French LED lighting manufacturer Ayrton celebrates the opening of its new headquarters in Villebon-Sur-Yvette, south-west Paris; showcasing its new fixture range, Mistral-TC, for the first time.
The new premises includes a lobby, more office space, a warehouse, meeting rooms and a permanent 220 square metre showroom. Over 200 guests have attended the opening event, where they have been treated to a tour of the new premises and previews of Ayrton’s new light show, which will be revealed to the public at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt.
Star of the evening’s celebrations is the new showroom, which has been designed to facilitate the demonstration of the full portfolio of Ayrton’s LED fixtures. “The showroom is the perfect setting in which to demonstrate units to clients,” said Glyn O’Donoghue, managing director of exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions. “There are over 200 fixtures in the rig with all Ayrton products represented. It will be a valuable resource where we can bring our clients to visit the company in Paris, show them the products in a ‘real’ setting, and spend quality time with them.”
Erik Guertin, international sales manager with Ayrton’s Canadian distributor, Theatrixx Technologies, explained: “Ayrton’s light show at Prolight+Sound is always something to behold. Having an installation of the same calibre in a permanent showroom with year-round access means we don’t have to wait until the next big trade show to see – or show -the products in action.”
Ayrton chose the opening event to officially launch Mistral-TC, the next in line of Ayrton’s new range of fixtures, which focuses on a new range of LED spot and wash light fixtures. Mistral-TC is 300W white LED source spot, feature-rich and incredibly small, which shares a form-factor with its compact sibling Merak.
Designed for applications requiring perfect colour reproduction, Mistral-TC pushes the boundaries of technology with an entirely new white LED module, calibrated at 7000K, with CRI greater than 90 and extremely high TM30 readings, an output of over 14,000 lumens, and an incredible 7° – 53° beam spread with perfect image resolution at all angles. Mistral-TC’s feature-rich system offers CMY colour mixing, variable CTO and a six-position complementary colour wheel.
The effects section includes seven indexable rotating gobos and nine fixed gobos, a continuous graphic animation effects wheel, 15-blade iris, a five-facet indexable rotating prism, and a soft-edge frost filter. Heat is dissipated by Ayrton’s unique liquid cooling system with silent ventilation mode for studio and theatre applications.
Mistral-TC’s name follows the trend of Ayrton’s new range of fixtures referencing both the name of a North African desert wind and one of the hottest performance cars on the planet. “It is no coincidence that the new fixtures are so named,” said Global Sales Director, Michael Althaus. “The winds of change are blowing through Ayrton even as we continue to lead the way in performance and quality with our LED automated luminaires.”