Robert Juliat Wins Etoile du SIEL for Tibo Range

by Jacob Coakley


Robert Juliat team holding the “Etoile du SIEL” for the new Tibo range of ‘mix and match’ lighting fixtures.
Robert Juliat team holding the “Etoile du SIEL” for the new Tibo range of ‘mix and match’ lighting fixtures.

Robert Juliat won the Etoile du SIEL award for its Tibo range of fixtures at the SIEL show in Paris. The Tibo line of luminaires lets designers choose the fixture’s lightsource (LED, tungsten halogen, discharge), lens type (Fresnel or profile) and body color. Robert Juliat introduced two new profile options for the Tibo line at the show, for HID discharge or variable white LED sources, and a Fresnel version of the lamp with the full range of sources.

Robert Juliat TIBO range receives Etoile du SIEL Award in Paris

French lighting manufacturer, Robert Juliat has been awarded an “Etoile du SIEL” at the SIEL show in Paris last week for its new TIBO range of luminaires.

“The TIBO family, which began with our TIBO LED profile at PLASA 2012, has now expanded with the arrival of some new additions! We can now present a comprehensive range of modular fixtures that provides a complete solution to any lighting need,” says Robert Juliat CEO, François Juliat.

With Tibo, Robert Juliat has introduced the idea of Creative Concept Light in which, like the notes in a symphony, the designer is offered a ‘mix and match’ choice of lightsource (LED, tungsten halogen or discharge), lens type (Fresnel or profile) and dramatic or conventional body colours. Designers can choose from this wide selection to compose endless lighting solutions to suit any application, whether it is for theatre, architecture, display or retail purposes.

The new additions to the range include two new profiles with options for HID discharge or variable white LED light sources, and a Fresnel version available with the full range of tungsten halogen, discharge or LED sources.

Also present on the Robert Juliat stand was a prototype of the new ZEP 150W LED Fresnel. Based on the ZEP profile technology its 150W LED engine is available in two colour temperatures (3200K and 6000K) and complements the ZEP 640 profile series. Its large 200mm lens maximises light output while its 360° rotating barndoors, low energy consumption and low maintenance requirements make it ideal for television studios, theatres, events and architectural use.

All of these new models will receive their official launch at Prolight & Sound, Frankfurt.

Robert Juliat’s world-famous followspots were represented on the stand with the FLO 1800W MSR short throw (13°-24°) model attracting particular attention for the powerful punch this compact unit continues to deliver.

Robert Juliat chose the SIEL show to announce two new distributorships within France for Niethammer and Laser Imagineering.

“Niethammer manufacture very high quality profile fixtures including a silent, non-fan cooled 2kW profile that complements the Robert Juliat range of theatre profiles,” says RJ’s Sales Director, Claus Spreyer. “Laser Imagineering offers exterior LED lighting solutions including the Frisbee, Sunbeam and C-LED washlights. These have very fine dimming, even at low levels, and will complement Robert Juliat’s ranges well. Both manufacturers will benefit from the Robert Juliat network of partners across the country and we are very enthusiastic about this new partnership.”

“This is an exciting new era for Robert Juliat which celebrated its 90th anniversary only two years ago,” concludes François Juliat. “We have new personnel, new products and a new concept in lighting, which proves that Robert Juliat is still leading the field. We believe our Creative Concept Light delivers a new concept to lighting professionals and are proud to be the only manufacturer who can supply a single range of fixtures to cover so many solutions.”

For more information on the Robert Juliat TIBO and ZEP ranges, or any of the company's range of lighting solutions, visit