Basking in the spotlight has never been easier – or more affordable. American DJ has introduced the all-new FS-1000 Followspot, an ultra-bright followspot that will “spot and chase” the action of entertainers, actors and performers on stage – at a price you don’t have to be a superstar to afford.
Compact and advanced in design, the FS-1000 boasts some brand-new features that offer unparalleled brightness and user operating ease. One of these is an innovative new reflector that significantly “magnifies” its 575-watt halogen lamp to produce the same—or even more—light output as a 1,000-watt lamp. This gives the 120-volt FS-1000 the ability to cast an extremely brilliant light beam for its size and price, making it suitable for use in larger clubs as well as major theaters and auditoriums.
“The FS-1000 gives you almost twice the light you would normally get from a followspot this size,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “Its brightness, compact size and energy efficiency make it great fixture for use in clubs and theaters of all types, as well as for architectural and display applications.”
Another upgraded feature on the FS-1000 is a new iris design lets lighting technicians execute a full blackout via the unit’s iris control knob, which is conveniently located at the top of the unit. This makes it easy for operators to instantly shut down the followspot right at the exact moment a song or show concludes. The FS-1000 also features dual focusing knobs for precise, full focusing, as well as dimming control on the back of the unit.
For added versatility, the FS-1000’s bright white beam can be converted to color. American DJ’s FS-6C Color Changer (sold separately) attaches directly to the front of the FS-1000. It includes 4 color gels -- red, blue, green and yellow -- that can be used individually or mixed in combinations to achieve a multitude of hues from hot-orange to cool-violet.
As another option, users can purchase the FS-1000 with a sturdy LTS-5 mounting tripod in a complete package called the FS-1000/Sys.
Lightweight and compact for easy portability, the fan-cooled FS-1000 Professional Followspot measures 9"L x 9"W x 21" high and weighs 24 lbs. It comes in a durable extruded aluminum casing for maximum protection, and a safe-and-secure hanging bracket is included with each unit for spot-on installation.
The FS-1000 Followspot (unit alone) carries a suggested retail price of $399.95. The FS-1000/Sys with the LTS-5 tripod stand included has a suggested retail of $469.95. The attachable FS-6C Color Adapter with 4 color wands can be purchased separately for a suggested retail of $149.95