Alpha Beam 1500


Alpha Beam 1500
Conform to the European Community DirectivesThe fitting mounts a high-pressure lamp that needs an external igniterClass 1 appliance according to standard EN 60598-1 The fitting is protected against penetration by solid bodies of over 12mm (0.47”) in diameter, but not against dripping water, rain, splashes or jets of waterMinimum distance of illuminated objectsMaximum ambient temperatureMaximum temperature that can be reached on the external surface of the fitting, in a thermally steady stateC ETL USThis product  is supplied in compliance with European Directive 2012/19/EU - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). To preserve the environment please dispose/recycle this product at the end of its life according to the local regulationNot suitable for household illuminationThis product is intended for the following areas of application: studios, stages, theaters, exhibitions, trade fairs, events, theme parks, entertainment venues, architectural lighting and similar

The Alpha Beam 1500 is the most powerful luminaire belonging to the special category of fully automated ACL fixtures, generating a solid, super-concentrated parallel beam for very long-throw projections, that innumerable built-in devices shape in size and animate with colours and movement for fantastic mid-air effects. Featuring the new Fast-Fit 1500 W lamp, Alpha Beam 1500 can also become as a spotlight for long distance focused projections and perform as a good narrow-angle washlight.


  • Optical unit with extremely high luminous efficiency (185,000 lux at 10 m)
  • 1500W Lok-it discharge lamp
  • Extraordinarily wide, fast and linear pan and tilt movements
  • Narrow and parallel 4° beam
  • CMY colour system + colour wheel (including CTO)
  • 14 gobos + 1 rotating prism, to change the graphic effects and beam angle
  • Electronic focusing, for projecting sharp images at any distance
  • Linear frost effect (light/medium/heavy) on a dedicated channel
  • High speed mechanical iris
  • 0-100% hybrid dimmer: electronic (50-100%) and mechanical (50%-0)
  • Eco-friendly: may be used instead of very much larger and more expensive searchlights
  • Large savings in handling, installation, storage and consumption costs
  • New generation, high performance electronics
  • Art-Net / RDM
  • Modular construction for easy maintenance




200 - 240V 50/60Hz


2.000VA at 230V 50Hz (PFC electronic ballast).


1500W discharge lamp:
- Type: Osram Lok-it 1500W
- Cap: PGJ50
- Color temperature: 6,000 K
- Luminous flux: 135,000 lm
- Average life: 750 h


Elliptic reflector with high luminous efficiency
4° standard beam
Electronic focusing (patented)


CMY Color Mixing
6-color wheel + open.
3200K CTO filter.


1 Rotating Gobo wheel with 6 bidirectional and indexable gobos (Ø 37,5 mm)
1 wheel with 8 fixed gobos (Ø 31,5mm), at variable rotation
Selectable "Gobo shake" function.
All the fixed and rotating gobos are easily interchangeable
3 rotating prisms (5 facet, 3D effect, comet effect)
3 linear frosts on dedicated channels
Special high speed mechanical iris
Hybrid 0-100% dimmer (electronic + mechanical)
Stop / strobe effect.


Max 28 DMX 512 control channels
DMX protocol signal: USITT DMX 512
Art-Net / RDM
Display: Graphic LCD backlit b/w Display
Pan/Tilt Resolution: 16 bit
Gobo Indexing Resolution: 16 bit
Dimmer Resolution: 16 bit
Movement control: vectorial
DMX signal connection: 3 and 5 pole XLR input and output
Software upload through DMX input


Aluminium structure with die-cast plastic cover.
Two side handles for transportation.
PAN and TILT lock for transport and maintenance.


- PAN = 540°
- TILT = 252°
Maximum speeds
- PAN = 4.0 sec (360°)
- TILT = 3.2 sec (252°)
- PAN = 2.11°
- PAN FINE = 0.008°
- TILT = 0.98°
- TILT FINE = 0.004°
Automatic repositioning of PAN and TILT after accidental movement not controlled by control unit.


Long life self-charging buffer battery.
Pre-set macros.
Function reset from control unit
"ENERGY SAVING" function: with the stop or total dimmer effect on, or with all the CMY filters full (black), consumption cut by 50%.
ON/OFF lamp control from the lighting desk.
Function reset from the lighting desk.
"AUTOTEST" function from menù
Electronic monitoring with status error
Cooling system monitoring
DMX level monitoring on all channels
Internal data transmission diagnostics
Firmware Upgrade with no power
Firmware upload from another fixture


Bipolar circuit breaker with thermal protection.
Automatic break in power supply in case of overheating.
Forced ventilation with axial fans.


Functions in any position.
Hanging system: with fast-lock omega clamps (1/4 turn) on the base


In conformity with the European Directives:
• 2014/35/EU - Safety of electrical equipment supplied at low voltage (LVD)
• 2014/30/EU - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
• 2011/65/EU - Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS)
• 2009/125/EC - EcoDesign requirements for Energy-related Products (ErP)


This product is available, on demand, with cETLus Listed Mark, that complies with the UL 1573 and CSA C22.2 No. 166 standards.


40 Kg (88.18 lbs)

Alpha Beam 1500
HTI 1500W/60/P50 LOK-IT (6.000 K) Osram lamp
HTI 1500W/60/P50 LOK-IT (6.000 K) OSRAM LAMP
code: L10102
code: 183102/805

for fixing clamps

code: C21070

48-51mm, max 300 Kg hook for truss

Safety cable
code: 105041/003

Ø 4mm, lenght 680mm safety cable

code: C61182

Handles set

Foam shell
code: F21176

foam shell for Alpha 1500

code: F21210

Roxter-Case (including 1 foam shell+wheels) for 1 Alpha 1500 / Shotlight Wash


You can find manuals, datasheets, DMX channel charts, photometrics, CAD symbols, spare parts, firmware files, schematics, technical notes, etc... in the new dedicated Claypaky Customer Care website (restricted access):

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