Living Large. . . (And Small)
From Tiny Lasers To Moving Heads That Fill Big Spaces
CHAUVET DJ’s LDI 2015 Product Lineup “Sizes” Up The Market
LAS VEGAS – Gigs come in all sizes, large and small. Different events (or even the same one) call for different types of visual effects. And DJs, entertainers and event producers have varying levels of skill and experience when it comes to operating lighting products.
To sum up, lighting isn’t a “one size fits all” category– and CHAUVET DJ will address this diversity with the wide assortment of new products it will be unveiling at LDI 2015. From a compact laser that weighs barely over half a pound (0.6 lb., 0.3 kg), to a moving head spot whose gargantuan 180-watt LED engine blasts colorful effects over large spaces, the company will be displaying new products to meet a variety of entertainment and event lighting needs.
“With lighting playing a more central role at events of all types today, it’s important to keep up with the evolving needs of our customers,” said Allan Reiss, Senior Product Manager for CHAUVET DJ. “That’s way you’ll see a wide mix of products at our LDI display – from easy-to-use plug-and-play effects that require no technical experience, to DMX-compatible fixtures that give you the option of programming your own customized lightshows. And from small ‘pocket-sized’ effects to units designed for large events.”
Smallest of the newcomers in stature – but by no means small in impact — is CHAUVET DJ’s new MIN Laser RG, a compact laser effect that weights a mere 0.6 lb. (0.3 kg) and can fit in the palm of your hand, yet projects thousands of razor-sharp red and green laser beams over a wide 80° coverage area. As simple to use as it is small, the MIN Laser RG is equipped with built-in sound-activated and automated programs that can be easily triggered to generate an eye-popping laser lightshow. It comes with a CHAUVET DJ IRC-6 remote control that allows color and rotation speeds to be set wirelessly, and is variance-free and ready-to-use right out of the box.
Two other compact lasers making their debut at LDI, the EZ Laser RB and EZ Laser RGFX, offer the added convenience of being battery-powered — and thus the freedom to be taken anywhere. A red/blue and red/green laser respectively, these mini (1.0 lb./0.5 kg) units each draw power from a rechargeable lithium battery that can run up to 6 hours on a single charge, for an evening’s worth of thrilling laser effects – even in places where there are no power outlets! Easy to use, both models are variance-free and include built-in sound-activated and automated programs, as well as an IRC-6 remote controller for setting color and rotation speed wirelessly. For added excitement and customized effects, the two colored lasers on each unit can be controlled independently.
Simplicity is also at the core of an exciting new LED effect light from CHAUVET DJ, the LX-5X. A plug-and-play party/disco light, the LX-5X projects a fun, animated moonflower effect around a room or dance floor. Moving to its own automated and sound-activated programs, the easy-to-use unit is powered by a long-life 6-watt Tri-Color RGB LED rated at 50,000-hours. Low maintenance and light weight (2 lbs. / 1 kg), the LX-5X ideal for mobile entertainers.
At the other end of the effects spectrum is the spectacularly imposing Intimidator Spot
455Z IRC, an extremely bright 180-watt LED moving head spot designed for large events. Not only is its output impressive (up to 38,200 lux @ 2 meters at a 13° beam angle), but this DMX-protocol fixture is also loaded with amazing features and effects, including: dual gobo wheels (total 15 gobos) with the ability to create stunning mid-air projections and popular gobo morphing effects; 7 colors (+white) with split colors and continuous color scrolling; a 3-facet prism; and a Totem mode that ensures its beams always remain on the dance floor. Designed for versatility, the Intimidator Spot 455Z IRC also features a motorized zoom with angles from 13°-28°, making it adaptable for short- or long-throw applications.
The demand for greater versatility was the driving force behind another new addition to CHAUVET DJ’s popular Intimidator Series, the Intimidator Trio. As its name suggests, this innovative fixture produces three lighting looks from one unit: a beam, a wash and an effects light. Its wide-ranging motorized zoom (7°-53° angle) allows it to transform seamlessly from a narrow beam to a wide wash, while a continuously rotating “honeycomb” delivers true special effects excitement. Built-in auto programs make it easy for users to generate complex visual looks that incorporate all of the Intimidator Trio’s features. Additionally, customized lightshows can be created via DMX (15- or 30-channel profile), and the fixture can also be run with CHAUVET DJ’s optional IRC-6 wireless remote (sold separately).
CHAUVET DJ will also be premiering a variety of other must-see products at LDI, including a new addition to its JAM Pack Series of multi-effects lightshow packages. The company invites all LDI attendees to stop by its booth #439 to view these products in action.