American DJ Warp Tri LED

January 19, 2009 by Mobile Beat

LOS ANGELES — For DJs, clubs and bands who want “gobs of gobos” in their light shows, American DJ’s classic Warp moonflower effect has long been a top choice. Now this popular, colorful, sound-activated light has been made even better, thanks to American DJ’s introduction of the Warp Tri LED, an enhanced version that’s got 50% more gobo patterns and is powered by a high-output 9-watt LED lamp.

Replacing the Warp’s original halogen lamp with newer LED technology offers numerous benefits, such as cooler operation, greater energy efficiency, and an incredibly long lamp life (100,000 hours!). But the Warp Tri LED’s lamp isn’t just any LED. It’s one of American DJ’s exclusive “3-in1” Tri-LEDs, an advanced 9-watt diode that’s comprised of three different color 3-watt LEDs (a red, a green, and a blue). Through RGB color mixing, the Tri-LED lamp can create 7 rich color effects: red, green, blue, purple, yellow, cyan and white. This is much greater color variety than can be produced with conventional single-color LEDs.

“Tri-LED Technology represents a major leap over conventional LED effects, which did no color blending and could typically only produce beams in the color of their lamps – red, green and blue,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “Our unique 3-in-1 Tri-LED design allows actual RGB color mixing to be performed inside the lamp, so a whole spectrum of different color beams can be created, such as purple, yellow and cyan.”

Combine this rainbow of colors with the Warp Tri LED’s breathtaking 18 gobo patterns, and you get an eyeful of excitement. Producing a massive shower of 48 beams and featuring a 180° beam angle, the Warp Tri LED will cover an entire dance floor or other large area with high-energy visual effects swirling, moving and strobing to the beat of the music.

Operators can add even more variety with the Warp Tri LED’s two 3-position FX Switches, one controlling the unit’s mirror movement and the other its gobo movement. Each switch can be set in 3 different positions: Sound-Active, Static or Slow Rotation. Combining the mirror and gobo switch settings in different ways allows for a number of varied effects possibilities. For example, if you set the mirror switch in Static and the Gobo switch in Slow Rotation, the Warp Tri LED can be used as a rotating gobo projector.

“Like our original Warp, the new Warp Tri LED is extremely easy to operate. You don’t need an external controller — just plug it in and choose your settings,” said Davies. “Yet with so many colors, gobos, beams and FX options, it puts on an impressive, electrifying light show.”

The excitement can go on continuously all night without interruption, because the unit’s LED lamp operates at such a cool temperature, there’s no need for duty cycles. There’s no waiting for a cool-down period at the end of the evening either – entertainers can pack up the Warp Tri LED right after the show. Another advantage of the fixture’s LED lamp is that it draws just 30W of power, saving on electricity costs and allowing more units to be hooked up to a single circuit. And with a 100,000-hour LED operating life, users won’t have to deal with the hassle and expense of lamp replacement.

Compact and lightweight for easy mobility, the Warp Tri LED measures 12.25″L x 9.25″W x 7.75″H and weighs only 8 lbs. The MSRP of the Warp Tri LED is $279.95.

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

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