It’s hard to imagine how the 40th incarnation of the PLASA show could have gone any better for Elation Professional. Capping an exceptional show, the company’s new full-featured Artiste Dali™ LED moving head and IP-rated Proteus Hybrid™ discharge-lamp moving head were both recognized as exceptional innovation with a PLASA Award for Innovation.
On hand to accept the awards were Elation President Toby Velazquez and Elation Sales Director Eric Loader. “This PLASA will always be special,” Eric Loader said shortly after the ceremony. “We’re humbled and honored to have won two PLASA awards for product innovation. We continue to listen to designers and rental houses about their needs and continue to break the glass ceiling of perception that quality must be expensive by bringing innovative products to market with excellent price-value ratios. The Artiste Dali and Proteus Hybrid are great examples of that. Congratulations to our entire Elation team who worked so hard on getting these new products to market.” Toby Velazquez added, “I was truly honored for the recognition when I heard PLASA announce we had won the first award. When I heard them announce we had won the second award, I felt extremely proud of what our team had accomplished.”
The Artiste Dali and Proteus Hybrid were acknowledged as ground-breaking innovation at a ceremony held Monday evening, September 18th at the Olympia Exhibition Center in London. “This is the first time the judges have seen a diffracted laser in an LED spot luminaire, making for a very versatile product," the judging panel said of the Artiste Dali. Of the Proteus Hybrid, the judges stated, "The innovative approach to cooling has enabled this to be the first IP rated hybrid moving discharge luminaire."
Both products attracted a great deal of interest throughout the 3-day show. The Artiste Dali™, which saw its world debut, is a full-featured moving head with a unique hybrid light engine that combines a 300-watt LED source and 100-watt Laser Phosphor source for greater spot and beam capabilities from one fixture. The multi-environmental Proteus Hybrid – also an LDI Best Debuting Product Award winner in 2016 – is a discharge-lamp moving head light with spot, beam, and wash modes that gives designers the freedom to utilize this latest technology at any event, indoors or out. Both products are available for purchase now through Elation’s worldwide partner network.
The PLASA Awards for Innovation have long been respected for their independent and impartial judging panel of industry experts. The Artiste Dali and Proteus Hybrid accolades follow PLASA Innovation Awards for the Elation Sniper 2R™ in 2014 and the Elation Platinum FLX™ in 2015.