Return of the Mac
Return of the Mac
The MAC Aura PXL’s silent 1:8 zoom ranges from wide wash coverage to a high intensity 5° narrow beam
With the launch of the MAC Aura PXL LED, Martin by Harman has created the industry’s first wash light with individual pixel control of both the main beam and Aura backlight. Featuring an RGBW LED engine capable of 13,000-lumen output, the MAC Aura PXL expands on the LED backlight concept introduced in the MAC Aura. Precisely calibrated LEDs deliver rich, saturated colours and subtle pastel hues with instant colour mixing and minimal degradation over time. The MAC Aura PXL’s silent 1:8 zoom ranges from wide wash coverage to a high intensity 5° narrow beam, while fast LED refresh rates reportedly enable flicker-free operation with no banding.
The enhanced Aura backlight comes with 141 individually controllable LEDs and the 19 pixels that make up the beam can be programmed individually or used as a video element within a P3 system. A single EtherCon data connection supports all protocols such as P3, ArtNet and sACN, while a five-pin DMX connection ensures universal compatibility. The Ethernet switch with fail-safe relay means the fixture can be turned on and off without affecting other fixtures down the line.
The appeal of Martin’s ELP family of ellipsoidal LED light fixtures has been enhanced with a range of Zoom Lens accessories. The ELP Zoom Lenses broaden the functionality of ELP CL and WW LED ellipsoidal lights with two beam ranges in either black or white housing. Their six-lens design reportedly delivers optics, ultrabright output, flat projection and a crisp focus of a static lens with the speed and flexibility of a zoom lens. The lenses feature a mechanical anti-slip locking mechanism and a service hatch for cleaning and maintenance. A gobo/accessory gate accommodates A/B-size gobos and a colour gel frame is also included. Variant 1 offers a 15–30° range with a 7,000-lumen output (ELP CL in high output mode) and Variant 2 offers a 25–50° range with an output of 6,900 lumens (ELP CL in high output mode).