Successfully launched at Plasa 2013, the Clay Paky B-EYE is showing up with other surprises at Prolight + Sound 2014; firstly B-EYE has become a comprehensive product line including: B-EYE K20, B-EYE K10, B-EYE K10 Easy and B-EYE K10 CC.


The A.leda B-EYE K20 is a high performance wash light, a beam light, and a creator of completely new spectacular visual effects. Its unparalleled versatility makes it an interesting creative tool for all lighting designers. First and foremost A.LEDA B-EYE K20 is a wash-light, generating beautiful colours and featuring a wide 6° to 70° beam aperture. The zoom however can be closed even further, down to as little as 4 degrees thus switching the light from a wash diffusion into a narrow and parallel beam. In this operating mode B-EYE becomes a “beam-light’, whose beam consists of an array of nearly indiscernible, individually controllable little beams. As in the B-EYE LEDs can be controlled one by one, the light beam is a pulsating bundle where every micro-beam has its own colour and shade. A.LEDA B-EYE K20 finally introduces a totally unseen feature that turns it into an effect light: the front lens can be rotated in either direction and at variable speed and many little beams are created, that can be unfolded or closed.


The B-EYE K10 version with rotating front lens makes its world debut at Prolight + Sound. By popular demand, Clay Paky has decided to add this important feature, which was previously only available on the K20 version. The K10 and K20 luminaires therefore provide identical features: same optics, same colour engine, same visual and “beam” effects. Only the light output changes, since the B-EYE K10 is fitted with 19 LEDs, while the B-EYE K20 has 37. Thanks to its light weight (only 15 kg), its small size and silent operation the B-EYE K10 is an interesting luminaire for a variety of professional applications. It is particularly suitable for studio and theatre productions, where its unmatched versatility may be exploited.


The B-EYE K10 version without front-lens rotation, which Clay Paky launched at Plasa 2013, has not been discontinued but it has been renamed the B-EYE “easy”, owing to its simplified features. This luminaire is highly suitable for all uses where special visual effects are not needed. As a washlight this version is identical to the full-feature B-EYE; it offers also individual LED, since this is essential for creating unique aerial effects in the beam mode.


For those many professional users who wish to use the superior optical characteristics of B-EYE technology exclusively in the wash mode and do not need the mid-air and graphic effects, Clay Paky has created a simpler version, called the A.leda B-EYE CC (Colour Changer). Unlike the full version, this fixture does not provide control of each pixel and does not have a rotating front lens. The A.leda B-EYE CC is therefore an extraordinarily bright LED-wash, with a uniform light field, a wide zoom (from 4 to 60 degrees), and complete colour and white light management.