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.
A.LEDA B-EYE K20
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.
A.LEDA B-EYE K10
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.
A.LEDA B-EYE K10 Easy
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.
A.LEDA B-EYE K10 CC
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.