In time for a Halloween season filled with haunted houses, American DJ has introduced the Fire Burst DMX, a DMX-controlled simulated flame-projecting effect that uses a fiery bright 150W lamp to project simulated “flames” onto flat surfaces within the room: walls, floors, ceilings, etc.

“The Fire Burst DMX represents a new twist in simulated flame effects,” said Scott Davies, general manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “Unlike the 3D-type flame effects that create an image of fire coming out of a bowl, the Fire Burst DMX actually projects flame-like patterns onto a room’s surfaces. This creates the illusion that the walls themselves are ‘burning,’ for a really dramatic and different club effect.” By adding fog to the scene, the illusion of flames is enhanced with a smoky, steamy ambience.

A full-focusing fixture, the Fire Burst DMX comes equipped with three DMX channels that give operators control over flame speed (flickering); rotational direction of flame pattern; and dimming (from 0-to-100 percent). Speed and rotation can also be adjusted without a DMX controller via dipswitches conveniently located on the Fire Burst DMX unit. Users can control blackout by using an optional Mini/C controller, sold separately.

The Fire Burst DMX can also be operated in sound-active mode without a controller, moving to the music via its own built-in programs. An audio-sensitivity knob lets users control the intensity of its response to the beat of the music.

Equipped with a large cooling fan, the Fire Burst DMX is one of a new generation of affordable American DJ lighting fixtures in which there’s no on-off duty cycle required. Another user convenience is circuit-breaker protection, which eliminates the need to change fuses. The Fire Burst DMX comes with a 15V, 150W ZB-EFR lamp. The unit measures 14.75”L x 15”W x 9.75”H and weighs only 16 lbs. A hanging bracket is provided for quick installation.