Up-lighting is a fantastic way to transform any venue for a party. Swathes of richly-saturated light, matched to an event’s color scheme, shooting up the walls on every side of an event space can truly have a stunning impact. However, neatly running out power and DMX cords to a room full of fixtures can be a time-consuming and awkward process. That’s where ADJ’s stylish new range of battery-powered units equipped with wireless DMX receivers come in. The Element Series is a collection of four different LED fixtures that have all been specifically designed for use in up-lighting.
Offering vibrant output, advanced features, and a sleek design, not to mention affordable price tags, the Element Series fixtures are ideal for use in all kinds of up-lighting situations. Each sporting an elegant black finish, they will discretely blend into the décor of all kinds of stages, banquet halls, and event spaces.
The first model in the new range is the Element QA, which features six 5-Watt 4-in-1 RGBA (Red, Green, Blue and Amber) LEDs. Through smooth color mixing, the fixture can be used to create a seemingly unlimited palette of colors, including warm shades of orange that couldn’t be achieved using older RGB LED technology. With a beam angle of 14-degrees the unit creates intense washes of color that are ideal for accentuating walls and other architectural features of a venue.
Next in the series is the Element QAIP which utilizes the same LED light-source as the Element QA but has the added advantage of an IP-rated weather-proof casing. Certified to the IP54 standard, this useful lighting tool allows wireless up-lighting to be used for outdoor events even in wet weather. The creative potential offered by this fixture is immense, allowing building facades, statues, trees, marquees and other features to be illuminated with impactful color washes at outdoor events.
Taking the gamut of colors available for up-lighting to the next level, the Element HEX incorporates four 10-Watt RGBAW+UV (Red, Green, Blue, Amber, White + UV) LEDs. The inclusion of a white element within the LEDs allows for true bright white illumination while the UV component means that electric shades of pink and purple can be created. With a slightly wider beam angle of 20-degrees this fixture is ideal for highlighting larger areas of wall with vibrant color washes.
The final fixture in the range is the Element HEXIP, which offers the ultimate in wireless up-lighting. It combines the same 6-in-1 LEDs as the Element HEX but fitted into an IP-rated enclosure. This allows literally any hue or shade of color to be created absolutely anywhere, indoors or out, with no need for power or signal cables.
All four of the models in the range are fitted with wireless DMX receivers that utilize ADJ’s WiFLY EXR (extended range) technology. This means that they are capable of receiving a wireless control signal from a compatible ADJ WiFLY EXR controller or transceiver from a distance of up to 2,500 feet. In addition to DMX, the units can also be controlled wirelessly via infrared using either ADJ’s UC-IR remote or Airstream IR iPad/iPhone control system (both sold separately). They can also run in standalone mode, with a 4-digit LED display on the back panel providing a menu-driven interface that allows access to preset color macros, automatic color change and fade patterns, as well as full color mixing.
Each of the Element Series fixtures is also fitted with a powerful lithium ion battery which allows 11 hours of continuous illumination (single color) between charges. Then, once the battery has been depleted, just 4.5 hours of charge time is all that’s required to return it to full capacity.
Power input and output sockets – in the form of IEC connections – are located on the base of the unit, recessed due to the design of the integrated feet. The sockets can be used to connect together multiple fixtures for charging, or for mains-powered operation if Element Series up-lighters are required for more than 11 hours of continuous use.
Likewise, XLR input and output sockets are also positioned on the base of the unit. These allow the fixtures to be used as part of a traditional cabled DMX system should a WiFLY controller or transceiver not be available. The location of all the sockets on the base of the unit makes for an easy setup and a neat finish, as cables can be plugged in with the fixture positioned upside down and they are then hidden away when it is stood back up on its feet.
Ideal for wall washing, the Element Series fixtures are all fitted with an integral carry handle and in-built feet which mean they can simply be dropped in place and are ready to go. They also feature a built-in kickstand which allows the beam to be easily angled inwards towards a wall if required. This creates a more intense wash and minimises light spill onto the ceiling above.
With compact measurements of 5.5” x 5.5” x 7.5” / 140 x 140 x 190.5mm (LxWxH) and a low weight of 6.5 lbs. / 2.9kg. the Element Series fixtures are easy to store, transport and setup. What’s more, with an LED life expectancy of 50,000 hours, lamp changes are a thing of the past and, with no duty cycle, the units can be used continuously for extended periods of time if necessary.
Combining the latest LED technology, extended range wireless DMX and powerful rechargeable batteries in a collection of four chic and robust fixtures, the Element Series has every possible up-lighting situation covered. Whether you want to use your uplighters inside or out, and if an extended color palette or lower price tag are more important to you, there’s an Element Series unit that is ideal for your particular up-lighting needs.
To learn more about the ADJ Element QA, visit: www.adj.com/element-qa
To learn more about the ADJ Element QAIP, visit: www.adj.com/element-qaip
To learn more about the ADJ Element HEX, visit: www.adj.com/element-hex
To learn more about the ADJ Element HEXIP, visit: www.adj.com/element-hexip
The Element Series will be available at the end of July from ADJ USA, end of August from ADJ Europe.
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