In some situations lighting fixtures are required to blend into the background; to draw attention to whatever they are illuminating, not to themselves. However, in other circumstances the fixtures themselves may become part of the esthetic design of a stage set or venue installation. This is where the brand new ADJ PAR ZP100 3K fits in, with it’s eye catching polished metallic finish and potent 100W LED light-source.

Building on the success of the existing PAR Z100 3K (3000K color temperature) and PAR Z100 5K (5000K color temperature) black-cased models, the new PAR ZP100 3K fixture looks exactly the same as a regular polished Par can, but inside its casing is housed a powerful 100W C.O.B. (Chip On Board) LED. This has a color temperature of 3000K, which offers a good approximation to the output of a traditional halogen lamp. Its output is comparable to a 1000W sealed beam Par, but it produces a fraction of the heat. This makes it ideal for illuminating stages while ensuring that performers won’t get too hot.


The unit features an adjustable beam angle of 9, 15, 20, 25 or 30-degrees, which can be easily changed using a manual latch system. This makes the PAR ZP100 3K extremely versatile, suitable for both spotlighting and stage-washing duties. It is also supplied with a gel frame that can be used to mount color and diffusion filters (sold separately), which adds to the flexibility of this unique fixture.

In addition to 0-100% flicker-free dimming, with a choice of five different dimming curves, the PAR ZP100 3K also offers variable speed strobing up to a maximum frequency of 25Hz. The fixture can be operated using two DMX control channels (one for dimming and one for strobing) and is fitted with professional 5-pin XLR input and output sockets.

With a life expectancy rated at 50,000 hours, the COB LED light-source that powers the PAR ZP100 3K fixture should never need to replaced, no matter how much use it gets. This is another significant benefit of the PAR Z range of ‘next generation’ Pars, removing the expense of replacement lamps and the worry that one will go part way through an important show!

Just like a regular Par can, the PAR ZP100 3K features an adjustable hanging bracket that can be securely locked into place using two plastic thumb-tightening screws. The fixture also offers locking powerCON power input and output connection sockets. And, thanks to their low power draw, up to 15 units can be daisy-chained together at 120V (up to 25 at 230V) from a single mains socket.

The PAR ZP100 3K fixture is the same size and shape as a regular Par can, measuring 19.5” x 10.75” x 10.75” / 491 x 272 x 273mm (LxWxH). It also has the same robust metal construction and weighs in at a very manageable 7.5 lbs. / 3.4kg. This lightweight, yet strong design makes the units ideal for use on touring productions and one-off events as well as for permanent installation in theatres and concert venues.

The new PAR ZP100 3K means that you can achieve the look of a traditional Par can but with the technological conveniences of modern day lighting. With advantages including low power draw, high efficiency, minimal excess heat, no need for dimmer packs and variable beam angle, the PAR ZP100 3K – together with the PAR Z100 3K and PAR Z100 5K, if a black finish is more appropriate – are the ideal professional choice for contemporary Par can use.

The PAR ZP100 3K is availabe now from ADJ USA. To learn more about this fixture, visit: http://ww.adj.com/par-zp100-3k


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