American DJ took the wraps off two revolutionary moving heads at LDI that are among the first-ever to feature breakthrough Philips MSD Platinum 5R Lamp Technology. The Vizi Spot 5R and Vizi Beam 5R – a moving head spot and beam projector respectively -- blast an output comparable to a 575-watt fixture, yet they’re about ½ the size, utilize less than ½ the energy, and are so incredibly light that they weigh about ½ as much as a typical 250-watt fixture! They’re also got an extremely long discharge lamp life, rated at 2,000 hours.
The secret is in their all-new Philips Platinum 5R lamp source, which combines advanced MSD discharge lamp technology with a very short arc, innovative reflector and high 8,000°K color temperature. This exciting new lamp design makes it possible to create fixtures that are brighter and more powerful, while being smaller, lighter weight, more energy-efficient, and longer running.
Thanks to this ground-breaking technology, the Vizi Spot 5R and Vizi Beam 5R also produce a superior flat, even light field and more saturated colors, with especially vibrant reds. And because they’re so much more compact and lightweight than other moving heads in their class, they’re much faster on pan and tilt.
“The Vizi Spot 5R and Vizi Beam 5R represent a major breakthrough in discharge lamp technology that will set a new standard for the industry,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “You really have to see this advanced light source to believe it. People who visited our LDI booth were truly amazed!”
Lighting users have been asking for the exact set of features delivered by the Vizi Spot 5R and Vizi Beam 5R, Davies added. “Our customers want fixtures that produce a higher output and brighter colors, yet at the same time are smaller and easier to pack up, transport and install. They also want more environmentally-friendly lighting. The Vizi Spot 5R and Vizi Beam 5R’s meet these demands, because they weigh half as much as a typical 250-watt fixture, yet they’re twice as bright -- comparable to a 575-watter – and they’re amazingly energy efficient. They use half the energy of a 575-watt fixture, and 25% less energy than a conventional 250-watter.”
Along with their innovative Philips Platinum 5R Lamp Technology, the Vizi Spot 5R and Vizi Beam 5R offer all the features and effects users would expect in a professional DMX moving head spot and beam projector. Both feature Remote DMX Addressing (RDMX), allowing users to change DMX values remotely from any standard DMX-512 console. Both also have a convenient 4-button LED menu system that makes it easy to scroll through their many features.
The Vizi Spot 5R operates on 13 DMX channels and has 7 dichroic colors plus white and 8 rotating interchangeable gobos (4 metal, 4 glass) plus spot on independent gobo and color wheels. It also features: a 3-facet prism with macros; gobo scroll mode; gobo shake effect; shutter with pulse effect and random strobe; 0-100% dimming and 18° beam angle.
The Vizi Beam 5R operates on 12 DMX channels and includes 12 dichroic colors plus white (UV included) and 14 static gobos plus spot on independent gobo and color wheels. It also includes: a 3-facet prism with macros; gobo scroll mode; gobo shake effect; frost filter; shutter with pulse effect and random strobe; 0-100% dimming; and 3° beam angle.
Both fixtures utilize state-of-the-art stepper motors with micro stepping for smooth, accurate movements. They feature a 360° standard pan (540° optional) and 270° tilt, and include Auto X-Y Repositioning and multi-voltage operation: 100-240V, 50Hz/60Hz.
Extremely compact for their output, both fixtures measure 13.25”L x 12.25”W x 17.75”H. The Vizi Spot 5R weighs 27 lbs, while the Vizi Beam 5R weighs 25 lbs.
The MSRP of the Vizi Spot 5R is $2,199.95 The MSRP of the Vizi Beam 5R is $1,999.95.