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Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light

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The Thinpar64 from Venue Lighting Effects is a low profile DMX intelligent LED PAR Can that is designed with portability and convenience in mind. It ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Compact, low profile LED PAR with smooth RGB color lighting effects.

The Thinpar64 from Venue Lighting Effects is a low profile DMX intelligent LED PAR Can that is designed with portability and convenience in mind. It is lightweight and super compact, which makes it a great lighting effect for use with Houses of Worship, mobile DJs, clubs and parties of all sizes. There are 100 bright RGB color LEDs that will provide plenty of lighting, and you can combine the red, green and blue LEDs to create a custom static color to set the mood. The Thinpar64 can be used as a stand-alone fixture in sound-activated mode, or controlled via DMX controller, which will gives you total commend over the action of the effect. The double-yoke hanging bracket allows the Thinpar64 to be easily installed by hanging on a truss or standing up by itself on the floor. There is also a power linking option so you can add up to an additional 60 units and fill-up any lighting rig.

FEATURES
Static colors and RGB color mixing with or without DMX controller 
Built-in automated programs via master/slave or DMX with variable speed
Built-in sound activated programs via master/slave or DMX
Pulse effect with adjustable speed
3 or 7 Channel DMX-512 operation
2.5" Low profile design
Power linking: 40 units @ 120V, 60 units @ 230V, 10A circuit max
Double-bracket yoke doubles as floor stand

Fill in your lighting rig with multiple Thinpar64 lighting effects today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions (WxHxD): 11-1/8" x 9-11/16" x 2-1/2" (28 x 246 x 63mm)
Weight: 2.8 lb (1.3 kg)
Power
Auto-ranging power supply: 100240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption @ 120V: 17W max, 0.25 A inrush
Power Consumption @ 230V: 17 W (0.1 A) max, 0.2 A inrush
Power output: 40 units @ 120V, 60 units @ 230V, 10A circuit max
Fuse: F 1 A, 250V
Light Source
LEDs: 180 (60 red, 60 green, 60 blue)
Photo Optic
Lux @ 1m: 3,640
Beam angle: 23
Field angle: 38
Thermal
Maximum ambient temperature: 104 F (40 C)
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VenueThinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light
 
4.9

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (39)
  • Quick setup (38)
  • Portable (37)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Durable (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (33)
  • Outdoor events / games (27)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (19)
  • Home studio (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Professional musician (15)

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the money

By B Money

from Central New York

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Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

Nice LEDs for the money. They work perfect with real DMX data cables. They are bright, versatile, draw very little power, put off almost zero heat (nice for long gigs where you dont get fried under a heat-lamp par cans), and weigh almost nothing. Easy to haul and setup.
Downside is, they mostly entirely plastic and not durable. Suitable for fixed installations, or anyone who actually takes care of thier gear. Don't let your drummer pack these in his minivan, they will never survive. Get a case of a padded gig bag to protect them.
Does pretty much everything you want an LED par can to do; color macros, DMX mixing, automatic mode, strobe, etc....I didn't give it a higher rating because it lacks Amber LEDs, which are really nice to have to help warm up the colors.
Overall, lots of functionality.
Important Note: You must use real DMX cables with these lights. I tried going cheap and using XLR mic cables and the lights did not respond to my DMX controller. After switching over to real 110ohm DMX data cables, they worked perfect.
it's not very robust feeling. The plastic housing feels fairly thick but brittle. I think the DMX connectors are also plastic, definitely isn't what I'd call "road worthy". For the price, you can't get everything.
I take good care of mine and (so far) they have survived fine. Just don't expect to be able to toss them around.
Considering the price of other LED par cans, these are a good value. They are bright and work as advertised. Just be careful not to bang them around, as they are not super sturdy

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Venue Thinpar64

By Todd

from Phoenix, AZ

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Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

