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GLP Inc./Scenex Lighting’s new hi-res Pixel LED Tape.
GLP Inc./Scenex Lighting’s new hi-res Pixel LED Tape.
The new high-res LED Pixel Tape from GLP Inc.’s Scenex Lighting division offers tighter pixel pitches, including pitches down to 6.9mm. The new high-res LED Pixel Tape comes in such sizes as: 60 LEDs per meter (16.6mm pitch), 72 LEDs/m (13.8mm pitch), and 144 LEDs/m (6.9mm pitch). Each tape is fully flexible for easy integration with set pieces, staging, signage, props and much more. Directly applied silicone coatings give every tape in the range an IP65 protection rating for outdoor use, and for cosmetic integration each tape can be supplied with a white or black PCB backing.

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The Chauvet Professional COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP, a PAR style fixture designed for outdoor use.
The Chauvet Professional COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP, a PAR style fixture designed for outdoor use.
Chauvet Professional’s COLORado 2-Quad Zoom IP is a PAR-style fixture designed to light up stages and performers with intense, ultra-vibrant RGBW colors. It uses 14 RGBW 15-watt Quad-Color LEDs to emit up to 8,000 lux at 5 meters, and  is the brightest fixture in the entire COLORado IP family. It is IP66-rated with an M12 Gore valve for assured internal equalization, so it is built to withstand serious onslaughts of wind and precipitation. Even the proprietary power cord and DMX input cable that come included with the unit top the ingress protection scale at IP66. It features a wide-ranging 6°-30° zoom, nine distinct dimming curves, and 16-bit dimming of individual colors plus a master dimmer. It has a color temperature range from 2800-10000K.

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The CARVE360 Cordless Hot Knife from Demand Products allows users to dial in the exact heat setting needed to work with a variety of foam materials.  Just like Demand Products’ Original Hot Knife, the CARVE360 heats up instantly every time. A custom blade adapter is included with the tool, making it easy to use all of Demand Products’ hot knife accessories and blades. Its two Lithium-ion batteries reach full charge in just over an hour, eliminating downtime. Weighing in at just 37oz., the ergonomically designed cordless hot knife is lightweight and comfortable for daily use.

For more information, visit www.demandproducts.com

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Chauvet Well Flex LED light
Chauvet Well Flex LED light
The newest member of Chauvet's “unplugged” Well Series, the Well Flex RGBW Wash fixture is designed for uplighting at events, and uses an internal lithium ion battery that powers four 10-watt Quad-Color LEDs to be able to operate without a power connection. It also comes with a pre-installed W-DMX wireless DMX receiver so that data cables can be eliminated too, for completely cord-free operation. It is IP44 rated. It uses four 10-watt Quad-Color LEDs (red, green, blue, white) to produce vibrant, shadow-free blended colors in a vast palette that ranges from rich jeweltones, to delicate pastels, to variable whites. The Well Flex also offers some brand-new features to the Well Series, including a manually adjustable tilt range of 270°, as well as a detachable mounting bracket, which allows the unit to be used not only on the floor for uplighting, but also to be hung in a variety of locations. Four distinct dimming curves add to the Well Flex's versatility, along with a built-in 12°-18° manually adjustable zoom that lets users adjust its angle to wash a wider surface or a more focused area. Color blending and other functions can be controlled manually or by wireless or standard DMX. The Well Flex offers both simple and complex DMX channel profiles (3-, 4-, 6- or 10-channel) to address a variety of programming needs.

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The Rosco Vapour Series of foggers and hazer
The Rosco Vapour Series of foggers and hazer
Rosco’s new Vapour Series of fog machines has been carefully engineered to provide professional quality fog and haze while also offering ease of use, reliable performance, and simple maintenance. The Mini-V is easy to use as well as being the most affordable and compact machine in the series. The Vapour is the workhorse of the new line with features and performance suited to the most demanding professional environments. Designed specifically to fill large venues and outdoor spaces with dense fog and smoke, the Vapour Plus produces a massive amount of fog in a short time. The V-Hazer is a quiet and reliable haze generator. Video tour after the jump! 

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The ADJ Inno Beam LED
The ADJ Inno Beam LED
ADJ’s Inno Beam LED is a powerful and highly versatile automated fixture powered by a bright white 80W LED source. It utilizes a 6-degree beam angle and eight colors, plus white, to deliver an extensive range of mid-air beam effects. It has a wide palette of options available, such as beam reducers, a frost filter (for wash effects) and an eight-facet prism. It also has an independent color wheel and a laser cut gobo wheel, with four gobo patterns and four Beam Reducers. Video demo (and more details) after the jump!

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