Ayrton launches IP65 Argo 6 at PLASA 2023

Ayrton chose the PLASA Show 2023 for the official launch of its new IP65-rated Argo 6 fixtures on 5 September 2023.

Argo 6 FX will be exhibited on Stand C11 by Ayrton’s exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions, alongside other LED products from the Ayrton portfolio.

Products on show will include the incredibly compact effects fixture Zonda 9, the laser-sourced Cobra, the IP65-rated Domino, as well as the Eurus profile, the ultra-compact Diablo and the thrillingly diverse Huracán Wash, and more.

There will also be a preview of Ayrton’s new Rivale Profile, a 450W LED fixture with a luminous flux of 27,500 lumens, a 13:1 zoom ration and a 4° to 52° zoom range that can produce an beam of 4° outputting in excess of 105k lux at 5m – close to that of Ayrton’s famous ‘LT’ versions.

Ayrton is launching a weather-sealed effects luminaire that offers as much creative potential indoors as outdoors. Argo 6 presents a minimalist design incorporating features for total protection against harsh weather with easier internal access.

A new composite alloy, reduction in thickness of the parts, an optimised cooling system, simplified lens guidance, and integration of low-density optical components, mean Ayrton has been able to reduce overall weight by 20%. Meanwhile, the placement of pan & tilt motors in the base and head of the luminaire avoids the constraint of weatherproofing the yoke arms.

 Available as Wash or FX versions, Argo 6 is equipped with 19 LEDs of 40W with RGB+W additive colour synthesis that can deliver a light output of 13,000 lumens. Its 280mm front window is designed to ensure optimal visuals. Argo 6 can obtain a highly intense beam with a zoom ratio of 14:1 and a wide zoom range from 4° to 56°.

Argo 6 FX is a luminaire designed for a multitude of applications. It borrows from the main features of the Wash version and offers a continuous rotation of the pan and tilt movement I.R.S.TM.

Ayrton has provided individual control of the LEDs on the Argo 6 Wash version and added a library of effects. Argo 6 Wash is a machine that can obtain perfect colour reproduction. A complete library of pre-programmed colours allows quick creation of subtle, dense and contrasting swaths of light.

Argo 6 Wash and Argo 6 FX can be used alone or in combination with the main LED matrix. Part of Ayrton’s Multi Sources IP65 6 Series, Argo 6 allows the rediscovery of a new sense of pure freedom.

Ayrton is also previewing the Rivale Profile, equipped with a 160mm frontal lens and a brand new 450W high-efficiency LED module, calibrated at 6500K with a luminous flux of 27,500 lumens, Rivale Profile can produce an ultra-intensive beam of 4° outputting in excess of 105k lux at 5m.

A brand new CMY colour mixing system allows a perfect reproduction of pastel colours. A seven-position colour wheel completes the palette of tools dedicated to creating colour. Coupled with the LED module, developed with a white point right on the black body curve.

Rivale Profile is equipped with a wheel of seven rotating gobos, a wheel of eight fixed gobos, a framing section that allows the precise positioning of each shutter blade on 100% of the surface with a rotation of +/- 90°, an iris diaphragm, a monochromatic effect wheel, two combinable rotating prisms and two frost filters.

Developed for mixed-use indoors and outdoors, Rivale Profile has a visual signature that foreshadows the style of Ayrton.

Continuing its support of the Women in Lighting project, Ayrton and its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere, will be supporting a PLASA networking event for the second year running. Invites are extended to all women working in lighting and their supporters to meet for drinks and networking on the PLASA Show bar at 3.30pm on Monday 4th September.