Chauvet COLORado 1 LED Wash

by Stage Directions

The COLORado 1, the latest addition to Chauvet’s line of high-power LED illumination, features a die cast aluminum body with a total of 36, one-watt red, green and blue LEDs evenly distributed to create an 11.6-degree beam angle and a 24-degree field angle. 

Chauvet Names Ford Sellers Senior Product Development Manager

by Jacob Coakley

Ford Sellers, Chauvet’s new senior product development manager
HOLLYWOOD, FL—Chauvet has appointed Ford Sellers senior product development manager for Chauvet and its sister company for architectural lighting, Iluminarc. Both are under the same parent company, Chauvet & Sons, Inc. Sellers brings more than 15 years of hands-on experience in the lighting industry. After studying lighting design at Syracuse University, he began his career installing lighting for the groundbreaking show EFX, starring Michael Crawford, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chauvet Professional COLORado 1 Tri-7 Tour

by Jacob Coakley
The Chauvet COLORado 1 Tri-7 Tour

 


The Chauvet Professional COLORado 1 Tri-7 Tour

The COLORado 1 Tri-7 from Chauvet Professional is the smaller brother to the COLORado 1 Tri Tour with half the LEDs. It is designed to be a precise, road-ready par fixture and comes with 16-bit dimming and a master dimmer.

Chauvet Professional COLORado Batten Quad-9 IP

by Jacob Coakley
Chauvet COLORado Batten Quad-9 IP

 


Chauvet Professional's COLORado Batten Quad-9 IP

The COLORado Batten Quad-9 IP is part of Chauvet Professional’s COLORado series of batten wash lights, and comes with 10-watt quad-colored LEDs, IP rating for outdoor use and 16-bit dimming . Manufacturer testing says it delivers more than 1,000 lux at 5m, so it can be used as anything from a wall washer to direct-view effect fixture for pixel mapping.

Chauvet Professional COLORdash Par Tri-18 VW

by Jacob Coakley
The Chauvet COLORdash Par Tri-18 VW

 


The Chauvet Professional COLORdash Par Tri-18 VW

The Chauvet Professional COLORdash Par Tri-18 VW is a compact, durable PAR-style wash light powered by 18 cool and warm white LEDs, for purer whites and a color temperature selection that goes from warm and inviting to crisp, cold shades. COLORdash Par Tri-18 VW is lightweight and features silent, flicker-free operation. Power linking, as well as 3- and 5-pin DMX connectors simplify connections and setup.

Chauvet Professional Épix Tile 2.0 Square-Shaped Panel

by Jacob Coakley

Chauvet Professional’s new Épix Tile 2.0 is designed to work seamlessly with the other members of the Épix 2.0 pixel-mapping LED display series. The new Épix Tile 2.0 is a square-shaped 11.8-inch-by-11.8 inch (300 x 300 mm) panel that contains 160 Tri-Color (red, green, blue) SMD LEDs with a 25mm pixel pitch. With its potential 3,290-nit output and a wide 120° viewing angle, it is designed for creating bright, bold, exciting motion graphics displays. It can be linked with the linear fixtures in the Épix 2.0 series (Épix Strip 2.0 and Épix Bar 2.0) to set up full-color pixel-mapping displays in a variety of sizes and configurations.

Chauvet Professional Ovation C-640FC

by Jacob Coakley
The Chauvet Ovation C-640FC

 


The Chauvet Professional Ovation C-640FC

The Chauvet Professional Ovation C-640FC is designed to be a replacement for halogen cyc fixtures. It comes equipped with RGBWA LEDs to create virtually any color in the gel books while consuming less power than traditional-style fixtures. It’s theatre-ready with 16-bit dimming control (of each color) as well as a master dimmer.

Chauvet Professional Perfect Solution for Mystery Plays

by Jacob Coakley
Lighting Designer Chris Ellis used Chauvet Professional LED fixtures to create “spectacular effects” for Chester’s mystery plays.

 


Lighting Designer Chris Ellis used Chauvet Professional LED fixtures to create “spectacular effects” for Chester’s mystery plays.

For 700 years, the town of Chester, England(located in Cheshire, near the border with Wales), has produced the “Chester Mystery Plays.” Recently produced every five years, the short plays bring the tales of the Bible to life for the feast of Corpus Christi. While they traditionally have been held outside, for the first time this year the plays were produced in Chester Cathedral’s nave—which unfortunately didn’t have theatrical wiring installed when it was originally built, back in 1093. In order to deliver some “spectacular effects” for the show lighting designer Chris Ellis needed a large rig that demanded little power—and to accomplish that, he turned to Chauvet Professional and their extensive arsenal of LED fixtures. He used nearly 100 fixtures, including Chauvet Professional’s Legend 230SR Beam moving yoke fixtures for the rainbow in the “Noah’s Flood” scene (powerful yet didn’t damage stone walkways in the tower) and COLORado Zoom Tour and Zoom WW Tour for color and warm tinting of the acting area. There’s a lot more info about all the other fixtures and how he achieved his looks in the story after the jump.

Chauvet Professional VIP F4 Video Panel

by Jacob Coakley
The Chauvet Professional VIP F4 Video Panel has magnetic LED modules for easy servicing.

Chauvet Professional’s new VIP F4 Video Panel is an LED video panel with a 4.8 mm pixel pitch designed for the rental and integrator market. It features cable-free magnetic LED modules and a removable control/PSU box to make the video panels fully serviceable from the front or rear. The panels can be removed easily from the front using an MT-03 tool, making it practical to install the F4 flat on a wall in permanent installations. At the same time, the ruggedly designed panels also come with road cases for touring applications. The VIP F4 video panels run Chauvet Professional’s VIP Driver 43Nova Novastar Controller. The Novastar feature takes video input and outputs it over an Ethernet control system. This allows the video wall to be mapped without a computer.