LED RGBW PAR 64 Drop-in

almorton

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If it's a fixture for installation, where it's not going to get rigged and derigged on a regular, frequent basis, then I don't think RJ45 is a problem. A general purpose fixture, you might get failures, true. I get the impression from the blurb that the Primo fixtures are primarily intended for places like house lights or fixed accenting, rather than a rock'n'roll touring rig.
 

John Palmer

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They are sending me a fixture to demo, so I will report back once I have played with it.
The RJ45 doesn't worry me too much. Luckily, the fixtures wouldn't have a rough life and the swap out cycle on the connection wouldn't be extreme.
I also have a metric boat load of PAR 56s. So, if they don't work for one thing, they may work for another.
I appreciate you taking the time to look at the info and get back to me.
Take care,
John
 

TimMc

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Premium Member
Beware RJ45s on a fixture.
And beware the Ides of March.

If there is a lot of connector insertion/removal anticipated, do what the video camera folks do: Install short jumpers with a mating connector. Patch to the jumper, and when its contacts get flaky and intermittent, you replace the jumper rather than sending the fixture out for connector replacement.

RJ45 have a rated lifetime of 1300 insertion cycles.
 

John Palmer

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Here are some initial impressions.
The fixture is bright enough to compare to a 1kW PAR 64 MFL.
The blue is a deep blue LED. The White is a warm white. The pastels and skin tones are good.
In full color mode, the color range seemed quite good with control of the lime LED.
It does seem have a lot of flare out of the can. So, I am concerned how it will work from a rear truss with spill into the audience.
There is a Bluetooth Low Energy (?) device that can be connected. I haven't gotten the BLE terminal ap to work yet, but their ap with RGBW control will allow you to set the address from the ap.
I am going to hang my demo on the truss and shoot it out versus some NSP and MFL PARs from trim height.
I'll let you know more after that trial.
Take care,
John
 

DaveySimps

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CB Mods
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Here are some initial impressions.
The fixture is bright enough to compare to a 1kW PAR 64 MFL.
The blue is a deep blue LED. The White is a warm white. The pastels and skin tones are good.
In full color mode, the color range seemed quite good with control of the lime LED.
It does seem have a lot of flare out of the can. So, I am concerned how it will work from a rear truss with spill into the audience.
There is a Bluetooth Low Energy (?) device that can be connected. I haven't gotten the BLE terminal ap to work yet, but their ap with RGBW control will allow you to set the address from the ap.
I am going to hang my demo on the truss and shoot it out versus some NSP and MFL PARs from trim height.
I'll let you know more after that trial.
Take care,
John
Thanks for the review. Keep us posted. I think I might want to order a demo and do some comparison as well. Did they indicate any general pricing for a Primo?

~Dave
 

John Palmer

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List price is $399 with discounts for quantity orders is what I have been told. No info on how much a quantity to get a discount would be.
John
 

Craig Hauber

Active Member
And beware the Ides of March.

If there is a lot of connector insertion/removal anticipated, do what the video camera folks do: Install short jumpers with a mating connector. Patch to the jumper, and when its contacts get flaky and intermittent, you replace the jumper rather than sending the fixture out for connector replacement.

RJ45 have a rated lifetime of 1300 insertion cycles.
The web page and the cut-sheet both state an "XLR option" -whether that's just a provided RJ45 to XLR pigtail or an actual jack is probably worth inquiring about.
 

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