Rogue R2 Spot Splashes Light at Pool Party in Budapest

Eight Rogue R2 Spot moving head fixtures spiced up a couple of pool parties at Széchenyi Bath in Budapest. The fixtures were supplied by Hungarian distributor Pako, via the rental company Bluestar DJ Backline. 2014 Parnelli Award nominee for Indispensable Technology in the lighting category, Rogue R2 Spot is a class leader in LED automated spots, combining incredible value with professional quality engineering. This fixture impresses with a powerful 240-watt LED light engine that drives a bright, crisp spotand a beautifully flat, even field. See it in action in the images below:








Ovation Offers LED Fixtures That Operate on Incandescent Dimmers!

An incredible milestone that CHAUVET Professional is bringing to market — the Ovation LED series that has garnered public favor over the last year now offers a model that will run on incandescent dimming OR a DMX signal.  Check out the release!



SUNRISE, FL – This year’s LDI show will see the introduction of two products from CHAUVET Professional that resolve a dilemma which has historically confronted end-users who wanted to add dimmable LED fixtures to their existing lighting systems. The new Ovation ED-190WW ellipsoidal and the Ovation FD-165WW Fresnel feature built-in power supply technology that allows them to run off traditional dimming and DMX systems interchangeably, so they can work smoothly with the dimmable incandescent fixtures already on a theater, church, production company or school’s rig.

By seamlessly blending LED and incandescent dimming, the new Ovation products allow energy and cost efficient LED fixtures to be added “unit by unit” to existing lighting systems. “In the past adding dimmable LED fixtures created something of a dilemma for many end-users,” said Albert Chauvet, president of Chauvet. “They wanted all of the savings benefits associated with LED fixtures, but they couldn’t run these lights on the same dimming system as their incandescent fixtures without investing in new infrastructure.”

The new Ovation fixtures solve this dilemma by working with SCR, IGTB, rheostat, and thryristor dimmers to support both LED and incandescent dimming formats. Each of the new fixtures has a built-in auto-sensor that determines which type of power the unit is receiving and instantly adjusts without requiring any action on the end-user’s part.

“Our new fixtures give end-users the capability of running off constant power and DMX, or connecting directly to their current incandescent dimming system,” said Ben Dickmann, Ovation Product Manager for CHAUVET Professional. “Every high school, college and community theatre, every church and anyone else who’s had a couple of hundred dimmers that they just put in a couple years ago can now relax — because they can retrofit to LED without having to run a whole new infrastructure. They can still use their existing dimming systems that they have now and it will work perfectly with their new LED Ovation products.”

CHAUVET Professional has been working on the new LED/incandescent dimming technology found in the new Ovation fixtures for two years. The fixtures combine new power supply technology with special software to allow full range LED dimming on incandescent and DMX systems interchangeably.

“We had the ED-190WW on the dimmer running right next to a tungsten fixture, and our LED fixture was smoother and more responsive, even at the trailing edge of a 30-second fade out. It’s the combination of the power supply technology and our own internal software that creates this capability,” said Dickmann. “CHAUVET Professional is targeting the pool of end-users who are comfortable with their existing systems and may not be experts at dealing with DMX systems and addressing, but want an LED fixture that they can simply plug into their existing system and achieve impressive results. This should definitely make it easier for more theaters, schools and churches to discover the benefits of LED dimming without making wholesale changes to their existing incandescent rigs.”


The ROGUE Series is Getting Wash Units! Welcome the R1 and R2 Wash!

When it debuted at PLASA 2014 this month, CHAUVET Professional’s Rogue Series rocked the industry’s notions of value, delivering upscale performance and features that were unheard of in LED moving head spot/beam fixtures at its price point.  Now we’re doing the same for wash lights, adding two new RGBW colorwash moving heads to this trailblazing series: Rogue R1 Wash and Rogue R2 Wash.

Check it out in this month’s Lighting Insights!



Water and Light at H2Hombre: Brave the Elements!

“To say that nothing anywhere is quite like the H2Hombre: Brave The Elements show is as obvious as stating that New Year’s Eve at Times Square is not just another night in the city.  A mind-tingling fusion of sights and sounds, the event is part theater, part water park and part music festival with state of the art projection screens, 3D video mapping, monstrous inflatables and epic battles between heroes and mythical beasts that actively engage the audience.”

Check it out in this month’s Lighting Insights!





Darien Koop – Pentatonix and Pixel Mapping, in Lighting Insights!


Darko Visual Design’s Darien Koop caught our attention when he pixel mapped a collection of COLORado Batten 72 Tour fixtures to create piano keys for the popular Pentatonix tour.  The end result blew us away, so we asked Koop to share some of his thoughts on pixel mapping with us. As excited as we are about pixel mapping, our interview with this dynamic LD left us even more psyched!

Check it out, in this month’s Lighting Insights!



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Help Nominate ROGUE R2 Spot for the 2014 Parnelli IT Awards!

Happy Wednesday, lighting industry!!!

We here at CHAUVET Professional are asking for your help — as you know, CHAUVET Professional’s Nexus 4×4 panel was nominated and awarded the 2013 Parnelli Indispensible Technology Award last year, and we’re at it again this time with a new, popular, and robust fixture — the ROGUE R2 Spot!

We’re asking your help — please nominate the ROGUE R2 Spot for this year’s Parnelli Awards, located here:
The form is easy and simple, anyone can vote!  Click the form to be transported to the voting site!


Here’s what the pros are saying about the Rogue R2 Spot:

“….after doing a shootout in our facility with products from leading manufactures… The R2 was the brightest of the bunch, by a long shot. … This is the kind of fixture you want to rent-Bright, small, lightweight and no lamp to replace.”

Kinetic Lighting

When you first fire up this fixture, you immediately notice how bright it is-and how flat the field of the light beam is… The beam has the same brightness from the center to outside of the beam- and it’s the same color…There isn’t any brown banding… just bright white.’’

LD Gregg Persinger, Church Productions Magazine Review:

They are extremely versatileThe brightness of the beam and the crispness of the focus make this fixture extremely useful for running any gobo effects as well.”

Justin Bell, AV Manager, Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel

 “The Rogue R2 Spot especially stood out. This is the first time I’ve used an LED spot and actually forgotten it wasn’t a discharge source…great  colours, optics and features too.”

LD Dave Kyle, 2014 BPM/ Pro show arena Designer, Birmingham, UK

From KINETIC Lighting:


We look forward to your help, and we’ll keep making awesome light!  We hope this finds each and every one of you having an outstanding day!  Click HERE to vote!


Kinetic Lighting Rocks the ROGUE R2 Spot!

We’re so glad to hear that ROGUE R2 Spot is out there workin’ for the weekend!

Kinetic Lighting in Glendale, CA has replaced their Mac 250 Entours with the ROGUE R2 Spot from CHAUVET Professional!  Check out the whole post here.


Awesome!  Is your production company using ROGUE fixtures?  We want to know!