CHAUVET DJ NAMM 2016 Product Preview!

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Geoff Short

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In August of 2015, CHAUVET DJ debuted its cutting edge D-Fi USB technology, giving lighting users the ability to convert its new USB-enabled fixtures into wireless ones with the

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere at the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants show media preview day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere at the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants show media preview day at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 21, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

click of a self-powered D-Fi USB transceiver no bigger than a conventional flash drive. Now CHAUVET DJ will unveil a host of new USB compatible lighting products and several other exciting new fixtures at the 2016 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California January 21st-24th. Among the new offerings are eight new USB fixtures, the new completely wireless Freedom Stick Pack, two new Intimidator moving head lights and a powerful new Ellipsoidal fixture.

When plugged into the USB port on a compatible USB Series lighting fixture, the tiny D-Fi USB gives users total wireless DMX control of the unit from a CHAUVET DJ FlareCON Air or any other D-Fi compatible transmitter. In addition to transferring DMX signals, the D-Fi USB can be used to provide completely wireless Master-Slave operation. Users simply set the finger-sized device into Transmitter Mode on the lead fixture, and the unit will act as the “Master,” controlling like models equipped with a D-Fi USB. Since the D-Fi USB draws its power from the fixtures themselves, no external power supply is required.

“We’re excited to continue advancing our wireless technology with the introduction of these new products at NAMM” said CHAUVET DJ Senior Product Manager Allan Reiss. “The new USB compatible fixtures we’re launching at NAMM along with all our other new products we’ll be launching there are designed to make the jobs of lighting users of all kinds easier, more powerful and more profitable and we look forward to getting these tools in their hands at NAMM”.


The popular 4BAR , already a favorite among entertainers looking for a dynamic and easy pack-n-go lighting system gets an upgrade with the new 4BAR USB. Users can easily set-up and tear down in minutes using the included tripod, wireless footswitch and carry bags and D-Fi USB compatibility for wireless master/slave or DMX control means even more flexibility and convenience.

SlimBANK T18 USB is a powerful washlight with D-Fi USB compatibility and 18 tri-color (RGB) LEDs to achieve smooth color mixing. Its adjustable barn doors help direct and focus the
light. Convenient control options include auto and sound-activation programs as well as DMX.

CHAUVET DJ will debut five new USB compatible par style washlights at NAMM. SlimPAR H6 USB is low-profile LED PAR with 6-in-1 LED technology (RGBAW+UV). SlimPAR Pro H USB is an LED par designed for any application in need of a high-power, hex-color (RGBAW+UV), low-profile wash light. SlimPAR Pro Q USB is a powerful quad-color (RGBA) USB enabled washlight. SlimPAR Pro W USB is a low-profile, variable white LED washlight designed for any application in need of adjustable color temperatures featuring tri-color (cool white, warm white, and amber) LEDs. To add a new UV USB enabled fixture, CHAUVET DJ introduces the SlimPAR QUV 12 a low-profile, high-output quad-color (RGB + UV) washlight.

Rounding out CHAUVET DJ’s new USB compatible fixture offerings at NAMM will be the COLORband T3 USB, a full-size LED strip light that functions as a chase effect, blinder or wall washer and features 3 zones of control create amazing chasing effects. The COLORband T3 has high-power, tri-color LEDs that nearly eliminate multicolor shadows. Control is easy with convenient access to multiple pre-built programs with or without DMX, sound-activated programs and D-Fi USB compatibility for wireless Master/Slave or DMX control.


CHAUVET DJ continues its wireless lighting technology innovation with the introduction of Freedom-Stick-FRONTthe new Freedom Stick, a unique and versatile free-standing LED array featuring 5 Penta-colored LEDs (RGBA+UV). Each LED can be pixel-mapped for ultimate show and programming creativity. Freedom Stick is battery-powered with a built-in D-Fi receiver that allows the stick to be placed anywhere. Use multiple Freedom Sticks as dazzling tabletop centerpieces, for outlining aisles, room separators or inside sticks of truss for the ultimate truss warmers. The detachable metal base allows

Freedom Stick Pack

Freedom Stick Pack

for truss mounting (clamps sold separately) for added display flexibility. User-customizable automated programs create complex looks in seconds and additional convenient control options include auto and sound programs via DMX, wireless master/slave or the included IRC-6 remote. The Freedom Stick Pack is a convenient 4-pack of Freedom Stick fixtures that includes a carry bag and multi-charger for easy transportation and charging.







Intimidator Spot 155

Intimidator Spot 155

Two new exciting Intimidator products will be launched at NAMM in January. Intimidator Spot 155 is a bright, 32 W compact, and lightweight LED moving head perfect for mobile applications. Users can rely on it to

Intimidator Spot 355 IRC

Intimidator Spot 355 IRC

energize any dance floor with the fast and precise movements, crisp optics and even output. Intimidator Spot 355 IRC is a brilliant moving head with motorized focus and zoom for crisp gobo and beam changing effects. It is fitted with a 90 W LED to enhance any event or application. Seven already installed rotating

gobos plus six wedding-themed gobos give users plenty of options for any themed event. Beams always remain on the dance floor using the built-in, innovative Totem mode.







Ellipsoldal 100Z

Also making its debut at NAMM is the exciting and powerful new Ellipsoidal 100 Z, a powerful spot fixture featuring sharp pattern projection with a 100-watt warm white LED light source. This versatile fixture works with metal or glass gobos to create incredible gobo or pattern details. The manual zoom and framing shutters make it simple to control beams.







CHAUVET DJ’s dynamic line of effect lighting gets new additions as well with Beamer 6 FX, Beamer 8, Swarm Wash FX and Kinta FX. Beamer 6 FX is

Beamer 6 FX

Beamer 6 FX

a multi-effect light that includes adjustable RGBW beams, a round SMD strobe and a red/green pattern laser that produces thousands of razor sharp beams. Large room coverage is possible by positioning each of the 6 RGBW beams independently. The ultra-bright LED strobe ring with built-in motion effects creates dynamic lightshows. Beamer 8 is a 2-in-1 LED light featuring 8 independently adjustable LEDs that deliver bright RGB beams and punchy strobes that create exciting chase and slow

Beamer 8

Beamer 8

motion effects. Swarm Wash FX is a 4-in-1 LED light that combines an RGBAW rotating derby, RGB+UV wash, red/green laser, and a ring of white SMD strobes. Kinta FX is a compact multi-effect including a Kinta, Laser and SMD Strobe that projects countless razor sharp multicolor beams and SMD strobes produce eye-catching strobe effects and chases.

Scorpion Bar RG is an exciting new addition to CHAUVET DJ’s laser products. Scorpion Bar RG is an array laser fixture that creates dynamic aerial effects using patented Fat Beam technology. The single bar unit features four ultra-bright lasers, two red and and two green that create stunning mid-air patterns.