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Rob Gow

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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2013, 03:16:49 am »

Here's a quick video of some Blizzard 3NX's on a rear truss.

http://youtu.be/xgqCxFSVyts
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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 11:16:48 am »

Here's a quick video. One Fab5 per side...

http://youtu.be/dxukFgQLTbI

How many Fab5's do you have total?

Do you have any video's of them going along with a rock band hitting all the colors?
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Randall Hyde

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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 04:51:20 pm »

Blizzard Puck RGBA & Chauvet SlimPAR RGBA are your cheapest for around $100-120 each.

Spend a little more and get the "all in one blubs", the color mixing is better.  I am looking at the Blizzard Fab5 ($260 each) as my next set.  But I have also looked at Chauvet SlimPAR Quad 6 or 12 ($230/$350) and American DJ QA5X or QA12X ($250/$330).

I am going to start out with 2 Fab5 on a Lighting tree stand and pre-wire everything up so that run power and 1-2 signal cables to the tree tops.  Eventually I want to have 4 light per stand.

Pricing can get you into trouble, however.
One Blizzard Fab 5 puts out about three times as much light as a Puck RGB.  With far better color and optics.  The only arguments for the Puck RGB route are that you have to spread the light around a larger area or you only need one or two fixtures.  Otherwise, the Puck Fab5 almost always wins in my book.

Yeah, if you want eight fixtures (four per side in a typical "band" arrangement), and the venue is *very* dim, Puck RGB units will work.

The only other advantage I can think of concerning 3x Puck RGB vs 1x Puck Fab5 is the fact that the Fab 5 fixtures are *very* bright. So much so that they are painful to stare into at full power.  If your fixtures have to be *near* the performers, you might find that the Puck RGB units will be more comfortable.

Note that you can substitute *any* <$100 LED fixture in place of "Puck RGB" in this argument.
Cheers,
Randy Hyde
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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 12:06:17 pm »

Hey Randell, Are you saying the individual colors are 3x brighter between the Fab5 & PuckRGB lights?  or is it "ALL LEDs ON" is 3x brighter?

I like the Fab5 because it has Amber and White.  I use the Amber to brighten up the faces on the wedding band.  If I was working with just a bar band, then I would get the PUCK RGB & RGBA.
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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 08:51:32 pm »

Hey Randell, Are you saying the individual colors are 3x brighter between the Fab5 & PuckRGB lights?  or is it "ALL LEDs ON" is 3x brighter?

I like the Fab5 because it has Amber and White.  I use the Amber to brighten up the faces on the wedding band.  If I was working with just a bar band, then I would get the PUCK RGB & RGBA.

All lights on in all cases.
However, keep in mind that the lux output varies by color.
Cheers,
Randy Hyde
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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2013, 06:37:30 pm »

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Rob Gow

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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2013, 07:09:00 pm »

How many Fab5's do you have total?

Do you have any video's of them going along with a rock band hitting all the colors?

I have four Fab5's but I have 4 more on the way!
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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2013, 04:25:18 pm »

Couple more quick videos of a 3NX setup...

http://youtu.be/i4O2c9IYhG0

http://youtu.be/s4PmMbfBEC0

http://youtu.be/lxY54SLrqtY

Rob - your DMX lights look awesome, nice job!
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Rob Gow

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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2013, 02:42:06 pm »

Rob - your DMX lights look awesome, nice job!

Thanks! I'm really happy with the setup. I wanted to keep things simple. I want to get some Chauvet Spot Duos, but I'm almost thinking it might clutter up the nice clean minimal look I have going on. I really liked how it turned out. The ceiling is SO low on this stage (mainly an air duct that is just in the wrong place) that's why the middle lights are up higher, to give the drummer some clearance.

And I'm really not a light guy. At least I wasn't. A year ago I didn't know a DMX address from a hole in the ground. But I'm definitely getting better!!

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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2013, 01:33:40 pm »

How many Fab5's do you have total?

Do you have any video's of them going along with a rock band hitting all the colors?

Here's a video with 1 fab5 per side. I'm working on a mountain system to mount a small T-Bar which will let me put 2 Fab5'a per side...

http://youtu.be/tsw9GY9E6Ms

http://youtu.be/OHZ9YYAWh7o
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Re: LED lighting- What should I get?
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