These appear to be the exact same item as the Chauvet Thinpar 64 but for less. The ones I bought are exactly the same as described in the Chauvet description. These are really bright lights that are surprisingly well fucused- I aimed one at a wall 25 feet away with light coming in windows & still got a bright image about 8 to 10 feet across. These are almost spots but they do work as washes, especially if you want vertical patterns & not just a general fill. At full intensity these might be a little too bright to aim directly at your audience, they're better used to bounce light off something else. With DMX control you can of course adjust intensity of each color up or down & of course create any possible color by doing so. You can also use the buttons on the back to create your own static color without bothering with DMX. These come with the standard sound activated/master/slave etc operating modes as well. What there're doing at the bottom of the sort list I don't know. I'm buyiny more right now.
It's as bright as a standard PAR light but IT CHANGES COLOR! Without gels.
I give it a 9 only because it's plastic, but that really -is- probably the best choice.
Jeez. These are identical to Chauvet's Slimpar 64 at a lower price! And in general this type of light is a super value.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great For Live Bands

By chiefmiker

from Cherry Hill, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Value
  • Portable
  • Quick Setup

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

    We use these units for our band's live shows and they work great. They're easy to set up and operate smoothly throughout the performance. They're very lightweight so we can mount them on top of the mains out front, which is ideal for lighting up the musicians on stage. A word of caution if you're looking at another company's LED pars and not planning to employ a controller. Due to static internal programming (non- configurable), the operation of sound active mode on some LED pars differs in a significant way from that of the Venue units. Under sound active mode on the Venue LED par, threshold sounds will trigger a color change but the light always stays on. On other LED pars I've seen, threshold sounds will trigger a color change in the same way but if the sound level falls below the threshold, the light will turn off after a few seconds. Depending on how frequent you want color changes to be, this can be undesirable during a live show because the light may switch off during quieter portions of a song. Make sure you take this characteristic into consideration when deciding which LED pars to buy. We found that the Venue units work best for the way we want to light the stage.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I have seen the future and it is LED

    By Les

    from Buffalo, NY

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value
    • Led
    • Portable
    • Quick And Easy
    • Quick Setup

    Cons

    • Inconsistent At Low Level

    Best Uses

    • Stage

    Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

    I purchased these for a new underpowered college theater running ETC board and equipment. No hassle beyond setting DMX addresses on all units. They power up instantly and play well with conventional instruments. Dial in any color you want -- no gels, and no dimmers! Output comparable to a standard 500 par-can which requires a dimmer rack and dedicated circuitry.

    Very minimal power required and very little heat on stage.

    Be advised: these power up faster than conventionals. If that's an issue, plan on doing lots of multi-step cues to accomodate this. Also, they can be inconsistent at low light levels. These are flood lights, not spots. There are no clips to attach barn doors or top hats.

    Be advised #2: these require 3-pin XLR, unlike most DMX rigs that require 5-pin. Invest in adaptors and dedicated 3-pin cables from Chauvet, as well as dongles if you're strapping a mess o' fixtures in a chain. Even with these additions, they're still a heck of a lot cheaper than par-cans and dimmer racks.

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great light for the money

    By quat 4x4

    from Fayetteville, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

      Best Par64 LED for the buck. I ordered 12 of these and they all came packed very well.When I placed the order over the phone the sales person was excellent and assured me they would be packaged with care. I read horror stories from other reviews and luckily mine all arrived in great working condition. OK lets get to operation! First they are very bright. I am using a OBEY 40 controller (also from MF) and set the lights up in DMX mode 7 channel. DMX cables are a must if you want them to work properly. Do not scrimp on the cables. MF has great prices on the proper cables. The instructions with the lights were OK could have been written a little better but I really got the best set up info from U-Tube. There are lots of tutorials on U-tube that take the mystery out of getting the most from your lights. Highly recommend a little homework on DMX controls if you are new to this type of lighting. Each light has a pass thru for DMX control (excellent) and also an extra AC mains for stringing the power from light to light also excellent. I was up and running in less then two hours after figuring out the channels again U-tube video's the best help. They are very light weight but this comes with a penalty! PLASTIC lots of it! The only metal is the U-shaped clamp that holds the light fixture. Extreme care is going to be your best friend if you want these to hold up. I'm the only person in the band that handles the lights as they are my investment so will see after a year's worth of jobs how they hold up! The sales person did recommend the 2 year extended warranty which covers everything no questions asked. Even if a light tree gets knocked over by a drunken patron at the many bars we play. Hoping I never need it but you never know! Only used on two jobs so far and no problems. Whole system only uses 3 amps and that's all lights full on. No heat to speak of and the 7 colours they list on the box is just a starting point. Use your imagination when mixing the LED colour's and the sky's the limit. I'm very pleased so far with my purchase.

