LOS ANGELES – Ultraviolet lighting effects have been popular since the days of the “hippie black light.” Now these versatile and dramatic effects have taken a giant leap into the future, with the introduction of the UVLED BAR 16 from American DJ. An amazingly bright DMX-compatible ultraviolet bar, the UVLED BAR 16 is powered by 16 high-output 1W UV LEDs, unlike conventional UV effects, which use a fluorescent light source.
The UVLED BAR 16's powerful LEDs will produce an intensely brilliant black-light aura over a wide area, making it a great wash-type effect for stage performances, theatrical productions, or any special effects installation. What's more, compared to fluorescent UV effects, the UVLED BAR 16 requires virtually no maintenance, consumes little energy and produces minimal heat. Its long-life LEDs are rated at 50,000 hours and it contains no moving parts, so users won't have to worry about lamp replacements or breakdowns. With a miniscule 30W power draw, users won't have to worry about high electricity bills either. And thanks to the cool running temperature of its LEDs, the UVLED BAR 16 won't make performers hot and uncomfortable under the lights.
Even more impressive are the things the UVLED BAR 16 can do that its older fluorescent counterparts can't. For example, it features 0-100% electronic dimming, which gives users precise control over intensity and fading. It also includes a really cool UV strobe effect – another exciting feature never found on “your father's” black light.
“LED technology has added a whole new dimension to the ultraviolet light, and made this classic effect, which dates back to the '60s and '70s, even better and more versatile,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “With the UVLED BAR 16, you get a black light that has the bright output and professional features you'd expect to find on any high-quality wash effect.”
Another of the UVLED BAR 16's unique features is the rounded wash shape created by its 10° vertical and 40° horizontal beam angle. Because of the configuration of its LEDs, it actually produces more of an oval shape than a rectangle, making it exceptionally well suited for wall washing.
The UVLED BAR 16 can be operated in 3 modes: DMX-512, Sound Active, or Manual.
It can also be linked in multiples Master/Slave via 3-pin XLR cable. A convenient 3-button DMX display is included on the rear panel.
Other handy features on the UVLED BAR 16 include a locking IEC power plug, an On/Off switch on the back, and a flexible dual bracket system that allows the fixture to be hung or set on the ground.
The UVLED BAR 16 features multi-voltage operation: AC 100-240V, 47/63Hz. It measures 12.5”L x 2.5”W x 7”H, and weighs 5 lbs. The MSRP of the UVLED BAR 16 is $399.95.