USITT! Booth #1013! CHAUVET Professional! Come Say Hi!

Happy Wednesday, lighting industry! This is a special week, tomorrow (Thursday, March 19, 2015) is the opening of the 2015 USITT Conference and Stage Expo here in Cincinnati, OH!

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CHAUVET Professional is here, and we’re looking forward to seeing all of you on the USITT show floor tomorrow morning! The show floor opens at 10am, and we’re right up at the front in Booth #1013, some come on by and check out what we’re offering the Entertainment Lighting community – new technology, super performing moving head spots and washes, and an industry firstthe first LED ERS and Fresnel that can operate on both a conventional dimmer, meet the Ovation ED-190WW and Ovation FD-165WW, two of the newest developments in technology in our industry!

We’re showing off some of our other awesome products at the USITT show as well, like the ROGUE R2 Spot, our LED powerhouse moving head spot, and the ROGUE R2 Wash, our brightest LED wash in the ROGUE line. The ROGUE series is excellent for theatrical endeavors across all genres of theatrical entertainment – Opera, Dance, Theatre, Musical Theatre, and workshopped performances. ROGUE R2 Series spot and wash heads are reliable, LED powered, value-driven, and popular across all genres of entertainment, from La Traviata to Garth Brooks!

We’re very proud to bring the Ovation C-640FC LED cyc light to the USITT audience – we’ve got a top and bottom design of the excellent C-640FC cyc light on a hand-painted Ann Davis piece from Chicago, Illinois, please com on by and watch the LED wash bring the already amazing hand-painted drop to life! That’s what the C-640FC is known for – bright color mixing and a wash coverage that is every bit as good as what you can dream up, minus all the power consumption!

We’re very excited to show off our wonderful LED houselight, the Ovation H-105WW, which features Remote Device Management (RDM), multiple power configurations, and the ability to hang the unit as a pendant or sconce in your venue.

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On the focus bench with the ED-190WW and FD-165WW sits the H-105WW Houselight, the newly released MIN-E-10WW mini-ERS (the perfect complement to the ED-190WW and E-190WW LED ellipsoidals), the new COLORdash Accent Quad single-source RGBA washer, the COLORdash Par Hex 12 LED wash unit that has an amazing color configuration of RGBAWUV, and the venerable COLORado 2 Quad Zoom Tour, the perfect replacement for any conventional wash – except the COLORado 2 Quad Zoom Tour features a wide zoom range, low power consumption, an incredible field of output, and RGBWE color mixing. It’s truly an LED color washing powerhouse!

Come on by Booth #1013 this week at the USITT Conference and Stage Expo here in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Duke Energy Arena!  DeAnna Padgett, Dwight Slamp, Ben Dickmann, and Jim Hutchison will be in the booth to answer any and all questions you have about going CHAUVET Professional! We look forward to saying hi!

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COLORdash Accent Quad is HERE!

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You might know the original COLORdash Accent…  it’s an extremely popular RGB fixture that is packed into a cool-to-the-touch package with tremendous output for a little unit!

We’ve improved upon the initial design of the COLORdash Accent to include a quad-colored (RGBA) 10W LED for great punch, an OLED screen for ease-of-use, and some other excellent features we’re sure you’re gonna love.  Check it out, meet the COLORdash Accent Quad from CHAUVET Professional!

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Come Visit the CHAUVET Professional Showroom!!!

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Are you going to be in South Florida?
Are you going to be within a half-hour of Fort Lauderdale?
Are you into lighting and the lighting industry?

Come check out the CHAUVET Professional Showroom here in Sunrise, Florida!  We’ve got our Professional and DJ lines ready for prime time, any time you want to come get a view of what we have to offer the Professional, DJ, Architectural, Video, and Touring markets!

A few shots from the Showroom:

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INNOVATE Technology Showcase, Hard Rock Hotel, Tulsa, OK!

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Are you going to be at the INNOVATE 2014 Technology Showcase in Tulsa, Oklahoma next week? CHAUVET Professional’s own Eric Mueller will be there, and we’ll be showing off some pretty excellent products from our Professional line!

At the INNOVATE 2014 showcase, you’ll be seeing the following from our Professional lines of lighting:

The PVPS5 Video Wall system:
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The COLORado 2 Quad Zoom Tour and Quad Zoom VW Tour:13854129458316-COLORado-2-Quad-ZOOM-TOUR-RIGHT 13850643901622-COLORado-2-Quad-ZOOM-TOUR-VW-RIGHT

The COLORdash Batten Hex 8:
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The COLORdash Par Hex 12:
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The COLORado Batten Quad 9 Tour:
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From our Ovation line of LED ellipsoidals and fresnels, the Ovation E-190WW and Ovation F-165WW:
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The ROGUE R2 Spot and R2 Beam:
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Come see us and put your hands on some great fixtures!  We look forward to seeing you there!

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The Weekly Rig from CHAUVET Professional and TRUSST – Soul Mirrors!

It’s time for the third installment of CHAUVET Professional and Trusst‘s weekly series, The Weekly Rig!

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This week we feature a larger design that includes a scenic element of mirror-finished conical discs hanging behind the act, which in this application is an EDM-style design.  With TRUSST arcs compiled into circle lighting positions, this design is created to make the best use out of music in the electronic style!

Keep in mind that it’s always a good idea to sandbag the rear ends of any structure that has a front-heavy load.  This helps ballast the pieces and add additional safety to standing pieces on stage.

This week’s design, which we’re calling Soul Mirrors, features Trusst 1.5m and 3m arcs, 1m, 2.5m, and 3m straight sections, and Trusst 6-way corners to make the connections where needed.  On the CHAUVET Professional fixture front, Soul Mirrors features Legend 330 SR Spots, Legend 230SR Beam fixtures, Legend 412Z wash heads, the venerable COLORado Batten 144 Tour, and the bright and punchy COLORado 4 IP units.

Check it out, and please share with your fellow lighting communities!

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COLORdash HEX Series Gives You Unbelievable Color Control!

Have you seen the new COLORdash HEX series from CHAUVET Professional?

COLORdash Batten Hex 8 and COLORdash Par Hex 12 are two excellent fixtures for any rig!  COLORdash Par Hex 12 is a par-style wash fixture with 12 hex-color LEDs (RGBWAUV) and the COLORdash Batten Hex 8 is a linear wash fixture with 8 of the same series of hex-color LEDs in a solid, road-worthy body!

Whether you’re lighting for broadcast, live events, parties, tours, or theatre — the COLORdash HEX series will give you colors that you’ve only seen in your most creative dreams!  Here’s Product Manager Mike Graham talking a bit about the HEX series, check it out!

 

 

The COLORdash Batten Hex 8:

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The COLORdash Par Hex 12:

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TECH TALK, Special LDI 2013 Edition – NEW TOYS!

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 COLORdashHEX 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Q Wash 419Z LEFT

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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