The green movement is in full swing at American DJ with the introduction of three new 4.9mW DMX-512 green lasers: the Emerald Sky, Emerald Scan II, and Mini Emerald Beam.
“Green lasers are what everyone wants right now—their shorter wavelength makes them appear much brighter than red laser beams and they travel farther,” says Scott Davies, general manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “But unfortunately green lasers are also harder to make than red lasers and require a special diode, which has often put them out of reach price-wise for DJs and smaller clubs.
“American DJ has been constantly working to bring down the cost of green lasers,” adds Davies. “These new additions to our ‘Emerald series’ make it more affordable than ever to put on a dazzling green laser show.”
A twin green laser effect with dual 4.9mW lasers, the Emerald Sky features 16 spinning mirrors that create a variety of amazing “Liquid Sky” effects. Depending on the mood, the vibrant shaft of light beaming above the crowd can create stunning tunnel or wave effects on the ceiling, or conjure up a luminous, ethereal atmosphere. Equipped with 2 DMX channels, as well as built-in stand-alone programs, the Emerald Sky can be operated in four modes: DMX, auto, sound active, and master-slave. It features an audio sensitivity adjustment knob for sound-active operation. The Emerald Sky measures 7”L x 12.5”W x 8”H and weighs 8 lbs.
Emerald Scan II
This is the next-generation model of American DJ’s Emerald Scan, an effect that combines a 4.9mW green laser with an X-Y mirror-moving scanner. Smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the Emerald Scan II features the dazzling geometric patterns and built-in selectable light shows that made the original model so impressive. It is equipped with five DMX channels that allow users to control pan, tilt, pattern, laser on/off, and manual pattern effects. It can also be operated without a controller in sound active or master slave modes. Additionally, it features a ¼” input for an optional remote control (sold separately). Sporting an updated sleek aluminum case. The Emerald Scan II measures 11.5”L x 6.5”W x 6.5”H and weighs 6 lbs.
Mini Emerald Beam
A scaled-down version of ADJ’s Emerald Beam, the compact, highly affordable Mini Emerald Beam offers the exciting effects of its dazzling big brother. The Mini Emerald Beam’s 4.9mW laser uses eight spinning mirrors to create many breathtaking patterns, including the Liquid Sky effect. Easy to use, the Mini Emerald Beam can be operated in sound active mode or programmed via its two DMX channels. Weighing in at only 4 lbs, it’s perfect for mobile entertainers wishing to travel light. The Mini Emerald Beam includes a UL and CE approved 100-240V, 50/60Hz power supply. It measures 5”L x 7”W x 12”H.