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Chauvet Swarm 5 FX  

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The Chauvet Swarm 5 FX is a compact, versatile lighting fixture that combines several different technologies to produce one of the smartest, most eff...Read More

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Brilliant sparkle light effect, perfect for the gigging DJ or entertainer.

The Chauvet Swarm 5 FX is a compact, versatile lighting fixture that combines several different technologies to produce one of the smartest, most efficient and effective lighting investments you can make. It uses LED technology as well as laser technology, and straps all of that into a DMX-controlled lighting fixture that additionally features automated chase sequences and sound-activated programs.

The Swarm 5 incorporates both red and green lasers, eight LED strobe lights and an RGBAW (red, green, blue, amber and white) rotating Derby-style lighting effect. The RGBAW system permits the Swarm 5 to produce any color at all on the lighting spectrum, which when combined with the strobe and the lasers make for an amazing lighting effect.

So why does Chauvet call it the Swarm? One look and you’ll understand why. The Swarm 5 projects literally thousands of red and green laser beams which manifest as arrow-straight beams through the air (especially effective through fog) and then as red and green pin spots on the wall. Add in the swimming dots from the RGBAW LEDs and you’ll feel like you are in the middle of a massive swarm of flying balls of multi-colored light.

If you have a DMX system, you can control your colors in real time independent of any program chases you have set up. If you don’t have a DMX system you can still run a dynamic shows just on the Swarm 5’s presets. If you purchase multiple Swarm 5s, you can run them in series in a Master/Slave relationship whereby they all synchronize together for a truly arresting visual presentation.

The Swarm 5 comes with mounting hardware for attaching to standard lighting trees.

FEATURES
  • 3-in-1 LED light that includes a RGBAW rotating derby, red/green laser and white strobe effect
  • Laser projects thousands of red and green laser beams
  • Operation allows for separate color and program control
  • Increase control options using automated and sound-activated programs, or Master/Slave and DMX mode
  • Save time running cables and extension cords by power linking multiple units

SPECIFICATIONS

Swarm 5 FX

  • DMX Channels: 9
  • DMX Connectors: 3-pin XLR
  • Light Source (Swarm): 5 LEDs (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue, 1 amber, 1 white) 3 W (300 mA), 50,000 hours life expectancy
  • Light Source (strobe): 8 LEDs (white) 1 W (300 mA), 50,000 hours life expectancy
  • Light Source (laser): 532 nm/50 mW (green) laser diode, 650 nm/100 mW (red) laser diode
  • Strobe Rate: 0 to 20Hz
  • Beam Angle (strobe): 17°
  • Field Angle (strobe): 35°
  • Coverage Angle (laser): 100°
  • Coverage Angle (Swarm): 65°
  • Illuminance (strobe): 823 lux @ 2m
  • Power Linking: 15 units @ 120 V; 26 units @ 230 V
  • Input Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60Hz (auto-ranging)
  • Power and Current: 62W, 0.5 A @ 120V, 60Hz
  • Power and Current: 66W, 0.3 A @ 230V, 50Hz
  • Weight: 9.8lb. (4.5kg)
  • Size: 9.75" x 11.7" x 12.2" (248mm x 298mm x 310mm)
  • Classified per EN/IEC 60825-1:2007
  • Complies with FDA performance standards for laser products except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007
  • Approvals: CE
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ChauvetSwarm 5 FX
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright (4)
  • Easy to setup (4)
  • Efficient (4)
  • Runs cooler (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
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    4.0

    Good Light For DJ./ Small Band Use

    By Steve27

    from Ontario Canada

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • All In One Value
    • Easy Setup
    • Efficient
    • Runs Cooler

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Chauvet Swarm 5 FX:

      I bought this for a cover band playing wedding type gigs. It's a good light, fairly bright and offers a lot of bang for the buck. Just don't expect it to be the same as dedicated strobes, Lasers or moons etc. It is a compromise product, does a bit of everything but you are not getting pro level effects here.
      Lasers are a nice idea but a bit weak.
      Strobes I don't use but the circular pattern has limited options, again, better than nothing.

      That said, for the price you can't beat it.
      For portability and quick setup, again, can't beat it.
      I would buy it again for the same application. I woudl NOT buy this for a club install etc.
      Portability and quick setup with wide range of effects are what this light is about and it does all of that reasonably well for the cost.

      PS. Have not run it DMX, just sound active on the programs that have no strobe.

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      5.0

      Great addition

      By Dr Blues

      from Athens, Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Bright

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Chauvet Swarm 5 FX:

        Added just one to our stage in our blues venue. Great addition to our LED spots. We leave it on Auto sound activated and kick it in when the dance floor gets going.
        Will probably add a second for complete floor coverage.

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        5.0

        freakin amazing

        By Rockin' Roy

        from Southern Illinois

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Chauvet Swarm 5 FX:

          I love this light. It is freakin amazing. I always get compliments on how much it lights up a room. 3 in 1 light.. you can't go wrong I'm gonna buy another just because I can.

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          4.0

          Great Light I Now Have 2

          By feelnfly

          from SLC

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Chauvet Swarm 5 FX:

          Great light easy to use lots of features looks even better when you have 2

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW!

          By Bad Monkey DJ

          from Westerville, Ohio

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          Pros

          • Bright
          • DMX Control
          • Easy Setup
          • Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Chauvet Swarm 5 FX:

            I was looking for a DMX laser to add to my lighting setup when I stumbled across The Storm FX. WOW! For less than the price of a low end dmx laser I got Strobes, Moon effect and Lasers. The first 2 gigs people raved about it. It can fill a room...

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