Over recent years up-lighting has become an essential part of the décor for special events and parties. Transforming any banquet hall or function space, up-lighting can be used to elegantly enhance a room in the event’s color scheme during cocktails and dinner, before surrounding the dance floor with chasing colored patterns when the DJ gets the party started. However, now that up-lighting is so widespread, here at ADJ we know that forward-thinking mobile entertainers and production companies are looking for ways of taking their venue lighting to the next level, which is what can be achieved using the new ADJ Chameleon QBar Pro.
ADJ Chameleon QBar Pro At A Glance:
• Tri-lens fixture for uplighting and dance floor lighting
• 3x 30W RGBA (4-in-1) LEDs
• Built-in WiFLY Extended Range wireless DMX (up to 2,500 ft)
• Individual Pixel Control
• Adjustable head to manual change beam
• 15-degree beam angle
Featuring three 30W RGBA (4-in-1) LEDs, each positioned behind a separate angled lens, the Chameleon QBar Pro projects three separate beams of light in a fan-shaped pattern to give a whole new dimension to up-lighting. What’s more, each LED can be individually controlled, allowing impressive multi-color static effects to be created as well as imaginative animated chase sequences. And, as if all of that wasn’t enough, the whole thing is mounted on an adjustable yoke. This means that the unit can also be used as a mid-air effect, shooting out vibrant beams of color into, or over, a crowd.
Because the three lenses are fixed in position, setting up perfectly-spaced fan-shaped up-lighting projections is simply a matter of placing the Chameleon QBar Pro on its rubber feet in front of a wall. The variable yoke can then be used to alter the projection angle, varying between a large wall-filling wash that reaches to the ceiling and a smaller more intense projection that ends part-way up the wall. The fixture’s individual pixel control then means that each of the three beams can be set to the same color or three completely different colors. The two outside beams can also be set to one color, while the middle beam is set to a different, complimentary, color. This is a very easy way to create a distinctive effect that is much more impressive than traditional up-lighting using regular LED pars that each have to be set to a single color.
Not only does the Chameleon QBar Pro offer impressive up-lighting or powerful mid-air effects, but it can also be controlled remotely from a considerable distance as it is fitted with ADJ’s WiFLY EXR ‘Extended Range’ wireless DMX which allows connectivity from up to 2,500 feet away. The unit is compatible with ADJ’s entire range of WiFLY fixtures and controllers for use as part of a wireless DMX system. It’s also worth noting, for those looking for a simpler setup, that the unit’s WiFLY function can also be used to connect multiple Chameleon QBar Pro fixtures in a Master/Slave configuration to allow the 19 built-in chase programs to be easily synchronized across multiple fixtures.
Designed for use by mobile entertainers, venue designers and production companies, the Chameleon QBar Pro is both lightweight (8 lbs. / 3.7 kg) and compact (270 x 100 x 260mm / 10.5” x 4” x 10.25”). Not only is it easy to store and transport, but it’s small form and rectangular shape mean that it can sit in closer to a wall than a traditional par-style fixture reducing the risk of a guest tripping over it.
A wide range of control options makes the Chameleon QBar Pro extremely flexible and equally suited to lighting novices as it is to seasoned professionals. Selection between the modes, as well as DMX addressing, is carried out using the 2 x 8-character LCD display screen positioned on the top of the unit, which offers a straight-forward and intuitive menu-driven interface.
For simple single-color up-lighting, the Static Color Mode allows any one of the unit’s 64 pre-programmed color macros to be easily selected. However, for those situations where an exact color hue is required, the RGBA Dimmer Mode allows the level of red, green, blue and amber light to be mixed precisely. The unit is also pre-programmed with 16 varied chase patterns, all of which can be set to run at a regular speed in Auto Run Mode or synchronized with the music in Sound Active Mode.
When it comes to DMX control, the unit is again completely flexible. While offering cutting-edge WiFLY EXR wireless connectivity, standard 3-pin XLR input and output sockets are also provided to allow the fixture to be integrated into an existing cabled DMX system. A choice between seven different modes allow DMX control using between 4 and 14 channels, meaning that you can choose the option that gives the level of control you require without wasting channels in your system on attributes that you are unlikely to use.
If you don’t want to use DMX, the Chameleon QBar Pro is compatible with ADJ’s separately sold LED RC2 and UC IR wireless remotes, which offer basic wireless control for color and mode selection. The fixture can also be controlled by ADJ’s innovative Airstream IR, the compact and affordable new device that transforms any iOS phone or tablet into a lighting controller.
To allow easier and neater cable runs, the IEC power input and XLR DMX input sockets are located on the left side of the unit, while the corresponding output sockets are on the right. Thanks to the use of efficient LED light-sources, the fixture’s maximum power draw is 100W, despite its impressive output. This means that the power supply for up to 6 units can be daisy-chained together to minimize the number of power cords and maximize setup speed.
If you’re looking for a way to add creativity to your up-lighting system and produce effects that make your service stand out from the competition in your market, the ADJ Chameleon Pro is the perfect solution. Offering a unique effect, powerful output, wide variety of color possibilities and WiFLY wireless control, this innovative product is a surefire way to take your up-lighting to the next level.
The Chameleon QBar Pro will be available mid June 2016 from ADJ USA and July 2016 from ADJ Europe.
To learn more about the ADJ Chameleon QBar Pro, visit: http://www.adj.com/chameleon-qbar-pro
Check out the product demo video for the Chameleon QBar Pro: