Chauvet adds PAR-style COLORado to LED wash light portfolio

March 20, 2014
SUNRISE, Fla. -- CHAUVET Professional welcomes two new PAR-style fixtures to its popular COLORado family of LED wash lights: the COLORado™ 2-Quad Zoom Tour and COLORado™ 2-Quad Zoom VW Tour. An RGBW and a variable white unit respectively, both of these rugged, road-worthy fixtures utilize 14 extremely bright 15-watt LEDs to emit powerful illumination for concerts, tours, productions, theaters, nightclubs and events of all types. Quiet and flicker-free in their operation, they’re perfect for use in broadcast rigs and studios as well.

The COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour and COLORado 2-Quad Zoom VW Tour also each include a variable 6°-30° zoom, controllable manually or via DMX, which gives designers the versatility to use them as a wash, a beam -- or both in the same rig. Additionally, both models feature five dimming curves for programming flexibility and 16-bit dimming resolution for extremely smooth fades.

Here is a closer look at each of the new models:

COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour -- Equipped with 14 quad-color RGBW 15-watt LEDs, the COLORado 2-Quad Zoom gives designers the ability to blend a limitless palette of hues, and it also includes a wide range color temperature pre-sets -- from 3,200K to 10,000K. Its design versatility is further enhanced by its wide-ranging zoom, allowing the projection of a concentrated beam from longer distances or a wider-angle wash at a shorter throw. Either way, this high-output PAR delivers a powerful punch, producing an impressive 8,000 lux at 5 meters (6° angle).

COLORado 2-Quad Zoom VW Tour -- Like its RGBW counterpart, the variable white COLORado 2-Quad Zoom VW Tour achieves stellar color-blending via 14 quad-color high-output 15-watt LEDs, only in this case each “quad” LED consists of two warm white and two cool white diodes. This configuration allows the unit to produce an extremely wide spectrum of color temperatures -- 2,750K-10,300K -- so that it can match virtually any shade of white, from warm tungsten to cool daylight and beyond. The ability to instantly dial up any required white tone makes the COLORado 2-Quad Zoom VW Tour especially well suited to the nuances of broadcast/studio lighting. Like the RGBW version, it features a 6°-30° zoom and provides outstanding brightness for its class -- 3,617 lux at 5 meters (6°).

“We believe designers will come to regard the COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour and COLORado 2-Quad Zoom VW Tour as the ultimate ‘go-to’ lights, wherever a high-output, high-quality color or white PAR-style wash is needed,” said Ben Dickmann, Product Manager for CHAUVET Professional. “The fixtures’ powerhouse output, exceptionally smooth color blending, versatile zoom feature, five dimming curves and camera-friendly flicker-free operation makes them perfect for use across many applications, from permanent installs, to touring/production, to broadcast rigs and studio lighting.”

CE and MET certified, the fixtures’ rugged construction and long-life 50,000-hour LED rating will ensure safe, durable, maintenance-free operation wherever they are used. Easily linkable, the units feature standard Neutrik® powerCON® input/output connections, as well as 3- and 5-pin DMX input/output.

Other features on the COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour and COLORado 2-Quad Zoom include: built-in auto and custom programs recallable via DMX and Master/Slave; color macros with speed adjustment; and an electronic shutter/strobe. Each unit comes with a password-protected LED display control panel for easy, secure operation.

One new enhancement on both the COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour and COLORado 2-Quad Zoom VW Tour that designers will definitely appreciate is an upgraded matte-style case paint finish, which minimizes reflection from other lights. Designed to provide versatile mounting options, each unit comes with a double-bracket yoke that can function as a floor stand in addition to being used for overhead hanging. Compact and lightweight, each model measures 11.1 x 9.3 x 13.8 inches (283 x 236 x 348 mm) and weighs 17.8 pounds (8.1 kg).

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