ADJ Gives DJs More Power Thanks to New COB Technology
Recent developments in LED technology have seen ADJ extend its range of black lights and strobe effects. Having worked the benefits of the brand new COB technology into its designs, ADJ has developed two new lighting effects, both with an increased light output: the UV COB Cannon and the Lightning COB Cannon.
Compared to traditional surface mount (SMD) LEDs, COB LEDs are more advanced because multiple LED diodes are mounted directly onto the circuit board, acting as one integrated lighting module. Not only does this unification create a more-powerful LED engine but the short interconnection lengths allow for a high-charged output, resulting in a more vibrant light quality and a range of crisp colours.
“Forever breaking new ground, our latest products feature the new, forward-thinking COB LED technology,” explains Alfred Gonzales, national sales manager for ADJ USA. “This new technology, which sees LEDs mounted directly onto the circuit board as one LED module, has resulted in a super-high-power light output while keeping heat emission and power usage to a minimum. This is great for our versatile new UV and Lightning COB Cannons because it means users get a wide-reaching, powerful lighting effect while getting more light output for their money.”
The emergence of the powerful UV COB Cannon comes at a time when UV parties are becoming popular again within the EDM scene. Due to the fixture’s 33-degree beam angle, LED pulse and strobe effects, and powerful output, the UV COB Cannon meets the needs of mobile DJs with younger clientele and provides a range of ultra-violet effects. Mobile DJs can use these eye-catching effects to entertain people of all ages – from children’s parties to wedding festivities – offering ‘glow parties’ as an added extra on top of standard DJ services.
ADJ’s Lightning COB Cannon is the second COB technology-enhanced product in the range. Powered by a cluster of bright LEDs, COB technology means the Lightning COB Cannon maintains a high output, making the fixture perfect for use as a strobe in venues where a wide-reaching effect is needed. Mobile DJs will also find that the fixture can be utilised as up-lighting to enhance décor and venue features. The practicalities of the product do lend themselves to this use; its variable angle bracket and rubber feet mean that it can be floor-standing or hung and the combination of low heat output, low power usage, and high light output means users get bright-white up-lighting for as long as they need, without the worry of overheating or using too much power.
Broadening the flexibility of these COB products, both the UV COB Cannon and the Lightning COB Cannon feature five Dim Curves (Standard, Stage, TV, Architectural and Theatre) and 0-100% electronic dimming, allowing the fixtures to be manipulated for use in a number of situations. Both fixtures have three operation modes – Sound Active, Manual, and DMX – as well as 1, 2, and 3 channel DMX modes.