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ADJ’s New Illusion Dotz 4.4 Offers COB Power
With its powerful colour-mixing COB LEDs and unique movement, ADJ’s inventive Illusion Dotz 4.4 is a pixel-mappable moving head wash fixture with endless creative potential.

COB LED technology has thrown us into a new age of seriously powerful LED lighting fixtures, but while ADJ has used COB technology in many of its previous Dotz series fixtures – such as the Lightning COB Cannon and the Dotz TPar System – none of them offer quite the level of pure lighting excitement created by the new Illusion Dotz 4.4.

The Illusion Dotz 4.4 is a wash fixture like no other, utilising a powerful COB LED 4x4 matrix mounted on a moving head yoke. For those wanting to take their lightshow into a new dimension, the fixture is the ultimate way to add eye-candy to their lightshow; providing incredible animated patterns and unique movement.

Thanks to its sixteen 30-watt tri-colour COB LEDs, the Illusion Dotz 4.4 really is incredibly bright; capable of both wash effects and beam effects (thanks to a 15-degree beam angle), alongside its use as a pixel-mappable effects matrix. With 360/540-degree pan and 270-degree tilt, the whole unit moves around, enabling users to create an even more attention-grabbing lightshow by sending the beams spinning and sweeping across dance-floors and stages.

This exceptional movement also allows the Illusion Dotz 4.4 to be used creatively by lighting designers, as a wash effect – to light a band or stage performance – or as an audience-facing effect delivering color washes, strobes or animated patterns, for high levels of intense visual impact. Mobile DJs and lighting designers can then save and edit scenes in the unit’s on-board memory, allowing favourite scenes to be used time and time again without having to re-program.

Lighting designers will also be delighted with the fixture’s Artnet/Klingnet compatibility, which allows the user to project low-resolution video content across the COB LEDs, via RJ45 connections on the rear, using control solutions such as Arkaos Media Master Express and Media Master Pro (sold separately). Projecting video content across the matrix of the Illusion Dotz 4.4 can result in experimental and highly distinctive visual effects, creating the perfect backdrop for events, stage productions and musical performances.

Those not wishing to use Klingnet/Artnet can still work magic using the Illusion Dotz 4.4, with three operational modes – DMX, Stand Alone and Sound Active – offering a range of control options. With a choice of three channel modes – 12, 14, and 59 – DMX-controlled mode lets users engage in more in-depth control, for a creative alternative to video mapping. The Illusion Dotz 4.4 is also RDMX compatible, meaning users can set DMX values remotely. Alternatively, for the simple use of pre-programmed effects across multiple fixtures, users can run multiple units in Master/Slave configuration while in Sound Active or Auto Run mode.

“The Illusion Dotz 4.4’s combination of movement and powerful COB technology make it the ultimate wash fixture,” explains Alfred Gonzales, national sales manager for ADJ USA. “Not only that, but with its pixel-mapping capabilities, users can really get creative with their lighting design; programming animated patterns and utilizing the Illusion Dotz 4.4’s tri-colour LEDs and strobe effects.”

With its powerful COB LED source, combination of moving head and matrix panel, and pixel-mapping capabilities, the Illusion Dotz 4.4 is a uniquely diverse fixture, capable of creating vibrant washes, animated colour patterns and party-starting strobe effects; in turn creating pure lighting excitement for audiences at all kinds of events.

The ADJ Illusion Dotz 4.4 is available now from ADJ USA and ADJ Europe authorised dealers.





Published: 31 December 2014
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