Clay Paky Mythos Wins Innovation Award at PLASA 2014
Every year, PLASA recognises products that demonstrate progress, through attributes like a new style of thinking, an improvement in technical practice, new technology, materials or techniques, or an improvement in safety. The entries were considered by an expert judging panel comprising: Tim Atkinson, Scott Burges, Jonathan Burton, Richard Cadena, Jenni Harris, Tapio Ilomaki, Steve Moles, Nick Read, Ben Rogers and Ed Manwaring.
On their decision, the judges said: “The Mythos hybrid automated light works as a hard-edge spot, a beam light, or a wash light with a range of effects. It has excellent colours, incredible brightness, terrific optics, and a small housing. It's also very energy efficient and it has a patented and innovative cooling system. In the Clay Paky tradition, it's a real winner. Paky would be proud."
The MYTHOS comprises a 470 watt-lamp spotlight, with a zoom range from 4° to 50° and a beam that is perfectly defined from the first millimetres out of the lens and along its entire length. But MYTHOS is also a beam light that can switch to an angle of just 0.5° to produce a dense, 170 mm-diameter beam, which remains parallel for the entirety of its super long throw.
On winning the award, Nahum comments: “Clay Paky’s mission is to inspire the world’s most creative designers. We aim to enable them to produce their own evocative and dramatic lighting environments using our forward-looking lighting technology. We are therefore immensely proud that this prestigious award has recognised one of our latest fixtures as such a tool.”