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Ayrton Presents Cobra - its First Laser Source IP65-rated Luminaire

Ayrton's Cobra

Ayrton presents Cobra, its first factory standard phosphor laser source, IP65-rated luminaire, based on the concept of Dreamspot 18K which it first presented at Prolight+Sound 2016.

Several years of development have gone into designing and finalizing Cobra, which offers a next generation speckle-free laser source, designed for rendering a D65 white point that allows perfect color reproduction.

Cobra pushes all the limits when it comes to beam definition, with native contrast never before achieved by a digital light source, an incredible beam angle of 0.6°, and an extreme range of focus, XT-Focus, which permits the beam shape to be adjusted according to the operating distance, the company says.

Cobra is the only luminaire on the market capable of illuminating an object several kilometres away, the company says, with an output of 386,000 lux at 20m and a 38x zoom ratio and a zoom range of 0.6° to 23° due to its proprietary optical system with 13 lenses and a 170mm frontal lens.

Cobra adopts a particularly minimalist style, is extremely well-balanced due to the luminaire's simplified waterproofing, known as EasyProtect-65, and the continuous rotation of the pan and tilt movement, which together multiply the possibilities for creating complex effects (Multi-I.R.S.) and makes this luminaire a universal tool capable of meeting any challenge in all conditions.

Cobra is equipped with a highly innovative color section including a CMY mixing system and a multi-position instant access wheel equipped with six corrective filters, 21 complementary color filters, and a variable CTO on two concentric circles, 2D-ColorWheel.

Cobra has an unrivalled graphics capability, the company says, offering a wide choice of 92 fixed and rotating metal gobos distributed on two wheels specifically created to sculpt light in "beam" mode, and incorporates an animation section on the gobo wheel, 2D-GoboWheel. These gobos can be blended with two sections of four individually combinable rotating prisms allowing the production of a multitude of volumetric lighting effects. A light and heavy frost filter complete Cobra's graphic tool palette.

Well-suited for use indoors as well as outdoors, Cobra was developed as a unique versatile luminaire that incorporates all waterproof features, while remaining easily accessible and limited in weight.

Able to operate in the most extreme situations, it has a sunlight protection system, SunProtect-65, and an integrated heating system that safeguards against temperatures below -10° C (14° F), ColdProtect-65.

The new Ayrton Cobra video will be released May 17, 2022. Be among the first to view it here: vimeo.com/710319356/.


(17 May 2022)

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