Claypaky Skylos offers multiple features
Thursday, 20 July 2023
claypakyskylos7Skylos - more than just a simple searchlight
Italy - Claypaky's Skylos comes with a long list of features and performance specs that make it much more than just a simple searchlight. The Skylos is a versatile fixture aimed at the touring sector, where LDs are constantly on the look-out for dense, solid beams of light and ever-greater light output.
The Skylos fits a custom 300W white light laser source, which provides a parallel, uniform beam, while attenuating the well-known temperature and safety issues found with units that use Xenon lamps.
With a power consumption of only 600W, the Skylos has the same light output as a 4000-watt Xenon lamp.
The beam pours out from a large 300mm front lens, specifically designed in Claypaky’s R&D department. In combination with the light source, it produces a dense, full-bodied column of light, which is highly visible even from afar. The beam is perfectly uniform and parallel, with no visible hotspots. The beam angle can be adjusted from 0.5° to 5° resulting in exceptional light intensity, which cannot be produced by an LED or traditional light source.
Its range of effects includes a slot for customizable gobos and a battery of prisms, which distinguishes it from other fixtures. On one wheel, there is a rotating six-sided prism and a rotating five-sided linear prism. And on a second level, a fixed four-sided prism can be superimposed on the other two to achieve a moonflower effect and many other mid-air effects. Laser technology adds optical contrast, making all light projections razor-sharp.
Other Skylos features include a 15-colour wheel, with colour filters designed to preserve and optimise the high brightness of the light beam, a 5° frost filter for a soft edge effect which can be used in various applications, a 24-bit digital dimmer and a digital stop-strobe effect.
Its body is IP66 protection rated and marine grade. So, it is capable of working in any weather conditions and in environments with high marine salinity and a high risk of corrosion. A sophisticated internal heating system designed specifically for this product means it can even work at very low temperatures (as low as -40°).

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