Now it’s possible to splash a brilliant wash of colors in even the tiniest nooks and crannies, allowing you to light up your performance, display or event in places where space is at a premium. American DJ has unveiled the Micro Wash RGBW, a mini par can with a big attitude that’s powered by 7 bright 1-watt LEDs (2 red, 2 green, 2 blue, and 1 white).
Although it measures just 6.9”L x 4”W x 2.6”H/ 175 x 101 x 66mm and weighs a mere 1.6 lbs./ 0.74 kg., there’s nothing “small” about the Micro Wash RGBW when it comes to emitting dazzlingly bright colors. This petite powerhouse produces a super-high output, along with satiny smooth RGBW mixing, to give you the kind of intense color wash you’d expect from a much larger professional LED stage par. Plus, the Micro Wash RGBW is loaded with pro-style features and effects typically found on bigger units, such as DMX control, 32 built-in color macros, a color strobe, 0-100% electronic dimming, and selectable fast or slow color change operation.
Easy to transport and pack in a vehicle, the pocket-sized par can go virtually anywhere a color wash is desired. Featuring a 6° beam angle, it comes with a dual bracket system that allows it to be hung from overhead or set on a floor or surface, making it great for performance stages, DJ booths, table spotting, uplighting and retail displays. With its flicker-free operation, it’s also ideal for studio and video production use. The Micro Wash RGBW’s portability, along with its extremely affordable price tag, make it well-suited for DJs, bands and mobile entertainers who want to add a splash of vibrant color to their acts.
“The Micro Wash RGBW is a scaled-down – but not scaled-back --version of a larger LED color-mixing par can,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “It’s got all the features and amenities that you’ll find on a professional LED stage par, only it’s mini sized –and mini-priced.
“With lighting being more widely used today in entertainment, decorative and display applications, we’re finding that there’s a growing demand for professional-style fixtures that are smaller in size than conventional units,” added Davies. “The Micro Wash RGBW fits right into this trend. Its compact size makes it great for spaces and applications where standard par cans would be too large, yet you get a full-featured unit with a powerful output and smooth RGBW mixing, that produces a top-quality color wash.”
Users are also given a lot of pro-style options when it comes to operating the Micro Wash RGBW. The fixture can be run in 6 operational modes: Manual Color Mode, Color Change Mode, Color Fade Mode, Auto (Program Run) Mode, Sound Active Mode, and DMX-512 Mode. Operators can further choose from 6 DMX modes: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 or 8-channel modes. A 3-button LED display on the rear panel makes it easy to scroll through the various options and select the desired settings. Additionally, the Micro Wash RGBW can be linked in multiples via 3-pin XLR cable.
As an LED-powered unit, the Micro Wash RCBW provides the advantages of being low on maintenance and energy consumption. Its long-life LED lamps are rated at 10,000 hours, and it draws just 15W of power at maximum use, despite its bright output. Additionally, its LEDs generate very little heat compared to conventional halogen lamps, keeping performers more comfortable on stage, allowing the lights to be run all night without duty cycles, and giving entertainers the convenience of being able to pack up right after their performance without having to wait for a cool-down period.
Sporting a sleek black case, the Micro Wash RGBW includes multi-voltage operation (100-240V, 47/63 Hz). It is “mini” in price too, with an MSRP of just $139.99.