CHAUVET Introduces More Club/DJ Fixtures at LDI

December 10, 2009 by Mobile Beat

CHAUVET introduced 17 new products at LDI 2009, many of them ideally suited for installations in club and mobile applications.

The Q-Spot 260-LED is a high power moving yoke equipped with a 60-watt white LED. It includes a color wheel with eight slots plus white and two gobo wheels, one with nine fixed gobos plus open and the other with seven rotating slot-n-lock gobos plus open. This high-powered spot includes remote focus and a rotating prism.

The Intimidator Spot XYZ moving yoke spot uses three axes of motion to create unique positions and effects. This feature-packed fixture includes a high power, 60-watt LED, color wheel with seven slots plus white and a rotating gobo wheel with seven slots plus open. It also offers remote focus and 3-facet prism.

The Eclipse is a new take on laser effects, taking the wildly popular star field effect and adding deeply saturated blue LED illumination. The fixture projects thousands of laser pin-points that create a moving field of stars with a coverage angle of 120┬░ to ensure wall to wall coverage. The fixture’s 30mW green and 80mW red laser diodes are matched with one high-powered blue LED, which, in combination with a textured glass filter, creates a variable and soothing rippling effect intermingled with the star field. All three light sources- the blue dimmable LED, the red and the green diodes are independently controllable.

The COLORdash Accent incorporates seven, 1-watt LEDs (2 red, 2 green, 2 blue and 1 white) that deliver nearly endless colors through their 18-degree optics. This compact luminaire, at just 1.5 pounds and 7 inches long by 3 inches in diameter, packs the punch of a much larger fixture.

COLORdash Block wash fixture provides an impressive output with four separate clusters of 28 1-watt LEDs each. Also compact in size, it comes with seven operating modes and full color mixing with or without DMX. The white LEDs gives this unit a virtually limitless range of colors, including pastels and true white. Each pod can be controlled separately.

CHAUVET’s software-based controller ShowXpress has been upgraded so that it can be used with the Mac operating system, OS X, as well as Windows┬«7, Vista and XP. Two new interfaces, including the Xpress-512 and the Xpress-512 Plus were introduced at LDI. Xpress-512 accepts multiple interfaces for more universes. It provides unlimited shows when using a computer and will playback one show without a computer. The Xpress-512 Plus includes the same features as the Xpress-512 but also offers a mini-DIN connector for external triggering, an infrared sensor for wireless scene triggering, selectable power options and built-in isolation for the DMX line. The Xpress-512 Plus can playback up to 10 shows without a computer and offers an internal calendar for date and time trigger without a computer.


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