Claypaky's Axcor Profile 900: The apex of LED spot performance
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:35
The Claypaky Axcor Profile 900 is the most advanced LED profile spot on the market. It utilises the very finest components throughout, from its colour system to its pin-sharp optics and the high precision micro-mechanics of its beam-shaping system. Its powerful and highly efficient 880W white LED light engine achieves 46,000 lumen (24,000-lumen output) with a 6,500K colour temperature, while an optional high-CRI (>90) light engine produces 34,000 lumens (17,500-lumen output) and a 5,600K colour temperature.
Thanks to meticulous design and development work, Claypaky has been able to produce a high performance LED fixture with a light emission comparable to a previous generation 1500W fixture (the most powerful available) but with a power consumption of around 1kW.
The beam produced by the Axcor Profile 900 is dense and evenly distributed for the entire length of the beam, at any beam angle in its zoom range of 7-40 degrees, and its CMY colour mixing system uses gradual-insertion dichroic wheels, supported by a linear CTO correction device, to produce perfectly smooth transitions between colours. In addition, a separate colour wheel carries six carefully selected professional colour filters, including a custom-designed CRI enhancement filter.
The Spot-Profile device produces a perfect projection and achieves the highest quality light beam currently obtainable. The patented framing system works on four different focal planes and can generate sharp shapes of different sizes and proportions. The system is not affected by any shaping distortions even at wide beam angles, where significant distortions normally occur.
The Axcor Profile 900 also provides lighting designers with a perfect projection and an extremely versatile effects package. Features include six interchangeable high-definition rotating gobos, an animation wheel, a four-facet rotating prism, two variable frost options and an iris with multiple built-in macros. The 16-bit electronic dimmer enables smooth transitions, while its completely flicker-free performance and the low-noise cooling system makes it ideal for television use, as well as for the highest level of live events and concert touring productions.
When exhibited at LDI 2017 in Las Vegas in November, the Axcor Profile 900 was awarded the Gold Star Product Award for 'Best New Hard Edge LED Spot' by US-based lighting and production magazine, PLSN. The Gold Star Awards aim to recognise a product's quality, innovation and ability to expand the technological boundaries of live event production. The PLSN Awards judges said the Axcor Profile 900 offered more options to the user than all the other luminaires submitted by other manufacturers and was "the best in its class."
Claypaky chief executive officer Pio Nahum says, "As our very first LED spot fixture the Axcor Profile 900 sets a new course for Claypaky, and we are proud to say it is the finest LED spot fixture on the market. This is an achievement which underlines our absolute commitment to enhancing the art of lighting, and we look forward to seeing what our friends in the lighting design world can achieve with it."