Ayrton Launches MiniPanel FX

Ayrton’s ultra-compact MiniPanel-FX unit was exhibited for the first time in mainland Europe at Prolight+Sound 2018.

MiniPanel-FX is a diminutive version of the MagicPanel-FX, and the first Ayrton product to undergo a miniaturisation process. This fabulous multi-function luminaire may be small in dimensions but it is mighty in output, with an incredible zoom spread of 3.6° to 53°.

MiniPanel-FX is fitted with 4 of Ayrton’s unique 65mm square lenses arranged in a neat 2 x 2 configuration to form an extremely powerful beam and wash light with immense creative possibilities. Its 4 35W RGBW multi-chip LED emitters are paired with a high-efficiency optical system to deliver up to 2,400 lumens from only 200W power consumption. Sophisticated 4-colour mixing and high CRI readings gives an incredible range of colours from pastels and saturated colours to most white colour temperatures.

Crisp separation between the beams enhances contrast and offers new possibilities for creating graphical effects, aided by the superb optical system that combines no visible moving parts with a stationary transmitting lens. Effects capabilities can be coupled with beam, wash or matrix applications to produce superb results for live performance or camera environments.

With characteristic endless double rotation, the Ayrton MiniPanel-FX is the perfect tiny complement to its siblings, MagicPanel-FX and MagicBlade-FX, and now fits alongside MiniBurst.

“MiniPanel-FX is small enough to form custom arrays as well as populate standard rig positions,” said Ayrton’s Global Sales Director, Michael Althaus.

“This lends a totally new dynamic to the lighting designers’ palette who can add this physical advantage to the aesthetics lent by MiniPanel-FX smooth colour blending capabilities and pin-sharp movement. MiniPanel-FX made an instant impact on its release in September and been in increasing demand ever since as designers discover new ways to use it.”