OSRAM subsidiary Clay Paky lit up the Eurovision Song Contest

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“The Eurovision Song Contest is a unique event in the television year with some of the highest production values in broadcasting. I am delighted that our cooperation with OSRAM will continue into 2016.”

Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest

“Light is emotion. And as emotion is the main connotation when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest, we are very pleased to be once more partner of this unique entertainment event.”

Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of OSRAM’s Business Unit Specialty Lighting

Cutting edge technology to create fascinating and exciting light settings

Lighting is central to a fascinating show, all the more when it comes to a show that is as important as the Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore we are proud to provide a majority of the lighting technology for this world's largest TV entertainment event. Most of the cutting edge lighting technology in the show was provided by OSRAM and its subsidiary Clay Paky.

Clay Paky is part of the multinational company Osram and a worldwide reference brand for entertainment lighting and in the professional lighting industry. Clay Paky lights are installed in architectural and architainment environments worldwide, as well as in the best venues, night clubs & bars, theme parks, shops, conference rooms. Clay Paky projectors are also used for top productions in the theatre, television, live events, concerts, tours, fairs and exhibitions, corporate events - and of course for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Mythos in Stockholm

These are the heroes of the light

Amazing lights for fantastic events

Photo: Martin Bohm


Mythos is a highly advanced form of hybrid light: first of all, it is an excellent 470 watt-lamp spotlight, which produces an outstanding large light beam, featuring a zoom that ranges from 4° to 50° (1:12 ratio).

Light beam is sharp, with perfectly defined edges, from the first millimetres after the front lens right along its entire length. The zoom is optimized for focusing, which is separate from that of the fixed and rotating gobos. Its movements are smooth, fast and very quiet. Mythos also features a completely redesigned indexed visual effect disc, which may be superimposed on all the gobos, both in and out of focus.

Sharpy Wash

Sharpy Wash 330 is an extraordinarily compact, lightweight 330 W washlight, with the luminous efficiency, graphic and optical performance of a 1000W fixture. It is extremely silent and quick, and fitted with a complete CMY color system, special colors, 6.5°-48° zoom, mechanical dimmer, beam shaping filter and motorized top-hat. At minimum beam angle, the Sharpy Wash 330 produces a beam like its brother Sharpy: the two lights are designed to work perfectly together. It is an eco-friendly light, allowing considerable running and consumption cost savings.

The standard version of the award-winning Sharpy Wash is fitted with a Fresnel lens. The Sharpy Wash PC, with plano-convex lens, was created for those who want a uniform wash light, but at the same time prefer a more penetrating light with more pronounced edges. From the effects point of view, the Sharpy Wash PC is identical to the standard version: full CMY color mixing, special colors, mechanical dimmer, a rotating beam shaper, two frost shades and a motorized top hat.

"The Sharpy changed everything."

“The Sharpy changed everything. It produces the massive light beams that are all around in TV stage lighting these days.”

Richard Gorrod, “lighting gaffer” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015

“The Eurovision Song Contest is like the Holy Grail of television. It attracts an enormous number of viewers from all over the world, and it's a huge challenge: to do it and to do it right.”

Fredrik Jönsson, Lighting designer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016

There is a light after the Eurovision Song Contest


GlowUp is a portable, IP65 LED uplighter whose simple, neutral design helps it blend into any type of environment. Its narrow beam can be used to highlight architectural features, facades, columns, stairs, walls, canopies, trees and other landscape features. For optical flexibility, the beam can be tilted, oriented and adjusted in width from 15 to 30 degrees.

GlowUp can work wireless or cable-connected to the grid and programmed using standard DMX cables. Each fixture has a wireless onboard data receiver, so several fixtures can be synchronized at once wirelessly. GlowUp is battery powered: power is stored in a rechargeable, long-life lithium battery, making the fixture easy to carry. This projector is fully programmable, allowing users to select scenes from a library containing dozens of suggested colors as well as a number of pre-programmed, color-changing sequences. Three versions are available: GLOW-UP “C” (RGBW); GLOW-UP “TW” (Tuneable White); GLOW-UP “W” (White).


Spheriscan is a revolutionary moving mirror luminaire, specifically built to be used outdoors (IP54) in both entertainment and architectural environment.

The Spheriscan’s mirror rotation does not have an end-stop: it goes on turning endlessly beyond 360 degrees, in a wide range of speeds. Its spanking new OSRAM lamp works at 1200 W.

Spheriscan features a 13°-34° electronic zoom, 6 rotating patterns, 8 fixed patterns, rotating prism, iris, linear frost filter, gradual dimmer, CMY color mixing and 7 fixed colors. The front lens is a large 80mm in diameter (3.35") and produces a full-bodied high resolution beam. Spheriscan is therefore a powerful dynamic effects light capable of adding a new distinctive touch to shows and an appliance you can use on many occasions, including big events, indoor and outdoor concerts and architectural installations.