CHAUVET DJ Announces Upgraded GigBAR
When CHAUVET DJ introduced the original GigBAR IRC at the end of 2014, mobile DJs enthusiastically embraced the ultimate ‘pack-n-go’ portable lighting system. Now CHAUVET DJ has announced the new GigBAR 2 that adds to the original by including UV in its pars and strobes for increased colour mixing and effects.
The GigBAR 2 includes a pair of LED Derby fixtures, a pair of LED pars, a cluster laser, and four high-power LED strobe lights, all mounted onto one bar. The Derby effects are each powered by three 6W LEDs (one red, one green and one blue), while the pars each incorporate three 3.5W quad-colour RGB+UV LEDs. The cluster laser effect combines 100mW red and 30mW green laser diodes and the four strobes are each 1.8W combination white and UV LEDs.
Offering four individually adjustable and interchangeable heads, the GigBAR 2 is designed to fill a room, or stage, with movement and colour. It is supplied with automated and sound-activate programmes on board and can also be controlled using an IRC remote, wireless foot switch or DMX. Two or more units can be linked for Master/Slave operation, with control from a single IRC or foot switch remote, and power input/output sockets are included to allow daisy chaining of the mains supply to multiple fixtures.
As with its predecessor, the GigBAR 2 is supplied as standard with a tripod and carry case, making it a complete all-in-one lighting system. It is also supplied with mounting brackets to allow the bar to be rigged to a truss system or goalpost stand as an alternative to its own tripod.
“We know that mobile entertainers want fast and convenient lighting options that can also make a big impact,” said CHAUVET DJ Senior Product Manager Allan Reiss. “The feedback was overwhelming that the original GigBAR IRC met that demand and we’re excited to offer this new feature-packed version to our customers.”
The CHAUVET DJ GigBar 2 is due to arrive in UK stores next month (July 2016), with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of £399.