The new Fat Beam Technology by CHAUVET makes it now possible to operate high-powered lasers in the USA without a special variance from the FDA. CHAUVET has incorporated the technology in three newly launched lasers, Scorpion LGX, Scorpion Scan and Scorpion RG-55. All three are equipped with powerful 10mW diodes. Usually, only lasers up to 4.95mW can legally be operated in the USA without a special waiver. Not anymore. The three Scorpions conform to FDA and IEC standards for class IIIR lasers and can be operated right out of the box.
The Key: Larger, Brighter Beams
Fat Beam Technology produces a wider beam, with a diameter ranging from 10 to 14mm, as compared to the 2-3 mm average diameter of other lasers. The beam is larger than the maximum 7mm aperture of the human eye. This causes the eye to absorb only part of the light at any one time and never more than what is deemed safe by the FDA. That’s why no special permit is required and you don’t need to file any extra paperwork.
It is hard to imagine a DJ, club installer or lighting designer who wouldn’t be seduced
This breakthrough should have a profound effect on laser shows. “It is hard to imagine a DJ, club installer or lighting designer who wouldn’t be seduced by the instant availability of these high-impact lasers,” said CHAUVET CEO Albert Chauvet.
On top of making life easier, Fat Beam Technology encompasses a novel design of the laser diodes to correct the divergence created by the wide expansion of beams. The net gain is a dramatic increase in perceived brightness, up to 10 times that of standard lasers.
Everything about these lasers is bold, from design to engineering. The ScorpionTMRG55 10mW red and green laser and the ScorpionTM Scan 10mW green laser are presented in hard-to-miss, iridescent metallic red casings. Each of these DMX-controlled lasers performs over 500 laser effects achieved by manipulating the shape of beams, the size of over 200 patterns and the speed of movements. ScorpionTM LGX is a highly portable, 10mW linkable green laser with wireless remote control. It operates in sound active, automatic or master/slave mode and features 80 pre-set patterns. www.chauvetlighting.com