Press Release – Apollo Design Technology Announces a New Product Design Company

We’re excited to introduce our new sister company AVID Labs. View the press release at and view our introductory video.

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Apollo’s C2-0025 “Breakup Palm Leaves” gobo in use at the 2014 Houston Zoo Gala. Photo courtesy of Bright Star – Gary Archer.

2014 Houston Zoo Gala - Breakup Palm Leaves Gobo

Press Release – What has True 365nm and is IP65?

What has True 365nm and is IP65?

Apollo Design Technology introduces the AVERETM 4UV, the newest revolution in compact UV LED fixture. The fixture is built from machined aircraft-grade aluminum that creates an incredibly durable yet aesthetically pleasing fixture. An IP65*, fanless fixture that provides high output of true 365nm radiated wavelength with low weight and excellent build quality are just a few of the features that set this striking fixture above the rest.

Avere 4UVTrue 365nm output in an IP65 housing provides incredible versatility. The AVERETM 4UV delivers a high output of true 365nm radiated wavelength that provides virtually no visible light output. Fluorescent, black light and UV reactive paints, makeup, scenery and props will pop with incredible color. Add the IP65 nature of the fixture and this light can easily be installed in locations that previously required protective covers or locations where UV fixtures were never possible.

Versatility is not sacrificed for simplicity. The AVERETM 4UV is designed to increase flexibility and cost effectiveness. The fixture is self-cooling and fanless which minimizes ongoing maintenance and associated costs. The UV LED chip can be upgraded as the LED industry continues to improve in efficiency and light output. These features along with the ability to use a top hat, half hat or barn doors foster creative lighting design while providing an ongoing cost-effective solution.

The AVERETM 4UV light is engineered and built in the U.S.A. The fixture delivers true 365nm output plus all the features required to support the installation in a subtle, flexible way while its durability and upgradeability deliver cost-effectiveness. The AVERETM 4UV is second to none in the compact UV market.

For more information on features, pricing or to request a demo fixture, contact Apollo Design at 800.288.4626.

* IP65 Pending

About Apollo Design Technology

Since 1992, Apollo Design Technology, Inc. has been one of the world’s leading innovators, manufacturers and distributors of gobos, color filters, lights and related equipment and accessories for the lighting industry. We are continually engineering new products to help you create and execute the designs of your dreams for theaters, bands, advertising, touring companies, television, motion pictures, museums, retail and architecture.

Apollo Design is recognized for creating innovative and award-winning products of superior quality and value. Focused on you, our goal is to ensure unparalleled support from the initial conversation to after sales service. Our lighting experts and engineers will consult with you on ways to use our standard products or design custom solutions. Allow your imagination to run free. Let the Apollo Design team help you create the lighting design you only imagined. There is virtually no limit to what we can do together.

For more information, please contact:
Apollo Design Technology – Marketing
P: 260-497-9191

AVERE™ 5 PAR Can – 22% Price Reduction

We are proud to share these savings – the result of increased production efficiencies. The AVERE™ 5 PAR can fixture price is reduced by almost 22%. The new price is $248* MSRP. Contact your Apollo Design rep or to place you order or request a demo.

AVERE 5 Par Can Price Reduction

*Bulb priced separately

Buy Pink Filters for Breast Cancer Awareness

Buy pink filters in October and Apollo Design Technology will donate a portion of the sales to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. The foundation has raised over $20 million since its inception.

Many Apollo employees have been affected by breast cancer and support the research to minimize the impact on future generations. Apollo even named one of our filter colors -Rebecca’s Pink Ribbon AP8710 – in memory of Customer Relations Specialist, Rita LeFavour’s sister who battled breast cancer.

This year, I was asked to tell my personal story. I am Melissa Irk, Apollo’s Executive Manager. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the very young age of 27. Married, with a 14-month-old and a two-year-old child, I never thought I would hear the words, “You have breast cancer”.

I was fortunate to have an amazing team of doctors, a very supportive husband and family, encouraging co-workers and friends to help me with each step of my battle. After a lumpectomy, chemo, bi-lateral mastectomy and multiple reconstructive surgeries, I’m happy to say on October 23, I be will six years cancer free!

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime ( This means someone who is diagnosed with breast cancer will affect each of us. Supporting foundations that research cures for future generations is vitally important and Apollo donates to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Each time you order “Rebecca’s Pink Ribbon” or any of our other 15 pink filters, you will help support breast cancer research.

