One of the entertainment technology industry’s leading providers of AV technology, Creative Technology, is the first in the U.S. to take delivery of Elation’s new high-intensity Proteus Radius beam light. Powered by a Solid-State Phosphor-Converted (SSPC) light engine, the Proteus Radius emits an ultra-narrow 0.9° beam that looks breathtaking mid-air and can reach astounding distances.  

 Ian Dobson, Technical Director-Lighting at Creative Technology, first saw the fixture at the LDI show in December and immediately recognized its potential. “We were in need of a fast-moving, eye-candy style light suitable for corporate settings that is lightweight and can razzle and dazzle the audience,” he said. “The Radius fit the bill. It projects a beautiful narrow beam and has plenty of gobos for some striking looks.” 

Elation has launched a new era of high-impact beam lights with the Proteus Radius. What sets it apart is its SSPC engine, which produces a dense beam similar to a laser yet without the associated risks and regulatory challenges. Ian says the fact that the Radius is not subject to FDA regulation and can be operated without a certification or permit was also a deciding factor in its choice. 

The fixture’s 100W SSPC light engine delivers an ultra-intense beam that slices through with penetrating brilliance, even across vast spans of space. The powerful beam combines with a full complement of design features that allow designers to compose an array of impactful aerial effects with ease, and its IP66 rating means it can be used in any environment, indoors or out. Ian says the fixture’s relative light weight (42 lbs/19 kg) is also a key benefit given the weight restrictions in many of the corporate ballrooms and convention centers they work in.  

CT and Elation have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years, a partnership underscored by a shared commitment to innovation, and this latest purchase is a great example. “This was another opportunity to work with Elation to secure some of the newest technology out there,” Ian said. “It felt like the perfect time to jump in early and be ahead of the crowd. We’re excited to offer our customers another groundbreaking solution.”  

Creative Technology has a reputation for adopting leading edge innovation. Notably, for last holiday season’s “Enchanted Forest of Light” at Descanso Gardens in Southern California. As production partner for Chris Medvitz and his Lightswitch project, Creative Technology was the first to use Elation’s Proteus Hybrid MAX, another example of the company’s trendsetting approach. 

In recent years, Creative Technology has seen a major expansion in its lighting capabilities in serving the US market. This investment in 100 Proteus Radius fixtures ensures that CT can meet the needs of its US customer base and continue to provide top-level lighting support for projects around the country.   

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