ADJ Focus Spot One: Redefining The Compact Moving Head

October 13, 2016 by Mobile Beat

Following the success of the popular Focus Spot Three Z, ADJ is pleased to announce the expansion of the Focus Series with the introduction of the Focus Spot One. Sitting at the start of the Focus line-up, the new Focus Spot One is extremely compact andfocus-spot-one-press-photo affordable, however it has a feature-set to rival far larger and more expensive fixtures. This means that it is ideal for venue installations, mobile entertainers, and any other professional lighting users looking for advanced features from a low-cost, compact moving head. Put simply, the Focus Spot One redefines what a compact moving head can do!

Housing a powerful 35-watt white LED light-source, as well as the added bonus of a separate 3W UV LED, the Focus Spot One is capable of creating impressive pattern projections as well as impactful mid-air beam effects. Its diminutive size makes it ideal for installs where ceiling height is limited, or for mobile applications where vehicle space is at a premium, however this small form doesn’t limit its output or features, which are unprecedented for a unit of this size and in this price bracket.

As with all of the Focus Series units, the Focus Spot One boasts remote electronic focus adjustment, a feature that previously hasn’t been seen on a fixture in this class. It means that GOBO projections can be kept sharp, regardless of the distance between the fixture and the projection surface.

Another key feature of the Focus Spot One is EZ GOBO change. Not only are the unit’s six GOBOs replaceable to allow custom pattern projection, but changing a GOBO is an extremely simple task. Just one screw needs to be removed in order to swing open the top lid and access the GOBO wheel. Individual GOBOs are then easy to slide in and out, meaning that patterns can be changed on-the-fly between shows or events. As standard, the unit is supplied with six varied patterns, including a multi-colored glass GOBO, some of which are ideal for generating mid-air beam effects while others are suited to creating textured projections on stages, backdrops and other surfaces.

Not only does the Focus Spot One allow EZ GOBO replacement, but all of the GOBOs can be rotated at variable speed in either direction. The GOBO rotation is also indexed, which means that custom GOBOs – such as corporate logos – can be programmed via DMX to appear in the correct orientation every time, regardless of the projection angle.

In addition to the GOBO wheel, the Focus Spot One also features an independent color wheel loaded with eight vibrant colors. The color wheel can also be set to a position between two adjacent colors in order to add even more interest to projections with split-color effects. What’s more, the in-built UV LED means that the unit can also be used to bath a venue or stage with ultraviolet light to make white and florescent materials spring to life.

With a beam angle of 16-degrees, the fixture is ideal for projecting GOBOs over short-to-medium distances and its compact size makes it a very agile mover. It is able to shoot through its wide 540-degree tilt and 240-degree pan angles at speed, but – thanks to micro-stepping motors – is also capable of smooth slow sweeps and precisely positioned static projections. The unit’s expansive feature set is completed by 0-100% digital dimming – with five selectable curves, GOBO shake, variable speed digital strobing and random slow to fast pulse effects.

Offering a wide variety of control options, the Focus Spot One is equally suited to lighting novices looking for a ‘plug and play’ solution as it is to lighting professionals who need exacting control of every feature of their lighting fixtures. It comes pre-programmed with four different and varied built-in lightshows, which can be run in either Show Mode – at a set speed – or in Sound Active Mode – triggered by the beat of the music by an internal microphone. These pre-set lightshows can be set to run on a single fixture, or across multiple units linked together by XLR cables in a Master/Slave configuration. For a simple to setup but impressive lightshow, the Pan or Tilt movement of individual fixtures can also be inverted to create synchronized mirrored movements.

For simple control of the inbuilt lightshows, the Focus Spot One is also compatible with the ADJ UC IR remote (sold separately), which allows selection between the four lightshows as well as control of GOBO, COLOR, Strobe and Blackout functions. The unit is also compatible with ADJ’s new Airstream IR app, which allows the same control from an iOS tablet or phone.

For professional users, all of the Focus Spot One’s expansive set of features can be accessed remotely via DMX. A choice of two DMX control modes – 15 and 17 channel – is available and DMX addressing, as well as mode selection, is easy using the backlit LCD menu panel on the front of the unit’s base. The unit is also flexible when it comes to its positioning; it is supplied with an Omega bracket for truss mounting and is also fitted with rubber feet allowing it to stand directly on a stage or riser.

As well as being incredibly compact, measuring 7.75” x 8.75” x 14.25”/ 197mm x 221mm x 360mm (LxWxH), the Focus Spot One is also lightweight, at 12.5 lbs. /5.7 kgs. Despite its small size, this is a professional fixture, and it is accordingly equipped with locking PowerCON AC input and output sockets. The inclusion of the output connection means that the mains power supply for multiple fixtures can be linked together, reducing the number of cables required for a multi-fixture setup. Up to 19 Focus Spot Ones can be connected together at 120V, while as many as 35 fixtures can be linked at 240V.

“The mission of ADJ is to provide our customers with lighting fixtures that are affordable, reliable and packed with useful features,” said ADJ USA National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales. “I think we’ve really achieved that goal with the new Focus Spot One. This incredibly compact fixture is packed with pro features previously unthinkable for a unit of its size and price. I’m particularly excited about its GOBO projection potential. With motorized focus, GOBO Indexing and EZ GOBO replacement, the Focus Spot One will open up a new realm of creativity for mobile entertainers and other professional lighting users.”

Perfect for bars, clubs, bowling alleys, roller rinks, churches, mobile entertainers and small production companies, the Focus Spot One has all of the features of a professional moving head spot fixture, but packed into an extremely compact casing and with an incredibly affordable price. It’s a compact moving head, redefined.
See the Focus Spot One live at ADJ’s LDI 2016 booth #2817 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 21-23, 2016.
The Focus Spot One is available now from ADJ USA; available in late October from ADJ Europe.

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