Lighting

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about lighting, DMX, computer controlled, hardware and software controllers. This is the location to find such articles.

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In a Fog About Which Haze Machine To Buy???

March 23, 2017 by Randy Lehrman
Remember way back when (and sometimes now) all we saw were the $39 fogger specials?  Halloween, carnivals, and Bar-Mitzvahs...That was the only effect we had to enhance our lighting.  The giant fog cloud that enveloped our room also made old people cranky, asthmatics cough to death, and photographers mad with boggy photos.  Then the movie studios created haze machines to alleviate the smoke and create something of an atmosphere changer...and now we have these in our business to enhance all of our amazing lighting and create a whole "Club Vibe" wherever we go. As I use a ton of lighting on my events, I decided to test a few haze machines and then run a finalists test with the two top haze machines that are both $400 and below.  The final battle is between the Chauvet Hurricane Haze 4 and the American ... [read more]
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Chauvet Grand Premiere Celebrates New Facility In Mexico

March 22, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LERMA, MEXICO – (For Immediate Release) – Chauvet Mexico had a lot to be happy about when it celebrated the grand premiere of its new office, warehouse, service center and showroom facility recently. The company has been busy meeting the rapidly increasing demand for its products among dealers and rental houses. Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet, expressed his gratitude for these accomplishments to Carlos Zamora de Martino, General Manager of Chauvet Mexico, and the entire Chauvet team at the ceremony. “The hard work, enthusiasm and talent that so many people have devoted to Chauvet... [read more]
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Chauvet Acquires ChamSys

March 21, 2017 by Mobile Beat
SUNRISE, FL, USA– (For Immediate Release) – Chauvet & Sons LLC has announced that it completed the acquisition of ChamSys Ltd., the Southampton, UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers. ChamSys provides Chauvet a strong presence in the controller market that complements its CHAUVET Professional lighting fixtures and LED video panels.   “We are very excited about the opportunity to join forces with ChamSys,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet & Sons LLC. “ChamSys has a well-deserved reputation for innovation, quality and value, the same principles that are at the heart of our own Chauvet brands. Toge... [read more]
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Your Reputation Is Everything Part 3

March 20, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome to the 3rd and final part of “Your Reputation is Everything!” Series! So far we have covered some of the basics on why having a good reputation is important, and how to set the foundation for a long lasting client relationship from the very beginning. Now we will discuss out of the box ways to to maintain client relationships! Yes, an email follow up after the event you worked is always a good idea. But let’s go deeper! There are so many different kinds of activities and fun gestures you can do for your clients that will make sure you are always first in their mind when it comes to their next event.
  1. Open House BBQ! If you just got new equipment that you’re dying to show off, consider throwing a BBQ and inviting current and past clients. It will encourage networking and you’l... [read more]
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CHAUVET DJ Creates Lighting Experience at Mobile Beat 2017

March 8, 2017 by Mobile Beat
SUNRISE, Florida – CHAUVET DJ once again provides a dazzling display of lighting inspiration as the lighting sponsor of the Lighting Experience at Mobile Beat 2017.   Entertainment professionals from around the world convening at the Tropicana Hotel for the annual event will witness one of the largest lighting displays ever at a DJ trade show, as CHAUVET DJ will deploy well over 100 CHAUVET high output fixtures in its design. The eye-popping lightshow, which takes place at the Trinidad Pavilion main stage, is only one of the special events that CHAUVET DJ has planned for Mobile Beat.  The company will also be sponsoring... [read more]
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Do You Need Social Media For Your Business?

March 3, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Social media is everywhere. You can't go one day, perhaps even one hour, without hearing someone talk about something they saw on Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, or any other social media. It goes without saying that social media is a huge part of our lives! So this brings me to the title and question, do you need social media for your business? The short, easy answer is yes and the good news is, it's not too difficult! Whether you're a DJ, a photographer, run a photo booth, or any business that provides services for public and private events, social media is a must. Social media provides social proof. Social proof is basically a way to "ease the minds" of your current and potential clients about your business. First, establish social media accounts for your business. Be sure to update <... [read more]
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Blizzard is proud to announce the newest addition to the ProPar™ family of fixtures, the ProPar™ I7!

March 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ProPar™ I7 fixtures are fitted with 7x 15W RGBW 4-in-1 LEDs that go above and beyond capabilities of standard PARs due to the zoomable 4-60° beam angle and infinite bidirectional rotating lens plate. Not only does this unique fixture sport a totally sleek housing design but also has what it takes under the hood to deliver an even wide wash and a tight mid-air parallel beam. Throw in spectacular multi-beam aerial effects and "kaleidoscopic" like projections for the extra punch that takes this product above and beyond! Its incredible built-in static/dynamic effects can be run in auto, sound active, or via 23/51-channel DMX with full control of every as... [read more]
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Discovering And Executing Your Brand To an Audience (Part Two)

February 23, 2017 by StephenJClayton
Welcome to Part 2 of "Discovering And Executing Your Brand To an Audience!" Be sure to check out Part 1 before reading on. If you have already read Part 1, let's get to it! Now, we'll get more in depth with being clear about what your brand is and keeping consistency. Keep your social profiles in line with your brand. For example, a business card is how you are presented to potential clients upon first glance. If your instagram profile or your website doesn’t represent you in a clear manner, they are going to pass you up. When clients are looking for DJ’s, they want to know that they’re hiring someone who is consistent in ... [read more]
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Two Party Effects Are Better Than One

February 21, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its latest party-starting lighting fixture, the Mini Dekker LZR. Adding to ADJ’s Startec series of affordable effect lights, the new Mini Dekker LZR combines a powerful multi-beam derby moonflower with a potent red and green cluster laser to create a room-filling blaze of color, movement, and energy. The Mini Dekker LZR is a 2-in-1 combo effect designed to make the lives of mobile entertainers and equipment installers easier. With this compact fixture, there’s only one unit for mobile lighting users to store, transport, and setup, yet they can achieve two very different effects. Likew... [read more]
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Why You Should Add Monogram Lighting to Your Packages

February 10, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you're a DJ, or even an event lighting company, then chances are, you've been asked by your clients about a monogram light, or "gobo light" as some of us call it. These lights are a great addition to any package. They can be used for just about any event, but we've mainly seen them used for weddings, quinceaneras, sweet 15s and 16s, and company parties. Adding a monogram light is the perfect way to give your clients that personal touch. Today's couples are all about doing things that are unique. Having a monogram light that allows a couple to add their names or initials, as well as the date, makes it more personal. If you're providing it for a quinceanera, sweet 15 or 16, or birthday party, the guest of honor can have his/her initials or name, and the date, created, just the way they want it, which give... [read more]