We’re so glad to announce that our award-winning Nexus 4×4 was featured on the Dallas Cowboys/Oakland Raiders Thanksgiving Game Halftime Show this year on November 28, 2013! Selena Gomez was the headliner, and the 19-minute extended show was a hit!
Happy Tuesday, lighting industry!
We’ve got lots of cool photos and video to share of this year’s LDI 2013 booth! The theme was In Motion — the lighting design and structure was conceived by CHAUVET Professional’s lighting designer and Education manager Jim Hutchison, with the video and audio content created and mastered by Chauvet’s Video Director Todd Murray. Check out the video below of the light art piece itself, and some excellent photos from Chauvet’s own Stephane Gressier below!
We were so glad to see you all this year, and we look forward to next year’s show in Las Vegas!
Check out some great photos by Chauvet’s Stephane Gressier — all rights reserved!
HAPPY FRIDAY, lighting industry!
If you remember a dark moment in our history, September 11, 2001 — a time when Americans came together to help each other en masse, and for several months after the horrific attack on America, we banded together as brothers and sisters and took care of each other.
Several days after the attack in New York City, a concert performance was broadcast on national television called “America: A Tribute to Heroes” which featured some absolutely amazing cuts of bands playing excellent music for the people who were hurt or killed on 9/11. One of those amazing versions was Billy Joel playing “New York State of Mind.” Here’s that cut to start your Friday, it’s a truly beautiful piece of music captured in a moment in time in our history. Happy Friday, and ENJOY!
An added bonus cut of this tune:
Later in October 2001, another televised show took place, on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. Here’s the cut from that show, another marvelous moment captured in time in response to a terrible tragedy.
Start around 5 minutes in if you don’t like “Miami 2017,: which is impossible!
We here at CHAUVET Professional have been working hard to bring you new toys to check out at LDI. While some things were previewed at PLASA last month in England, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a little teaser to what you will see at our booth, #1141.
This year at LDI, CHAUVET is bringing you some very cool new items. Two new LEGEND™ lights that will blow your mind, two strobe lights called STRIKE™ that will be sure to hypnotize you, a new Q-Wash™ that has not only huge output, but an awesome zoom range as well, and a long awaited addition to the OVATION™ line that will make your cyc glow with your favorite colors. Oh, but wait, there is more…. We are also introducing the COLORdash™ HEX fixtures as well as two new additions to the NEXUS™ series, we are even beefing up our tried and tested COLORado™ series. We are even introducing a new hazer. Indeed, toys galore.
First off, the LEGEND 412Z will be making its US debut after being a major hit at PLASA in the UK a few weeks ago. Offering blazing fast pan and tilt speed, twelve 10 W quad color LEDs with quadrant control, and a zoom range that will make your eyes explode, this light is destined to make designers smile from ear to ear. Applications for this light will range from eye candy effects to the most subtle wash coverage applications. A truly versatile light.
Next up is the LEGEND 330SR Spot. This fixture is making its first appearance at LDI this year. Utilizing the Osram Sirius 330 lamp, this light is designed to have massive output appeal. CMY color mixing that can create anything from a stunning red, to a grass green, to a deep blue, it will make even the most discerning of lighting designers happy. Combining that with a fantastic zoom angle and two gobo wheels, a color wheel, iris, and frost, the looks that can be created are only limited by your imagination. Very responsive pan and tilt movement will make sure that you hit the mark even when your talent can’t.
Onward, we will be offering two new strobe lights in a whole new category for CHAUVET called STRIKE. In the STRIKE line we have the STRIKE 324, an LED par style strobe offering eight rings of individual control as well as the STRIKE 882, an LED panel offering six zones of control. Both of these fixtures have one major thing in common, they are blazingly bright. If you don’t believe me, stop by the booth and I will be happy to show you. I strongly suggest sunglasses.
Although this light has been shipping for a few weeks, the Q-Wash 419Z is making its first appearance at LDI after hitting the stage at PLASA. The Q-Wash 419Z offers nineteen 15 W LEDs with segment control and zoom. Designed with the stage and studio world in mind, not only is this fixture quiet, but also offers 16 bit dimming of both the master dimmer, as well each individual color. Overall, this light is a great addition to the already very successful Q-Series of products.
