SUNRISE, FL The new COLORado Solo Batten from CHAUVET Professional got off to a fast start this year, making its world premiere on the Times Square “Midnight Countdown Stage” of the ABC Network’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve program. Based on its performance there, and its powerful list of features, this RGBAW LED wash should be turning up at many more high-profile applications in 2019 and beyond.
A bright, one-of-a-kind IP65-rated fixture, the COLORado Solo Batten creates a uniformly homogenized wash, giving it the appearance of being a single bar of light with no pixels or “round eyes” visible, and no dark corners. This smooth, even look can add a distinctive aesthetic touch to any design, particularly in broadcast and theatrical applications.
“This is a unique light that addresses a need that our customers have expressed for a batten that creates an edge-to-edge single bar of light,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Designers tell us they’re excited, because this will allow them to create a whole range of new looks.”
Featuring 144 LEDs, the linear fixture has 12 equally-sized square sections, each of which can be controlled individually. This allows the COLORado Solo Batten to go from presenting a single homogenized light source, to displaying an endless variety of pixel mapped effects and chase sequences with smooth fades and wipes.
With a luminance of up to 3,870 lux at 5 meters, the COLORado Solo Batten has the output needed to make an impact at even the largest venues. IP65 rated, this extremely bright batten is well-suited for music festivals and other outdoor applications. Thanks to its intense output, it will deliver stunning effects even during daylight hours. Adding to its flexibility, the fixture runs on DMX and RDM protocols.
The versatile COLORado Solo Batten can be oriented vertically or horizontally and used on set pieces, where its individually controlled squares can be employed to create visually dynamic effects. Producing a wide array of colors plus white (color temperature presets from 1800 to 8000 K), the fixture also excels as a downlight, toning strip, foot light and cyc.
“We are very eager to see more of what designers come up with when using the COLORado Solo Batten,” said Chauvet. “This is truly a multi-purpose batten light that can be used in a wide variety of ways, not just for uplighting or in set pieces. There is really no limit to the creative possibilities it opens for designers.”