      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid, Reliable, Bright, Light Fixtures

      By ARC10U

      from NY

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional lighting

        Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

        Been using these 64's for about a year now indoors and outdoors in various situations. They have been reliable since day 1. I am not wanting for more luminous output with these like I have other LED fixtures in the past - they're bright! The Thinpar also has a wider beam and field angle compared to the Chauvet Slimpar series. The 0.25A (@120V) power draw on these is great and allows me to use more equipment on a standard 20A circuit.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great to the 95% range

        By Drew Blanchar

        from San Francisco east bay

        Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

        Why not a "10 rating"? The beam angle is like the Optima I bought in 2008 - about 16. With the really small stages I work, I'd prefer a set with the 45 like the Chauvet I bought in 2010.
        The flatter body with the protection/cover plate make it even better than the half-melons I've purchased in the past.
        But I'm happiest they've (1) simplified the configuration and (2) added a power outlet.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Quality for a small price tag

        By Josh

        from St. John, IN

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        Pros

        • Daisy-chaining
        • Good Value
        • Portable
        • Quick Setup
        • Sturdy Bracket Mounts
        • Super Bright

        Cons

        • No True White Diodes

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

        These fixtures are on the cheaper end of the spectrum when looking at LED DMX-controlled lights, but they're not cheap in performance. There's not much else to say about these things. The offer both DMX and power daisy-chaining, which is nice. They have RGB LEDs in them and can generate a multitude of colors and have simple a DMX channel controller scheme:

        > They can be set to just display a single color and have a fader control brightness.
        > They can be set to be controlled with 3 DMX channels to control the Red, Green, and Blue output values.
        > They can be set to be controlled with 7 DMX channels that control the RGB values, but also automatic color shifting, strobing, and sound sensitivity.

        Using the strobing function is a bit disappointing, though. If you want to use these as strobes, I would suggest getting a proper strobe light. Since they only have RGB diodes, the white isn't true white – it has a bluish tint to it. The speed functions are also slightly unbalanced. The fastest strobe speed is okay, but not as crisp and clean as a true strobe, and the slowest speed is still quite fast.
        Still, if you're just looking for fixtures to add some accent lighting with simple DMX controls, these are fantastic for the low price point.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Inexpensive Light

        By Tech Director from Normal HS

        from Normal, IL

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        Pros

        • Bright
        • Good Value
        • Portable
        • Quick Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

          We bought these for the theatre at the high school I work at as a cheap light to add some color. NOt expecting much punch from them but was very suprised the amount of lumens these put out. Hooked them up to an ETC Express board and allowed full control. We have only used on 1 show so far but they worked well in that environment. We did notice one "problem" twice while we were setting up and playing around with the lights we would notice 1 of the 8 that were daisy chained together would not light with the rest of the DMX'd lights. We simply uplugged it and plugged it back in and all was good with the world.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Súper bright and easy to use

          By Isaacfmx

          from Texas

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Value
          • Portable
          • Quick Setup

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

              I just bought one first for a huge building and I was very surprised of how much it would light up and how repo dive it was, so now I own 3 of the same and I'm very happy with them

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great light! Needs a light de-fuser for small spaces

              By Andy

              from NJ

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              Comments about Thinpar64 10mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

              bought 2 for an acoustic duo to replace some home grown incandescent lights. easy to setup, light weight, and bright. the beam is quite narrow, so you'll need a de-fuser to spread out the light if you set them up as a wash and they are setup close to you. I guy on youtube just cut out a circle from a clear shopping bag and taped it over the lens. that did the trick. Recommended.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I will buy this prouduct again and again!

