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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by BillESC, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. BillESC

    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    http://www.chauvetlighting.com/flash/colorstripfinal.html

    The video uses two 38" units, here's the spec's.



    FEATURES
    4-channel DMX-512 LED linear wash light
    Blackout/static/dimmer/strobe
    Operating modes: Blackout and static / flashing colors RGB color mixing Color fade
    Static colors and RGB color mixing with or without DMX controller
    Built-in automated programs via master/slave or DMX
    Built-in sound active programs via master/slave or DMX
    ADDITIONAL FEATURES
    Linkable with COLORbank™ LED
    Additional power output for daisy chaining units together
    Master/slave mode with additional output for daisy chaining Allows for color-changing runway effect (up to 31 units)
    Sound sensitivity knob
    Low power consumption
    OPTIONAL CONTROLLERS
    COLORstrip™ Foot Controller (LED-FS1)
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Beam angle: 63° x 29°
    Field angle: 82° x 52°
    Footcandles: 105
    Lux: 1,127
    Light Source: 384 (128 red, 128 green, 128 blue) LEDs 100,000hrs
    Current draw: (peak 33W @ 120V) (inrush 25W @ 120V)
    Power: Autoswitching 100V - 240V 50/60Hz
    Weight: 4.5lbs (2kgs)
    Size: 38in x 2.5in x 6in
    965mm x 64mm x 152mm
    2-year limited warranty


    Good things are coming.....
     
  2. gafftapegreenia

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    Say what you will about Chauvet and the other "cheesy DJ effect" companies, but Chauvet has been creating some interesting products lately. I'm really interested in their VUE line of LED moonflower effects. They use red, green and blue LEDs and a high-definition fresnel lens to project the pattern created by the LED array. I wonder if they are going to take it the next step and develope the optics to allow the LED's to do colormixing, or blend them into a sharp focused beam.

    VUE III
    http://www.chauvetlighting.com/fixtures/vue3_fix.shtml
     
  3. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Wow that's pretty impressive. As Bill said, good things are coming. It's not a matter of developing new technology, it's bringing the price down so that the average user can afford it. What's the list price on one of those 38" units Bill?

    It probably doesn't out perform a Color Kinetics product but that's not the point. Just get the price down. When we can all afford them we can start comparing products based on performance.
     
  4. BillESC

    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Chauvet has recently announced a licensing agreement with Color Kinetics.

    The MAP price is $ 249.99 ;)

    They should be shipping by the end of October in limited quantities.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    $250!! That's amazing! Looks like it doesn't do white all that great, and the output's still a little low for theater (it'll get washed out by anything else that's on). But what a great first step in making an affordable LED strip light. That's cheap enough a lot of places will buy them just to play with.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Um, BillESC, I can't help but notice some omissions in your comprehensive description of the unit.

    Do the any of the initials "UL, ETL, CE," et cetera, appear on any labels on the fixture? How about "Made in ..." or "Assembled in ..."?

    Qty. and Type of Data Connector(s)? Qty. and Type of Power Connector(s)?

    I found the site http://www.chauvetlighting.com/fixtures/colorstrip_fix.shtml
    but the User Manual.pdf file is 404.

    Will these luminaires be on the exhibit floor at LDI in Orlando?

    Please don't flame me. I'm sensitive. Remember, I'm the one who bought an LED PAR-64 can for $134 from ebay. It arrived with no User Manual or any documentation whatsoever, but printed on the box are "Made in China" and "CE". "CE" is also stamped into the yoke just below the tilt knob. Below that is a 0.75" x 1.25" label, in English and German, "Before unscrewing the housing cut the mains voltage keep dry!" This fixture was for my personal use only. And performance is better than I expected!


    Just wondering; no malice of forethought intended or implied.
     
  7. SHARYNF

    SHARYNF Well-Known Member

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    A lot of the stuff on ebay is directly privately imported from China, Chauvet at least in the dj side of things is a big, well know lower end product competatively priced company, So it will have all the approvals
    Sharyn
     
  8. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Yeah Derek I know you've been hurt by your Chinese buying experience but it's Chauvet. While not exactly top of the line, they do have English speaking people design their packaging and manuals before they ship their products over seas for construction. I'm sure it will be UL and/or CE approved and on display at LDI.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Are we experiencing a time warp or something? My screen shows your post "Today at 6:48pm" and it's 5:56pm in Las Vegas. Seattle and Las Vegas used to be in the same time zone, did you move two hours east or did I move 2 hours west? I haven't seen the news, did California finally fall into the ocean? Do I now have beachfront property? Did "Climate Change" happen since noon this morning?

    I wasn't "hurt" in the least by my "Chinese ebay" purchase. My little PARcan and I are very happy, thank you. Just that many of the venues I work have fire marshalls who want to see UL stickers on electrical equipment. As I've stated before UL is the agency responsible for hair dryers having to have labels that say "Do not use while showering."

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  10. Pie4Weebl

    Pie4Weebl Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Are they really that anal in vegas that they pull out a ladder and climb up to your electric to make sure they are labeled? I'm not sure how many par 64s I've ever seen labeled, or S4's over a year old with a sticker.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    It's all part of the Metric conspiracy man. I have to keep moving. Watch your back, now you may know too much. Lock your door at night. Keep your gas tank full. They are here now, I must go. If I don't post again tell Grog "the orange penguin flies east when...
     
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    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Oh no . . . Gafftapers got it! Specification Manic Syndrome. He may never be able to shop at a mall again.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Provide One: 14" Band Saw
    1 1/2 Horse power
    Total working surface of 15"x20"
    nine spoke cast iron drive wheel for consistent smooth power
    dual bearing blade guides above and below table for maximum blade stability
    Poly-V style drive belt for maximum transfer of power to drive wheel
    built in work lamp
    built in chip blower
    Includes: T-square rip fence with resaw attachment
    Closed stand, with welded construction
    4" dust port
    Wired for 110V
    For example Powermatic PWBS-14CS

    Also include: one mobile base for the 14" Band Saw

    AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
     
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    Yes they are. Or, if they don't feel like climbing, they simply they look in the UL "White Book" to see if the product is listed. Every piece of electrical equipment installed in Clark County NV must be Listed or Field Labeled by an NRTL.

    ST
     
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    Pie4Weebl Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    wow, is this just for permanent installations which would be pretty reasonable or are temporary setups subject to the same rigorous standards?
     
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    STEVETERRY Well-Known Member

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    My experience is with permanent or semi-permanent setups in casino showrooms.

    ST
     
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    Just looked over a bunch of Altman Pars. No sign of a UL sticker other than the ac cord. My little Chauvet does have one. (Unless ChinaCo is forging them) Hummm.. Don't remember the UL sticker on any of my Pyro squibs either ;)
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Is that anything like the White Album? Do I have to buy that again? White Book, Pink Contract, Yellow Card, Black Listed. We're a colorful industry aren't we? What's the famous one that isn't, i.e. it's called the X-something, but it's actually Y. I'm not talking about Minus Green, which is Pink, either.
     

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