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Skylos / Skylos NV

Skylos: CJ3004 / Skylos NV: CJ3007
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    Skylos searchlight surpasses traditional models and unlocks new market potentials. It suits various settings, including touring, large events, theme parks, and fixed installations. It features a safe, innovative light source and offers top performance with minimal power usage and maintenance needs. Its robust design ensures suitability for extreme conditions.

    Following the success of Skylos, Claypaky is now introducing Skylos NV (Non-Variance) – The first lighting moving head* in its power class based on laser technology (phosphor-converted white) on the entertainment lighting market exempt from FDA CDRH variance!

    * Not based on scanning or rotating mirrors/optics

    Take full advantage of your Skylos NV purchase by opting for the seamless transformation to the variance-required Skylos version. Thanks to the “Laser Variance Program”, an effortless automated solution crafted by Claypaky experts, you will be fully supported through your journey to obtaining the variance simply and straightforwardly. Contact us for more info.

    Claypaky’s Skylos and Skylos NV provide a long list of features and performance specs that make them much more than just a simple searchlight. They are extremely versatile fixtures in every way. They will also be appreciated in the touring sector, where LDs are constantly looking for dense, solid beams of light highly visible from afar and ever-greater light output.

    Key features at a glance:

    • Innovative light source: a custom 300W white laser source, delivering unrivaled parallel beam that is still visible and rich in contrast even past 2km or over a mile away, while ensuring safety and reliability, setting new benchmarks in lighting technology.
    • Superior performance: experience top-tier performance coupled with minimal power consumption, offering an optimal balance of luminosity and energy efficiency. These fixtures are more than innovation, they are a commitment to sustainability. Every beam of light is a step towards a greener, more responsible future, as we are stating in our CP Green manifesto.
    • IP66 rating / Marine grade protection: their specially designed bodies can be used in any weather conditions and environments with high marine salinity and high risk of corrosion. Ideal for cruise ships and seaside environments, they are part of Claypaky’s Shield Family (IP66), ensuring reliability in every performance.
    • Arctic Shield / Heat Shield / Solar Shield: Their sophisticated internal heating system enables performance in extreme temperatures -40°C +45°C (- 40° +113°F). Solar Shield is a system of passive and active metal sheets that shads the engine and internal components from sun exposure.
    • Optical precision: Skylos and Skylos NV feature a specially designed 300mm front lens which helps spread a uniform, intense beam of light visible even from a distance. Adjustable beam angle (0.5° to 5°) ensures exceptional light intensity.
    • Wide range of effects: distinguished by their prism battery, these fixtures feature a rotating six-sided prism, a rotating five-sided linear prism, and a fixed 4-sided prism. Combining these prisms creates striking effects, including a breathtaking moonflower effect. Laser technology enhances optical contrast for sharp light mid-air projections. They are equipped with a 15-color wheel for high brightness with color filters, a 5° frost filter for soft edge effects, a 24-bit digital dimmer, and a digital stop-strobe effect for dynamic lighting control.

    Skylos and Skylos NV are not just searchlights. They are a comprehensive lighting solution that addresses the needs of lighting designers and the entertainment lighting industry. Their combination of efficiency, versatility, and performance makes them a valuable asset for any production, ensuring that Skylos and Skylos NV are the light of choice for those who seek to dazzle and captivate audiences worldwide.

    • Light Source
      300W white light laser source
    • Light Output
      >250 Mil cd
    • Zoom range
      0.5° to 5° (10:1) linear edge
    • Effects
      Perfect beam collimation and uniformity; 15-color wheel; One slot for custom fixed gobo; Rotating 6-sided + 5-sided linear prisms on a wheel; Fixed 4-sided prism on a second layer, which overlaps with the other two in order to create a Moonflower effect; 5° frost filter; 24-bit digital dimmer; Digital stop-strobe effect
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    • Tailor-made laser engine, enclosed in a sealed module
    • Solid, flat field, saturated, ultra-concentrated light beam without any visible hotspots
    • Long lasting light source (30000 hrs L70) with minimal decay*
      *It may vary depending on various factors, as type of use and environment


    • Aperture: 0.5°- 5° range
    • 10717 Lumen Output (Integrating Sphere)
    • Front lens diameter: 290mm
    • High efficiency optical system


    • Dimmer @100%: 52.6 dBA


    • Personalities: Single mode with 20 control channels
    • Integrated Wireless DMX system as standard (Wireless Solution / Lumen Radio)
    • Control Protocol: DMX, Art-Net, RDM, sACN
    • DMX and RDM connectors: Locking 5 pin XLR IN/THRU
    • Ethernet port: RJ45 IN
    • Power connector: PowerCon True1 IN/OUT
    • Built In Web Server


    • Colors:
      • Color wheel with 15 dichroic colors
    • Gobos:
      • 1 slot position for customizable fixed gobo
      • Ext Diam. 25.9mm
      • Image 16mm
      • Thickness 1.1mm
    • Frost:
      • Linear heavy frost 5° for wash effect
    • Rotating Effects
      • Palette with 2 slot for prisms with rotation in both direction at variable speed: 6 Facets prism - 5 Facets Linear prism
      • Additional palette with 1 slot for fixed prism: 4 facets prism
    • Movement:
      • Tilt: 270° - 16bit
      • Pan: 540° - 16bit
      • Automatic repositioning
      • Pan/Tilt accuracy:± 0.2°
      • Fast/Normal  speed selectable by Function channel
      • Mechanical Pan/Tilt lock for safe transportation and maintenance
    • Beam:
      • Motorized Zoom 
    • Dimmer/Shutter:
        High resolution dimmer 24 bit
      • Shutter and Strobe effect


    • Long life self-charging battery
    • Display Graphic LCD backlit b/w Display
    • Firmware upload from another fixture
    • Firmware Upgrade via Web Server
    • Diagnostic
    • DMX monitoring
    • Remote access through RDM
    • CloudIO compatibility


    • Aluminum and steel structure with plastic covers
    • Two side handles for transportation
    • IP66protection rate
    • IK06 impact resistance rate


    • Working in any position
    • Hanging system: with fast-lock omega clamps (1/4 turn) on the base
    • Optional safety chain


    • Operating Voltage: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
    • Power Supply: Electronic auto range with active PFC
    • Max Power consumption: 900VA


    • Max ambient temperature 45°C (113°F)
    • Min ambient temperature -40°C (-40°F)
    • Max temperature of the external surface 90°C (194°F)
    • Total heat dissipation: 3074 BTU/hr ±10% / 3240 kJ/hr ±10%


    • Minimum distance of illuminated objects 30 meters (98’ 5”)
    • Minimum distance from flammable materials 0.2 meters (8”)
    • Battery Fuse T2A - 250V
    • Power Fuse T10A – 250V
    • Thermally protected power supply (overheating and cooling failure)
    • Forced ventilation with axial fans


    • CE: conforms to the European Directives
    • UKCA: conforms to UK Regulations


    • Total Carton box
    • Flight case + Foam shell (1 position)


    • 60 Kg (132,3 lbs)
    • 400x480mm (base dimension) – 928mm with vertical head (h)
    • Distance between two fixtures 1000mm


    • Omega : 2x183102/805 (included)
    • ETL Power cord 1.5mt. (bare end with IP65 PowerConTrue1 connector): CAB0NL-802 (included) (included)
    • Flight case 1 positions: CF1027 (optional)
    • Safety Chain: 105041-003 (optional)



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