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Articles July-August 2023

The Accidental Lighting Designer New!

Lloyd Albuquerque, in a conversation with PALM Magazine, reveals his foray and plans as the go-to "light guy" in the pro lighting industry. read more

Articles July-August 2023

The Future Of AV Is Virtual New!

This year's AV-ICN Expo introduced visitors to a reality that is equally virtual and tangible through a walkthrough with VR headsets. read more

Articles July-August 2023

Epson Captures Big Screen Mapping Projector's Demand at AV-ICN Expo New!

Yoshino San shared Epson's strategy, purpose, and exhibit display theme at AV-ICN expo with Chopra San. read more

Articles July-August 2023

Post Show Review: 11th PALM Sound and Light Awards New!

PALM Sound & Light Awards honoured deserving individuals and companies from the pro sound and lighting industry in its 11th edition. read more

Articles July-August 2023

AV-ICN Expo's AV Architect of the Year New!

In a dramatic moment at the 11th PALM Sound & Light Awards, Founder Anil Chopra announced Kelvin Ashby-King the 'AV Architect of the Year' 2023. read more

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ADJ Debuts Versatile Led-Powered Moving Head Wash

Focus wash 400 featuring virtual CMY mode

Adj’s popular focus series of led-powered professional moving head luminaires launched the Focus wash 400. this dedicated wash fixture combines a potent color mixing led light engine with a Fresnel lens and motorized zoom mechanism to create a versatile soft-edged beam with an even field and high cri. The perfect wash companion to the existing focus series spot and beam fixtures, the new focus wash 400 is ideal for illuminating all kinds of stages and performance spaces, both for live and broadcast audiences.

At the heart of the Focus Wash 400 is a 400-Watt six-in-one LED light source, which combines red, green, blue, amber, cyan and lime LED chips to offer unrivalled color mixing for stage-based applications. This LED engine configuration allows for a CRI in excess of 90, as well as excellent white light output across a range of color temperatures. The light source also offers a high CRI R9 rating of 87.3, meaning that it is capable of effectively illuminating saturated red subjects, which has been traditionally problematic for LEDs. In addition, the LED engine boasts an impressive 50,000-hour average life expectancy, effectively removing the need for lamp replacements.

Independent color mixing control over the LED source’s six primary colors permits the creation of a huge range of both vibrant saturates and subtle pastel shades, allowing lighting designers to achieve the exact looks they require. Exacting control over white light color temperature is also provided through linear color temperature control from 2700K - 6500K, as well as separate red to green shift control. The fixture also features a virtual CMY mode, which uses the six LED chips to emulate CMY color mixing. This means that the fixture can be patched and controlled as a CMY fixture, utilizing the CMY color pallet selection tools found within many hardware and software DMX control systems.

The Focus Wash 400 is fitted with a 6-inch Fresnel lens, which creates a soft-edged wash output with a very even field and no color shadows. This is paired with a motorized zoom function with a variable beam angle of 10 to 41-degrees. It features 16-bit fine control over the zoom motor, allowing for extremely smooth zoom effects as well as precise control over the beam angle. The wide zoom range makes this a very versatile fixture, which can be used both to wash a large area of a stage and to spotlight performers or small scenic elements.

Electronic dimming with 16-bit fine control is combined with selectable dimming modes, curves, and speeds (which can all be set remotely via DMX), affording lighting designers with a high level of customization as well as exacting control. Fitted with high performance pan and tilt motors, the Focus Wash 400 can achieve quick movement. However, its motors also offer 16-bit fine control, which allows for precise static positioning as well as extremely smooth movements at slow speed.

The fixture features electronic strobing that allows for the creation of regular, random and pulse effects at a variety of different speeds. The unit has a default LED refresh rate of 1200Hz; however, this can be customized between 900Hz and 25 kHz to ensure flicker free operation when used in a broadcast setting. It also offers a Quiet fan mode for applications where background noise must be kept to an absolute minimum.

“The new Focus Wash 400 is the natural next step in the evolution of the Focus Series,” comments ADJ USA’s National Sales Manager, Alfred Gonzales. “It is the perfect wash accompaniment to the existing spot and beam fixtures, providing a versatile lighting tool for performance stages, event productions and houses of worship. With its powerful LED engine, utilizing cyan and lime chips, this next generation wash fixture is capable of delivering a high CRI and huge range of colors. With virtual CMY color mixing as well as tunable white color temperature, it offers the best of both worlds when it comes to control. This, combined with its Fresnel lens and wide zoom range, makes it a versatile wash fixture that is ideal for all kinds of performance stages and production spaces.”


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