              By Rob Turnpaugh

              from Central Texas

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Portable
              • Quick Setup

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

                I have used stage lighting that I bring to the clubs I play for over 30 Years. If you ever had incandescent par 64 cans you are probably old. This is the future here. No sound, no heat, and very bright multi color par 64 cans that don't use much electricity.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for live band. Portable, bright.

                By Dan

                from Canada

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Value
                • Portable
                • Quick Setup

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

                  I play in a band. I carry a lot of equipment to our gig so space/portability is an important criteria to me so I chose this model over regular much bigger PAR64. It works perfectly, it is bright, it is of minimal size, easy to carry.

                  I've used them inside and outside for gig and for home parties as well, with equal good result.

                  A bit expensive you may think but totally worth it.
                  I bought them last year and I will buy more of these in the near future...

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wicked Awesome Uplighting and Washes

                  By Ethan

                  from AB, Canada

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                  Pros

                  • Bright
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Focal Length
                  • Good Value
                  • Portable
                  • Quick Setup

                  Cons

                  • Plastic Case

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

                  Plan on using these at my wedding for uplighting - my testing has been extensive and they have out performed many more expensive lights in terms of brightness, color reproduction, and features. They work great stand-alone and on DMX and I would recommend them to anyone as either a stand-alone uplight or as a washlight for a stage.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  These are fantastic and very bright!!!

                  By icewater

                  from Urbana, Ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Value
                  • Portable
                  • Quick Setup
                  • Very Bright!

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

                    I bought 8 of these and after using them the first time, I will be buying more of them. Super bright and easy to program. I use DMX and the channels are similar to a name brand that was 2 times the price of these for a light just like them. Packaging was very nice and good manuals with the lights. WOW! I really love these lights.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome light!

                    By DNL Mike

                    from Maryland

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Value
                    • Portable
                    • Quick Setup

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

                      Great bang for the buck. You really can't beat these lights for the price. Very bright, reliable, and well engineered..

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      low cost versatile lighting solution

                      By Payola

                      from near Memphis

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                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • Quick Setup
                      • Versatile color selection

                      Cons

                      • Moderate brightness

                      Best Uses

                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Mood lighting
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

                      I use this (my 3rd) in my project studio mostly to provide mood lighting. The are also useful general ambient lighting.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Get the job done period.

                      By JCAlexandres

                      from NE Ohio, USA

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                      Pros

                      • Affordable
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Functional
                      • Good Value
                      • Portable
                      • Quick Setup

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances
                        • Stage Lighting

                        Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

                        The ThinPar64 are very effective in the stage, I have about 5 of them I use in combination with other lights and affects, these lights stand on their own.

                        Can't beat their price!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product for the Price

                        By Preston

                        from Michigan

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                        Pros

                        • Dmx
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Value
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

                          The Venu Thin Par is nearly identical to the Chauvet Slim Par. There may be a difference in price sometimes, but if this fixture is cheaper, it is still worth the price tag. The DMX features offer full control of RGB color, strobe, and fade. With a DMX controller you can make whatever type of chase/scene you desire. If you just want to run the light individually in stand alone mode you can do that as well. The uses for this type of light are endless from wall/area lighting to dynamic scenes. Construction is solid and should last. I have been using 4 lights for a few months and I could not be happier!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect light for live shows

                          By Mark- Keeping Tempo

                          from Portland

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Value
                          • Portable
                          • Quick Setup

                          Cons

                          • Needs A Case

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light:

                          Very bright perfect color. The farther back you take it, the larger the array. The sound activation works well. It is nice and light weight. Worth every penney

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