18.08.2017 | First Proteus Hybrids land in the Hawaiian Islands to Eggshell Light Company

Eggshell Light Company of Honolulu, who has handled professional lighting needs on the Hawaiian Islands for decades, continues their reputation for innovation by taking delivery of Elation Professional’s new IP65-rated Proteus Hybrid™ multi-functional moving head.

Bob Harmon, CEO and President of Eggshell Light Company, commented on the addition of the award-winning hybrid lights to Eggshell’s rental inventory. “We often put moving lights outside for a number of events, always with the caveat that if it rains we have to shut them down. On a few occasions that was indeed the case but now we don’t have to do that thanks to the new Proteus in our rental fleet."

Ideal for outdoor production applications, Eggshell’s new weatherproof Proteus Hybrid units made their Hawaiian Islands debut at the infamous Waikiki Shell in Honolulu August 4th and 5th for a pair of Jack Johnson performances. Harmon describes the challenges the iconic venue poses with regard to lighting. "One of the inherent challenges when doing shows at the Waikiki Shell is the lack of a front truss position,” he says. “Also, the in-house spot positions are low and dead-on, so artists complain about not being able to see their audience. With fixtures being off to the sides, the Proteus solution gives us a proper stage wash and solves that spot issue.”

Harmon also explains that at the base of the venue’s house poles are outlets that they had never used before because comparable lights in similar output required 220v. “Now I can plug the Proteus in directly to 120V power!” he says.

The second luminaire in Elation’s Proteus™ series of IP65-rated, discharge-lamp moving head lights, the 3-in-1 Proteus Hybrid is a next level intelligent lighting solution with spot, beam, and wash modes. Featuring a multi-environmental IP65 design that gives designers the freedom to utilize this latest technology at any event, indoors or out, the luminaire also houses a host of professional design features like zoom (all modes), CMY color mixing plus color wheel and CTO, gobos, bi-directional animation, 8- facet and 6-way linear rotating prisms, and more. Along with the Proteus Beam™, the Proteus Hybrid was a 2016 LDI Best Debuting Product Award winner.