Claypaky is proud to announce that its Xtylos Aqua fixture was honored with the Innovation Award at LLB Expo 2022 in Stockholm. LLB Expo is the largest Nordic meeting place for professionals in audio, lighting, video and AV technology. The fair is held every other year and attracts more than 3,000 visitors; this year it took place at the Stockholm International Fairs exhibition center.
The coveted Prize for Innovation was awarded to Xtylos Aqua, a small form factor, IP66-rated fixture powered by Claypaky’s proprietary RGB laser source. It offers the same effects and features as the popular original Xtylos while being able to withstand harsh conditions and the elements thanks to its marine-grade C5-M protection.
Since the introduction of the Xtylos fixture Claypaky has been focused on developing pioneering technologies that offer new ways to motivate designers to reach farther to inspire audiences. With the Xtylos Aqua this can now be done outdoors, with confidence, for television, theater, touring, sporting events and much more.
In awarding the prize, the jury citation remarked upon Claypaky’s ability to “drive innovation to new levels in stage and event lighting.” It said, “Laser technology is in its infancy, but Claypaky has shown that it is involved in pushing innovative development forward to new levels…[Xtylos Aqua] is patented and world-unique with its Additive RGB. In addition to this, Claypaky has created a product that is water- and dustproof, which means it can be used indoors and outdoors without significantly increasing the weight. The product can still be used at TV studios, indoor arenas or large outdoor festivals, which creates good durability and ROI.”
Xtylos Aqua fixtures were used during the LLB Expo’s award ceremonies and enjoy high visibility in Sweden thanks to investment in the product by rental agency Woodlite Sweden AB and the artistry of Lighting Designer Fredrik Jönsson. Niclas Arvidsson and Interlite, Claypaky’s distributor in Sweden, have been instrumental in promoting the brand in the Nordic region.