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4Bar style VS similar sized PARs

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Matt Vivlamore:
I am looking at buying 8 PARs to wash the band stage.  I used to have Blizzard Fab5 lights and sold all of them; now I'm looking for something of similar power for my future jobs.  My lighting rig will be simple and pre-built, as I'll set-up 2 Trees (around the speakers) in front of the band to light them up.

Are the ADJ Starbar Wash/Chauvet DJ 4BAR LT QUAD BT/Chauvet DJ 4BAR Quad RGBA systems comparable to ADJ Mega Hex Par/Chauvet SlimPAR Q6 USB par lights (4x per tree).

I would control the Lights with DMX and won't rely on the foot pedal or IR remotes.

Paul G. OBrien:

--- Quote from: Matt Vivlamore on May 10, 2021, 11:48:52 am ---I am looking at buying 8 PARs to wash the band stage.  I used to have Blizzard Fab5 lights and sold all of them; now I'm looking for something of similar power for my future jobs. 
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Why did you sell the Blizzards?

Those were 3w/color and all the others you have listed are 1w/color so none of those will have as much output.

Matt Vivlamore:

--- Quote from: Paul G. OBrien on May 10, 2021, 08:12:37 pm ---Why did you sell the Blizzards?

Those were 3w/color and all the others you have listed are 1w/color so none of those will have as much output.

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A few years back, I got out of the business and sold everything.

Jeff Lelko:
Unless you have a very specific reason for buying the 4-Bar style of units then it's individual Pars all the way.  Not only do you have more flexibility in use and placement, you also get far more options regarding the units themselves and the quality that best fits your use and budget.  Hope this helps!

Debbie Dunkley:
I agree with Jeff - in my experience, the 4 Bar type lights are cheaply made and far too dim as stage washes. IMHO the only benefit  to the style is set-up convenience and they are pre wired - of course if you really need a foot switch then that too.
Grab 4 separate well priced fixtures, attach them to a T bar and connect short DMX cables and IEC cables to each.

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