Shed Some Light on your Event with Wash Lighting
Putting on a show requires a lot of work, as you probably know, and there are quite a few pieces of equipment that you’re going to need to employ. The biggest mistake that new DJ’s or technicians make however is thinking that sound is everything. Sure, sound is a big part of creating the greatest show mankind has ever seen, but there’s so much more to it!
Today we’re going to be talking about lighting, which is arguably one of the most important stage effects you can employ. When you buy DJ lights, you should consider the subtle lighting as well as the more prominent lights – they will both be noticed, but one in a smaller way than others. So what is wash lighting? Why should you consider it when you buy DJ lights?
Wash Lighting – One of the Most Essential DJ Lights
When it comes to DJ lights you have the basic LED’s that are meant to add that subtle effect, and then you have the wash lighting which can be considered floodlights. The idea is to literally light up an area on the stage. For example, let’s say you have a singer performing a solo in a play; you want the audience attention to be on her, and with that being the case, wash lights really are the best possible solution. They do a great job of illuminating a specific area, but they do have some downfalls.
The biggest problem with wash lights is that they cannot actually be focused, and should therefore only be used if you wish to light up a particularly large area. Floodlights do not have lenses in most cases, though there are some exceptions; Fresnel lights, for example. No matter what type of production you are holding or delivering, you need to make sure you have a few wash lights in your arsenal. In this article we’re going to talk about three of the most popular wash lights that we offer, and you might even want to consider implementing them into your stage routine.
The EZpar 64 RGBA
There are a lot of wash lights on the market, as you already know, but we are of the opinion that this is one of the coolest. Why? Because it’s wireless. If you’ve set up a stage before then you know exactly how irritating the wires can become, and let’s face it: they’re at rip hazard. Being able to get rid of even one wire is a blessing, which is why the EZpar 64 RGBA is so sought after. This is a battey powered wash light that will free you from the hassle of cables and make for a very quick and easy setup. This, of course, is only secondary to the level of performance that the 64 provides.
On top of being a high powered battery solution the 64 is able to deliver unparalleled performance using 180 red, gree, and blue Amber LED lights. In addition to that, the Lithium-Ion battery is capable of delivering 20 hours of performance on a single charge; if that isn’t cool we don’t know what is.
It might not be battery powered, but the ColorKey does feature some of the most beautiful and powerful LED lights in the industry along with a COB to allow for smooth color mixing on the fly. It also features:
- * Diffuser Lens
- * Mounting Bezel
- * Bright Output
- * Modes Including:
- * Dimming
- * Strobe
- * Gradual Change
- * Color Fading
- * Color Pulse
There are plenty of other included features including various control modes which will help you to keep your lighting and your production under control.
ColorKey MicroPar TRI
Finally we have the TRI which features a 25A Beam Angle along with typical RBG lighting to fit any situation. It comes with several different motes which include:
- Gradual Change
- Color Pulse
- Color Fading
Set in an aluminum housing, this light is expected to last up to 100,000 hours, making it a worthy addition to your stage equipment.
The right DJ lighting effects can make all the difference in the world for you; make sure you’re getting the best hardware and bring your show to a brand new level.