Our Favorite Shots from LDI 2014

We had a busy show, a packed booth each day, and lots of light!  Check out some great shots of the CHAUVET Professional Booth at LDI 2014, and thank you to all who came to Vegas to see what we had to offer!


NXT-1 units in action!


the CHAUVET Professional booth, lighting design by Jim Hutchison


H-105WW, the LED Houselight with RDM!


CHAUVET Professional’s Jim Hutchison, the magical Susan Rose, the one and only Berenice Chauvet, and everyone knows Joe Fucini!


we’re talking to YOU!


This is Allan Reiss from CHAUVET DJ. We just love Allan though, keep smiling!


Doug Sutherland and Jessica Taylor-Smith in the booth!


Checking out the new ED-190WW and FD-165WW from the Ovation Family!


Ovation ED and FD!


the ceiling diamonds, Nexus 7×7 and Nexus 5×5!


Iluminarc — sense, sight, soul!


The booth, in all its pixel-mapping glory!


Pixel mapping!


Nexus 4x4s in action!


Red ceiling!


Blue ceiling!


Getting ready for show time!





The ROGUE RH1 Hybrid!




Thanks for the incredible show, everyone!  You made it great for us!


CHAUVET Professional Candids at #LDI2014!

As hard as we work, we also like to have fun while we’re working!  Otherwise, what’s the point?!  Check out some non-glamour shots of us doing the 2014 LDI Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We loved seeing all of you there and packing our booth full for three straight days — we love making the lights you love!

Click on any of these images below and your screen will transform into the magic photo lightbox that makes the photos larger!  :)


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 Lightinghttp://kineticlighting.com/rogue-r2-spot-rental-inventory/

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:  http://www.churchproduction.com/story/main/chauvet-professional-rogue-r2-spot

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!


LDI 2013 Photos and Video – CHAUVET Professional Booth, In Motion!

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!


The lovely Berenice Chauvet with lighting design superstars Patrick Woodroofe (L) and Patrick Dierson (R)

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CHAUVET® Professional: Imposing Presence at LDI 2012

Sharp beams, suspended truss and mesmerizing video displays acted like a magnet for hundreds of attendees who visited all three booths of CHAUVET® Professional at LDI 2012. Featuring a dominant middle section flanked by two smaller stands, the show carried the creative touch of an amazing team: Lighting Designer Seth Jackson, Co-lighting Designer Nathan W. Scheuer, Programmer Nate Alves, Project Manager Jack Rushen and of the entire CHAUVET® Professional team.

Three helixes added to the dramatic height, one placed at the center of the main booth and two suspended above the secondary CHAUVET® Professional stands. Designed by Jackson and Scheuer, these truss structures acted as unifying elements for all three areas. “The idea was to have a unique shape tying all three booths together,” Jackson said. Each helix was made of curved trussing, carrying three CHAUVET® Professional EPIX™ Strip fixtures placed end-to-end, next to CHAUVET® Professional Legend™ 412 and CHAUVET® Professional Legend™ 412 VW pixel-mapping moving yokes, CHAUVET® Professional Ovation™ F-165WW Fresnel-style luminaires, CHAUVET® Professional Ovation™ E-190WW ellipsoidal-style spot lights, and CHAUVET® Professional COLORado™ 1-Quad Tour wash lights as truss warmers.

“We were asked to unify all of Chauvet’s booths in an elegant manner while fully displaying the versatility and ability of each product,” Scheuer said. “In a show like LDI, where everything has seemingly been tried once, Seth and I wanted something that was simple, as to not distract from the products themselves, but was also intriguing and enticing at any distance.”

At 30-feet in height, the center booth was loaded with CHAUVET® Professional Nexus™ 4×4 eye-candy LED wash lights that stole the show.

“I find the Nexus™ 4×4 to be amazing: the flexibility, the unique look,” Jackson said. “I haven’t seen a product on this floor show that resembles these fixtures. And they’re so easy to address!”

Additionally, CHAUVET® Professional PVP™ S5 and CHAUVET® Professional PVP™ S7 high-resolution video panels, CHAUVET® Professional MVP™ Ta8 Curve modular video panels, CHAUVET® Professional Xeno™ 2500 high-impact strobe lights and CHAUVET® Professional Q-Wash™ 436Z-LED wash lights. CHAUVET® Professional Legend™ 230SR Beam moving head fixtures cut through the air with punchy bright beams from an ACS™, Autonomous Cart System, incorporated into the booth. Parasol Systems of Canada and CHAUVET® Professional partnered to display ACS™, built of independent, motorized and programmable carts that move fixtures on specially designed tracks. ACS™ held eight Legend™ 230SR Beam lights, which were an integral part of the show.

“Once we found out that Parasol Systems was involved, we added the system into the integration,” Jackson said. “It brings great energy because of the motion and there is nothing else in any other booth like it.”

The team programmed 145 cues over 12 minutes for an amazing show, also using wireless DMX. “I definitely think we’re playing with some geometries that no done else is using,” said Programmer Nate Alves. “We had to work with more open, exposed space, and because of that I think we showed the products more than everyone else.”

Some of the challenges the team faced while building the booths were the limitations of the space and trying to fit power, storage, the products all in the allotted footprint of the venue. “However, the most challenging thing from a design aspect was making sure that we were truly showing off Chauvet’s diverse product line while being original,” Scheuer said. “LDI is a visually striking and overwhelming stage to be on, and the desire to bring something new and innovative was the driving force behind our decisions.”

CHAUVET® Professional fixtures displayed:
COLORado™ 1-Quad Tour
COLORado™ 4 IP
COLORdash™ Batten Quad-6
COLORdash™ Par-Quad 7
COLORdash™ Par-Quad 18
EPIX™ Strip
Legend™ 230SR Beam
Legend™ 412
Legend™ 412 VW
MVP™ Ta8 Curve
Nexus™ 4×4

Q-Spot™ 360-LED
Q-Spot™ 460-LED
Q-Wash™ 436Z-LED
Ovation™ F-165WW
Ovation™ E-190WW
Ovation™ C-1280FC
Xeno™ 2500

ILUMINARC® fixtures displayed:
Ilumipanel 40 IP
Ilumiline 21g2 IP
Ilumipod 18g2 IP

Additionally shown, in all three booths, were TRUSST® products.


LDI 2012: Booth building

Hot behind-the-scenes action. Photos of our awesome team working on four striking Chauvet booths at LDI 2012: 2263, 2056, 2357 and 2351. All four brands will be shown: CHAUVET® DJ, CHAUVET® Professional, TRUSST® and ILUMINARC®. We look forward to seeing you at the show!


LD Interview: Take 5 with Scott Chmielewski, pt. 2

CHAUVET® Professional interviewed Scott Chmielewski, president of Digital Media Designs and experienced lighting designer who has been involved in various projects including the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and our own award-winning booth at LDI 2011. Click here to see part 1 of the interview. And watch part two: