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Elation Professional has made a major breakthrough in RGB LED fixtures: the introduction of tri-color LEDs. Instead of each LED lamp being a single color, the new tri-color technology makes it possible for each lens to contain a combination of three 1-watt LEDs — red, green and blue. This advanced 3-color innovation gives users tremendous advantages over single-color LEDs, including improved RGB color mixing, the elimination of multi-color shadows, and a much brighter, more even field.

Now Elation is introducing the first LED fixture to utilize the revolutionary tri-color technology, the DLED36 Tri-Brick. An RGB color mixing brick, the DLED36 Tri-Brick features four heads, each containing three of the new tri-color LED lamps for a total of 12 tri-color lamps. With a 1W red, green and blue LEDs per lamp, there are a total of 36 1W LEDs in this high-output, compact fixture.

Great for stages, concerts, displays, exhibits, video production and indoor architectural applications, the DLED36 Tri-Brick's enhanced tri-color LED performance will be readily apparent to the eye, said Eric Loader, director of sales for Elation Professional. "End-users were asking for LED fixtures with better color mixing, that didn't produce the 3-color shadows you often saw on surfaces illuminated by LEDs," Loader said. "Elation's R&D team has responded to this demand by making a major breakthrough in LED technology, which allows us to actually combine a red, green and blue LED in the same lens.

"This innovation results in vastly improved color mixing, clarity and brightness," Loader added. "Plus, we were able to put all of this is a small compact package that is convection cooled."

Loader explained how the DLED36 Tri-Brick's tri-color LEDs mix colors more smoothly: "Previously, if a fixture had 12 LEDs (4 each of red, green and blue) and you wanted to create a mixed color like magenta, only the red and blue LEDs would be turned on and all the green LEDs would need to be off. But with Elation's exclusive new tri-color technology, all 24 LEDs can run continuously, and you see the magenta color created in each lens. The result is a more "blended" even-toned mixed color. Plus, the tri-color technology magically also creates a better range of white colors; thus we did not see the need to add an amber or white LED, which can give you a better white but limits your primary color output."

Along with providing superior color mixing, the DLED36 Tri-Brick's tri-color lamps eliminate the common, annoying problem of LED fixtures creating noticeable multicolor shadows on illuminated surfaces. The new technology also enhances brightness — the DLED36 Tri-Brick generates an incredibly bright output of 2,720 LUX @ 1m and 350 LUX @ 3 m. Yet in true energy-saving LED fashion, it draws very little power in comparison (50 watts at full power).

The DLED36 Tri-Brick offers 0-100% electronic dimming, and this is yet another feature where users will see improvements as a result of the new tri-color LED technology. With its super-smooth color fades and flicker-free operation, the DLED36 Tri-Brick is ideal for video/TV production applications.

A DMX controllable fixture, the DLED36 Tri-Brick can be run in 6, 12 or 15 channel operational modes. Each of its LEDs can be controlled individually via DMX. As another option, the DLED36 Tri-Brick can be operated without a DMX controller via 8 built-in programs with speed control. Multiple units can also be linked in a master-slave configuration, and all of this is done via a 4-character LED display on the back of the unit.

The DLED36 Tri-Brick features a built-in power supply with auto range voltage 100-240V. Its linkable power/data make it easy to connect multiple units together to make a strip or blinder.

Other features of the DLED36 Tri-Brick include: a 38.5° beam angle with optional 15° lens available, and an eye-popping strobe effect that can be set to flash anywhere from 1-18 times per second. The Tri-Brick's long-life LEDs are rated at 50,000 hours, eliminating the hassle and expense of lamp replacement for a long time!

Compact and great for touring, the DLED36 Tri-Brick measures 16.5"L x 3.25"W x 6.75"H and weighs only 5 lbs. It comes with a convenient mounting bracket with safety I-hook, and units can be easily linked together into a strip configuration.

The suggested retail price of the DLED36 Tri-Brick is $999.95.

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