Bought four of these lights for home hobby use. I've mounted them on floor plates using the sturdy mounting bracket so I can use them as uplighters for wall washing. I use them in conjunction with a DMX controller for simple colour scenes, but also use DMX control from a laptop for automated scenes and chases.
They are strongly constructed and deliver bright illumination. The RGB colour mixing is good and provides a wide pallette of colours to fit any mood. I'm also considering mounting them on a stand and used to illuminate the floor for parties etc. However, there are two little problems I have, one is that there isn't any clips to hold a gel frame, meaning that i'll have to make some sort of do it myself arrangment. One of the reasons gel frame clips would be useful is for occaisions where the lights are pointed at people (musicians etc) as the LEDs are very bright to look at directly and a diffusion gell would be ideal. The other small problem is that sound activated mode is not as good as it could be and not consistant across the four lights that i have.
This was my first venture into stage lighting. Led lighting main selling points over 'traditional' halogen are:
-Very low energy use. -Run very cool. -Can change colours. -No dimmer pack needed.
I purchased four of these and they are perfect for my uses - washing an approx 20 x 10FT wall in colour.
They use a mixture of red green and blue leds to produce any colour imaginable. They will look their best in terms of colour changing etc when used with an intelligent controller. If you do not have one of these do not worry. They have several stand alone modes you can set via switches on the back. They can either be set to a single colour or sound-to-light with adjustable sensitivity.
If you do have a controller and know about DMX, read on. The dip switches on the back allow you to address the whole range of 512 channels. Sometimes lights at this price - to save money do not put enough switches on meaning you can only address up to 256 I think.
Finally, they use 7 channels of a controller. If your controller supports soft-patching (changing the channel output of a fader) then you can get this down to 4 channels (RGB + Intensity). Something to keep in mind if you want to run several different lights without a massive desk.
These are so good I want to buy lots more when I can!
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