channels: 54
  • Pan/Tilt resolution: 16 bit
  • CMY & CTO: 8 bit
  • + - Green correction: 8 bit
  • Colour wheel positioning: 16 bit
  • Framing shutters module movement & rotation: 8 bit
  • Rotating gobo wheel positioning: 8 bit
  • Gobo indexing & rotation: 16 bit
  • Animation wheel: 8 bit
  • Animation wheel rotation: 8 bit
  • Iris: 16 bit
  • Frost: 8 bit
  • Zoom: 16 bit
  • Focus: 16 bit
  • Dimmer: 16 bit (internal 18 bit)


  • Pan movement: 540°
  • Tilt movement: 270°
  • Movement control: Standard and Speed
  • Controllable speed of Pan/Tilt movement
  • EMS™: Electronic Motion Stabilizer system for Pan & Tilt reducing beam deviation caused by truss movement or vibration (Patented)
  • Automatic Pan/Tilt position correction

Rotating Gobos

  • 12x fully rotating, indexable glass gobos on 2 wheels
  • Outside diameter: 30.8 mm
  • Image diameter: 25.0 mm
  • Thickness: 1.1 mm
  • Max. thickness: 3.5 mm
  • High temperature borofloat or better glass
  • Slot & lock system for easy replacement of gobos

Effect Wheel

  • Single animation wheel
  • Material: Aluminium
  • Diameter: 112 mm
  • Can be used alone or in combination with rotating gobos
  • Rotating in both directions at variable speed

Framing Shutters

  • Shutters: 4 Blades, each with separate movement and +- 25° rotation control
  • Movement: Smooth with variable speed, ultrafast for creating mid-air effects
  • Rotation: +- 60° of the complete framing system

Thermal specification

  • Maximum ambient temperature: 45 °C (113 °F)
  • Maximum surface temperature: 100 °C (212 °F)
  • Minimum operating temperature: -5 °C (23 °F)

Noise Levels

Sound pressure level:

33 dB(A) at 1 m (quiet mode)

44 dB(A) at 1 m (auto mode)

Sound power level:

41 dB(A) (quiet mode)

52 dB(A) (auto mode)


    • Power supply: Electronic auto-ranging
    • Input voltage range: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
    • Power consumption: max. 1250 W
    • Power in connector: Neutrik powerCON TRUE1
    • DMX and RDM data in/out: Locking 3-pin & 5-pin XLR
    • Ethernet port in/out: RJ45 for Embedded Epass™ switch 10/100 Mbps


    • Height: 843 mm (33.2") - head in vertical position
    • Width: 483.5 mm (19")
    • Depth: 288.5 mm (11.6") - head in vertical position
    • Weight: 39.8 kg (87.7 lbs)


    • Mounting positions: 0°, 32°, 90°
    • Universal operating position
    • Mounting points: 5 pairs of 1/4-turn locking points
    • 2x Omega adaptors with 1/4-turn quick locks
    • Safety cable attachment point
    • Pan and Tilt transport locks

    Version 2 Lights Limited
    The Old Grain Store, Childs Court Farm, Ashampstead Common, Reading, RG8 8QT
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    0203 598 6938

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