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Tony Wright

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Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« on: July 03, 2017, 12:30:28 pm »

I work at a municipal facility, much like a civic event and meeting room facility in your town.  (My day job and several week ends and evenings as required...)

The boss purchased several Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour.  These were bought for a project that is not being supported any longer.  Thus, my boss would like to move them into our theater for the Cyc lighting.  The problem is they do not cover the width of the cyc.  Thus we need at least one more.  As luck and budget ran out, we were unable to order the extra fixture that FY and we suffer from the ups and downs of government budget in the Oklahoma economic roller coaster based on profitable years of the taxes from the oil industry.  (sigh)

It has been a few years that this project has been in limbo.  We now believe we will be able to complete this project later this summer.

The problem is Chauvet has discontinued the Colorado Batten 144 Tour.

I have two questions...

1)  Does anyone know of a dealer with NOS fixtures that I could contact?

Background for question 2:

Apparently the Chauvet Colorado Batten 72 Tour is in current production.

2)  Does anyone know if the Colorado Batten 72 Tour is simply "half" of a 144?

Yes I called Chauvet.  They could not give me an answer since those people are "out of the office".

Tony Wright
Tech Services
Stillwater Community Center
City of Stillwater OK
communitycenter@stillwater.org
405.533.8433

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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 12:37:58 pm »

Keep in mind that depending on usage a new old stock fixture won't match the existing due to led lamp life.  How much depends on the usage and hours  on the emitter.  It may be noticeable it may not.

We have a spare led cyc fixture and the first time we used it we noticed that it's colors were different.  We now rotate the fixtures to keep the burn even.  Food for thought.


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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 02:05:46 pm »

Tony - Have you already tried finding an NOS piece with internet searches and such?  I'll be happy to contact the Chauvet Rep for this area to see if he can find one, if that'll help you. 
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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 01:36:41 am »

Tom:  First, I bleed Orange and Black, but I am never too proud to accept help from a Sooner.

I called Chauvet Sales and did not get much help or sympathy.  If you know the local/regional guy, by all means, I am sure my boss would seriously appreciate it.

If your contact gets us the light my boss wants...I would gladly buy you a burger at Eskimo Joe's OR have Joe's send you the number 2 most collected tshirt in the nation...in orange and black.  Sorry, I think they are out of crimson and cream.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 01:52:39 am »

Cailen, I appreciate your concern, but these lights have less than 20 hours use, stored in climate controlled area of our facility.  Granted they are a couple of years old and likely come from a different production run.  But what else do we do at this point?  One option might be to buy two new Batten 72 Tour still in production.  We at least might have the option of returning, which I doubt we could do on a NOS or used item.
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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 08:48:19 am »

Tom:  First, I bleed Orange and Black, but I am never too proud to accept help from a Sooner.

I called Chauvet Sales and did not get much help or sympathy.  If you know the local/regional guy, by all means, I am sure my boss would seriously appreciate it.

If your contact gets us the light my boss wants...I would gladly buy you a burger at Eskimo Joe's OR have Joe's send you the number 2 most collected tshirt in the nation...in orange and black.  Sorry, I think they are out of crimson and cream.
EJ's swag, huh?  You got yourself a deal as long as I get to pick the color, lol! 

I'll drop him a line and see what happens.
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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 09:49:37 am »

Cine Services in St. Louis had a demo unit, I believe. Not sure if they sold it or not.
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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2017, 12:39:06 am »

Josh:  Thanks for the information.  I have already forwarded that to my boss.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 10:18:18 am »

Cailen, I appreciate your concern, but these lights have less than 20 hours use, stored in climate controlled area of our facility.  Granted they are a couple of years old and likely come from a different production run.  But what else do we do at this point?  One option might be to buy two new Batten 72 Tour still in production.  We at least might have the option of returning, which I doubt we could do on a NOS or used item.

Nah with that little usage you will be fine.  If they had thousands of hours it would be worth a conversation.


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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 11:47:05 am »

Thanks for all the help.  The boss decided to spend the money before the money was pulled from our budget like last year.

He purchased two of the Colorado Batten 72 Tour.  And so we are moving forward....and I am OK with that.  He also purchased some components to repair a couple of speaker cabinets and a replacement for a dead amp.  He also picked up a six pack of Blizzard HotBox5.  (Our first Blizzard products.)
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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 12:18:04 pm »

Thanks for all the help.  The boss decided to spend the money before the money was pulled from our budget like last year.

He purchased two of the Colorado Batten 72 Tour.  And so we are moving forward....and I am OK with that.  He also purchased some components to repair a couple of speaker cabinets and a replacement for a dead amp.  He also picked up a six pack of Blizzard HotBox5.  (Our first Blizzard products.)
Glad you got something worked out, I came up empty. 
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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 12:33:44 pm »

Tom:  Thanks for trying to help.  It was appreciated.

Tony
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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2017, 11:27:39 am »

Tom:  Thanks for trying to help.  It was appreciated.

Tony
No prob, happy to help! 

In the meantime, this post gives you another opportunity to gaze upon the wondrous interlocking "OU" in my avatar pic.   :D
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Re: Searching for Chauvet Colorado Batten 144 Tour
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2017, 01:20:27 pm »

was going to say there's a few available on gearsource:
https://www.gearsource.com/catalog/listing/104841

but congrats on finding them already!
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