Light Emitting Diodes (“LED”) lighting has quickly become a mainstay for DJs. Some benefits of going “Green” with LED lighting, from the keypad of Ambient DJ Gregg Hollmann…
Rich and Vibrant Colors
Today’s fixtures come in many shapes and sizes ranging from can style (e.g., Chauvet LED Rain par cans), slim par can style (e.g., the Puck by Blizzard Lighting or Chauvet Slimpar 56) and bar style (e.g., Chauvet COLORstrip). The color saturation and brightness of these fixtures are amazing and can be used as effect lighting for your dance floor, wash lighting or perhaps for uplighting. Have a theme color for your event? With color mixing, the exact color you want can be mixed with stunning detail and clarity.
Small and Lightweight Fixtures
In years past, lighting fixtures were often heavy and cumbersome. In addition, they were power hogs and ran extremely hot (particularly dangerous when small children are running around and drawn to lighting like moths to a flame!). The LED revolution has made the mobile professional’s job easier and safer. Mobile professionals love small and lightweight as our trade requires us to store, move, set up and take down gear frequently. Our clients trust us to bring the party to them, and these wonderful tools allow us have a huge impact, while still remaining mobile. Regarding temperature, LED lights do not generate any noticeable heat, and never require cool-down periods.
Power linking is the ability to power one fixture from another using a power link cord. Using the power link cord from one fixture, you then daisy chain other fixtures down the line in the same manner. Most fixtures allow up to 31 additional fixtures to be linked this way, giving greater flexibility to the operator who no longer has to use long extension cable runs to areas lacking a readily available power outlet.