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    The Skylos goes far beyond the legacy of classic searchlights, and opens up unexplored market opportunities. It is the ideal light for every environment and field of use, from touring and large events to theme parks and fixed installations, thanks to Its innovative, perfectly safe light source, top-notch performance with low power consumption, very low maintenance requirements, and specially designed body which makes it suitable for use in even the most extreme conditions.

    Large searchlights have written one of the most glorious pages in the history of professional show lighting. Yet today they are considered unviable since many firms are not open to investing in a technology that often has weight, size, operating cost and maintenance drawbacks.

    Claypaky’s Skylos aims to quash these uncertainties and comes with a long list of features and performance specs that make it much more than just a simple searchlight. The Skylos is an extremely versatile fixture in every way, which will certainly also be appreciated in the touring sector, where LDs are constantly on the look-out for dense, solid beams of light and ever-greater light output.

    The Skylos fits a custom 300W white light laser source, which provides an extremely parallel, uniform beam, while attenuating the well-known temperature and safety issues found with units that use Xenon lamps.

    Considering the light output, its power consumption is not even close to that of traditional searchlights. With a power consumption of only 600W, the Skylos has the same light output as a 4000-watt Xenon lamp!

    The beam pours out from a large 300mm front lens, specifically designed in Claypaky’s R&D department. In combination with the light source, it produces a dense, full-bodied column of light, which is highly visible even from afar. The beam is perfectly uniform and parallel, with no visible hotspots. The beam angle can be adjusted from 0.5° to 5° resulting in exceptional light intensity, which cannot be produced by a LED or traditional light source.

    Its range of effects includes a slot for customizable gobos and a battery of prisms, which distinguishes it from other fixtures. On one wheel, we find a rotating six-sided prism and a rotating five-sided linear prism. And on a second level, we find a fixed 4-sided prism, which can be superimposed on the other two to achieve a breath-taking Moonflower effect and many other fantastic never-seen-before mid-air effects. Laser technology adds outstanding optical contrast, making all light projections razor-sharp.

    Other Skylos features include a 15-colour wheel, with colour filters designed to preserve and optimize the high brightness of the light beam, a 5° frost filter for a soft edge effect which can be used in various applications, a 24-bit digital dimmer and a digital stop-strobe effect.

    If you consider its light output and the size of the front lens, the body of this remarkable light is lightweight and compact. This allows the unit both to be moved with relative ease in any environment, and to be rigged on trusses for use on tours.

    Its compactness also makes for fast pan and tilt movements, perfect for live shows. It is truly worlds apart from the slow, elephantine movements of many of its predecessors!

    Its body is IP66 protection rated and marine grade. So, it is capable of working in any weather conditions and in environments with high marine salinity and a high risk of corrosion. A sophisticated internal heating system designed specifically for this product means it can even work at very low temperatures (as low as -40°).

    • 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 gobos
      • 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
      • 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
    • Carton box + Foam shell
    • Flight case + Foam shell (1 positions)


    • 60 Kg (61.7 lbs)
    • 400x480mm (base dimension) – 984mm with vertical head (h)
    • Distance between two fixtures 1000mm


    • Omega :.......................................................................2x183102/805 (included)
    • Power cord:................................................................CAB0NL/802 (included)
    • Flight case 1 positions:...........................................CF1027 (optional)
    • Safety Chain:..............................................................105041/003 (optional)



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