COLORdash Batten wins top honors

COLORdash Batten wins top honors

MIAMI, FL -- For the third consecutive year, CHAUVET has earned a “best of” class award in Club World magazine's annual competition for the nightclub industry.

CHAUVET's COLORdash Batten was named Best LED Product for 2009, during the Winter Music Conference held in Miami in March. CHAUVET was also a finalist in the Best Lighting Product with its Q-Spot 250 LED.

Winners are determined by a panel of 12 industry experts who read through more than 300 nominations in 21 product categories, looking for venues/promotions/people and products that are both successful and innovative.

“Because of the overwhelming response we received this year, the competition was particularly fierce,” said Kerri Mason, who headed up the competition for Club World.

“The COLORdashâ„¢ Batten is one of our top selling fixtures,” said CHAUVET National Sales Manager Bob Laino. “It was introduced in 2008 and customers like the fixture for its small size and price as well as its even and saturated wash.”

The COLORdash Batten was designed for broad-base appeal with features for multiple markets. For production designers, the COLORdash Batten can be power linked to up to 13 units, can be used as a cyclorama, boarder or strip light and can easily accommodate custom applications.

Smaller nightclub and mobile DJs like the automated programs that can be triggered by DMX or master/slave modes, with custom programs available in both modes as well. With 24 high-power, 1-watt LEDs, the COLORdash Batten provides an output of 1,750 lux with a beam angle of 35Ëš by 30Ëš.

“We are proud to be honored once again,” said CEO Albert Chauvet, who noted that his company took “best club effect” for its LED élan in 2008 and “best lighting product” with the Q-spot 575 in 2007. “This award reinforces our commitment to develop affordable, value-added products with a multifaceted appeal.”

Now in its seventh year, the 2009 Club World Awards presents disco globes to winners in each category. “These awards are dedicated to you, the industry professional who broke new technological ground, who planned for months in advance to ensure that the party was perfect; who played an inspired set that people still talk about, and who, generally, despite increasingly tough economic circumstances, made '08 a year for the clubbing record books,” noted Mason about the nominees.

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