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Chauvet 4Bar LED System   

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The Chauvet 4BAR LED System is a pack-and-go, must-have light for DJs, bands, and other performers who want a complete LED wash light system. This 15...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Features 4 LED washes in a super-portable, footswitchable system.

      The Chauvet 4BAR LED System is a pack-and-go, must-have light for DJs, bands, and other performers who want a complete LED wash light system. This 15-channel DMX light system includes a footswitch, adjustable tripod, packing bag, and transport case. Each of the 4 low-profile lights can be positioned independently. With 108 red, green, and blue LEDs per light, the Chauvet 4BAR offers built-in automated and sound-activated programs accessible with or without the footswitch.

      FEATURES
      • 15-channel DMX-512 LED wash light system
      • RGB control of 4 separate lights
      • Built-in automated programs via DMX
      • Built-in sound-activated programs DMX
      • Includes footswitch, tripod with bag and transport case for lights
      • Independent positioning of each light
      • Low-profile lights are 1-7/10" deep
      • Adjustable stand from 56-91"
      • Footswitch controls:
      • Triggers built-in static or automated programs (includes RGB fades)
      • Instantly sets any program to sound active

      Add this to the cart and experience the convenience of 4BAR's footswitchable LED washes.

      SPECIFICATIONS

      4Bar LED System

      • Beam angle: 21 (per light)
        Field angle: 33 (per light)
        Lux: 980 @ 1m (per light)
        Light source: 432 (144 red, 144 green, 144 blue) 10mm LEDs (108 per light)
        Power and current: 120V, 60Hz: 48W, 0.4A operating, 0.8A inrush
        AC power: Autoswitching 100-240V 50/60Hz
        Weight: 29lb.
        Dimensions: 47"W x 91"H
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      Chauvet4Bar LED System
       
      4.3

      (based on 71 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (43)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (17)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      87%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to setup (27)
      • Runs cooler (24)
      • Efficient (22)
      • Bright (21)
      • Long beam throw (11)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (26)
      • Outdoor events / games (16)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (14)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (18), Experienced (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A breakthrough lighting solution!

      There's no denying the many features these lights bring to bear that no other system has done before. The design is excellent with the ease of set-up, transport cases, super economical performance, multiple...Read complete review

      There's no denying the many features these lights bring to bear that no other system has done before. The design is excellent with the ease of set-up, transport cases, super economical performance, multiple performance modes, light weight,and overall coolness! My band replaced a tree of 4 par 38 cans with these and the upgrade has been fantastic! Just a huge improvement accross the board! They are plenty bright, exude a super-effective wash since all four cans can now be any color, unlike the old 'one-gel, one color' design, they set up in literally two minutes, are easy to use, light-weight, and everyone in our band just loves them! Rarely have I been so impressed and so satisfied with the 'performance vs. the hype' of a product. But this light system delivers on all its promises.Yes, as others have said here, the build quality could be improved - nothing major, but you know, knucklehead stuff. Ours were missing one of the screws that hold the stand legs together. A trip to the hardware store fixed that, but it was annoying. But other than that, I hafta give these lights two thumbs up and 'green light' anyone who is considering them to go ahead and purchase with confidence. We're gonna buy another set so we can hit both sides of the stage in larger rooms. For smaller rooms, or for duos or singles, one is plenty! So go ahead and buy these. You will not be sorry. There's simply nothing else like them on the market!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Ok system....No tech support

      I won't buy another one. My business requires my band to play outside a lot and you can't use these outside. From now on, I'll put my money into a more professional digital...Read complete review

      I won't buy another one. My business requires my band to play outside a lot and you can't use these outside. From now on, I'll put my money into a more professional digital system that can be used in any environment. Also, the fact that 2 of the 3 units I bought have locked up on white indicates to me that this is going to be a problem for anyone who plans on using these lights more than occasionally. The cases the lights come in offer good protection, but won't last long if you're using them professionally.
      I initially bought 2 of these systems for my small stage set up. As everybody says...easy set up and easy to run. But within about 2 months one of the footswitches went out. Lucky I still had the second system footswitch because I couldn't buy another one without buying the whole system. Then, one system locked up on white and I have not been able to get anyone with Chauvet or MF to tell me how to reset it without sending the unit in. So I bought a third system to replace it while I get the locked up system fixed. BUT....then a second unit locked in white mode within just a couple of weeks. Again, no help from Chauvet or MF without sending the unit in. The cost of shipping and repair, along with the down time, make it more cost effective to buy a new system. But who can afford $400 bucks every 3-4 months? So....I went back to using my old standby PAR 38 and PAR 46 sytems. Also, you can't use these systems outside and a great deal of my business occurs outside during the spring and summer months. While set up and transport is easy, it's not worth the cost when you'll have to replace it or repair it in just a few months.
      The system is built pretty well, but easily locks up. The footswitches are plastic and break easily if you use them a lot. The case it comes in is adequate, but not roadworthy. Also, Chauvet does not provide an adequate manual to tell you how to reset the units. They want you to send it in for repair. This makes it cost prohibitive to working bands.
      At $400 bucks, it is a little pricey if you have to repair or replace it every few months. Don't plan on having it repaired because the shipping costs, repair costs, and down time make it more convenient to just buy another one.

