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Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect   

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Hive emits bold, multicolored beams to give any mobile application that œrock star look. High-power red, green and blue LEDs emit tight, concentrate...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Bold, multicolored beams of light.

      Hive emits bold, multicolored beams to give any mobile application that œrock star look. High-power red, green and blue LEDs emit tight, concentrated beams from six fixed-angle lenses. Create customized looks in DMX mode, or allow built-in, automated and sound-active programs to work the show. Pair it with a fog or haze machine to create eye-catching, mid-air effects.

      FEATURES
      • Emits bold, multicolored beams designed for any mobile application in need of effects
      • Floods any size venue with tight, focused beams using 6 large-diameter lenses
      • Achieve bright, multicolored beams using 18 high-power red, green, and blue LEDs
      • Create an endless combination of customized effects with individual pod control
      • Sound-activated programs dance to the beat of the music
      • Generate synchronized shows in master/slave mode with easy-access to built-in automated programs
      • Save time running cables and extension cords by power linking multiple units

      Give your show that rock star look. Order the Hive today.

      SPECIFICATIONS

      Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect

      • DMX Channels: 3 or 20
        DMX Connectors: 3-pin
        Light Source: 18 (6 red, 6 green, 6 blue) 3W (730mA) LEDs 50,000hrs
        Coverage Angle: 44
        Power Linking: 5 units @ 120V; 10 units @ 230V
        Input Voltage: Auto-ranging 100 - 240VAC 50/60Hz
        Power and Current: 167W, 1.4A @ 120V 60Hz
        Power and Current: 174W, 0.7A @ 230V 50Hz
        Weight: 9.2 lb. (4.2kg)
        Size: 9.4" x 13" x 8.8" (240mm x 330mm x 225mm)
        Approvals: CE
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      ChauvetHive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect
       
      4.4

      (based on 17 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      88%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Bright (11)
      • Easy to setup (10)
      • Long beam throw (9)
      • Efficient (8)
      • Runs cooler (6)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (14)
      • Outdoor events / games (10)
      • Performances (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), Professional musician (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      kickin'

      I have led par 64's. strobes, lasers, moon flowers, moving head.... ect. These, by far, are my coolest lights. Blow your mind with fog. I usually use...Read complete review

      I have led par 64's. strobes, lasers, moon flowers, moving head.... ect. These, by far, are my coolest lights. Blow your mind with fog. I usually use them pointed back at the band without the fog. Many of the other bands that get to use my lights love these. I started with one and now I have 3. I just keep grabbing them as I can afford more of them.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Needs a wider beam angle

      While it is bright and has a long throw, the beam angle of 45 degrees is limiting if you use only one. It REALLY needs haze or fog to look cool. Otherwise it...Read complete review

      While it is bright and has a long throw, the beam angle of 45 degrees is limiting if you use only one. It REALLY needs haze or fog to look cool. Otherwise it just looks like RGB Twister "Clown dots" as my wife called them. The DMX is frustrating because the 20 channel mode has the control, but not the same programs/speed control it seems as 3 channel mode which is what really brings the light to life. I also wish the beams were fatter and covered more area. Even though the LEDs are RGB, you can't color mix them at ALL because of the positioning and the lenses. It's Red, Green, and Blue no matter how you "Mix" once it hits the floor. The lenses are also meh. With Chauvet's permission (For warranty) I cleaned the inside of the lenses as well as the outside and the lenses still have a film in the actual plastic itself that you can't remove. I'll say this didn't really affect performance so doesn't matter, but it's annoying to look at your light and the lenses look "Dirty" once light hits them. Unless you have more than one, these are basically good for a home party IMO. If the Beam angle was wider and the Beams were fatter, I'd give it 5 stars.

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      5.0

      Cool FX!

      By Locutus of Borg

      from The Rock & Roll Capital (Cleveland)

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Efficient
      • Long Beam Throw

      Cons

      • No Off Switch

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

      Great for the rock star experience! Mount these on a tee bar and elevate them over the band and into the audience for a great affect. You need fog or haze as others have said. Throws great beams and runs cool. Really has cool patterns in auto mode as long as you have music with strong drums or bass. I was so impressed, I bought a second one!

