For a while now we have realised there was a gap in our hire stock when it came to wireless up lighters. We have spent quite some time looking at the options available on the market, but were never convinced they were the “Total Package” to suit all our customers needs.

C71050Then we saw the Clay Paky Glow-Up at the 2013 PLASA show in London, which sealed the deal !

GlowUp is a portable, battery-powered luminaire that removes the logistical headache of running cables at events – dramatically reducing set-up time, while saving money and improving safety.

Based on durable, high-power LEDs, GlowUp offers years of energy-efficient service. Power is stored in a rechargeable lithium battery, a tried and tested technology found in many portable consumer devices such as mobile phones. The battery is lightweight making the fixture easy to carry and can be recharged 2000 times without suffering from ‘memory’ or capacity loss.

GlowUp is fully programmable allowing users to select scenes from a library containing dozens of suggested colours as well as a number of pre-programmed, color-changing sequences.

The battery eliminates the need for mains power, and each fixture can be programmed without needing to use cables. Each fixture has a wireless onboard data receiver, so several fixtures can be synchronized at once wirelessly. For those that prefer, GlowUp can also be cable-connected to the grid and programmed using standard DMX cables.

We have taken delivery of the GLOW-UP “C” (RGBW) units, cased in six’s.


  • Light source: 4 x 10W LEDs (Options: RGBW, Cool White, Dynamic White)
  • Nominal power: 50W – Total output: 1200 lm
  • Zoom: manually adjustable beam 15°-30°
  • Choice of magnetically attachable filters and diffusers
  • Dimmer: smooth, linear 0-100%
  • Optical aiming: manual tilt, ± 105°
  • Power supply: battery or AC mains
  • Battery type: Lithium iron phosphate
  • Battery life: 10 hrs (at full power), 20 hrs (when color changing)
  • Battery charge time: 4 hrs (in flight case), 8 hrs (when connected to mains)
  • Durability: 2000 charge cycles
  • Mains power: 100-240V 50-60Hz, via PowerCon input
  • Control options: Autonomous, Master/Slave or DMX (either wireless or via data cable)
  • Wireless control: onboard DMX receiver/repeater concealed in fixture
  • Wireless repeater: Increases the range of the data signal
  • DMX connection: 5-pin XLR IN/OUT
  • Menu interface: IP65, with 4 touch buttons and LCD display
  • User functions: DMX address assignment, fixture configuration, scene setting, configuration of the wireless network
  • Message display: battery status, address, fixture status, signal status, errors and alerts
  • DMX recorder for memorizing cues programmed by the user
  • Choice of preset cues: 80 static colors; 80 color-changing sequences
  • Protection rating: IP65 for use outdoors
  • Construction: UV-resistant ABS polymer and steel
  • Finish: available in black, white and chrome
  • Can be secured with an anti-theft cable
  • Plate with two holes for omega clamp fixing
  • Orientation: Any, upright or suspended upside-down
  • Dimensions: 365 x 226 x 226 mm (14.4 x 8.9 x 8.9 in)
  • Weight: 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)