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      5.0

      Wonderful product

      By Flash

      from Grand Junction

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Easy Setup
      • Efficient
      • Runs Cooler

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

        Nice easy set up, bright colors, compact and easy to transport

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        easy set up but has its flaws

        By thedudeabides

        from chitown usa

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Bright
        • Easy Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

            These lights are so easy to set up. That's why I bought them. Very bright. For a bar band, cant go wrong. The problem I have with these lights is the power cords. They are maybe 4' long? They don't even touch the ground when on the stands at the lowest setting. What am I supposed to do with that. The cords are your typical removable power cords for amps or stage speakers or whatever. They are way too short. Sites sell aftermarket cords at 15' for about 25 clams a piece. I spent 800 clams on 2 sets of these lights. I'll probly wind up spending another 50 on longer cords. Anyone who has set up their own sound/lights/amps etc for a live music scenario knows how much of a pain running all the cables and power cords is. Really wish they had given me at least a 10' cord so I could actually plug these lights into a snake sitting at ground level.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not sure that I would.

            By Bassist

            from Bloomington, Il

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Runs Cooler

            Cons

            • Poor customer service

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

            Lighting for performances.

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            4.0

            High $$$, but ok while it works......

            By aintgonnamakeit

            from winston salem,nc

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Easy Setup
            • Efficient
            • Long Beam Throw
            • Runs Cooler

            Cons

            • Burns Out Quickly
            • Died 2 Months After Warra

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

            Very directional beams, does not spread out very much but ok. System used very little in studio in home. System died 2 months after warranty period. Anybody need parts??? Could not get schematic to fix. Tries to start up at half power then completely dies, dmx buss did not work.

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            5.0

            Purchased for my bar

            By Mike from Mariposa

            from Mariposa, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • A Lot Of Sequence Options
            • Easy To Permanently Mount
            • Energy Efficient
            • Runs Cooler
            • Very Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Zero

            Best Uses

            • Lowstage Low Profile
            • Performances
            • Small Club Stage

            Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

            Bought for front center of my honky Tonk bar stage. Looked easy to mount in rafters. It was! Easy to mount and set up for use. The foot control is handy especially to Blackout. It can be slaved so we re buying two more for left and right wash. Really energy efficient!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Lights / Cheap case

            By Mister D

            from Kissee Mills, Mo

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Bright
            • Easy Setup
            • Efficient
            • Runs Cooler

            Cons

            • Zipper On Case Cheap

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

            The lights work great for a single act like myself. After cooking under can lights for years these were a welcome relief from the heat that can lights put out. My only complaint is with the case. The zipper is so cheap it broke within the first few weeks.

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            3.0

            nice comando solution

            By texasbassman

            from dfw

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Efficient

            Cons

            • Low Quality Case

            Best Uses

            • Inside Or Night Stage
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

            I've had these for several years and they individually do what they do consistenty. There is not a lot of light. About the equivalent of 2 par 38's (300W), so you'll need 2 of them minimum for a 3+ band.I don't find DMX user freindly but I finally got 2 of the light bars linked together with proper DMX cables and one day it all quit and I had to go back to individual use. The most negative issue is the case. One of the worst in the industry. I've had to buy a keyboard case to put it in since the zippers and material are too flimsy and broke. So you will have to baby it and place it carefully to avoid case damage. I've had to repair the foot switch cables a few times and toughen up the strain relief. I've also had the cable break in the middle as well. Nice design but not too rugged.

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            5.0

            surprisingly bright and easy travel

            By johnnymarsh

            from athens, pa

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Easy Setup
            • Easy to transport
            • Efficient
            • Long Beam Throw
            • Runs Cooler
            • Smaller Than A Uitar Case
            • Very Compact Case

            Cons

            • A little flimsy
            • Stand Needs Weight

            Best Uses

            • Easy To Transport
            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

            great pickup. bought one, within two weeks bought another.

            great for a stage wash, or get a controller to run spots.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            tech support

            By Much Wanted band

            from Eau Claire, WI

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy Setup

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

              I admit,tech support is minimal. The videos are the most helpful. I have two units, and wanted them to react the same via one foot pedal. The answer is plug in one pedal and plug dmx out of that unit, to dmx in to the second one. Then set them both to dmx. The first one acts as the master and the second as the slave. Both will react the same to the pedal. No one seemed to know that. I figured it out muself.

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              3.0

              Restocked Item

              By RC da PCDJ

              from Newport NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Chauvet 4Bar LED System:

                Saved money buying restocked item, only thing was the cable connecting foot pedals was cut off at the pedals. Luckily I have electrical experience and the right tools to fix this. I thought it was just a regular returned purchase. Not A Damaged Unit!

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