Opti 30 RGB I was looking for something small, cost efficient, and not a power hog for up lighting for a black tie party I am doing next week. So I was looking through Elation's new catalog, and this caught my eye. It is very small, about the 1/3 of the size of a Source Four Par on a base. Despite its size however, I was very impressed with its ability to throw light for the purpose of up lighting. The LED's aren't as powerful as a Source Four lamped at 575w, but they are more powerful then say a 90w or 150w par 36. It also only uses about 20w, much less then a par 36 and a 575w HPL. The next great thing about this light is its cost. 12 1w LED's for a list price of $399.95, which can be had for $300. Thanks to the cost, I can afford to rent them out a few dollars more then a S4 Par on a base and still make some money. There is also no upkeep cost, and the unit feels solid. It comes with the hanging/floor bracket attached right out of the box as well a gel frame. So no need to go buy more accessories for the light, because it comes with them. I will probably never hang them, so any need for clamps and safeties. Another great thing about this light is it has great internal programs. The Design LED 36 internal programs are horrible compared to this light. Also, no dip switches, it’s a menu, up, and down button and a small LCD screen. The programs have different menus. There is a menu for each of the channel modes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 7. Then you have internal programs: sound; 35 different solid colors; 3 different white pulses 1 color scroll and 2 color bumps; the next menu controls the speed of the last menu, 15 different speeds total. All and all, it’s a great light. No heat, powerful, low cost, easy menus, nice internal programs. It will be great for what I need it for, up lighting at corperate events. This is the direction LED lighting needs to go to become more mainstream. For the cost, I would say it is a much better then the bigger Opti RGB and the Design LED 36. They still have there place however when you need more power. I wouldn't try using these as wash lights, just not that powerful. I will post some pictures soon.