LIGHTING TODAY09 May 2022
Ayrton’s Cobra strikes at Prolight + Sound
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Paris, France – Ayrton celebrated its 20th anniversary at Prolight + Sound with a new lightshow, created by Stéphane Migné in conjunction with French water effects company, Aquatique Show. This showcased Ayrton’s latest products including the new Zonda 9 FX with its stunning liquid effects and Cobra, Ayrton’s first IP65 laser sourced fixture. The imaginative visual choreography gave a taste of the creativity these new products are capable of and ensured Ayrton remained one of the busiest stands at Prolight + Sound.

“It is incredible to be back at Prolight + Sound after two years,” says Ayrton CEO, Chris Ferrante. “We have been busy engineering and developing new products, such as Domino LT and Huracan LT. Now, for the first time, we are showing Zonda 9 FX and Cobra, our laser light sourced fixture. These are all clever, unique products, especially the liquid effects in Zonda which are absolutely stunning, and the narrow 0.6° beam of Cobra – these are things we couldn’t have achieved just a few years ago. It’s been super to show these new products to the industry in person and to hear first-hand their overwhelmingly positive response.”

Zonda 9

Central to the show and making their debut were Zonda 9 FX and Zonda 9 Wash, the first luminaires in a new family of products devised for stage lighting. Each fixture has a flat face formed of 37 40W RGBW LEDs, each with a 50mm front lens, that deliver a 25,000 lumen output and 4° - 56° zoom – and in the case of Zonda FX, a high-definition liquid effect (LiquidEffects™) between its main lenses which can create complex graphic effects. This new feature caused a lot of excitement demonstrating its phenomenal potential for a multiplicity of unique effects.

Cobra

Ayrton’s first IP65 laser-sourced fixture, Cobra, received its eagerly awaited official launch at the show. Designed for rendering a D65 white point that allows perfect colour reproduction, Cobra is the only luminaire on the market capable of illuminating an object several kilometres away, with an output of 386,000 lux at 20m, an unprecedented 38x zoom ratio and an incredible zoom range of 0.6° to 23°. Possessing continuous pan and tilt, a highly innovative colour section and unrivalled graphics capability (including 92 gobos, four prisms and an extreme range of focus (XT-Focus™) which permits the beam shape to be adjusted according to the operating distance), Cobra is also IP65 rated.

Already specified on several major tours for 2022, Cobra is currently on the road with Ed Sheeran’s tour which began this week.

Domino LT

Domino LT also took its place for the first time in the show - and under the fountains - demonstrating its capabilities as a IP65-rated 1000W, 6700K profile fixture with a 51,000 lumen output, and a 3.5° - 53° zoom through its 225mm front lens.

Domino LT is the first all-terrain LED luminaire in Ayrton’s ‘LT’ (Long Throw) range, and is designed for intensive outdoor use in long-distance applications that require high precision. It combines the minimalist design of Domino Profile with the colour mixing capabilities of Huracán Profile and the IP65 weather-proofing of Perseo.