We launched OVATION at LDI last year and have had a stunning year of success with it so far. The OVATION E-190WW LED ellipsoidal won the New Product Award for Technology at WFX this year against some very stiff competition and the F-165WW as well as the F-95WW have also been successful in their own rights. At INFOCOMM this year, we premiered the OVATION C-640FC. This five colored LED cyc light leaves the competition in the dust. Offering two independently adjustable heads and a virtual color wheel (VCW) that includes many of your favorite gel colors pre-calibrated based on a 3200K degree light source, this fixture is sure to please. Compact in size and huge on output, this fixture will make the LED skeptics heads turn.
Bringing in even more innovation, we have the COLORdash Hex fixtures. Starting off, the COLORdash Par Hex 12 – not only is it bright, but offers something different from other LED par fixtures on the market. Red, green, blue, white, amber, and, wait for it….UV! Trust me when I tell you, having UV light in combination with any one color will give you mind blowing results, (you have to see red and UV combined, it is breath taking) but seeing multi-color combinations will leave you speechless. Combine all of this with 16 bit dimming control and fan free operation and you have a hit on your hands. Complementing the par. We are also launching the COLORdash Batten Hex 8. The batten offers all of the coolness that we packed into the par, but in a linear format. And what would a batten be without individual pixel control? How about if we added in 16 bit dimming into individual pixel control? Wonder no more, because you can see it in person at our booth.
Last year at LDI, we introduced the 2013 Parnelli Award nominated NEXUS 4×4 and tipped the industry on its ear. Since then, we have launched the NEXUS 4×1 and NEXUS 2×2. This year, we intend to outdo ourselves by introducing two more NEXUS products, the NEXUS AQ 5×5 and the NEXUS AW 7×7. The NEXUS AQ 5×5 is a matrix of 25 quad color RGBW LEDs that are controllable with DMX, ArtNet, and KlingNet. The NEXUS AW 7×7 is a matrix of 49 warm white LEDS, that again, are controllable by the same triple threat as the rest of the NEXUS series. Both of these new products also feature load rated coffin locks for vertical linking, and very cool horizontal linking system for easy pixel alignment.
The COLORado series is gaining two new members of the family. The COLORado 2 Quad Zoom Tour and COLORado 2 Quad Zoom VW Tour. The COLORado 2 Quad Zoom Tour offers fourteen 15 W quad color RGBW LEDs and a huge zoom range as well as an even field of light distribution, the COLORado 2 Quad Zoom VW Tour offers fourteen 15W Variable White LEDS that can be tuned from 2,700 K to 10,000 K and offers the same zoom and light distribution as the RGBW version. Both fixtures also offer 16 bit dimming and the signature COLORado tough body that this series is known for.
But you need a way to see all of these effects in the air. Not to worry, CHAUVET proudly presents the AmHaze II. The AmHaze II gives you all of the haze output that would expect in a professional hazer, and will also work with a wide variety of haze fluids. Compact in size, the AmHaze II can fit into small spaces or be suspended utilizing it’s built in M13 threaded insert (perfect fit for our CLP 15 clamp). We will be using a few of these hazers in our booth at the show, While you are checking out all of the collective stunningness of the light show, take a moment to appreciate the atmospherics as well.
So, stop by the booth and at the very least say hi. I will be easy to spot. I will be the one wearing the grey CHAUVET shirt with a big smile on my face. Jim Hutchison from JimOnLight.com has also come on board with CHAUVET Professional; he’s leading our Social Media, Blogging, and Customer Outreach. He and his very bald head will be at the LDI booth, so come by, chat us up, and snap a picture!
I also want to also say thank you to all of you out there who have supported CHAUVET and CHAUVET Professional over the years. Without all of your feedback and comments, we could not have been able to create all of these new and amazing products, nor would we be where we are today. As I enter my sixth year at CHAUVET, I thank you all for your continued support.
Happy Wednesday, lighting lovers!
It’s been a busy week of getting ready for the big 2013 LDI Show in Las Vegas — we’ll be in Booth #1141 with CHAUVET Professional, and we’re excited to show off our new wares and a fun light show! Are you coming to LDI this year? Drop us a comment, say hi!
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HAPPY MONDAY, lighting industry! It’s another one of those days that you’re either A) back in the office, B) off of work today because most Theatres are dark on Mondays, or C) you’re on the road so it doesn’t really matter whether it’s Monday or Friday!
Big news over the weekend — in Lachine, Quebec, a wind storm created a power outtage that sparked (no pun intended) a massive fireball, crippling a hundred thousand Quebec power customers on Friday. Youtuber Huw Griffiths captured this massive fireball on video, nearly scaring himself ridiculous. Check this thing out, it is absolutely ghastly!