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      5.0

      still kickin'

      By Randy

      from New Hope, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Easy Setup

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

      I wrote a reveiw hen I had 3 of thee lights. Now I'm up to 8. I am using a hazer instead of fog. People know me from the hive light effect.

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      3.0

      Use fog or haze

      By last_chance_to_dance

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bright
      • DMX

      Cons

      • Fan Is Loud
      • Heavy
      • Needs Fog Or Haze
      • No Power Switch
      • Short power cord

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

      The Hive is a nice effect when combined with fog or haze. If you don't have fog or haze it looks cheesy (just colored spots on the floor). With haze it provides nice thick colored beams. I personally use it from the side on a T-stand. My biggest complaint is that it doesn't have a power switch. I can't understand why Chauvet didn't add one. The power cord is also unreasonably short. It's not even long enough to daisy chain to my laser on the same stand. The fan is a little loud, but not that bad and not that big of a deal. It's A little bit bulky and heavy, but no problem mounting to a stand. I recommend using a safety cable to prevent dropping it while mounting. It does have a safety mount. As mentioned, the power is daisy chainable and it has DMX.

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      5.0

      excellent light buy chauvet

      By dj manny v

      from Bakersfield California

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Beams Of Light Are Awesom
      • Best Light For The Price
      • Bright
      • Easy Setup
      • Efficient
      • Fills The Room
      • Long Beam Throw
      • Runs Cooler

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

        If your seeking an inexpensive light that puts out big beams of colored lights the hive is the way to go

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        4.0

        great light but must have manual

        By oldschool rocker

        from salisbury NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Impressive Look
        • Long Beam Throw
        • Runs Cooler

        Cons

        • No Operators Manual

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

        Just received this light yesterday and mostly its impressive for the price but like the other guy said you are lost without the operating manual. The manual they sent is a waste of paper.I was getting ready to return it and I was finally able to download the manual. If you go to www.chauvetlighting.com you will find the manual under HIVE. There are two. One is what they send and the other is what you actually need. Once I had the manual no problem. Without the manual you will be completely lost as product is not user friendly at all. Really happy with Musicians Friend. Don't know how they do it but I received the light 2 days after I ordered it.

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        4.0

        Simple, Effective

        By CowboyRockstar1

        from MN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Good Effect With Fog
        • Nice Small Footprint

        Cons

        • Narrow Spread Of Beams

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

        Pair them up and use for adding motion to your stage lighting

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        4.0

        Hive is cool

        By John berret

        from Augusta ga

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

          Great effect. Need hazer for it to really be cool. No HAZE and it's just something to put on a dance floor. With haze it's a really great effect.

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          5.0

          Love It!

          By so_many_dynamos

          from Tennessee

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Bright
          • Bright And Shines Far
          • Easy Setup
          • Efficient
          • Long Beam Throw

          Cons

          • Hard To Use In Dmx Mode

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

          Got this as a restock and was very happy with it.

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          5.0

          A lot of bang for the buck!

          By ddelie

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Bright
          • Compact
          • Easy Setup
          • Efficient
          • Light weight
          • Long Beam Throw
          • Runs Cooler

          Cons

          • Fan Is A Little Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

          I was a little confused by the research I did before I purchased the Hive. I was wondering why the pictures showed more than six light beams when there was only six lens. I didn't realize that when it's described as having 18 LED's that means three per lens. What the pictures and videos showed was accurate. There are a total of 18 beams not six. I was impressed! I thought the pictures were Photoshopped to make it look better than it was. Actually the first time I plugged it in I was more impressed than I thought I'd be. As other said, when you use it, it should be in a smokey environment or add a little haze. I'm a professional musician and not very familiar with different lighting options. Probably why I was confused on the 18 beams with only 6 lens. Anyone else looking at the specs probably figured it out right away:) Anyway, I plan on ordering two more. In my opinion, I think the Hive is a lot of bang for the buck!

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          3.0

          Cant use it

          By Jay Meier

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Decent Price

          Cons

          • No Instructions

          Best Uses

            Comments about Chauvet Hive 6-Pod, LED Beam Effect:

            It appears to be in working order. But the device came
            With basically no instructions and so I havent been able to use it yet.

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