Alpha Wash 700


Alpha Wash 700
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

The Alpha Wash 700 is an extraordinarily compact lightweight 700 W washlight, with the luminous efficiency, graphic and optical performance of a higher category fixture. It is extremely silent and quick, and fitted with a complete CMY colour system, special colours, 9°-50° zoom, hybrid dimmer, beam shaping filters and motorized top-hat. It is an eco-friendly light, allowing considerable running and consumption cost savings.


  • 700W discharge lamp
  • Optical unit with extremely high luminous efficiency (85,000 lux at 5 m at the centre of the beam)Incredibly compact (head length = 380 mm) + lightweight (20.5 kg)
  • Large savings in handling, installation, storage and consumption costs
  • Extraordinarily wide, fast and linear pan and tilt movements
  • 9°- 50° electronic linear zoom + top hat
  • Hybrid dimmer (100-50% electronic; 50% to zero mechanical)
  • CMY colour system + linear CTO + CTB + 6-colours wheel
  • 2 adjustable beam shapers (ovalizer filter and “diamond tips” lens) on dedicated channels
  • Silent operation
  • Extremely new design high performance electronics
  • Art-Net / RDM
  • Eco-friendly: may be used instead of very much larger and more expensive spotlights
  • Modular construction for easy maintenance




100 - 240V 50/60Hz
Automatic power supply switching


1050VA at 230V 50Hz (PFC electronic ballast)


700 W discharge lamp:
- Cap: PGjX28
- Color Temperature: 7,200 K
- Luminous Flux: 50,000 lm
- Average Life: 750 h


Elliptic reflector with high luminous efficiency
Electronic linear zoom 9°-50°
Motorized Top Hat, for a perfect beam control


CMY Color Mixing
Linear CTO
Color Wheel with 8 pure and selected color filters + open
CTB filter (on color wheel)


Adjustable Beam Shaper (banana effect)
Adjustable "Diamond tip" lens ("X" shape)
Motorized system to zoom the beam shaper and “diamond tips" effects
A new conception 0-100% Dimmer + dimmer fine on dedicated channel.
Stop/strobe effect


Max 21 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
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 = 250°
Max Speeds:
- PAN = 3.20 sec (Normal Mode) - 2.90 sec (Fast Mode)
- TILT = 1.89 sec (Normal Mode) - 1.75 sec (Fast Mode)
- 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.
"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.


20,6 Kg (45 lbs 5 ozs)

Alpha Wash 700
MSR Gold 700/2 MiniFastFit (7200 K) Philips lamp
code: L10098
MSR Gold 700/1 MiniFastFit (5700 K) Philips lamp
code: LAM003

Standard for Alpha Profile 700 ST

OSRAM HTI 700W/60/P28 Lok-it! (6000 K) Lamp
OSRAM HTI 700W/60/P28 LOK-IT! (6000 K) LAMP
code: LAM005
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

Foam Shell
code: F21172
code: F21205

Roxter-Case for 2 Alpha 300 / 700 (2 foam shells included + wheels)

code: C61199 ("WL" version, with Wireless DMX) - C61197 ("EASY" version with no W-DMX) - C61196 ("ECO" version)

