American DJ’s Mega Bar Pro Does Double Duty

December 10, 2008 by Mobile Beat

Mega Magic!
American DJ’s Mega Bar Pro Does Double Duty
As LED Color Wash & Color Chasing Bar In OneLOS ANGELES – Whether it’s a wash of color to set the right mood, or high-energy chasing lights to pump up the dance floor, the new, versatile Mega Bar Pro from American DJ can do the job. An RGB color-mixing DMX-controllable LED bar, this quick-change artist can function as an LED wash one minute, then like magic, transform itself into a color chasing effect, with its individual LEDs moving to the music in exciting patterns, color flows and chases.

Measuring 1 meter in length, the Mega Bar Pro contains 27 high-output 1W LEDs –9 red, 9 green and 9 blue. Like a magic wand, the elongated bar can create an infinite palette of colors through RGB mixing when controlled via DMX. It can also be used without a controller, running through a variety of exciting built-in chase, strobe and color mixing programs.

With its chameleon-like versatility, the Mega Bar Pro lends itself to a wide range of applications. As a color LED wash bar, it’s great for stage shows, mood lighting in bars and restaurants, displays, exhibits, trade shows, or any type of wall-washing or uplighting. Turn on the color chasing effects, and it’s a perfect disco/club light, as well as a moving marquee that will instantly command attention at premieres, grand openings, and other special events. For maximum impact, multiple bars can be linked together to amplify the high-energy color chasing and patterned effects.

“The Mega Bar Pro is a truly versatile and unique LED wash bar that’s actually two effects in one,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “It can be used as a color wash to set a tranquil mood at a restaurant during dinner. Then later in the evening, when the establishment turns into a dance club, it can energize the crowd with moving and strobing colored lights that race around to the beat of the music.”

No matter how it’s used, operators will find it easy to tailor the Mega Bar Pro to their needs, thanks to its many operational modes. It can be run in 8 different DMX modes – 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 27 and 29-channel – to control features such as color-mixing, color flow, fades, color macros, chase speed, strobing and 0-100% electronic dimming.

Another handy and unique control option is the Programs Mode, which allows users to operate the Mega Bar Pro’s LEDs manually via an onboard menu and buttons — no external controller required! Users simply select from 17 built-in programs and then utilize the menu and buttons to adjust the different features each program has to offer, such as strobe speed, fade time, and color combinations.

The Mega Bar Pro can also be run in Sound Active and Auto Modes via its internal programs. Additionally, multiple units can be linked Master-Slave via XLR cable, with all bars chasing, strobing, changing colors and flowing together for a really spectacular, eye-popping visual display.

Although it creates a magician’s bag of exciting effects, the Mega Bar Pro is amazingly maintenance-free and economical to operate. Its LEDs have a long operating life of 50,000 hours, virtually eliminating the need for lamp replacement. It is also incredibly energy efficient, drawing only 45W of power, so users can save big on electric bills and connect more units per circuit. And, since LEDs operate much cooler than conventional halogen lamps, the Mega Bar Pro can run all night without overheating and it will keep a more comfortable temperature on the stage or dance floor.

Featuring a beam angle of 30°, the Mega Bar Pro offers a variety of mounting options. It includes brackets for mounting on truss or walls, and it can also be set on the floor. Housed in durable aluminum casing, the Mega Bar Pro is rugged and lightweight, weighing just 8 lbs. It measures 40.5″L x 2.75″w x 3.5″H.

The MSRP of the Mega Bar Pro is $759.95.

For more information, contact American DJ at 1-800-322-6337 or visit www.americandj.com

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