While others mainly look to LED technology just for color washing, Chauvet engineers have kept busy developing projection and mid-air effects as well. The result is the Vue™, a groundbreaking line of highly portable, DMX-controllable LED-fitted beam effects.

Chauvet designers conceived a special Fresnel style lens that condenses the light from each LED in the array and then projects it in the form of individual light beams and spots, similarly to a standard moonflower but with more control. Hence you get LED-induced, color-saturated, room filling beams cutting sharply through the fog in ways never seen before. The units are extremely lightweight and feature wide beam angles so set up is a snap and you need to carry even fewer lights to fill your venue. All are DMX-controllable or will operate in stand-alone mode. The low power consumption of these fixtures makes it a snap to run multiple units on a single circuit. And as with all LEDs, overheating is not a concern. You don’t have to break a sweat to run your lights all night. Nor do you need to think about changing bulbs anytime soon: the average life of these LEDs is 100,000 hours.

The Vue I is the smallest and lightest in the series, weighing less than 4 lbs. The Vue I is fitted with 84 red, green and blue LEDs, each creating their own beam. It is a go-anywhere light, sure to become a mainstay on any portable lighting rig You can also link it with the Vue II, a bigger version, featuring more LEDs and a larger frontal lens, which in itself creates a unique, eye-catching effect. The Vue II is fitted with 183 LEDs (60 red, 36 green, and 66 blue and has linkable power. The Vue III has 7 individually controllable clusters of 67 LEDs, for a total of 469 LEDs, each projecting an individual beam (280 red, 63 green, 126 blue). As with the Vue II, you can daisy chain power and cut back on the number of outlets and power strips used.