American DJ Announces Mega 24PRO LED
American DJ’s Mega 24PRO is a compact 16” RGB colour bar with 24 brilliant 1-watt LEDs (8 each of red, green and blue) that boasts many professional features and user options. Thanks to its dual-purpose bracket, this powerful wash light is equally suitable for up-lighting walls and other venue features as well as overhead illumination of a dance-floor or stage.
Producing a 10° vertical x 40° wide beam angle that’s perfect for wall washing, the Mega 24PRO features DMX or manual control, RGB colour mixing, 32 built-in colour macros, a colour strobe effect and 0-100% electronic dimming. Its multitude of features, along with 6 operational modes, give the Mega 24PRO the ability to create whatever ambience or colour effects are needed, making it ideal for theatrical productions, nightclubs, special effects installations, party venues, DJs, mobile entertainers and more. Easy-to-use and affordable, this versatile LED colour bar is sure to become a workhorse in any lighting user’s arsenal.
“The Mega 24PRO is a great fixture to use for up-lighting, which of course is currently a big trend.” said Dirk Kast, General Manager for American DJ Europe. “But the Mega 24PRO’s uses go well beyond up-lighting. This bright, compact LED bar is probably one of the most versatile fixtures in American DJ’s line today. We designed it to have multiple uses to give entertainers and lighting designers more options – and greater value for their money.”
One example of this flexible design is the Mega 24PRO’s double bracket. This handy device allows the unit to be set on a floor to shine a wash of light upward, as well as mounted on a ceiling or truss to illuminate dance-floors and performers from above like a traditional club or stage light.
Users can program their own customised light shows using a DMX-512 controller, or simply sit back and let the unit run through its exciting built-in programs and colour macros. Altogether, the Mega 24PRO can be operated in 6 different modes: Manual Colour Mode, Colour Change Mode, Colour Fade Mode, Auto (Program Run) Mode, Sound Active Mode and DMX-512 Mode. For even more control options, when using DMX there are 6 different channel modes to choose from: 3, 6, 7, 10, 12 or 16 channels. A 3-button LCD display on the rear panel makes it easy to scroll through the DMX menu. Multiple Mega 24PRO’s can also be linked together via 3-pin XLR cables, in a master/slave configuration, for colour washing of larger spaces and venues.
Not only is the Mega 24PRO versatile; thanks to its long-life LED lamps and no moving parts, it’s also virtually maintenance-free. There are no gears or motors to break down, and its LEDs are rated for 50,000 hours of use. That means this unit can run 24 hours a day for over 2,000 days before the LEDs will need replacing! An additional benefit of LED lighting is that it does not generate nearly as much heat as traditional halogen light fixtures, so there are no duty cycles, and the temperature is more comfortable on the stage or dance-floor. The Mega 24PRO is economical to run, too – it has only a 40W power draw, costing just pennies per use.
The sleek aluminium housing of the Mega 24PRO makes it lightweight - just 2.92 kg - yet durable to withstand the rigors of transport. Combined with its compact size (405 x 190 x 71mm) it’s a truly portable unit, perfect for mobile use.