The new Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE caused a sensation in the industry when it was officially launched at Plasa 2013. After only a few hours, the social networks were flooded with videos and enthusiastic comments about the new arrival. Just one month later, the B-EYE had already won two innovation awards, at Plasa and at LDI, the two largest global industry events.
Now the B-EYE is turning up with other surprises at ProLight+Sound, the most important trade fair on continental Europe. Firstly B-EYE has become a comprehensive product line including: B-EYE K20, B-EYE K10, B-EYE K10 Easy and B-EYE CC.
A.LEDA B-EYE K20
The A.leda B-EYE K20 is a high performance wash light, a breathtaking beam light, and a creator of completely new spectacular visual effects. Its unparalleled versatility makes it an extremely interesting creative tool for all lighting designers.
The B-EYE is first and foremost an excellent quality wash light. It is able to wash surfaces with colours at any distance, making the most of its light source. The B-EYE is at least 20% brighter than any LED-wash with the same rated power, thanks to its special optical unit with a truly amazing lumen/watt ratio, designed and built by Clay Paky. The zoom ranges from 4° to 60° and it is therefore suitable both for environments with low ceilings (small theatres and TV studios, for example), where large angles are extremely useful, and for shows in arenas or large environments, where a tight zoom is perfect.
Thanks to its special optical group, B-EYE projects its light in a perfectly uniform way over the entire illuminated surface and the light is distributed evenly over its front lens; the individual light sources can no longer be distinguished along with their distinct colours.
In addition B-EYE is equipped with an unparalleled colour control electronic engine. The fixture is based on RGBW LEDs and, thanks to the addition of the white chip, it covers a very wide spectrum of colour frequencies and the saturated colours generated by the R-G-B chip may be softened. The B-EYE is also pleasantly surprising when used as a “white” light, as colour temperature may be adjusted with accuracy from 8000 K to 2500 K. In addition, a special software algorithm allows the LEDs to simulate the behaviour of a tungsten lamp.
When the B-EYE beam is zoomed down to 4°, the “wash” light turns into a “beam” fixture. The B-EYE therefore becomes a surprising mid-air parallel effect light, capable of generating a pulsating beam of micro-rays, which may be controlled individually, each with its own colours and shades. All the parameters of each LED can be completely controlled.
Lastly, the B-EYE K20 introduces a completely new feature: the front lens may be rotated to create lots of small bright compositions, which may be opened and closed like petals. By adding colours and dynamic graphics, the B-EYE generates never-seen-before graphic light effects.
The first is the “vortex”, an effect that fills the atmosphere with countless dynamic rays and creates an amazing immersive experience. The second consists of “kaleidoscopic” projections, which materialize on the surrounding surfaces. Both of these effects may take on virtually endless forms and may be programmed and replicated with digital precision, since they are generated using state-of-the-art electronic technology.
A.LEDA B-EYE K10 ***INTERNATIONAL FIRST***
The B-EYE K10 version with rotating front lens makes its world debut at ProLight+Sound. By popular demand, Clay Paky has decided to add this important feature, which was previously only available on the K20 version.
The K10 and K20 luminaires therefore provide identical features: same optics, same colour engine, same visual and “beam” effects. Only the light output changes, since the B-EYE K10 is fitted with 19 LEDs, while the B-EYE K20 has 37. Both versions excel for their light output, higher than other LED fixture of same power category.
Thanks to its light weight (only 15 kg), its small size and silent operation the B-EYE K10 is a very interesting luminaire for a variety of professional applications. It is particularly suitable for studio and theatre productions, where its unmatched versatility may be exploited.
A.LEDA B-EYE K10 Easy
The B-EYE K10 version without front-lens rotation, which Clay Paky launched at Plasa 2013, has not been discontinued but it has been renamed the B-EYE “easy”, owing to its simplified features. This luminaire is highly suitable for all uses where special visual effects are not needed. As a washlight this version is identical to the full-feature B-EYE; it offers also individual LED control, since this is essential for creating unique aerial effects in the beam mode. Versatility, light-weight, compact size, high output and outstanding performance/cost ration make B-EYE “easy” an very valuable alternative.
A.LEDA B-EYE K10 CC ***INTERNATIONAL FIRST***
For those many professional users who wish to use the superior optical characteristics of B-EYE technology exclusively in the wash mode and do not need the mid-air and graphic effects, Clay Paky has created a simpler version, called the A.leda B-EYE CC (Colour Changer). Unlike the full version, this fixture does not provide control of each pixel and does not have a rotating front lens.
The A.leda B-EYE CC is therefore an extraordinarily bright LED-wash, with a perfectly uniform light field, a really wide zoom (from 4 to 60 degrees), and complete colour and white light management. B-EYE CC fixtures are an indispensable tool in every show, where they make the utmost in modern colour wash technology. They are perfect for TV studios, theatres, tours, corporate events, showrooms and theme parks.