Claypaky to showcase new products at LDI 2023

Claypaky is returning to LDI again to present its recently launched products in the Expo Hall, December 3-5. The joint display, in Booths (179, 279, 285) in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature the company’s top-of-the-line products for the entertainment industry. Besides all the new products and innovative technologies shown, it is also the first time since ARRI’s acquisition of Claypaky, that the two companies will be exhibiting together at LDI, thus presenting an even broader product portfolio in addition to the entertainment-oriented product range.

These activities demonstrate that ARRI has become a leading lighting provider for both motion picture and live entertainment, offering a broad range of products that cater to customers’ needs.

**WORLD DEBUT** – RHAPSODYA – is a high power, low-noise multi-spectral – LED based fixture designed for a variety of applications such as theatre, TV production, touring and live events. It uses a custom 1200W multicolor RGBAL LED engine, capable of a 24,000-lumen output. Exclusive features: ACCUFRAMETM, a framing system using two focal planes for a better resolution and focusing, TONEDOWNTM, ensuring a whisper-quiet operation at just 27dB, Absolute Position, for advanced PAN & TILT control, LINEGUARD, a new frost system using two pairs of blades for much higher beam uniformity and truly incremental adjustment of frost levels, and ColorMatch calibration feature, for matching the color temperatures to other fixtures by using Claypaky CloudIO software. This technology provides the consistency between a variety of fixtures used in the production, and the potential for storing custom digital color filters onboard.

Rhapsodya incorporates AccuTone, a sophisticated, internally developed firmware algorithm for a precise control over the beam in a multicolor LED engine, providing vibrant, rich colors and a balanced, consistent white, optimized for both stage and TV. COLORSTRING, a new system enabling an individual control of 4 independent LED stripes within the engine for a high level of graphics and color effects.

With Xtylos, the first laser-sourced moving light beam fixture in the entertainment lighting, Claypaky has shaped a new era of moving heads. Today, Claypaky stands as a pioneer and unrivaled leader with the longest and most advanced expertise in this groundbreaking technology and with the most complete portfolio.

the most recent member of the laser family, is an ultra-versatile and weather- resistant fixture, with incredible light output and outstanding construction features: much more than just a classic searchlight!

**FIRST TIME AT LDI** The Skylos is much appreciated in the touring sector, where LDs are constantly on the look-out for dense, solid beams of light and ever-greater light output. It fits a custom 300W white light laser source, which provides an extremely parallel, uniform beam. Considering its light output and the size of the front lens, the body of this remarkable light is lightweight and compact. This allows the unit both to be moved with relative ease in any environment, and to be rigged on trusses for use on tours. Its body is IP66 protection rated and marine grade to ensure flawless performance in salty surroundings, protecting the fixture from corrosion. A sophisticated internal heat-dissipation system designed specifically for this product allows it to work at very low temperatures, up to – 40°C (-40°F) as well as very high temperatures, up to +45°C (+113°F), ensuring spectacular performance in all conditions. It is equipped with the Solar Shield technology that protects the engine and internal components from damage due to sun exposure.

Skylos in now also available in an adjusted output version – Skylos NV, which is fully approved and does not require any FDA CDRH variance for the use in the United States territory.

The Shield Family (IP66): born with the goal of creating a new standard of weather resistant fixtures that are high- performance, ultra-durable, and long-lasting, these IP66 certified lights have unique advantages, not only in performance but also in handling and use. Whether used indoors or outdoors, the high level of impenetrability minimizes the need for maintenance and the resulting use of time and resources, allowing you to fully dedicate yourself to the show.

**WORLD DEBUT** – HY B-EYE K15 AQUA is the newest member of the IP66 Shield family. It is based and the well-known and unique Claypaky ALEDA B-EYE Technology with rotation and pixel-mapping but now on top boasts a true IP66 protection, with a host of unique advantages, not only in terms of performance but also in the ease of handling and use. So, whether it’s dusty or humid environments, the HY B-EYE K15 Aqua has got your back. This benefit not only elevates your performance but also ensures you’re making the most of your time and resources. HY B-EYE K15 Aqua is rigorously tested to endure vibration and shock during transportation, extreme temperature fluctuations, impacts from hailstones, electrical stress, harsh surroundings, UV exposure, and much more.

**FIRST TIME AT LDI** – AROLLA AQUA (Shield Family – IP66) is Claypaky’s top-of-the-range weather-resistant light. It is a trueworkhorsewith IP66 rating and technical and construction features which were once unimaginable for this kind of light. The challenge was to design a high-power, high brightness fixture with top- level performance while at the same time limiting wight and size. The dimensions are indeed remarkable: less than 750mm (30 in) in height and only 38,5kg (85.3 lbs) in weights, thus enabling fast pan and tilt movements. The Arolla Aqua fits a custom white 900 W (7000 K) LED light source, capable of a 40,000-lumen output. This means it can compete with both high-power-range lights (given its output) and medium-power-range lights (given its small size and weight). Its uniform light beam is another key feature. The high quality of the beam, its density, and the total absence of spurious lights can be appreciated with the naked eye, and its zoom can be adjusted over a linear 5.5°-50° range (9:1). Thanks to the Go-Bright technology, there is no light loss or color shift when gobos are inserted into the beam. From high-power to medium-power ranges, Arolla Aqua shines as a versatile solution. Its remarkable dimensions hold unmatched potential, making it the go-to choice for the professionals seeking for compact, powerful and reliable lighting, without breaking the bank!

