LEDs in Heads! American DJ Adds LED Moving Heads to Accu Series

April 24, 2008 by Mobile Beat

LOS ANGELES – The LED revolution has come to American DJ’s Accu Series! Two exciting new LED-powered moving heads have been added to this popular, top-of-the-line series of professional club effects: the Accu Spot 250 Hybrid and the Accu LED MH.

True to its name, the Accu Spot 250 Hybrid is based on ADJ’s top-selling Accu Spot 250 DMX moving head, combining the popular fixture’s conventional 250W discharge lamp with 9 1-watt LEDs (3 red, 3 green, 3 blue) – for a totally unique, must-be-seen-to-be-believed fusion effect! The Accu LED MH is an all-new unit that marries ADJ’s advanced high-quality stepper-motor moving-yoke technology with the brightness, sharpness and operational advantages of LEDs, along with other innovative new features like an editing program that allows you to edit and save scenes in the unit’s memory from its control panel.

“American DJ is incorporating LED technology into our Accu Series in innovative ways to bring customers some truly groundbreaking effects,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “We have added LED lamps to the Accu Spot 250, to create our first hybrid discharge/LED moving head, thereby bringing the ‘best of both worlds’ to our customers.

“With the Accu LED MH,” added Davies, “we have developed an LED moving head that rivals conventional 250W discharge moving head fixtures in output and performance, but draws much less power, has a 100,000-hour lamp life – and offers some extra user bonuses like a built-in editing feature. We are truly thrilled to add these two new LED fixtures to our very popular and successful Accu Series.”

Here’s a closer look at the new Accu Series moving head LED effects:

Accu Spot 250 Hybrid – The original Accu Spot 250 has been one of the mainstays of the Accu Series – and now it’s more exceptional than ever, thanks to the fusion of 9 1-watt LEDs with its 250W discharge lamp. Imagine the Accu Spot 250’s colorful rotating gobos encircled by sharp moving red, green and blue LED beams – for two eye-popping effects in one! Users have 0-100% dimming control over both the discharge lamp and LEDs.

Equipped with 12 DMX channels, the Accu Spot 250 Hybrid features independent gobo and color wheels, with a total of 7 replaceable rotating gobos plus spot (2 dichroic glass gobos) and 9 colors plus white. A Gobo Shake effect, Rainbow Color Scroll effect, Pulse effect and Color Strobing provide plenty of tools for visual excitement. In addition to being operated with a DMX controller, the Accu Spot 250 Hybrid can be run in Sound Active mode to built-in programs for both its discharge and LED lamps. Other features on the Accu Spot 250 Hybrid include: RDMX Remote DMX Addressing, Auto X-Y Repositioning; 360° pan/ 265° tilt; and a 4-button menu system for easy navigation. It has a beam angle of 15°, with optional 18° beam angle available (sold separately).

The Accu Spot 250 Hybrid measures 13.5″L x 14″W x 19.5″H and weighs 39 lbs. The MSRP of the Accu Spot 250 Hybrid is $1,399.95.

Accu LED MH – The 9-DMX channel Accu LED MH is a high-powered moving head with 69 sharp red, green and blue LED beams that produce an output similar to a 250W halogen lamp, at just a fraction of the power consumption — only 30W! Other advantages of its LED technology include an extremely long lamp life rated at 100,000 hours, along with cool operation that helps keep the temperature comfortable and eliminates duty cycles. The Accu LED MH can be turned on at the beginning of the evening and still be lighting the dance floor at last call!

The Accu LED MH includes Pulse and Strobe effects, as well as built-in LED programs for use in Sound Active Mode. One convenient new feature is an editing program that allows you to write lighting scenes directly into the fixture’s built-in memory using the control panel or an external DMX controller. You can easily edit individual scenes from the control board, too, and save them in the unit’s memory.

Other features of the Accu LED MH include: Auto X-Y Repositioning; 360° pan/ 265° tilt; 4-button menu system for easy navigation, and 27.5° beam angle.

The Accu LED MH measures 17″L x 23″W x 19.5″H and weighs 22 lbs. The MSRP of the Accu LED MH is $999.95.

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