New Clay Paky Stormy Fixtures Arrive at Main Light Industries

Main Light Industries, Inc., which offers lighting equipment rentals to the professional entertainment business from its base in Wilmington, Delaware, has taken delivery of 34 new Clay Paky Stormy fixtures. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky products in North America.
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Main Light Industries, Inc., which offers lighting equipment rentals to the professional entertainment business from its base in Wilmington, Delaware, has taken delivery of 34 new Clay Paky Stormy fixtures.  A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky products in North America.

The innovative Stormy uses the latest LED technology while retaining all the charm of the classic strobe.  Its light source is a strip of powerful white LEDs, which perfectly emulate a bright Xenon linear lamp.  The flash effect is enhanced by the Stormy's parabolic reflector, like a classic strobe's, which does not project the light directly forward like other LED strobes.

"The Stormy fills a hole in the market with a realistic strobe-style fixture that isn't just a brick of LEDs," says John DiEleuterio at Main Light Industries.  "Having a strobe that's LED alleviates the thermaling issue of conventional strobe fixtures offered by the other manufacturers." 

The new Stormy has 144 x 7W Oslon Osram LEDs with a pulsed mode of 980W max and a continuous mode of 720W max.  The frequency, duration and intensity of the pulse are fully digitally controlled; the parameters are even independently adjustable, which is impossible with a Xenon lamp strobe.  Due to highly sophisticated electronics, the light turns on and off instantly, creating the jerky movement illusion.  The pulse duration may be extended as required.  And thanks to the use of LEDs, the light intensity remains constant with no flickering effect.

The Stormy also comes with RGBW LEDs, which are able to flash in any color eliminating the need for gels, that dramatically reduce the amount of light, and slow, noisy and unreliable scrollers.

DiEleuterio is particularly pleased with these features.  "The Stormy fixtures are RGBW, and there's no need to add scrollers or color," he says.  "They are also very solidly built."

The Stormy's beam opening control is by optional barndoors.  The fixture has a 0-100% adjustable dimmer and bracket adjustable on 360º.

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