Leading Italian lighting manufacturer Claypaky, an Osram business, once again exhibited a range of cutting-edge lighting fixtures at Mediatech Africa, demonstrating the company’s future-focused approach to product development.

Claypaky international sales manager, Massimo Bolandrina, spoke to ETECH about the Xtylos at the company’s award-winning stand, which proved a highlight at this years’ show.

The Xtylos was launched at Prolight+Sound earlier this year and continues to garnish positive reviews from rental companies and lighting designers globally. Clay Paky’s Mediatech Africa stand featured a demonstration area, where visitors were treated to a time-coded lightshow featuring four Xtylos units. “The Xtylos is the first moving-head light with a laser light source for beam effects, making it one of the most dynamic lights currently on the market,” explains Bolandrina. “The Xtylos enables lighting designers to achieve incredible colour saturation and mid-air effects, and promises to revolutionise the way that shows are lit in the future,” he goes on to state.

In addition to the Xtylos, Clay Paky also featured the company’s new range of LED moving fixtures, the HY B-EYE family, which offers double the output, while retaining the silent operation and versatility for which the company’s original B-EYE range is renowned. Also on the company’s stand was the low-power high-output Sharpy Plus, Claypaky’s upgraded version of the much-loved Sharpy. “The Sharpy Plus is the first true HYBRID unit on the market, able perform as a perfect beam light or spotlight,” Bolandrina points out. “We are very excited to be bringing our latest products to the African market and have been pleased with the response that we received from visitors at Mediatech,” he concludes.