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American DJ LED Trispot Casts The Trusty Pinspot

Published Jan 2, 2009
LED Tri-Spot

 The color pinspot has long been a mainstay of DJ/club lighting, dating back to the days of the disco ball. Now, American DJ is taking this industry standard to a new level of cutting-edge excitement with the LED Trispot, an amazing little LED-powered pinspot, that’s capable of producing a rainbow of dazzling colors and color effects, without the use of color wheels or gels.

The high-output LED Trispot can produce 7 different colors in all: yellow, purple, cyan, red, green, blue and white. No color wheels or gels are required, because the LED Trispot features American DJ’s exclusive Tri-Color LED Technology. Going beyond standard LED technology, the fixture utilizes a revolutionary “tri-color” 3-watt LED source that contains 3 different-color 1-watt LEDs: a red, a green and a blue. This advanced 3-in-1 LED design allows color-mixing to be done inside each individual lamp, creating a whole spectrum of color possibilities, unlike traditional LED effects with single-color lamps that can produce only one-color beams, typically red, green or blue.

Tri-Color LED Technology also results in more vibrant, even-toned mixed colors. The results are beautiful, sharp, vibrant multi-color beams — literally at the flick of a switch.

“Our advanced Tri-Color LED Technology has allowed us to create the ultimate color pinspot, with more color possibilities than ever before,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “With LED effects in the past, you were typically limited to red, green and blue beams since each individual lamp was limited to one color. Our patented new Tri-Color LED technology mixes colors inside the lamps, so that the lamps themselves change colors, allowing us to introduce a pinspot that actually can produce a full spectrum of different-colored beams.”

The DMX-512 compatible LED Trispot can also produce a full complement of color effects. It can function as a color strobe (slow to fast) and offers full dimming (from 0–100%). Featuring an installed 12° beam angle, the Trispot LED is easy to aim at any person or object you want to highlight. For added versatility and value, a 6° beam angle lens is also included in the box.

With its bright, focused colored beams, the LED Trispot is great for a variety of applications, from highlighting art and retail displays, to generating mood lighting in restaurants and lounges, to creating eye-popping nightclub lighting effects. Or, project it onto a rotating mirrorball and fill the room with steady swirl of disco-era glitter — a classic pinspot application. The unit’s versatility and compact size make it a must-have in the lighting arsenals of DJs, clubs, restaurants, special events planners and retail display designers.

The highly versatile LED Trispot gives users the option of choosing from 3 different operational modes: DMX-512, Master/Slave and Sound Active. In DMX mode, the unit can be operated using either 3 or 5 channels of a standard DMX controller. Multiple LED Trispot fixtures can be linked together and operated in sync while in Master/Slave mode. In Sound Active mode, the LED Trispot responds to the beat of the music by running its own built-in programs and chases. Each unit also has an input for American DJ’s universal UC3 controller (sold separately), a handy option for users who lack DMX programming experience.

Like all LED effects, the LED Trispot operates at an extremely cool temperature, so lighting subjects and stage performers stay cool all night. A “green” effect, the LED Trispot is extremely energy-efficient, drawing only 9W of power, so more units can be rigged on a single circuit and users will save money on their electric bills. Its long-life 50,000-hour Tri-LED lamp practically eliminates the need for replacement bulbs.

Weighing just 3 pounds and measuring a compact 7.75”L x 5”W x 7.75”H, the Trispot LED is extremely easy to transport and can be used in the smallest of locations. Its sleek, high-tech plastic case design blends nicely with stage sets and displays, and a hanging bracket included with the unit makes installation a snap. A switchable power supply of 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, is included. 

Part of American DJ’s exclusive Tri Series LED products, the Trispot LED is priced very affordably, with an MSRP of just $189.95.

To see the Trispot LED in action, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUrXCnlWPTk.

For more information, contact American DJ at 1-800-322-6337 or visit the website at www.americandj.com

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