Claypaky Arolla Aqua for all weathers
Monday, 5 June 2023
claypaky-arolla-aquaClaypaky's top-of-the-range weather-resistant light
Europe - The Arolla Aqua is billed as Claypaky's top-of-the-range weather-resistant light.
Claypaky’s R&D department's challenge was principally to design a high-power, high-brightness fixture with top-level performance while at the same time limiting its weight and size.
The Arolla Aqua fits a 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).
The Arolla Aqua boasts an effects section consisting of two gobo wheels (one of which rotating) with very high-definition dichroic glass gobos; an innovative animation wheel which brings out some of the most typical effects of this feature, a four-sided prism, a 16-blade motorised iris, a framing system on four focal planes with rotation between +/- 60°, and a separate macro control channel.
There is no light loss or colour shift when gobos are inserted into the beam. The gobos can be swapped and morphed with each other and the animation wheel to create new, exciting textures.
The colour section consists of CMY colour mixing with 16-bit control, linear CTO and a six-colour wheel (including an 88+ CRI enhancement filter). This outstanding moving head comes complete with a soft edge frost filter, flood frost effect, ultra-precise 24-bit digital dimmer, digital stop strobe and four fan operating modes, right up to the highest level of quietness.

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