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  • My summary of the Blizzard Fab5's so far

    I ordered 16 Fab5's from Blizzard earlier this year to use in various events.  So far, they have worked great.  I have only had two that have had issues.  One had no DMX panel control since the day I got it, and the other went up in smoke during set up for a show in early July.  Since then, I have had two that were damaged by a "friend" (still not sure what he did to mangle them like he did), and issues with transport have rendered some of the DMX panel buttons to not work well, and a couple that have lost some of the colors (all my fault) so I'm sending them all back as a pack for their little issues here and there.  All in all though, they are great lights for the price.  Very bright and work great.  I will probably use them more on rear truss than anything, and look to stick some halogen or white-only cans up front for front lighting, and leave the multi-color lights to the rear.  Not sure 100% just yet.. If you're looking for a good multi-color LED can for the price, you can't beat these.  I've used them in everything from small DJ shows (wash/strobe FX) to bands, as well as uplighting, and they work great.


  • #2
    I have a few and I love them. I use mine for front lighting. The only issues I have had is that I have to turn them down sometimes. They are really bright. I have lit up some fairly decent sized stages with only 4 Fab 5s.
    https://www.facebook.com/highvoltagestagelighting

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    • #3
      I really like them as well. I lit this stage with 4 Fab 5's on T-Bars.

      http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z398/robare99/C9D6B7AD-3FA9-4DE0-A5AF-9CF28363B955-4674-000002A720FA107D_zpse07122e8.jpg

      Full disclosure, I have everything on full. All RGBWA but it was good and bright!

      http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z398/robare99/A7CD9E96-B45B-4A15-BCFB-454EE46986AB-4674-000002A7290E862C_zps458ecb4c.jpg
      NO SIGNATURE FOR YOU!!

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      • dcastar
        dcastar commented
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        My issues with them (fixtures and their support) are well documented on these forums...


    • #4
      We are going to do a theatre up in Michigan next month. Im thinking of putting 4 on t bars as well. If I can get away with only using those as front lighting then great. But Im thinking Ill at least get the color wash I want.

      Due to time constraints Im not really going to be able to mount anything else up front.
      https://www.facebook.com/highvoltagestagelighting

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      • mate_stubb
        mate_stubb commented
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        Voltage55 wrote:
        We are going to do a theatre up in Michigan next month. Im thinking of putting 4 on t bars as well. If I can get away with only using those as front lighting then great. But Im thinking Ill at least get the color wash I want.

        Due to time constraints Im not really going to be able to mount anything else up front.

        I have 2 Q12+ fixtures on short bars at each front corner and they provide big blasts of color on all but the biggest stages. They do seem to be a bit more powerful than the Fab 5s except for amber and white.


      • djiceman1575
        djiceman1575 commented
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        Here are mine with 4 on each side in the front, and 4 on the rear truss.  I was planning on doing a front truss and spreading them out, but to the side it's not too bad if you aim them right.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtLET2K_5jY



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