Finally an LED moving head worth buying.
Pros: Efficient,Bright,High End Functionality,Runs Cooler,Long Beam Throw
Cons: Fan runs constantly
I'm am a DJ and have been for quite a few years. I've also worked in lighting for a long time. This new crop of LED lights has been tempting and frustrating at times. I love lighting but most of the LED fixtures out there don't hold up in the field. If a light is not bright enough to make clean beams at a distance than it really isn't worth buying. Who cares if it LED or not if you can't see it?
I started looking into the ADJ X-series and though they where very portable there was just not enough output, so I checked on the ADJ Vizi Spots still nice with great functionality but, still not enough kick.
Efficiency has finally been met with performance.
The Chauvet 260 LED is a light that gives the punch I've been looking for. The 60W led falls nicely in between a 150 and 250 MSD type output. Very cool color temperature and takes very little power to run (88W total, at less than 2 amps), and stills amazingly bright. I'm loving every minute of using these lights. The easy access to gobo wheel is a Godsend, no tools are needed to trade out gobos, love that. Good functionality, two gobo wheels, 3way prism all good stuff.
My only complaints are very minor. I'd like to see a UV/purple color, there is magenta but, I miss that glowy feel. The cooling fans run on high constantly, I want the fans to last as long as the LED (50,000 hours), I guess I'll find out eventually. And these fixtures are lighter than your average 250 style moving head, but they are still thirty pounds, that's chunky for a mobile guy like myself. I'd like to see a little more weight loss, but a case with wheels will remedy that in the short run.
And a word of warning, Plan on buying some sort of controller for these lights, the built-in programing is lackluster at best. Not a problem for me but, I would have been pretty upset, if I had planned to use these in sound active mode.
All that being said, I can honestly say, I am proud to own and use these lights, they look great and work the way lights in the price range should.