Outdoor Enclosure

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Alpha Wash 700 Demo Show (EN)
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Claypaky illuminates the Opeth show at the Wembley Arena
February 26, 2017
UK - As part of their European journey, Swedish band Opeth opted for a single show at Wembley Arena for their UK audience.  Magnus Boyd has been lighting the band for the last eighteen months.  The show at Wembley was a part of the Sorceress World... read more
Clay Paky lights the poetry of "Il Principe"
September 7, 2016
Italy – Bergamo's Creberg theatre sold out. The show was full of genuine musical masterpieces: the first half promoted the singer's new album with songs crammed with Dylan's metaphors and rhetorical figures, fully translated into Italian, and the... read more
Clay Paky lights the Secrets of the Sea in Qatar
February 1, 2016
Qatar Marine Festival, Doha. This annual event is built around the history of Qatar, which has grown at an extraordinary rate since the discovery of the country’s oil and natural gas. The Emirate devotes these resources to its economic... read more
The warm disco atmosphere of Chic illuminated by Clay Paky
November 7, 2015
ITALY - Nile Rodgers, the guitarist and founder of Chic, is the man who got the entire planet dancing to the rhythms of The Freak and Good Times. He has also left his mark on famous songs by Diana Ross, David Bowie, Duran Duran and Madonna, right up... read more
Clay Paky, Major and MA accompany BAP on tour
November 18, 2014
Germany - BAP, one of the most distinctive German bands, was founded in 1976. The group formed around the songwriter Wolfgang Niedecken and, in their early days, they met in various venues to enjoy a beer together. A 35 year long career has grown... read more
Clay Paky provides “magnificent” light for Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion
November 15, 2014
Worldwide – An impressive array of Clay Paky moving heads are currently at the core of the fantastical lighting for Cirque Du Soleil’s latest touring show ‘Dralion’, designed by award-winning Canadian LD Luc Lafortune. Lafortune worked... read more
Clay Paky at the exceptional Radio Italia live event in Piazza Duomo
July 17, 2014
ITALY - The first "Radio Italia Live" concert was held in 2012 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Radio Italia. On that occasion, the well-known radio station organized the show in Piazza Duomo in Milan for the first time. An amazing 150,000 plus... read more
Clay Paky Shines ‘R&B Superstar’ Bright at London’s Wembley Arena
April 20, 2014
UK – Some of R&B’s most successful ‘90s artists were reunited at London’s Wembley Arena in February for a mega-concert, lit by Tom Grant using Clay Paky Sharpys and Alpha Wash 700s.The ‘R&B Superstars’ show – which featured En... read more
Elisa soars somewhere between dreams and reality with Clay Paky
April 16, 2014
ITALY - Elisa's "L’anima vola" (my soul flies) tour is a three-hour-plus marathon, during which the Italian singer-songwriter entertains her audience with the naturalness she has got us used to. It is a sort of long journey that covers all stages... read more
Clay Paky at Circus Roncalli
April 9, 2014
Germany - When Bernhard Paul and André Heller founded Circus Roncalli in 1975, they certainly did not expect to reach such great success. Their first tour began with a world premiere in Bonn on 18 May 1976. Over the years, Circus Roncalli has always... read more
BMW Utilises a Huge Clay Paky Rig to Illuminate its Frankfurt Motor Show Race Track
November 15, 2013
Germany – A massive rig of almost 900 Clay Paky fixtures has been utilised to track and illuminate a fleet of BMW’s latest car designs for a series of dynamic and fast-paced shows held during the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013.The ambitious lighting... read more
Clay Paky lights Gianna Nannini's European tour
October 4, 2013
EUROPE - "Latin Lover", "Fotoromanza", "Bello e impossibile" and "I maschi" are just a few of her greatest hits. We are of course talking about the Italian rock singer-songwriter Gianna Nannini, who is currently touring Europe on her "INNO" tour... read more
Clay Paky Luminaires Reign Supreme at Coronation Festival Gala
September 6, 2013
UK – Celebrated LD Vince Foster recently employed a battalion of Clay Paky fixtures to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne. Foster used the Clay Paky fixtures to deliver a striking, yet super flexible lighting design for the... read more
Clay Paky Lights Bright “SuperStar” TV Show
August 9, 2013
Czech Republic – Clay Paky’s bright yet compact Alpha Spot HPE 700s and Alpha Wash 700s alongside its cutting edge beam shaper Alpha Profile 1500s are being used to light the pop idols of tomorrow on the Czech and Slovak Nova TV show... read more
Clay Paky Goes for Gold at Mediterranean Games
July 15, 2013
Turkey  – Istanbul-based event engineering company Phantom has supplied a tip-top team of Clay Paky Alpha, A.Leda, and Sharpy fixtures to light the sparkling 2013 Mediterranean Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.Eighteen months of preparation... read more
Clay Paky’s Compact Luminaires are a Bright Match for Singapore’s Star Gallery
May 10, 2013
Singapore – Singapore’s technologically advanced new Star Performing Arts Centre has invested in Clay Paky’s Alpha Spot HPE 700 and Alpha Wash 700 fixtures to provide a bright solution for its 770-seater Star Gallery multi-purpose hall.The... read more
Clay Paky light the Voronezh Drama Theatre
January 5, 2013
After many years of reconstruction the Voronezh drama theatre finally re-opened this year. This is one of the oldest theatres in Russia and since 1959 it has carried the name of the Russian poet Alexey Koltsov. In the 19th century the Voronezh drama... read more
Clay Paky with Miss Italia 2012
October 26, 2012
Clay Paky was once again present - as it has been for many years - at Miss Italia 2012, the number one Italian beauty contest, where the most beautiful woman in Italy is crowned. The Lighting Director Fausto Carboni used a very diverse mix of 150... read more
