“One light that came over from Belgium was called a COBRA, wich was interesting because it’s similar to fixtures I’ve been making myself for several years. You can roll them on the floor, or stand them up as 4’ or 2’ pipes. The Cobra lights are dimmable and produce a beautifull light. We’ve used them inside a chinese lantern KIKA to make a light source that can be daylight but looks like it’s a lamp in a room. It allows you to mix lights because in daylight a tungsten bulb can look very ugly in the shadows, so it is better if you can get the right colour temperature.”

ARRINEWS Magazine 09/2008 (“Looking for Eric “ de Ken Loach D.O.P. Barry Ackroyd, BSC)

“Dimmable and stackable—finally a light source that complements daylight, uses minimal power, and offers a novel approach for softness and directivity. I’m living proof of Avolon’s popularity, since my products were stolen from me! But I still have my 36 W KIKA on battery or mains power, with its Chinese globe, which have been an invaluable help on many occasions.”
Michel Baudour, SBC DOP.

“Here’s why I can’t do without Avolon: you quickly get used to equipment that’s lightweight, high-output, extremely compact, and best of all dimmable. I like having a complete line: 4 or 5 TWINS to put on autopoles – 2 MINI-TWINS to set up in corners or windows – 2 DEDRAS for actors’ faces – and COBRAS with and without KIKA lantern to mimic lampshades or car interiors. I also like to surround them with Catapacs for more directional lighting. What I like best of all is that Avolon products provide contrast but the shadows are always soft, never aggressive. The Avolons are also great for mobile lighting. I especially like when the Avolon units are mounted. This ensures the sources are always in the right place for the layout, thanks to their lightweight design and robust output. Here are a few sample pictures showing situations where I don’t know what I would have done without Avolon. We’re increasingly called to work quickly and in cramped spaces. In short, I would be thrilled to have more inventions that are this subtle.”
Philippe Guilbert.