Argo 6 Wash

Bringing you a sensation of freedom has always been one of AYRTON’s most sincere promises. For the first time in its history, AYRTON is launching a weather-sealed effects luminaire that offers as much creative potential indoors as outside – ARGO 6 WASH.

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This luminaire presents a minimalist design incorporating features for total protection against harsh weather with easier internal access, and its front window, made of highly resistant and exceptionally transparent polycarbonate with a V-0 protection rating, is designed to ensure optimal visuals. The placement of pan & tilt motors in the base and head of  the luminaire avoids the constraint of weatherproofing the yoke arms. A new submersible ventilation system in a non-waterproof compartment allows for optimal cooling. Due to a new composite alloy, reduction in thickness of the parts, an optimised cooling system, simplified lens guidance, and integration of low-density optical components, AYRTON has been able to reduce overall weight by 20%. 

The power and visual performance of ARGO 6 WASH is ensured by a proprietary optical system consisting of a cluster of 19 lenses in PMMA with a diameter of 280 mm, combined with 19 glass light guides with an output surface made of an optical micro structure.

ARGO 6 WASH can obtain a highly intense beam with a zoom ratio of 14:1 and a wide zoom range from 4° to 56°. ARGO 6 WASH is equipped with 19 LEDs of 40 W with RGB+W additive colour synthesis that can obtain light output of 13,000 lumens. For the first time, AYRTON has provided individual control of the LEDs on WASH version and added a virtually infinite library of effects. ARGO 6 WASH is a precise machine that can obtain perfect colour reproduction. A complete library of pre-programmed colours allows you to quickly create subtle, dense and contrasting swaths of light. Its black honeycomb and perfect separation of the light sources help to significantly boost the level of contrast. It can be used alone or in combination with the main LED matrix. By allowing for more precision and exactness, ARGO 6 WASH add a breath of creativity. Rediscover a new sense of pure freedom.


• 2 element 14:1 zoom high-resolution optic system
• Beam aperture: 4° to 56° 
• Fast motorised linear zoom
• 19 truncated edges 50 mm frontal lenses
• 280 mm front lens cluster

• 19 x 1,000-lumens RGB+W High-Power LED sources
• Total luminaire output: up to 13,000 lumens 
• CRI: greater than 86
• Rated life (L70): up to 40,000 hours
• Flicker-free source management suitable for TV applications and all video-recorded events

• Extremely accurate positioning
• Moving-head operated via either 8- or 16-bit resolution
• High-resolution stepper motors operated via microprocessors to ensure extreme accuracy and smooth movement
• Pan and tilt automatic repositioning
• Moving-head range: 540° pan & 270° tilt

• Sophisticated 4 colours RGBW mixed, reaching high Colour Rendering Index
• Uniform light beam with no colour shadows, and rich saturated and pastel colour-hues
• 4.29 billion colours (8-bit resolution)​
• Virtual colour wheel, including most usuals white colour temperature presets​

• 2D & 3D graphical effects capabilities
• Effects can be coupled with beam, wash or matrix applications
• Built-in pattern effects with speed and fade controls for scenic applications

• Electronic dimmer, allowing perfect light adjustment from 0 to 100% without colour variation
• White or colour strobe effect, with speed adjustment from 1 to 25 flashes per second

• Local DMX addressing of luminaire and optional parameters through its built-in LCD control panel
• Remote DMX addressing of luminaire and optional parameters through a standard RDM DMX controller
• Information menu including hour counter, temperature, software version

• Graphic LCD display for addressing and special functions settings, with flip function
• 5 menu buttons to set the functions
• Excess temperature protection
• IP65 XLR 5-pin male and female connectors for DMX connection
• IP65 RJ45 IN / OUT connectors for ArtNet connection
• IP65 PowerCON TRUE1 male connector for power connection

• DMX 512 protocol, through IP65 DMX cable or a wireless system
• DMX-RDM compatible
• Stand-alone mode and Master/Slave modes
• ArtNet™ & sACN protocol through Ethernet cable
• Local control panel, with LCD display
• Choice of 3 DMX modes (from 26 to 67 DMX channels)

• Electronic supply with active PFC
• 120 to 240 Volts – 50/60Hz
• Power: 800 W maximum

• Advanced cooling system
• Self-adjusting variable speed fans for quiet operation (Auto mode)
• Selectable auto, stage & studio ventilation modes
• Safety protection against temperatures excesses

• Moving-head skeleton made of aluminium and steel metal plates
• Base in die-cast aluminium
• Heatsinks in aluminium
• Moulded covers in self-extinguishing fire retardant ABS PC (V0 class)
• Two-side handles for transportation
• Four heavy-duty feet for better stability
• IP65 protection rating
• Exterior finish: black (Carbon)

• Fastening-bracket system: two Omega ¼ turn brackets designed for use with standard clamps
• Mounting points: four ¼ turn locking fittings allowing installation of Omega brackets on luminaire
• Safety cable attachment point

• Operating positions: all (device on floor or fixed to a support)
• Maximum permitted ambient temperature (Ta max): 45° C (113° F)
• Minimum permitted ambient temperature (Ta min): -20° C (-4° F)
• Minimum usage distance: 2.0 m (6.56 ft)

• EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
• LVD Directive 2014/35/EU

US (Safety & EMC)
• UL 1573
• FCC Part 15, Subpart B:2018

• Product: 436 x 538 x 293 mm (l x h x d)
• Flight-case foam: 485 x 560 x 350 mm (l x h x d)

• Product: 22 kg