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View Poll Results: Is YOUR Up-Lighting RGB, RGBW, RGBA, RGBAW?

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  • RGB

    19 65.52%
  • RGBW

    2 6.90%
  • RGBA

    6 20.69%
  • RGBAW

    2 6.90%
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  1. #11
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    30 Eternal CUBE 4s RGBW
    Michael W. Junkins
    Music By Mike
    http://www.music-by-mike.com
    Huntsville, AL Wedding DJ

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  2. #12
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    Nov 2002
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    Port Moody, BC, Canada
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    I have 18 Slimpar 64 fixtures and love them. I paid 120 each but now they are only 100. They are bright and easy to program. I have never had an issue achieving any color asked for so far but if I do, a gel with two tiny pieces of clear tape will do the trick, so no biggie.

    I started with regular par 38 fixtures and 90 watt halogen bulbs but never used them since they were a pain to transport. I don't recommend them because of their bulk. You need a long can to focus the beam which makes them big. As for LED par 38 bulbs, the cheapest quality LED par38 on bulbamerica.com is a 50 dollar Philips that only has a rating of 600 lux. Their most powerful 21 watt LED par 38 is rated at 1150 at a cost of 62 dollars. Compare that to 1300 for a standard 5 dollar 90 watt par38 halogen or a Slimpar 64 which uses just 32 watts, has an output of 3640 lux and has a much better beam / field angle for uplighting.

    Battery powered fixtures sound really nice but I donít think their battery life will last for an entire Canadian wedding reception which normally lasts between 7 to 8 hours. I donít really see a need for DMX but if it were wireless, you could achieve some pretty spectacular effects like Bob (Main Event) does. Iíll tell you one thingÖ Iím in pretty good shape but after plugging in 18 fixtures at a gig in addition to my regular DJ set-up, running the AC cords and doing a bit of taping, I was so sore the next day I couldnít believe it. Itís all that extra up and down work that you are not used to that gets you! Battery powered would be so awesome to help with the sore muscles and battery powered / wireless DMX would open up countless possibilities. With that being said, I like what I have but if I had to start over I would look at battery operated / wireless DMX fixtures. I would want them to be highly portable as well so Iím not sure about the Freedom Par series since they look pretty frigginí huge.

    Edit: I wanted to add that the time savings for a one man operation would be HUGE using battery operated / wireless DMX fixtures. That is so important, especially a the end of the night. Sure you'd have to charge them at home but it would still make the job so much easier.
    Last edited by maestro; 03-07-2012 at 02:12 PM.
    Regards, Steve
    www.musicmaestrodj.com

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
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    serving DC/Maryland/Northern VA
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    do you see a significant difference between RGB and RGBA?

    Quote Originally Posted by djstevieray View Post
    We have both RGB and RGBA's
    DJstevieray:

    When setting up the uplights in the real world, how much better (if at all) do you find the RBGA in comparison to RBG?

    A lot of the replies to this thread have discussed other aspects to lighting (LED vs PAR, battery-operated vs wired, etc). I am very interested in the answer to this question: assuming one is getting LED (whether battery or wired), how much is the color palette improved if getting the "A" (amber) in addition to the RBG? Again, all other things being equal!

    Thanks for your reply.
    Steve Hoffman
    GOOD NOTE DJs
    serving Washington DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia
    http://www.goodnote.com
    steve@goodnote.com
    blogging at http://goodnotedjs.blogspot.com

  4. #14
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    Nov 2002
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    Lansdale, PA
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    20 Blizzard Q6A fixtures - RGBA quad LED.

    Previously had 20 Slimpar 64s, but recently sold them to a fellow DJ.
    Joe Staniszewski
    http://www.jbsentertainment.com

    "Brevior saltare cum deformibus mulieribus est vita"

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  5. #15
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    All par cans now...20 some 38's, 12 46's, 8 or 10 56's and 12 64's.

    It's nice to use a 38 or 46 for a contrasting light shade with a deep color on a 64. Also, smaller walls it's tough to beat the 38's.
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  6. #16
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    Dec 2002
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    @Steve,
    Definately better color mixing from my rgba's, but if I am doing red/green/blue or purple or an off shade of those colors, I definitely get a brighter light from the RGB's. Pick your posion. If you need autumn shades the rgba does help a lot.

    @Joe,
    Did you get my message about getting together for a Eclipse lesson?
    DJ Stevie Ray
    Stevie Ray Entertainment is the Premier Entertainment company in North East Pennsylvania.

    Blizzard Lighting LLC. Forum Administrator
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    jc

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Djjoeeb View Post
    20 Blizzard Q6A fixtures - RGBA quad LED.
    I saw some of these the other day. Serious on picking up some of these.



    Joe Locke
    Hits DJ Entertainment

    www.hitsdj.com

  8. #18
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    Oct 2003
    Location
    Boardman, OH
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    48 Par 38 cans - All I will use for uplighting rooms

    16 SlimPar 64's & 8 Megabar50 RGB RC - For dancefloor uplighting

    If I were to use LED's for room uplighting, I'd use Chauvet SlimPar Pro RGBA's
    Thanks!

    Brian Price
    www.djbrianprice.com
    www.luminousevenings.com
    www.schooldancecentral.com

    The things you own, own you.
    -Tyler-

  9. #19
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    Nov 2002
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    Dallas, Texas
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    20 Chauvet Slimpar 56's
    Jerry Taylor
    A-1 Entertainment
    Dallas, Texas

    www.a1dj.net

    Founding President : Dallas/Fort Worth ADJA Chapter
    Current Vice President

  10. #20
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    Steve,

    Yes I did - I'll keep you posted. TY.

    Joe
    Joe Staniszewski
    http://www.jbsentertainment.com

    "Brevior saltare cum deformibus mulieribus est vita"

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