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Elation’s Proteus Beam Now Available

Elation’s Proteus Beam, the first in a series of IP-rated, discharge-lamp moving head lights, is now available for delivery. ­

Elation’s Proteus moving heads are intelligent lighting solutions designed to excel under varying weather conditions. It was engineered to empower designer creativity without the constraints of weather or brightness.

“As more outdoor events occur each year, production companies need a reliable, full-featured, moving head beam solution that can deliver the performance they need under any conditions,” said Eric Loader, Elation’s sales director. “The ability to use the fixture when inclement weather occurs, and control it remotely from up to 2,000 feet away via the built-in wireless DMX, adds to the flexibility and power of the light.”

The Proteus Beam gives designers the freedom to utilize the latest technology at any event, indoors or out. It has eliminated the need for shrouds and weatherproof coverings.

Using the new Philips 14R 280 watt lamp, the fixture produces a bright and extremely precise two-degree beam. Design features include full CMY color mixing, a 13-slot dichroic color wheel (including Quad Color, CTO, CTB and UV), eight rotating replaceable gobos, plus 13 static-fixed gobos.

The beam can be manipulated via features like 5- and 32-facet rotating prisms and a frost filter which designers can turn to when a softer wash effect is needed. It also includes an innovative internal thermal cooling system that keeps the fixture cool even under extreme conditions.

The Proteus Beam features an interface with control support from DMX, Art-Net, sACN and RDM protocols and internal program macros. The fixture also houses Elation’s internal E-FLY wireless DMX transceiver.

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