Alpha Spot HPE 1500

C61326 (ST Version)

Alpha Spot HPE 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 waterMaximum ambient temperatureMaximum temperature that can be reached on the external surface of the fitting, in a thermally steady stateMinimum distance of illuminated objects C 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

This 1500 W moving head is the most impressive graphic effects spotlight available, with an incredible array of colour and imagery devices, including 20 gobos on 3 wheels, animation disc, rotating prism and the exclusive Automated-Star-Gobo (patent pending). All devices are fully combinable with limitless rotation and morphing possibilities. The zoom has an extreme aperture range from 7° to 57° (1:8 ratio) with an amazing 120 bpm speed. An auto-focusing function combined with the Dyna-Cue-Creator make programming and operation easy and creative. A special high definition iris, the advanced Zoom-Tracking-Diffuser and silent operation position Alpha HPE 1500 at the edge of show-lighting technology.

ALPHA SPOT HPE 1500 - "ST" Version
The ST Version is available and ideal for Theatre, including a new elliptical reflector and a new special lens coating, resulting in a 6,000K Color Temperature, very close to the black body curve.


  • 1500 W Lok-it discharge lamp
  • Power may be set to 1500 or 1200 W
  • 7°- 57° electronic zoom
  • Stay-Sharp-Zoom function for automatic focusing
  • Dyna-Cue-Creator on a special channel for fast artistic programming
  • CMY colour system + colour wheel + linear CTO
  • A rich range of effects designed for professional use
  • Dichroic glass patterns: 20 gobos (12 rotating on 2 gobo wheels + 8 fixed)
  • Exclusive adjustable animated star gobo on a dedicated channel (patented)
  • Animation disc + rotating prism
  • Zoom-Tracking-Diffuser (frost filter synchronized with zoom plus flood filter)
  • Special 16-blade mechanical iris
  • 0-100% hybrid dimmer (electronic + mechanical)
  • Three-phase pan/tilt motor for perfectly silent operation
  • High performance electronics and firmware
  • 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
- Electronic Linear Zoom 9,5°-57°
- Not linear Extra Zoom 7°-9,5
- Electronic focusing with “Stay-Sharp-Zoom” system (auto-focus)


- CMY Color Mixing
- 6-color wheel + open
- linear CTO


- 2 Rotating Gobo wheels (Ø 37,5 mm), each with 6 bidirectional and indexable gobos
- 1 wheel with 8 fixed gobos (Ø 31,5mm), at variable rotation
- Selectable "Gobo shake" function
- "Morphing" effect.
- All the fixed and rotating gobos are easily interchangeable
- Dyna-Cue-Creator
- Animation Disc (Ø 37,5mm) that may be used alone or in combination with gobos
- A new conception Animated Star Gobo on dedicated channel (patented)
- 1 rotating prism (5 facet).
- Special high speed 16 segments mechanical iris
- 1 frost filter with Zoom synchronization
- Hybrid 0-100% dimmer (electronic + mechanical)
- Stop / strobe effect.


36/40 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
Focus 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.


49.5 Kg (109.13 lbs)

Alpha Spot HPE 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


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Clay Paky Lights Moscow Victory Day
July 19, 2010
The 2010 Victory Day Parade in Moscow, Russia had the skies over the famed Red Square alight with colour and a spectacular fireworks display. Clay Paky fixtures were at the heart of the May 9 celebration, which marked the 65th anniversary of the... read more
Clay Paky at ProLight+Sound 2010
April 14, 2010
The Frankfurt ProLight+Sound proved to be “the” reference fair for the trade again this year. Flocks of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world turned up to see this showcase of the most up-to-date technology in the entertainment... read more
Clay Paky launches the Alpha Spot HPE 1500 at the Royal Albert Hall
December 4, 2009
The Royal Albert Hall was once again the prestigious backdrop for the launch of one of the most long awaited lighting products of the year: the Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500. It is the top spotlight in the Alpha range, to which other cutting edge... read more
Clay Paky presents the new Alpha 1500 Series at Plasa 2009. See us at stand 1-E36!
September 10, 2009
With the new Alpha 1500 Series Clay Paky brings to Lighting Designers the most powerful spot and wash luminaires available. This range includes five top level luminaires, each one designed, with no compromise, to the requirements of specific... read more