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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.


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°).


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."