Little Focus Wrenches Featured in Stage Directions – Gear of the Week

Our Little Focus wrenches are featured in Stage Directions – Gear of the Week. Check out the article at and then pick up a pack since it’s this month’s special.


October Special

The Difference Between 365nm and 385nm Explained

Have you ever compared UV LED output? We used an AVERE 4UV and a Rosco Miro Cube to help explain the difference between 365nm and a 385nm.

Press Release – New Hires

Bao NgoApollo Design Technology, Inc. announces the appointment of Bao Ngo as their Digital Marketing Consultant. In this role, Ngo will be responsible for the execution of the company’s digital marketing strategy. He will ensure the company’s websites, social media accounts and applications are creative, user-friendly, current, and optimized to reflect the company’s products services and values. Ngo will also support digital solutions for marketing, training and sales initiatives.

Prior to joining Apollo Design Technology, Ngo worked at Lincoln Financial Group for 18 years in various communications and marketing roles most recently as Multimedia Manager. “Bao brings a ton of experience and knowledge to our marketing team. His talents will bring a creative fresh perspective to our digital marketing efforts.” Mr. Joel Nichols said.

“I am impressed by the team’s passion for design, technology and their vision for the future. I’m excited to be a part of it all. I am thrilled to join the Apollo team and look forward to the road ahead!” Ngo said.

Angela DelagrangeApollo Design Technology, Inc. also annouced the appointment of Angela Delagrange as their Purchasing Manager. In this role, Delagrange will work in partnership with management to ensure effective and efficient purchasing of materials and services. She will help effectively implement purchasing programs and strategies in alignment with the company’s strategic goals and objectives. Delagrange will help develop and implement a strategic approach to supplier selection.

Delagrange worked at Busche CNC as a Materials Supervisor / System Analyst prior to joining Apollo Design and has over 21 years of purchasing experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana Institute of Technology.

Mr. Joel Nichols, president of Apollo Design Technology said, “The buyer at a company is critical but often underrated. The role has an incredible impact on both the inventory and the cost the company pays for goods and services. Angie has the experience and skills to manage the demands of the position and perform well.”

“I am excited to join an industry leader like Apollo Design Technology and the amazing pool of talented employees they have on their team. I am thrilled to use my experience and knowledge to help assure Apollo has the best supply chain partners and purchasing practices in place for that competitive edge as they continue to grow and flourish for years to come.” Delagrange said.

What’s on your belt?


The focusing wrench designed for the lighting professional.

Save time and space with this versatile focusing wrench designed specifically for the lighting professional. The wrench’s many openings help quickly tighten or loosen clamps and fixtures, lock the tilt, move lights, open road cases and many other tasks.

Little Focus WrenchesThe Little Focus wrenches are available in three sizes, including a handy pocket size, to allow you to choose the torque that best fits your needs. The Little Focus is the focusing wrench for all your stage lighting needs.



What’s on your belt?

  • Easily fits standard bolt heads and wing nuts found in the lighting industry
  • Bolts: Square 5⁄16″ and 1⁄2″; Hex 3⁄4″
  • Wing nuts
  • Sleek yet solid design
  • Made from durable stainless steel
  •  Includes an opening to attach a lanyard
  • Made in the U.S.A.
Weight Length
Little Focus 3* 2.9 oz. 3″
Little Focus 5 4.9 oz. 5″
Little Focus 6 5.3 oz. 6″
*Wing nut slot not available


BTS WrenchSave time and space with a 2-in-1 wrench designed specifically for the lighting professional. The adjustable end’s wide capacity jaw allows you to work with more fastener sizes and the openings on the other end help eliminate carrying multiple wrenches. The Apollo BTS wrench is the wrench for all your stage lighting needs.

What’s on your belt?

Behind the Scenes Charity

  • Easily fits standard bolt heads found in the lighting industry
  • Bolts: Square 5⁄16″ and 1⁄2″; Hex 3⁄4″
  • Sleek yet solid design
  • Weight: 10 oz.; Length: 7 13⁄16″
  • Made from drop forge steel with a chrome-plated finish for superior corrosion and rust resistance
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Patented

A portion of the proceeds from each wrench is donated to Behind the Scenes.

October Special

October Special

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