New Lighting Effect from ADJ
For their latest effect ADJ have used LED technology to re-invent a disco lighting classic. The Roto Balls TRI LED uses four 3-watt RGB LEDs to illuminate two spinning balls that are both mounted on a central spinning base. The dual axis rotation, combined with the LED light sources, create 60 separate beams of light that change colour and strobe to the beat of the music.
The rotation speed of the unit can be altered between 0 and 35 RPM, while an internal mic triggers a variety of multi-coloured patterns from the LEDs. No duty cycle means that the effect can run continuously and the LEDs have a 100,000 hour operational life meaning that they should never need to be replaced.
The Roto Balls TRI LED is fairly compact, measuring 560x230x295mm, and weighs 4.75kg. It is fitted with a handle to help with carrying and positioning the unit, which can be placed on a flat surface or hung from an elevated lighting rig. Look out for a full review in issue 37 of Pro Mobile.