Prolights debuted its new Astra Wash series of two new moving washes, the 7Pix and 19Pix. The new fixtures contain 7 and 19 x 40-watt LED emitters, made by Osram, with additive RGBW color mixing. The Astra Wash7Pix can output 4,000 lumens and the Astra Wash19Pix 10,000 lumens, considerably brighter than their predecessors, and the brightest fixtures in their class. Like all Astra Wash products, these two are calibrated to a default 8,000K but can be programmed to any color temperature.
The fixtures have what Prolights says is a proprietary front lens and glass light rod for optical efficiency across the entire zoom range. They are also protected by a new lens coating technology that helps increase the brightness, protecting lenses from surface scratches and adding anti-static properties to avoid dust deposits.
Both fixtures have silent optical movements, with a 1:13 zoom range, from a very narrow 4º beam to a wide 56º (7Pix) and 54º (19Pix) wash spread. The front lenses can also take optical accessories like a honeycomb to help controlling the beam’s shape.
All Astra Washes support individual pixel control through DMX or IP-based protocols as well as the built-in pixel macros, customizable by the user, and designed to work with the Wash7Pix and Wash19Pix in sync. The Astra Wash19Pix has an additional outer pixel ring as a secondary effect.
Dimmer and color parameters are integrated with 16-bit resolution, and CCT channels can be set to any precise white point and deviated by the tint channel on a +/- green chromatic coordinates. The tungsten emulation mode provides an incandescent tone of red shift when dimming; there is also a dedicated cross-fade channel to blend the white and color macros.
Dynamic video effects can be created and controlled by DMX, Art-Net, sACN, Kling-Net or even W-DMX, from consoles, media-servers or both, by using its internal HTP merging, even cross-fading between Ethernet protocols seamlessly.
The Astra fixtures were designed with a smarter cooling system and three fan settings, so you can use them in noise-sensitive environments.