Ayrton’s MagicDot-R has been awarded the Live Design Product of the Year 2016 in the Effects category at the ninth annual Live Design Awards.
The awards ceremony took place in Manhattan on Monday 13 June, and marked the second year running in which Ayrton’s product designers won Product of the Year, having won the 2015 award for the MagicBlade-R.
A member of Ayrton’s Radical product line, the patented MagicDot-R is the first professional moving head LED luminaire with a single optical collimator.
Since its release last year at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, the MagicDot-R has been put to use by leading Lighting Designers across the world, including Cory Fitzgerald, Mike Swinford, LeRoy Bennett, Mark Butts and Dan Hadley, for artists including Bruno Mars, Jason Aldean, The Weeknd and Little Big Town.
The fixture might be best known for its use as part of the famous ‘Grohl Throne’ for the Foo Fighters.
“We are delighted to be awarded Live Design Product of the Year for a second year in a row,” said Ayrton’s Valère Huart-Gyors. “I think it is a wonderful acknowledgment of Ayrton’s dedication to innovation. Knowing that the jury is composed of experienced designers and programmers, we can be only really proud. Let’s continue the story next year!”
Keith Bennett of Morpheus Lights, Ayrton’s exclusive US distributor, accepted the award on behalf of Ayrton.