At ETS-LDI2005, American DJ (Booth # 1303) introduces the Rainbow Tube II, an upgraded version of the American DJ LED color tube. While featuring the same the same LED technology as the original Rainbow Tube, the Rainbow Tube II has been improved with RGB color mixing and 0-100% dimming for more control and more mood-setting options.

Designed to illuminate bars, lounges, club foyers, and architectural applications, the high-output Rainbow Tube II can be used two ways: either with its own proprietary Rainbow PP II controller, or with the Rainbow PP II paired with any universal DMX-512 console. When used with the Rainbow PP II alone, the Rainbow Tube II can be run easily from pre-programmed sequences to create six colors plus white. When used with both the Rainbow PP II and DMX, the Rainbow Tube II allows users to customize their own effects with features like RGB color mixing and 0-100% dimming.

One Rainbow PP II can control up to 1,000 color tubes that can follow 40 internal chase and color sequencing programs. From the inconspicuous atmosphere created by solid and static colors to visually stimulating chase and color sequences, the Rainbow PP II makes controlling the Rainbow Tube II a very easy process.

In DMX mode, users can precisely control the brightness of a space with 0-100% dimming and take advantage of the RGB color mixing. Each Rainbow Tube II is equipped with 144 LEDs (48 red, 48 green, 48 blue), allowing users to create virtually any color imaginable. With four DMX channels, users can design their own programs and control the chase sequences, the speed of the chase, the speed of the strobes and the time interval between the different effects.

Each Rainbow Tube II measures 39”L x 2W ”x 3”H (1000x50x75mm), weighs 4lbs (1.8 kg) and comes with two detachable mounting brackets. The lamps used in the tube have a life of 100,000 hours. Each color tube has its own power supply, allowing users to run up to 140 tubes on a single power source with no power boosters needed. The tubes are waterproof; however, the Rainbow PP II is not waterproof.

The company is also introducing the new DMX-compatible P36 LED and P64 LED Par Cans are equipped with light emitting diodes, allowing users to create virtually any color via RGB color mixing.

Unlike conventional par cans, which produce a limited number of colors using gel filters, the P36 LED and P64 LED's RGB color mixing process combines red, green and blue LEDs to create any desired shade. The P64 LED is equipped with 151 LEDs (51 red, 49 green, 51 blue), and the P36 LED with 61 LEDs (21 red, 19 green, 21 blue).

With their cutting-edge RGB mixing, the P36 LED and P64 LED give users complete control over the color scheme of their lighting presentation, right from their DMX controller. Great for clubs, stage productions, concerts, churches, presentation ceremonies, displays and architectural applications, the P36 LED and P64 LED make it easy to design customized colors to set any mood or highlight any object or event.

In addition to creating limitless colors, the P36 LED and P64 LED are very economical to operate. The fixtures run on low voltage, which makes them extremely energy efficient. The LED lamps also have an exceptionally long lifespan, saving users money on maintenance and lamp replacement.

Another big benefit of LED lighting is that the fixtures operate with limited UV emission, producing very low heat. This makes them great for stage applications, because they help maintain a comfortable temperature on stage for musicians and performers. What's more, the P36 LED and P64 LED will not cause fading and discoloration when placed near an object, so they're ideal for highlighting displays and exhibits, as well as for close-range architectural applications.

Practical and versatile, the P36 LED and P64 LED can be operated in three different modes: Auto Mode, Sound Active Mode or DMX Control Mode.

In the Auto Mode, the P36 LED and P64 LED will automatically display a smoothly scrolling chase of colors, the rate of which can be controlled via a speed knob on the unit. In the Sound Active Mode, the units will react to the music and display color chases through different built-in programs.

The third option to operate the units is the DMX Control Mode. With 6 DMX channels, users can control each individual fixture's traits using a standard DMX-512 controller. In this mode, the electronic 0-100 percent dimming and the RGB color mixing will allow users to adjust the brightness of each color, the bright/dim sequencing of the colors, the color mixing and the strobing to create a show completely customized to their needs.

The two new LED par cans differ in size and application, with the P36 LED being the smaller. The P36 LED is ideal for smaller stage performances as well as architectural and display applications. It therefore comes with both a hanging bracket and a metal tabletop mount, giving users the flexibility of positioning it above or below the illuminated object.

The P64 LED has a wider beam diameter designed for larger staging applications such as theatrical performances, church productions or concerts. The fixture comes with a hanging bracket that can support suspended applications. Both fixtures come in black.

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