Clay Paky Alpha Range Help Asian Churches See The Light
September 14, 2012
Singapore - Clay Paky’s official sales partner for Singapore - Acoustic & Lighting System PTE ltd is keeping busy as the market for sophisticated AV technologies in religious premises booms. Kuala Lumpur-based Acoustic and Lighting System is... read more
"TUI Feuerwerk der Turnkunst" on tour with Clay Paky
August 9, 2012
Thirty-two shows in twenty-two different locations with a total audience of 170,000 people. These are the impressive statistics clocked up by "TUI Feuerwerk der Turnkunst" during its "Best of 25 Years" tour. The most successful show in Europe was not... read more
Clay Paky Waves the Flag for the Queen’s Jubilee
June 7, 2012
UK – Clay Paky Sharpys, sporting Union Jack coverings, shone brightly alongside some of the world’s most famous pop royalty to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The patriotic Sharpys, dressed up in custom made Union Jack jackets,... read more
Siyan Ltd gets into the Clay Paky way
May 17, 2012
Siyan, long term customer of Clay Paky has recently increased their investment in Clay Paky products, alongside a brand new purchase of the grandMA2 light, all from Ambersphere Solutions.Nick Valdez, MD of Siyan Limited is clear on the reasons for... read more
Clay Paky at the David di Donatello Awards
May 11, 2012
The David di Donatello is an Italian film award, assigned by the Italian Film Academy's David di Donatello Organization. There are various award categories and it can be considered as being the Italian film industry's equivalent of Hollywood's... read more
Singapore’s School of the Arts opts for Clay Paky
August 18, 2011
Alpha Spot HPE 700 and Alpha Wash 700 spotlight Singapore’s budding artists. The School of the Arts (SOTA) is Singapore’s first national arts school to offer an integrated arts and academic curriculum for students aged 13-18 years old. The... read more
Kaizers Orchestra plays Oslo Spektrum using Clay Paky Alpha fixtures from Rubicon
August 5, 2011
Kaizers Orchestra is recognized as one of Norway’s most prominent rock bands and best live acts. On Saturday the 9th of April, the band played the concert of their lifetime in a fully booked Oslo Spektrum. An audience of 10,000 spectators got to... read more
Clay Paky selected to light Al Murray comedy quiz show
June 6, 2011
After his sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it was just a matter of time before Britain’s most notorious pub landlord, Al Murray, was given his own TV game show. Now the British stand-up (or rather his beer-swilling alter-ego) is... read more
LD Chris Kempton uses Sharpy for BBC Comic Relief
May 9, 2011
Each year the UK’s Comic Relief appeal seems to go from strength to strength, with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment coming together with a simple plan to ‘do something funny for money’. So far this year, a staggering... read more
Clay Paky on the Pooh 2011 tour
April 8, 2011
Without the faintest hint of a crisis after the drummer Stefano D’Orazio left the band, the Pooh were back making themselves heard as a reformed trio (plus three session musicians that will change on each tour) with an album in old-time symphonic... read more
Clay Paky inaugurates the fantastic Ferrari World at Abu Dhabi
March 3, 2011
Clay Paky was official lighting equipment supplier to MMS srl for the inauguration of “Ferrari World”, also known as the “Ferrari Experience”, the first Ferrari theme park in the world, built on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Given the international... read more
Creative Events and Clay Paky light up Doha’s Tribeca Film Festival 2010
January 4, 2011
In its second year, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival has once again relied upon the stellar Clay Paky Alpha moving fixtures and their biggest stockholder in the Middle East, Creative Events (CCG), to deliver the best in lighting performance for this... read more
LD Will Charles talks about the show "Odd One In" with Clay Paky
December 20, 2010
‘Odd One In’ was the snappy title of an ITV1  Saturday night game show made by  Zeppotron back in May. It was transmitted in late summer  with  Bradley Walsh hosting  a series of ‘ crazy ‘ id parades. Regular panellists Jason Manford and... read more
UK tech crews train with Clay Paky Alpha 700s
December 3, 2010
A group of twenty technicians from UK stage and rental companies has taken part in a three-day training event organised by Clay Paky at their Italian headquarters in Bergamo. The trip was designed to give the crews command of one of the most widely... read more
Richard Martin Lighting and Clay Paky light the Michael Ball’s show
December 1, 2010
School holidays...6 weeks of chaos...entertaining the kids, keeping them fed and out of mischief! As if that wasn’t you’re faced with a mountain of washing and ironing, school runs and homework! Thankfully ITV have commissioned a new... read more
EQ Lighting and Clay Paky on Arthur’s Day 2010
November 29, 2010
EQ Lighting were the main Lighting provider for the Dublin and Cork Studio venues at this years Arthur’s Day.  The studios designed by Eugene O’Connor DOP and project managed for EQ Lighting by Rob Jones and Garrett Hanley, were the first outing... read more
Clay Paky and PRG with Limp Bizkit at the Pearl, Las Vegas
October 28, 2009
PRG provided production support to Limp Bizkit's show at the Pearl Concert Theatre in Las Vegas, marking the band's first U.S. date in eight years. PRG worked closely with Jeff Rials, the lighting designer, to supply a rig that included two dozen... read more
New Products - Spring 2009
May 4, 2009
ALPHA SPOT HPE 700Alpha Spot HPE 700 is the moving head spotlight of a new generation, where the latest progress in optics converge with the sophistication of micro-engineering and with ground-breaking developments in electronics. A newly developed... read more