Laserworld’s New All-In-One Laser Solution For Mobile DJs
Laser effects continue to be popular with many DJs, being used for both mid-air beams and custom text projection. Laserworld’s latest product – the EL-500RGB KeyTEX is designed to fulfil both of these purposes while also offering full-colour RGB laser beams and straight-forward operation.
Released as a replacement for Laserworld’s popular ES-400RGB, this new laser fixture offers all of the same features as its predecessor along with a number of useful new additions and improvements. Powered by 180mW red, 80mW green and 160mW blue laser diodes, the EL-500RGB offers laser projections in all of these three primary colours as well as others that can be created by combining pairs of the diodes. What’s more, if all three diodes are activated simultaneously, a white laser effect can also be achieved.
Pre-programmed with a range of shape patterns - including circle, square, star and spiral - the EL-500RGB can be set to run in Automatic or Sound active modes to create standalone laser beam effects. The unit is supplied with an IR remote that allows pattern selection and can also be operated via DMX for full control over colour, pattern and animation effects.
It is also supplied with a keyboard that allows custom text to be projected with a variety of animation features – such as scrolling, flipping and rotation – available from the keyboard. Text phrases can also be stored using the keyboard for quick and easy recall during a gig.
Adding to the flexibility of the EL-500RGB it is also provided with a built-in diffraction grating. This can easily slide into place transforming the unit into a room-filling RGB cluster-laser effect. The grating can be applied to any of the unit’s effects, including custom text, allowing for the creation of varied cluster effects that are ideal for adding interest to walls, ceilings and dancefloors.
Commenting on the new product, Laserworld’s Chief Marketing Officer, Norbert Stangl said, “This is not just a ‘text-laser’, but a feature rich, all round laser system designed for the entertainment business, with no additional software necessary for operation.”
The EL-500RGB is both lightweight (1.64kg) and compact (210 x 165 x 85mm), and therefore ideal for use by mobile DJs. It is available now, with a retail price of £279 (inc. VAT).