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American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save  

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      Ideal for permanent or mobile applications.

      This American DJ Par-38B light pack comes with a medium screw-base socket with a power cord and gel frame. It can be used with any medium screw-base 110V lamp. Includes 2 PAR-38B cans—Buy one, get one free!


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      American DJPAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save
       
      4.6

      (based on 46 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (34)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      88%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to setup (11)
      • Bright (9)
      • Efficient (6)

      Cons

      • Runs hot (3)

      Best Uses

      • Performances (11)
      • Outdoor events / games (8)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
      • Home studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (9), Experienced (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      OK for the Money

      I rate the American DJ PAR-38B can fairly high on value, due to the price, although if you want to bring the wiring up to code, you might do just as well...Read complete review

      I rate the American DJ PAR-38B can fairly high on value, due to the price, although if you want to bring the wiring up to code, you might do just as well to invest in a higher-priced unit. I haven't tried any others, so I can't make specific recommendations. For my limited purposes, it will do the job, once I replace the lamps. I couldn't believe the bulbs were as bad as some others have said until I lit one up. The bulbs are absolutely unusable - junk. At least decent replacement bulbs are widely available and affordable.
      I was disappointed to find that the cord is neither grounded nor polarized. The label on the case says this device should be grounded, but that's left up to the user. That said, it's not a big deal to replace the cord or be sure to have a GFCI if you use it outdoors or near grounded objects. Or clamp it to a grounded frame.
      Reasonably solid construction and mates up well with the Chauvet CH03 C-clamps I purchased. Disappointed to find that it's not UL listed, probably due to the inadequate cord.
      It's a good deal for the price, although the bulb they supply is totally worthless, as others have mentioned.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good deal for the price.

      For the price these are great lights. I needed some extra lights to add to our truss system. Used with a chaser they operate as intended. They come with the bulb already installed...Read complete review

      For the price these are great lights. I needed some extra lights to add to our truss system. Used with a chaser they operate as intended. They come with the bulb already installed but inadequate packaging that doesn't withstand the "shotput" deliver method of UPS. Ordered four and two bulbs were broken.

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      5.0

      liked the first ones so I bought more

      By Bones

      from Bloomington, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Easy Setup
      • Inexpensive
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • May Be Too Small For Some

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Stage Lighting

      Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

      I had bought 4 of these and decided I needed 2 more for a total of 6. I have them mounted on a horizontal bar that sits on a tripod stand I already had. Mounted 2 above the bar and 4 below. Provides plenty of light for my needs using colored flood light bulbs. I just ordered some gels sheets to go with these.....they are not included, although the frames are. Looking forward to seeing how these work with regular white floods which are cheaper to replace when they burn out. I play solo and this set up is great for my needs. Easy to transport and sets up in a minute or two when needed. Looks much more professional than those clip on work type fixtures I had been using before...at not much more cost than those originally were. Very pleased with size, cost, quality, look, and portability. Can't beat this price anywhere else that I've found.

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      5.0

      perfect for my needs

      By Bones

      from Bloomington, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Easy Setup
      • Sturdy
      • Very affordable

      Cons

      • Could Be Too Small
      • Gels Not Included

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

      I have six of these mounted on a tripod stand. I leave them on the cross bar, four below....two above...which makes set up quite fast and easy. I use colored flood light bulbs in them so I don't have to mess with the gel frames and gels which can easily be damaged in transport. I play solo and this one stand is plenty for my purposes. Much easier to transport and set up and also brighter than the Chauvet LED system I also have which involves two stands, cables, controller, etc.

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      2.0

      Design flaw

      By NC6Strings

      from Statesville, NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

            The hole is not standard. Every other piece of lighting equipment I have ever bought has a hole large enough to accommodate the standard bolts that are come with lighting equipment. I had to purchase a drill bit (7/16") and drill the hole larger. Not convenient at all!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Would buy again

            By WeddingDj

            from Wooster, Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Easy Setup
            • Efficient
            • Long Beam Throw

            Cons

            • Breaks During Shipping
            • Difficult To Transport
            • Runs Hot

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

            I bought six of these lights the first round two came with broken bulbs (the most expensive part of the light). So i called and complained and they agreed to send me two more lights so that i would have the six i ordered. When the replacements get here i didnt even have to open the shipping box to hear the broken glass rattling around inside. So again i call rather angry this time, again they say ok well we will ship you two more. I proceeded to tell the gentleman dont even bother unless they packaged them differently this time. He assured me he would have them special packaged. When they arrived they were all intact.

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            5.0

            i have 24 par 38B's

            By DJ chuck

            from brookport illinois

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Easy Setup
            • Efficient

            Cons

            • none
            • Runs Hot

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

            I have 24 and looking to buy more. have had the 24 for 5 years and all work A1 .. EZ to work with. Good for light show ..save you some cash buy them
            Charles lynch (DJ chuck}and I drum for the borderline band

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            1.0

            Lousy

            By none of your business

            from Berwick,Pa

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Weak

              Best Uses

                Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

                both bulbs smashed when arrived. When I called, response was poor.

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                4.0

                Hard to beat

                By No name bud

                from Washington DC

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

                    Bottom line. they are small, cheap and come with the lamps. Yes they aren't LED, but if you have a dimmer and some cheap gels; your in. I have purchased some cheap LED's and have had my soldering iron on to keep them on. In the areas where simple light is all you need, its a match

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                    5.0

                    Great Par Cans!

                    By DJ Hamilton Productions

                    from Boone, NC

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Bright
                    • Cools Down Quick
                    • Easy Setup
                    • Efficient

                    Cons

                    • Runs Hot

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Bar Dj
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Small Club

                    Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

                    Man these things are good! I use 4 of them with the American DJ 7" Gels, which I cut to size very easily. I use them on the top rail on my Musician's Gear Truss System. I have them on my Chauvet SF-9005 timer controller and they work awesome! They will get hot, but you shouldn't have any problems with them being TOO hot. Any bulb will work. By any bulb, I mean any flood light or regular light bulb with a standard E27 (better known as a normal american light bulb) that you can pick up from any retailer. Works great for a crowd of 5 to 50 people or you can use them to illuminate the stage for performers. It comes with a bulb that is perfect for the light, no need to get more. The included light is 150 wats, so it will brighten up any space.

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                    5.0

                    Great Buy

                    By Church girl drummer

                    from Salisbury NC

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Comeswith Bulbs
                    • Easy Setup

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

                      Easy to use with any system requires no assembly, just mount and plug in

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                      5.0

                      Solid, sturdy, good value

                      By GroveStage

                      from Greensboro, NC

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Bright
                      • Good Value
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                      • A Bit Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Outside Stage

                      Comments about American DJ PAR-38B Can Buy Two and Save:

                      Use six of these on our outdoor stage and they've lasted multiple seasons with no problems. No gel clip, so we occasionally lose a gel in wind storms...but overall very happy with these lights.

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