Visitors to American DJ’s booth at Winter 2013 NAMM, held here January 24-27, will definitely get the impression that the company’s lighting products are “going places.” That’s because many of ADJ’s new NAMM product debuts are built around the theme of bringing greater mobility to today’s hottest lighting trends -- making it easier for DJs, working bands, traveling productions and mobile entertainers to pack the latest in pure lighting excitement into their acts.
Some of the must-see “geared-to-go” items that will be on display at ADJ’s NAMM Booth # 5774 include: a battery-powered RGB color wash; a pack-and-go complete LED wash system; and a compact, lightweight RGBW effect that’s a more mobile version of the intense, narrow beam effects that are so popular at large clubs and concert productions today. Here’s a closer look at these exciting new products:
Mega Go Flood Par – A battery-powered RGB color wash, the Mega Go Flood Par lets you project a wide splash of color over a wall or stage without worrying about the availability of power outlets. This cordless wonder runs on its own rechargeable lithium battery and weighs just 3 lbs./ 1 kg., so you can take it anywhere. When fully charged, it will run for 4.5 hours at peak performance, then can be recharged and ready to go in 6.5 hours.
But the Mega Go Flood Par is about more than cordless convenience; its 27 x 4.5-watt Tri-Color SMD (Surface Mount Diode) LEDs produce an amazingly high output, brightness and smooth RGB color mixing, equivalent to that of much larger plug-in fixtures. With its 120° beam angle and the short throw from its SMD LEDs, it’s ideal for wide, close-range wall-washing and for the backlighting of scrim onstage. Offering a broad choice of DMX and manual control options, the Mega Go Flood Par includes 0-100% electronic dimming, LED pulse and strobe effects, fast or slow color change operation, and 35 built-in color macros. For the ultimate in convenience, this unplugged, go-anywhere Par 38 fixture can also be operated remotely, using American DJ’s ADJ RFC Wireless Remote Control (sold separately).
Inno Color Beam 12 – You’ve seen their mesmerizing narrow, razor-like beams “cut like a knife” through washes and other lighting effects at nightclubs, concerts, sports events and even on TV. Now one of today’s hottest lighting trends – the intense beam effect -- is coming to DJs, small clubs and mobile entertainers, with the introduction of the Inno Color Beam 12. This ultra-compact, portable and highly affordable RGBW narrow beam effect shoots out intense, brilliant 15°-angle shafts of light that will add a high-impact layer of drama and excitement to any venue or event – making you look like a lighting pro! Utilizing 12 x 3-watt 50,000-hour CREE LEDs (3 each red, green, blue and white), it offers smooth RGBW color mixing and can also be used in all-white for a truly stunning effect. The Inno Color Beam 12 features full 540° pan and 270° tilt, high-quality stepper motors with micro-stepping, 0-100% dimming, LED strobe and pulse effect and 12 built-in color macros.
Mega TRI38 Sys – It’s never been easier to “take it with you” – a complete and artful RGB LED light show, that is – now that ADJ has introduced the Mega TRI38 Sys. An all-in-one LED wash system for mobile entertainers, the Mega TRI38 Sys includes everything needed to set up, run and transport a professional-looking LED light show: 4 x RGB wash fixtures; 1 x battery-powered wireless Foot Controller; 1 x Tripod Light Stand; 2 x Protective Cases (one for the fixtures and one for the stand). Each of the fixtures is powered by 3 x 3-watt 3-in-1 LEDs (red, green, blue), featuring ADJ’s exclusive Tri-Color Technology, which allows for color-mixing to be done within each diode for superior smooth and shadow-free RGB blending.
Easy to set up and tear-down, the Mega TRI38 Sys not only offers the convenience of a complete turnkey light show package, it’s also geared toward mobile entertainers of various lighting skills. Featuring 12 built-in programs, it can be operated in 6 different manual and DMX modes: Static Color; Manual Dimmer Color; Built-In Programs, Auto Run, Sound Active, and DMX-512. Its wireless foot controller gives you command over blackout, sound activation, programs and color from distances up to 60’/ 19M. Other features include 0-100% electronic dimming, LED strobe and pulse effect, 25° beam angle, and fast or slow color change operation.
Extremely energy efficient and maintenance-free, the entire system draws a maximum 45 watts and its long-life LEDs are rated at 50,000 hours. Lightweight and compact for easy portability, the fixture bar, stand and controller together weigh just 21 lbs./ 9.5 kg.