Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day... Ambient DJ is Going Green

At Ambient DJ, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of music and technology!  We recently upgraded our service offerings to reduce our environmental footprint, while at the same time providing the very best in event and decor lighting services for our clients! Light Emitting Diodes ("LED") lighting has quickly become a mainstay for mobile professionals in the event industry.  Some benefits of going "Green" with LED lighting include:

1) Rich and Vibrant Colors

Today's fixtures come in many shapes and sizes ranging from can style (e.g., Chauvet LED Rain par cans), slim par can style (e.g., the Puck by Blizzard Lighting or Chauvet Slimpar 56) and bar style (e.g., Chauvet COLORstrip).  The color saturation and brightness of these fixtures are amazing and can be used as effect lighting for your dance floor, wash lighting or perhaps for uplighting.  Have a theme color for your event? With color mixing, the exact color you want can be mixed with stunning detail and clarity.

2) Small and Lightweight Fixtures

In years past, lighting fixtures were often heavy and cumbersome.  In addition, they were power hogs and ran extremely hot (particularly dangerous when small children are running around and drawn to  lighting like moths to a flame!).   The LED revolution has made the mobile professional's job easier and safer.  Mobile professionals love small and lightweight as our trade requires us to store, move, set up and take down  gear very frequently. Our clients trust us to bring the party to them, and these wonderful tools allow us have a huge impact, while still remaining mobile.  Regarding temperature, LED lights do not generate any noticeable heat, and never require cool-down periods.

3) Green Fixtures Result in Environmental Savings

LED lights draw very little power, meaning that many fixtures can be operating from a single 15 or 20 amp circuit.  In addition LED fixtures typically have an average life span of 50,000 hours of usage. In other words you could run a fixture 24 hrs a day for 2,083 days, or 5.7 years before the LEDs would burn out (WOW)!  More likely, a DJ might run an LED fixture  250 hours a year, meaning that properly stored, the fixture will last well more than the length of an average DJ career.  Less power draw and a longer replacement cycle result in big environmental savings!

4) DMX Control and Color Mixing

DMX control allows you to create lighting scenes such as chases, strobing, color fades and more.  For moving light fixtures, pan and tilt adjustments or gobo selection can also be manipulated. In other words, DMX gives you total control over a lighting show and the ability to do very cool things such as spotlight a couple's first dance, or wash a room in a specific color (such as red for Valentine's Day).  Color mixing allows you to create virtually any color in the spectrum, either with a DMX controller or special DMX software controlled from a laptop computer.

5) Power Linking

Power linking is the ability to power one fixture from another using a power link cord.  Using the power link cord from one fixture, you then daisy chain other fixtures down the line in the same manner. Most fixtures allow up to 31 additional fixtures to be linked this way, giving greater flexibility to the operator who no longer has to use long extension cable runs to areas lacking a readily available power outlet.

It is easy to see why LED technology has become so popular.  Do you want to add a "Wow Factor" to your next event? If so you, should consider one of Ambient DJs' amazing lighting packages utilizing the latest in LED technology. We can also customize a light show specific to your event.  Lighting is the best way to dramatically change the look and feel of your event, whether it's adding a punch of color to accent the theme, or creating an immersive club environment.

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Happy Earth Day!

DJ Spinz, on Behalf of the Ambient DJ Mixologists

1 comment:

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