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Claypaky K-EYE – PLASA AWARD Winner, And Here’s Why

“Plasa Award of Innovation” went to Claypaky’s K-EYE HCR K-20, as a certification of everything this brand stands for

It is a prestigious award for the most renowned products in the field of entertainment lighting industry. It is decided by a jury made up of experts in this field, who carefully analyze products and find those that meet their criteria, with a focus on innovation. Given that innovation is one of the core values of the Claypaky brand, it's not surprising that their product has just received this award.

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Pio Nahum, Claypaky's CEO, welcomed this acknowledgement with great pleasure and illustrated the original specifications behind the K-EYE's design: "For years, our most demanding customers felt the need for a light that differed from the others not so much for the number of special effect devices, but also and especially for the 'quality' of the light it produced.  This is a very difficult parameter to define, since it relates to perception: it is the sum of multiple factors such as diffusion uniformity, colour temperature, colour control features, and most of all a high colour rendering index. To meet these requirements, Claypaky and Osram have developed a technology named HCR, used in the K-EYE range."

K-EYE HCR is a wash light with a LED light source, consisting of a module with six chips, each for a different colour: besides the three “classic” basic red, green and blue colours, Claypaky has added amber, cyan and lime. This exclusive Claypaky technology provides a very wide colour range with excellent colour spectrum coverage.

Along side the LED-light-source heart of this system is its brain: the brand new sophisticated software algorithm that controls its functions. The light produced by the K-EYE is very high quality, with a CRI that reaches values that have never been achieved before by LEDs: typical CRI values range from 97 up to 99. These values were previously only possible with traditional light sources.

The advanced HCR technology is available in a wide range of fixtures to ensure maximum flexibility of use:

  • K-EYE HCR K20: moving head wash light, 37 LED modules, 750 VA, 11,000 lm.
  • K-EYE HCR K10: moving head wash light, 19 LED modules, 450 VA, 5,500 lm.
  • K-EYE HCR S20: static wash light, 32 LED modules, 500 VA (tilt adjustable over 210°).
  • K-EYE HCR K10: static wash light, 17 LED modules, 300 VA (tilt adjustable over 210°).

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The K-EYE HCR is suitable for use in all professional fields of application where excellent brightness, a wide range of colours, and a high CRI are particularly appreciated: theatres, television studios, showrooms, exhibitions, and fashion shows.

Pio Nahum added: "On behalf of the whole company, I would like to congratulate the entire R&D team, which has created a winning product that rewards the joint efforts of Claypaky and our colleagues at Osram."