Here is one of the things I regret about LDI this year, not stopping by the Chauvet booth. With all of the things going on, meetings, sessions and just the shear size of the show floor, I ran out of time to see every single thing on the floor. You might think three days would be enough, well, it wasn’t for me.
Chauvet, I am so sorry I didn’t get a chance to stop by. I really wanted to see everything up close and personal. Here are some of the new things that Chauvet was showing off in their booth this year.
COLORado series is born from our extensive experience with outdoor events and installations combined with the evolution of technology. They are designed for the harshest environments, and are ready to take on any installation from cruise ships to festival lighting, washing building exteriors to outdoor signage.
COLORado 1 IP features a total of 42 bright and powerful RGBW LEDs and an IP66 rating. COLORado 1-Tri IP encompasses all the COLORado™ 1 IP offers, but uses 14 tri-color LEDs and its smooth color mixing is perfect for front light applications. COLORado Range IP is a true LED powerhouse with a combined total of 180 5W, RGBWA LEDs and two independently adjustable heads covering anything from a cyc, to an entire stage, or a building with just one fixture. COLORado Ridge IP packs a major punch and consists of a single panel with 90 5W, RGBWA LEDs packed in a tough and sturdy frame. COLORado 1 VW Tour has a combination of 42 warm and cool LEDs creating a range of color temperatures from 2,700 K to 7,000 K for applications ranging from high-definition video and television to big-punch white light effects. COLORado Batten 144 Tour offers the same wide spectrum of RGBWA color mixing from the massively successful COLORado Batten 72 Tour, a Parnelli Awards nominee, with twice the LED output—featuring 144 1W RGBWA LEDs. With 10 and 30 degree optics, it offers an even wash of color—over a 10-meter surface—and the unit’s low profile and low heat emission give you the versatility to squeeze it into the tightest spaces for powerful and surprising effects.
COLORdash series are small on size, but big on performance. They’re perfect for retail displays, museums, restaurants—the possibilities are nearly endless. Plus, the on-board driver and dipswitches allow plug-and- play applications without the need for programming.
COLORdash Par-Tri uses seven 3W combined tri-color LEDs to create a solid-color output that nearly eliminates multicolored shadows. It comes with a set of barn doors to help control light spill and provide excellent warming for Euro-style truss. COLORdash Batten-Tri not only provides flawless solid colors for uplighting surfaces it’s also highly effective as a striking effect light. The pixel mode personality allows control over each of the eight high-powered, tri-colored LEDs. COLORdash Accent UV can be used as a single blacklight effect and as an effective complement to any RGB or RGBW light source where a little more of the spectrum is needed for better color rendering. COLORdash Accent VW is a rugged variable white fixture creating shades of white from 2,700 K up to 7,000 K with smooth, flicker-free operation.
Q- Series has always stood for quality and value. Now it also stands for groundbreaking LED technology as two new members join the very popular Q-Spot 260 LED and Q-Spot 160 LED to further enhance this game changing series.
Q-Beam 260-LED provides a tight, 6-degree, super-bright beam. Complete with an 8-position color wheel, a 7-position interchangeable rotating gobo wheel, and a 3-facet prism, this light cuts through haze with lightning-fast speed, creating a brilliant shaft of light and defined aerial effects. Q-Wash 360Z LED is a lightweight, LED powered moving yoke wash with a variable zoom (eight to 40 degrees) and RGBW color mixing. It boasts a whopping 91 3W, RGBW LEDs and incredible pan and tilt speed.
WELL, or Wireless Event LED Luminaire, is designed specifically to be a self-contained uplight for any event. Inside each WELL wash light are 12 3W tri-color LEDS, similar to the 14 found in our COLORado 1-TRI Tour, giving it great color mixing without any multi-colored shadows. It’s powered by a 12 volt battery offering up to 12 hours of life to the fixture and fits neatly inside a piece of truss. For control, standard DMX ports are available, as well as a pre-installed Wireless Solution WDMX receiver. Focusing is easily accomplished two different ways; the split LED plane can be precisely angled using the adjustment screws on the outside of the fixture, or for more dramatic adjustments, a ratcheting foot can be extend to tip the fixture several degrees without compromising stability. Also available is a six-slot road case which doubles as a gang charger for all the units.