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  • Blizzard's new LED . . . Fab 5

    Blizzard steps up the competition with its' newest offering, the Puck Fab 5 scheduled to ship early November.



    This flat style fixture features 7 x 15W five in one diodes offering RGBAW color mixing. This 5/9 channel fixture comes Wicicle enabled for wireless control and will be available for under $ 260.00
    <div class="signaturecontainer">Thanks,<br><br><br><br> Bill Cronheim<br><br>Back stage since 1973<br>For Sale: 1 - KV2 EX12 and 1 - KV2 EX2.2</div>

  • #2
    Might actually be time for me to consider a revamped lighting rig. It is starting to get interesting....finally.

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    • #3






      Quote Originally Posted by BillESC
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      Blizzard steps up the competition with its' newest offering, the Puck Fab 5 scheduled to ship early November.



      This flat style fixture features 7 x 15W five in one diodes offering RGBAW color mixing. This 5/9 channel fixture comes Wicicle enabled for wireless control and will be available for under $ 260.00




      Wow... That IS a nice fixture. As long as they don't "forget" my order this time around, I might purchase 6-8 of these.





      Edit: Is there a product page for this fixture yet?
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      • #4
        The page will be up in the next couple of weeks. They're going to get the photometric data from a random fixture off of the production run.
        <div class="signaturecontainer">Thanks,<br><br><br><br> Bill Cronheim<br><br>Back stage since 1973<br>For Sale: 1 - KV2 EX12 and 1 - KV2 EX2.2</div>

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        • #5
          Oh No! It might be time to upgrade. But when my wife finds out, where will I live?

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          • #6
            So at 105W for the Fab 5 vs 120W for the Q+, any comments on relative brightness of the 2 fixtures?



            It would be nice to have more brightness from the amber LEDs, but not at the expense of r,g, or b.
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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by TrickDog
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              Oh No! It might be time to upgrade. But when my wife finds out, where will I live?




              Somewhere BRIGHT and COLORFUL...
              <div class="signaturecontainer">Thanks,<br><br><br><br> Bill Cronheim<br><br>Back stage since 1973<br>For Sale: 1 - KV2 EX12 and 1 - KV2 EX2.2</div>

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              • #8
                The Q12+'s use 2.5w diodes and there are only six each of white and amber. The new Fab 5 uses 3w diodes and there are seven of each white and amber plus of course RGB.



                I suspect the Fab 5's will be as bright if not brighter.
                <div class="signaturecontainer">Thanks,<br><br><br><br> Bill Cronheim<br><br>Back stage since 1973<br>For Sale: 1 - KV2 EX12 and 1 - KV2 EX2.2</div>

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                • #9
                  So doing the math:



                  Q+ has 30W each of R, G, B, plus 15W each for W and A.

                  Fab 5 has 21W each of R, G, B, plus 21W each for W and A.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">Moe<br><br>---<br><br>It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotrodmotm.com">http://www.hotrodmotm.com</a></div>

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by BillESC
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                    The Q12+'s use 2.5w diodes and there are only six each of white and amber. The new Fab 5 uses 3w diodes and there are seven of each white and amber plus of course RGB.



                    I suspect the Fab 5's will be as bright if not brighter.




                    From their FaceBook announcement:






                    Ladies and gentlemen, meet the brand new Puck
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by Axisplayer
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                      Might actually be time for me to consider a revamped lighting rig. It is starting to get interesting....finally.




                      Maybe.



                      I played a show Sun night where the hired lighting company had Blizzard Q6As. They were just about completely useless, not nearly bright enough even 8 - 10 ft away from the performers. It would have to have been pitch black for them to have any effect. Outdoors in the city at night it never gets that dark.



                      Terry D.
                      Telling Stories releases 2nd CD, see our WEBSITE! Please check out my GROUPIE STORY and Tales from the Road.

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by MrKnobs
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                        Maybe.



                        I played a show Sun night where the hired lighting company had Blizzard Q6As. They were just about completely useless, not nearly bright enough even 8 - 10 ft away from the performers. It would have to have been pitch black for them to have any effect. Outdoors in the city at night it never gets that dark.



                        Terry D.




                        You have to be kidding me!!! I have Q6A's and I have to be sure not to run them at full or the front line band members are blinded. My guess it the lighting company was running them at much less than full power...

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by MrKnobs
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                          Maybe.



                          I played a show Sun night where the hired lighting company had Blizzard Q6As. They were just about completely useless, not nearly bright enough even 8 - 10 ft away from the performers. It would have to have been pitch black for them to have any effect. Outdoors in the city at night it never gets that dark.



                          Terry D.




                          Terry, have you been able to do any of the photometric comparisons on LED and other fixtures that you were contemplating doing? Mark C.
                          "Good tools are expensive. Cheap tools are damned expensive."

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by Miko Man
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                            Terry, have you been able to do any of the photometric comparisons on LED and other fixtures that you were contemplating doing? Mark C.




                            I got sidetracked. I do have some Q12A's racked up in my studio main room, and some par 64 500w lamps. I have a watt meter and a lumen meter, so I guess there's nothing holding me back now.



                            Terry D.
                            Telling Stories releases 2nd CD, see our WEBSITE! Please check out my GROUPIE STORY and Tales from the Road.

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by MFlanagan
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                              You have to be kidding me!!! I have Q6A's and I have to be sure not to run them at full or the front line band members are blinded. My guess it the lighting company was running them at much less than full power...




                              That's quite possible.



                              Terry D.
                              Telling Stories releases 2nd CD, see our WEBSITE! Please check out my GROUPIE STORY and Tales from the Road.

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