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Elation Professional Proteus Rayzor Family, WYNTK

We have seen many washes with hidden eye candy tricks saturate the market lately. The Proteus Rayzor family possesses a unique bag of tricks compared to the competition. The SparkLED system is invaluable, especially when programming for those sizzles and pops.


What is the DMX profile? How many can you fit on a 20 amp circuit? What is the price of the Proteus Rayzor 1960? Where can I find the Proteus Rayzor users manual? Is the Proteus Rayzor IP65 rated?


You have questions. We have you covered.

Here is everything you need to know about the Elation Professional Proteus Rayzor family.


What Does "Proteus Rayzor" Mean?

Elation has done a great job developing fixture lines around similar identifying features. For example, when you hear Proteus, in Elation-speak, it identifies that the fixture will be IP65-rated and have maximum output. You may recognize the term "Proteus" from Proteus Maximus, Proteus Excalibur, and Proteus Brutus.


The Rayzor family of fixtures are all LED wash units developed around arrays of a 60-watt RGBW LED. We call this the "Rayzor" LED. They have a large, almost oversized visual surface seemingly created for pixel-mapping effects. Inside each Rayzor LED is a bit of extra pizazz that makes it unique. Four small, 2-watt LEDs produce a warm white sparkle effect - Elation coined this effect "SparkLED." You can control these universally, per LED, or on a per-pixel basis.


Proteus Rayzor SparkLED FX

Proteus Rayzor 760 and Proteus Rayzor 1960

The Proteus Rayzor 760 & 1960 are standard, circular washes featuring large faces containing either 7 or 19 of these Rayzor LEDs. Infinite pan, tilt, and an ultra-wide zoom range round out a complete wash fixture toolkit.


Proteus Rayzor 1960

The Elation Professional Proteus Rayzor 1960 is the ultimate alpha wash fixture. 19 60W RGBW "Rayzor" LEDs combine for a total output of 18,100 lumens. A 5° to 55° zoom range is surprisingly versatile.



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Proteus Rayzor 760

The Elation Professional Proteus Rayzor 760 is the form of the classic Rayzor 760. 7 60W RGBW "Rayzor" LEDs produce dramatic output in a more compact frame. An expanded 5° to 77° zoom range is dynamic and offers broader coverage than its bigger brother, making it perfect for venues with shorter trim heights. An economic 700W max power draw gives you plenty of room to combine up to 3 fixtures on a 20 amp circuit.


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Proteus Rayzor Blade S and Proteus Rayzor Blade L

The Proteus Rayzor Blade is a tilting, linear wash. The meter-long L has 12 Rayzor LEDs, while the S is half the length. Other than the length, both fixtures are identical. 210 degrees of tilting and a versatile 6-45 degree zoom range give you the coverage you need to put light anywhere. These fixtures also include SparkLED FX.


Each Blade has two bright-white high-intensity strobe lines running along the top and bottom of the front of the fixture. At a cool 6500 Kelvin, the strobe gives an ideal contrasting effect to the warm SparkLED FX.


Proteus Rayzor Blade L

The Elation Professional Proteus Rayzor Blade L is a big, bad, IP-65-rated bar light with 210° of motorized tilt. A versatile 6° - 45° zoom range allows you to create tight pillars of light or broad washes of light. 11,000 lumens come from the 12 RGBW "Rayzor" LEDs spanning a meter of any pixel-mappers dream. Then, lined on top and bottom of the wash LEDs are 256 ultra-bright white strobe LEDs ready for the ultimate punch or pixel mapping effect.


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Proteus Rayzor Blade S

The Elation Professional Proteus Rayzor Blade S is a smaller, more compact version of the Blade. 6 RGBW "Rayzor" LEDs, 24 SparkLED FX, and 128 ultra-bright strobe LEDs give you a surprising amount of sizzle and pop in the smaller IP-65-rated fixture. An identical 6° - 45° zoom range and 210° of tilt complete the comprehensive effect toolkit.


An economic 700W max power draw gives you plenty of room to combine up to 3 fixtures on a 20 amp circuit.


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Control

So, a lot is going on here. I know what you're thinking... is each fixture an entire universe? For example, in the Proteus Rayzor L - there are 12 RGBW wash LEDs, 48 SparkLEDs, and 256 strobe LEDs. It adds up!


Each Rayzor fixture has several DMX modes. The most standard of each gives you universal control of all parameters with variable speed effect macros for some quick flash and trash.


The following modes unlock pixel-by-pixel control of the different elements each fixture offers. The large Rayzor LED is a perfect canvas for pixel mapping, and the most advanced DMX modes give you individual control of wash LEDs, SparkLEDs, and strobe LEDs to do just that.


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Purchase + Rental Pricing

Illuminate Production Services Inc. has become our trusted go-to dealer for anything Proteus. They rent Proteus: Rayzor 760, Rayzor Blade L, Rayzor Blade S, Beams, Hybrids, Lucius, Maximus, and Excaliburs. Since they have 3 of the 4 fixtures we are taking a look at - we reached out to them for some ballpark pricing information.


Proteus Rayzor Blade L // Purchase MAP - $7,600; 1-week rental - $285

Proteus Rayzor Blade S // Purchase MAP - $5,040; 1-week rental - $175

Proteus Rayzor 760 // Purchase MAP - $4,400; 1-week rental - $175


The Proteus Rayzor 1960 is new to the market with a MAP of $7,650. Look for a 1-week rental price in the $275-$300 range as you shop around.


Illuminate Production Services Inc. services both the east and west coast and can be reached out to here for a demo, or contact Michael Betancourt at (855)-468-6477.

Elation Proteus Rayzor

From Us

A few things we noticed while we got our hands on the fixture.


We first noticed that the fixtures ship with a slick, custom-fitted polyurethane foam-in-lay that perfectly protects the fixture. Keep it! You can use it inside flight cases for increased protection.


Digging into the control channel, you can invert the pixel order in the control channel should you need a quick fix for tricky arrangements. Keep this in mind when you're staring at the 72-pound Blade L that needs to be flipped.


We also noticed a white-marine-grade exterior Proteus Rayzor 760 is available for installations on a ship or near water. There is also a non-IP-rated Rayzor 760, which has a smidge more output than its siblings.


Elation Proteus Rayzor

Downsides

That takes us to what we didn't like, which isn't much. These are large, heavy lights so getting them rigged isn't a one-person job. And once you're adventuring outside of the built-in macros and effects, programming can get time-consuming, especially if you're not keen on more advanced pixel-mapping concepts. However, Elation has countered this with a pretty advanced built-in effects engine in the profile. Do your homework ahead of time, and going with the Rayzor family will pay off.

Elation Proteus Rayzor

Final Thoughts

Suppose you're looking for punchy output bright enough for large outdoor venues, robust enough to handle any elements, and complete enough to give your programmer plenty of tools. In that case, the Proteus Rayzor family is a great place to start looking. We have seen many washes with hidden eye candy effects saturate the market lately. The Proteus Rayzor family possesses a unique bag of tricks compared to the competition. The SparkLED system is invaluable, especially when programming for those sizzles and pops. And the cool, ultra-bright strobe LEDs in each Blade is a dynamic, contrasting effect. You can't deny each Rayzor fixture's effect versatility and their IP-65 rating really makes them irresistible.







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