Germany – The Clay Paky A.Leda B-EYE has received the “best lighting product” award at the first ever ProLight & Sound International Press Award (PIPA). These prestigious awards are conferred exclusively by professionals from the international specialist press (over a hundred including magazines and websites). The PIPA Awards were founded this year to celebrate fifteen years of MIPA Awards, the annual music industry prizes awarded during the most important trade fair for the musical instrument industry, Musikmesse, which takes place every year at the same time as ProLight+Sound.
The B-EYE met with immediate success right from its first presentation in London. Only one month later, it had already won the Plasa and LDI awards. With the PIPA Award, the B-EYE has scored a prestigious triple crown, whose significance is enhanced by the fact they were received at the three most important trade fairs in the entertainment world.
The A.Leda B-EYE is a high performance wash light, a breathtaking beam light, and a generator of completely new spectacular visual effects. Its unparalleled versatility makes it a highly valuable creative tool that is essential for all lighting designers. At ProLight+Sound, Clay Paky presented a complete line of lights, including the B-EYE K20, B-EYE K10, B-EYE K10 Easy and B-EYE K10 CC versions.
Although it has not been on the market for very long, the B-EYE is already in high demand from rental companies all around the world. The major events it has lit include the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sochi Olympic Games, the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show and various BBC TV programmes.
Pio Nahum, Clay Paky CCO, went on stage to receive the award from the hands of Gregor König, an RTL Television news reader. He said: “One of our customers said the B-EYE is sexy. It is a metaphor that clearly expresses what a fascinating and unique light it is and the absolutely original lighting designs it may be used to create. The B-EYE harmoniously combines three fields of technology, which are essential in a quality light: optics, electronics and micromechanics. We would like to dedicate this success to the whole Clay Paky R&D team. Each and every one of them provided a piece of their own know-how and contributed to creating a truly special light, entirely made in Italy.”