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A 4-channel DMX-512 effect light that projects crisp, bright, multicolored beams, squares, or curly cues all over the dance floor.
The Chauvet Radius is n LED effect light that creates multicolored, overlapping rings of light with 3W red, green, blue, amber and white LEDs. The Radius offers variable electronic strobe in any color combination. A variable-speed motor controls back-and-forth motion. The built-in sound activated and automated programs operate with or without DMX control.
Get funky and geometrical with your DMX lighting effects when you order the Chauvet Radius today.
Radius Effect Light
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Comments about Chauvet Radius Effect Light:
Alright, here is my review for the Chauvet Radius.Now, In order to more detailed and informative, I will also be comparing the Radius to the Chauvet Kinta X, which is a similar and widely popular lighting fixture.Ok, the Radius and the Kinta X are very similar. They can be considered as Derby lights, which basically means they have a single motor that rotates one or more light sources, creating a cool looking effect. The light shines through the lenses, creating countless, colorful beams of light that fill a room. Here is our first point of comparison. The Chauvet Radius has 48 lens compared to the Kinta Xs 24 lenses. Thats two times the amount of lenses right there, giving you twice the amount of light beams moving around the room, and it looks especially AMAZING with haze or fog!Next point, Color. Both light fixtures contain High-powered, 3W (730mA) LEDs, which are nice and bright. The Kinta X contains three of these LEDs, limiting it to producing only three colors,red, green and blue. However, the Radius contains five LEDs, which can produce those three colors, plus an additional amber and white. Therefore, the Radius has two more possible colors then the Kinta X. On to DMX. But before I talk about DMX control, I need to state that some of the specifications are sligtly incorrect. First of all, the Radius has 5 DMX channels, not 4 as it is stated. Second, you cannot independently control the colors via DMX, even though it is stated in the description and printed on the products box. This lighting fixture is simply not capable of this feature with its current programming. I contacted Chauvet regarding this issue, and they confirmed that it is a misprint. To clarify, if you are controlling the Raduis via DMX, you cannot set it to be just blue, or white. The color output follow the internal pre-programed shows, which cannot be altered. This feature is neither available on the Kinta X, however, the Radius still offers you with more control as it has 3 additional DMX channels then the Kinta X.For the Radius, Chanel 1 sets the mode, blackout, automatic, or sound active mode. Depending on the setting of Channel 1, Channel 2 sets either the program speed, or microphone sensitivity. Channel 3 controls the strobing, which only works in automatic mode, and Channels 4 and 5 deal with motor control, speed and retention time.Continuing on, the Radius also offers numerous internal, stand-alone programs, allowing you to operate it without the need of a DMX controller. Configuration is very simple, and then you can simply plug it in and forget it. There is also an internal microphone with a sensitivity knob on the rear of the fixture, along with two selectable programs. This allows the Radius to operate to the beat of the music you play. Whats nice about the Radius is that it features a 4 character LED display on the rear of the unit, as opposed to DIP switches. This makes it simple to configure the mode or program by using 4 buttons right under the display. The LED display also shuts off when not in use, even if the light is operating, and turns back on when you press a button on the fixture. You have several modes to choose from; DMX, Slave, Sound Active, or Automatic-Selection, and Automatic. DMX mode obviously allows you to set a DMX address. Slave sets the fixture as the slave in Master/Slave mode, which allows it to copy the program of the Master fixture, creating a synchronized look. Setting the Radius to any mode other then DMX and slave automatically make it a master. There is an DMX and power outlet output that allows you to link more then one Radius. Therefore, You can set Radius 1 to sound active or automatic, and it will automatically send out the signal to the slave fixtures. You simply have to set the Radius 2 to receive the signal by setting it to slave mode. Sound mode is self explanatory, it operates the fixture to the beat of the music playing. Automatic-Selection mode lets you choose one of the 14 internal programs to run. Automatic mode runs all 14 programs in sequential order, one after another. For the Automatic-Selection and Automatic modes, you are also able to configure the program run speed, strobe speed, motor rotation, speed, and Motor Retention Time, all without a DMX controller. In Automatic mode, you are given an extra option that allows you to configure the time to rotate to the next automatic programWhen you first open up the Radius, you will notice that it has a metal body. The body of the Kinta X, on the other hand, is made out of a hard plastic. In addition, the Radius also has 4 rubber feet on the bottom. On the back of the fixture, you have your LED Display, 4 menu buttons, a sound sensitivity knob, a safety hook, DMX in and out, power in and out, and a fan. The overall area coverage of the Radius is 155 degrees, which should light up any dance floor very nicely! The Kinta X however has a coverage angle of 135 degrees. Overall, the Radius is a great light! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice effect light with great coverage. The only real disadvantage is that you are not able to independently control the colors in anyway, and thats why it gets only 9 stars, as I would expect this feature to be included with all new LED fixtures. Would I buy it again? Probably not as there is no need to, unless you are in a large venue. What would make this light better?: Two (or more) Independently controlable TRI-color LEDs. Overall, Im happy with my purchase, and hope that my review/comparison can help you in making a purchase decision!