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Clay Paky Mythos wins Innovation Award at PLASA 2014
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London – PLASA Gold Sponsors Clay Paky’s new product, the MYTHOS, was recognised with a PLASA Innovation Award at London’s ExCeL on Tuesday. Clay Paky’s Chief Commercial Officer, Pio Nahum, received the award from PLASA Governing Body chair Ed Pagett.

Every year, PLASA recognises products that demonstrate progress, through attributes like a new style of thinking, an improvement in technical practice, new technology, materials or techniques, or an improvement in safety. The entries were considered by an expert judging panel comprising: Tim Atkinson, Scott Burges, Jonathan Burton, Richard Cadena, Jenni Harris, Tapio Ilomaki, Steve Moles, Nick Read, Ben Rogers and Ed Manwaring.

On their decision, the judges said: The Mythos hybrid automated light works as a hard-edge spot, a beam light, or a wash light with a range of effects. It has excellent colours, incredible brightness, terrific optics, and a small housing. It’s also very energy efficient and it has a patented and innovative cooling system. In the Clay Paky tradition, it’s a real winner. Paky would be proud.”

The MYTHOS comprises a 470 watt-lamp spotlight, with a zoom range from 4° to 50° and a beam that is perfectly defined from the first millimetres out of the lens and along its entire length. But MYTHOS is also a beam light that can switch to an angle of just 0.5° to produce a dense, 170 mm-diameter beam, which remains parallel for the entirety of its super long throw.

On winning the award, Nahum comments: “Clay Paky’s mission is to inspire the world’s most creative designers. We aim to enable them to produce their own evocative and dramatic lighting environments using our forward-looking lighting technology. We are therefore immensely proud that this prestigious award has recognised one of our latest fixtures as such a tool.”