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Elation Announces Proteus Hybrid Max

Powered by the Philips MSD Platinum Flex 500 lamp and offering 22,000 lumens of brilliance, the Proteus Hybrid Max produces potent beams, precise gobos and vibrant washes.

ASC Staff

Elation Lighting has announced the Proteus Hybrid Max, the latest addition to the Proteus series of multi-environmental luminaires.


Featuring a compact IP66 design, the Proteus Hybrid Max enables users to create ranges of effects from a 1.8-degree shaft of light to a 45-degree wide beam. An added frost softens light, allowing the unit to be used as a precision wash unit at any angle from the 170mm front aperture lens.


Powered by the Philips MSD Platinum Flex 500 lamp and offering 22,000 lumens of brilliance, the Proteus Hybrid Max produces potent beams, precise gobos and vibrant washes. It offers variable operation for power savings while delivering output comparable to large-format Xenon fixtures. The Platinum lamp is dimmable, and Hibernation Mode reduces power to the lamp when desired.


A revamped CMY color-mixing system with 16-position color wheel facilitates immediate transitions and instant color bumps.


The Proteus Hybrid Max features eight rotating, replaceable glass gobos, 16 static-fixed metal gobos, and a range of animation options from Elation’s Tri-Tier Animation system. Four prisms divided between dual overlapping planes split beams of light in unlimited combinations. The FX package includes an iris for beam control and high-speed shutter/strobe.


The fixture can pan continuously while ensuring that other fixtures in the rig are synced. Elation’s new SpinSync tracking functionality allows rotation of the head in a continuous 360-degree pan and guarantees that fixtures match rotation.


Sky Motion transforms the luminaire into a searchlight and skytracker without the need for a dedicated lighting controller. The system allows standalone operation and is easy to set up and adjust directly from the fixture display. Multiple fixtures can be interconnected, and with the simple assignment of IDs, the fixture provides immediate access to a variety of movement patterns that are adjustable in size, speed and color directly from the display.


The Proteus Hybrid Max offers DMX, Art-Net, sACN and RDM support as well as internal program macros for quick programming. It also features Near Field Communication and Aria X2; NFC allows users to set up and test fixtures from their phones, and Aria XR is the next-generation wireless DMX control.


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