On debut - Kyalami and Nando 502 Wash
Germany - Ayrton will be exhibiting at Prolight+Sound this week (Stand D75), where it will be revealing two new products in its Multi Source 6 Series and Creative Solutions range: Kyalami and Nando 502 Wash.
Kyalami is a new laser-sourced, IP65 rated fixture inspired by the multiple award-winning MagicDot. First released in 2015, MagicDot sold by the thousands within months, and still inspires creativity. Nine years later it has given birth to Kyalami, the first IP65 laser source luminaire in the Creative Solution series.
Devised for architectural graphic effects, Kyalami is an ultra-compact luminaire with great creative potential. Its essential performance capability is based on its design, extreme miniaturisation, and a minimalist cylindrical footprint that allows multiple luminaires to be installed only a few centimetres apart.
A sphere of just 265mm incorporates Kyalami’s 100W laser module, cooling system and optics, while its 126mm front lens positioned in the continuity of the sphere provides Kyalami with a unique visual signature.
Kyalami’s proprietary three-lens optical system produces an intensive 1° beam and an extreme range of focus that permits the beam shape to be adjusted according to the operating distance.
Kyalami delivers a record luminous flux of 400,000 lux at 10m from its next generation speckle-free laser source, which is designed for rendering a D65 white point that allows perfect colour reproduction. A highly innovative colour section includes a high-definition progressive CMY colour mixing system and a multi-position instant access colour wheel equipped with five corrective filters, and 17 complementary colour filters.
Kyalami has unrivalled graphics capability, offering a wide choice of 29 fixed metal gobos designed to sculpt light in "beam" mode. These gobos can be blended with two individually combinable rotating prisms allowing the production of a multitude of volumetric lighting effects. A light and heavy frost filter complete the graphic tool palette.
Kyalami adopts a minimalist style due to simplified waterproofing and the continuous rotation of the pan and tilt movement, increasing the possibilities for generating complex effects and making this luminaire a universal tool capable of meeting any challenge in all conditions. The Kyalami will be officially launched in April 2024.
In the wash light category, there are some luminaires that will make the audience feel pure emotion, and the new Nando 502 Wash delivers a wash effect with finesse.
Part of Ayrton’s Multi Sources IP65 6 Series, Nando 502 Wash is an evolution of the successful NandoBeam range, and a compact IP65 luminaire, specially designed for mixed use stage lighting, both indoors and outdoors, and even in salty environments.
Suited to stage lighting, this new LED source offers the advantage of better integration into the colour space and facilitates colour reproduction. Nando 502 Wash is fitted with 12 high-performance 40W LED sources with RGB-L additive colour synthesis and a proprietary optical system made up of a unique 210mm cluster in PMMA. This works in combination with 12 glass light-guides with an output surface made of an optical micro-structure.
Nando 502 Wash is a precision machine that allows perfect colour reproducibility with a colour rendering index greater than 86. It can achieve a luminous flux of 10,000 lumens and offer a perfectly homogeneous mix of pastel or saturated colours. A complete library of pre-programmed colours allows subtle, dense and contrasted swaths of colour. Ayrton has installed separate LED source control channels on all Wash versions and included a virtually infinite library of effects.
Versatile by nature, it can instantly switch from beam to wash with an excellent zoom ratio of 15:1 and a zoom range of 3.5° to 53°. Its black honeycomb and perfect separation of the light sources help to significantly boost the level of contrast. The anti-reflective treated glass window guarantees an optimal visual result and increased performance.
As lightweight as it is efficient, Nando 502 Wash’s new minimalist design ensures full accessibility to all functions. By decreasing the thickness of the aluminium parts, optimising the cooling system, simplifying lens guidance, and integrating low-density optical components, Ayrton has been able to reduce overall weight by 20%. A new submersible ventilation system in a non-waterproof compartment allows for optimal cooling. The Nando 502 Wash will be officially launched in May 2024.
Kyalami and Nando 502 Wash, and many more, will be showcased in Ayrton’s light show in Hall 12.0 Stand D75 alongside the award-winning, Cobra, Cobra2, Rivale Profile, WildSun K9 Wash, Zonda 3, Zonda 9 and Argo 6.
As WIL entertainment sponsor, Ayrton is happy to support the Women In Lighting meeting on nearby booth D72. This will take place at 2pm on 20 March.

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