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Clay Paky enjoys ‘best ever’ LDI show

Clay Paky has reported its most successful LDI in 23 years of exhibiting at the international showtech event – winning plaudits for its new products and strengthening its position in the US.

The show also confirmed Clay Paky’s reputation for innovation with a win for its latest beam light Sharpy in the category Best Debuting Product.

The Sharpy, just one of several new products launched in the US, impressed both judges and visitors with its perfectly parallel, zero-degree beam of light. The breakthrough concept produces a massive, stadium-sized beam from a miniature package weighing 16 kg only.

Francesco Romagnoli, US manager for Clay Paky said: “I can’t recall a better show in all the years we’ve exhibited here.  There was huge excitement surrounding all our products – Sharpy and Shotlight Wash were the real stars of the floor”.

“We welcomed several senior names onto our stand and they were visibly excited by both the Sharpy and the Shotlight.”

Pio Nahum, Commercial Director, was equally upbeat: “There’s no doubt 2011 will be a significant year for Clay Paky in the US. Our new products have struck a chord with some of the most influential designers in the business. Customers are already placing orders and designers are preparing to spec them in their upcoming projects.”

LDI also saw the US debut of Clay Paky’s Shotlight Wash, the world’s first strobe-and-wash luminaire combining a 1500W washlight and a 3000W strobe in a single device. Designed for powerful stage show effects, the Shotlight Wash is based on the familiar Alpha Wash 1500 and incorporates two semi-circular Xenon strobe lamps fitted around the fixture’s front lens.

Another newcomer, the Alpha Profile 700, received plaudits from the industry for delivering a professional beam-framing system inside the smallest 700W chassis on the market. The Alpha Profile 700 won a special commendation from PLASA for successfully miniaturizing its technology, allowing “designers to be more creative on a smaller scale”.