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Clay Paky Lights Up The Joint

The JointLAS VEGAS – Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s are lighting up The Joint, the concert venue for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where 16 fixtures were recently acquired and hung above the stage. LD Chris Lose says, “We’re a rock ‘n roll venue and need all the bells and whistles and versatility we can get.  We have 10 lighting designers a month who come in wanting different things.  So the more tricks our lights have, the better.”

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LAS VEGAS – Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s are lighting up The Joint, the concert venue for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where 16 fixtures were recently acquired and hung above the stage.

The Joint is an intimate 4,000 capacity space known for delivering unforgettable live music experiences.  With a commitment to remarkable sound, it has earned a reputation as one of the most authentic venues in Las Vegas.

“We used to rent lights then decided to buy them.  When we started looking at fixtures we had three lights in mind, including the HPE 1500,” says Christopher Lose, lighting designer for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  “We’re a rock ‘n roll venue and need all the bells and whistles and versatility we can get.  We have 10 lighting designers a month who come in wanting different things.  So the more tricks our lights have the better.”

Lose reports that the HPE 1500s “destroyed everything else” when he explored potential fixtures to add to his inventory.  “We chose the light based on its autofocus, beam macros and intensity.  The autofocus and beam macos were features only Clay Paky offers.  And in terms of intensity, the HPE 1500s were much better than the competition.”

Another deciding factor was the support forthcoming from A.C.T Lighting, the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky fixtures in North America.  “A.C.T has always treated us well for everything we’ve bought from them,” says Lose.  “They offer great service and 24/7 availability.  All these factors combined meant Clay Paky blew the others out of the water.”

The Alpha Spot HPE 1500 is a 1500W moving head with an array of color and imagery devices, including 20 gobos on three wheels, animation disc, rotating prism and the exclusive Automated-Star-Gobo (patent pending). All devices are fully combinable with limitless rotation and morphing possibilities.  The zoom has an aperture range from 7 degrees to 57 degrees (1:8 ratio) with a 120 bpm speed.  An auto-focusing function combined with the Dyna-Cue-Creator make programming and operation easy and creative.  The unit also features a special high definition iris, advanced Zoom-Tracking-Diffuser and silent operation.

Lose reports that the HPE 1500s are “working wonderfully” in their workhorse capacity at The Joint.  “We had a demo unit here for six months, and it’s still working perfectly.”

A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “The Joint is a great concert venue and I know the HPEs will be perfect for location.  We’re proud that they were selected.”


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