**FIRST TIME AT LDI** – MINI-B AQUA (Shield Family – IP66) was created to meet the huge demand from lighting professionals for a weather resistant, lightweight, compact, agile mini-washlight. It is IP66 protection rated, making it suitable for all kinds of outdoor use. However, it is also ideal for indoor installation since it does not require the same levels of maintenance as ordinary IP20 fixtures thanks to the total protection of its internal components against dust.

**FIRST TIME AT LDI** – MIDI-B FX stems from the innovative idea of adding some fancy lighting effects to a moving head washlight to get a fixture that can do both RGBW wash lighting and be used as part of the set design. To do this, Claypaky has placed a long top hat on the body of a Claypaky Midi-B, and fit five parallel rings of LEDs around it, each of which can be controlled separately for a wide range of colors. This patent-pending technology allows dynamic, attractive plays on color, which are perfect for TV studio set designs and very useful for corporate and tour lighting. As a washlight, the Midi-B FX has the same features as the Midi-B -FX with which it is fully compatible – including the optimized HD optical system, which provides a highly efficient, bright output. Its 4° to 50° zoom means it can be used in a wide variety of situations, and its 24-bit electronic dimmer provides five dimmer curves, which keep the colors balanced throughout the whole dimming range.

**FIRST TIME AT LDI** – ADB’s Actoris Profile FC is a 6-color ellipsoidal with advanced features, incorporating state-of-the-art software which gives it top-notch performance, especially in terms of color control. The light source is based on an RGBAL + ROYAL BLUE system, which means any desired shade of color can be produced, including an incredible array of pastel hues, with a CRI of up to 97. It has variable color temperature correction from 2500 K to 8000 K, and perfect Planck-curve CCT. The algorithm that regulates the color control system is perfectly comparable to that of the Claypaky Sinfonya Profile, as well as Rhapsodya, with advanced, standard, white, and single-channel modes. The Actoris Profile FC is a practical, smart, modular tool: you can select the optical unit you prefer to match the light fixture: you can choose from a 15°-30° zoom, a 25°-50° zoom, and seven fixed lenses (5°, 10°, 14°, 19°, 26°, 36°, and 50°). The system is also compatible with other optical units.

**FIRST TIME AT LDI** – MINI-B SPOT is not only the perfect complement to the Claypaky Mini-B and Mini-B Aqua, but it also has innovative, exclusive features that will make it every lighting designer’s favorite choice! The light source is based on a 70W white LED engine, capable of delivering 3500 Lumen, but with a power consumption of only 150W. Claypaky has also developed a proprietary optical unit that optimizes light intensity and light output. Mini-B Spot is bound to become extremely popular also in the installation and cruise ship markets, where versatile, small fixtures with a big punch are sought after.

**FIRST TIME AT LDI** – BUDDYLIGHT is Claypaky’s brand new automated followspot system. It follows performers and speakers automatically, in a quick and easy way. The Buddylight can be used either in an Art-Net or DMX network – by setting up control priority management with the console – or in standalone mode, where it really comes into its element! The Buddylight marks a further step towards ever greater entertainment light automation. It is perfect for theatres, auditoriums and conference rooms.

Besides the Classic SkyPanel, ARRI’s award-winning native soft light panel with outstanding lumen efficiency, and the Orbiter, the versatile directional LED fixture, which comes with a six-color light engine and changeable optics such as the 25° and 35° Projection optics, ARRI showcases the recently introduced SkyPanel X, which is the latest addition to the SkyPanel family, providing native soft, native hard, and open-face lighting options. This all-weather modular system is configurable into various sizes (X21, X22, X23) with eight individually controllable pixel zones per panel. Setting new standards in dimming, color rendition, output, and beam quality, the SkyPanel X emerges as the ultimate lighting solution for divers applications, such as cine-style, broadcast, virtual production, and live events, whether used indoors or outdoors.
With SkyPanel X’s modular setup, users can choose between, easily swap, or combine the X21 Dome and the HyPer Optic, creating a soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, or powerful native hard light. With the HyPer Optic—named after its light output for maximum intensity— SkyPanel X becomes an excellent tool for medium and long throws and collimates multiple single lenses into one single beam. Offering superior low-end dimming and a dynamic CCT range from 1,500 to 20,000 K, the SkyPanel X emulates the characteristics of various light sources. Its RGBACL full- spectrum light engine enhances skin tones and achieves deep color reproduction.

Engineered for endurance and reliability, the SkyPanel X carries an IP66 rating, ensuring protection against rain, storms, and high-pressure jet cleaning. The luminaire features wireless control, advanced networking options, and an integrated power supply, providing a seamless and efficient lighting solution for diverse applications and workflows.
The concept study of the matching motorized yoke from Claypaky for the SkyPanel X will also be presented at the show as it is one of company’s first joint projects with ARRI.

Claypaky, part of the ARRI Group, is a worldwide reference brand in the professional lighting industry. Claypaky lights are used in top productions in the theatre, television, live events, the fashion world, fairs and exhibitions, and are installed in the best clubs, bars, theme parks, shops, conference rooms and architectural environments.

Info: www.claypaky.com

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