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American DJ Revo Scan LED and Revo Roll LED

Published Dec 19, 2007

American DJ rocked the world of club/DJ effects with its revolutionary Revo LED moonflowers, which featured unique white LEDs for added eye pop and were so vibrant, yet affordable, that they won the DJ Zone 2007 Crystal Disc Award for superior technical innovation. Now, the company has introduced two scanner versions of these award-winning “RGBW” effects: the Revo Scan LED and Revo Roll LED.

The Revo Scan LED features a flat-mirrored scanner, while the Revo Roll LED has a barrel mirror that produces more roundish or tunnel-shaped beams. Both effects have a bright output equivalent to a 250W halogen light, based on side-by-side comparison, while drawing only 12W of power.

Like the original Revo moonflowers, both the Revo Scan LED and Revo Roll LED combine red, green and blue LEDs with white LEDs, giving the beams a stunning rainbow-like appearance and setting off the other colors so that they seem much richer and brighter. With the new Revo Scan LED and Revo Roll LED, the extra excitement of X–Y mirror scanner movement is added, so their psychedelic moonflower images can dance all around the room rather than being limited to certain designated areas of a venue.

“These two brilliant new scanning moonflowers take our very successful Revo LED effects to the next level,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “The Revo Scan LED and Revo Roll LED can do a lot more than simply project their mind-blowing three-dimensional images on walls and surfaces. With the added excitement of X–Y mirror movement, they actually sweep across an entire room or dance floor to provide extremely wide coverage. These two advanced fixtures create moonflower lighting effects unlike any others available today.”

Both units contain a total of 52 LEDs (16 red, 12 green 12 blue, 12 white). When mixed with red, green and blue LEDs, the Revo scanners’ white LEDs look simply awesome with or without fog, creating beams and colors that far outshine traditional halogen moonflowers. Because LED lamps can be turned off and on individually, the new moonflowers’ built-in programs can create a variety of breathtaking chases and patterns that would not be possible with a halogen fixture. An advanced new lens technology enhances the LEDs’ visual intensity, sharpening the beams.

Equipped with 4 DMX channels each, the Revo Scan LED and Revo Roll LED also include built-in programs and a strobe effect. The versatile units can be operated in 4 modes: DMX (to control mirror movement, patterns/chases and strobing), Sound Active (to built-in programs), Master-Slave (linkable via XLR connections), and Remote. Each unit features a 1/4” input for an optional UC-3 remote control (sold separately).


The Revo scanners’ LED technology provides benefits that go beyond their stunning visual excitement. With a long LED lamp life rated at 100,000 hours, DJs and clubs can say goodbye to the expense and hassle of bulb replacement. Additionally, thanks to LEDs’ low power draw, users will save energy costs and will be able to hook up more units on a single circuit. Also, because LED lamps don’t give off as much heat as halogen, they keep a cooler temperature on the dance floor and can run all night without duty cycles.


Both the Revo Scan LED and Revo Roll LED feature a manual focusing lens and a 21° beam angle, and come with a hanging bracket. Each unit measures 17” x 6” x 6” and weighs 7 lbs. The MSRP of the Revo Scan LED is $339.95. The MSRP of the Revo Roll LED is $339.95.

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