American DJs Starball LED and Sunray LED Put High-Tech Spin On Classic Mirrorball
(American DJ | Posted 2008-02-15)
The mirrorball is a classic club effect from the 70s that refuses to fade away - and now its brighter than ever! American DJ has put a 21st-century spin on this perennially popular disco light with its new Starball/Sunray LED Series. The Starball/Sunray LEDs are rotating spherical effects that shoot beams around a room like mirrorballs, but theyre powered by cutting-edge LEDs instead of traditional halogen lamps.
There are 4 models in the new Starball/Sunray LED Series:
Starball LED, produces all-white beams
Sunray LED, produces multi-color beams
Starball LED DMX, DMX-compatible with all-white beams
Sunray LED DMX, DMX-compatible with multi-color beams
Great for use as centerpieces, all of the Starball/Sunray LEDs throw out 34 crisp, bright beams, which slowly rotate around the walls, ceilings and floors, giving wide coverage to a room or dance area. The Starball LED and Starball LED DMX produce brilliant white beams, while the Sunray LED and Sunray LED DMX feature beams in 5 eye-popping colors: green, purple, blue, yellow and orange.
All of the units beams radiate from one powerful 3-watt LED light source. Juiced up by this brawny LED lamp, the beam are so ultra-bright, clear and sharp that they dont require the use of fog.
“The Starball/Sunray LEDs are like a mirrorball pumped up on steroids,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “Being powered by LEDs, their beams have such a high output and crispness that you dont need fog to have them pop out at you. This makes them ideal centerpieces for weddings and other functions where you wouldnt want a smoky room.”
Clubs and DJs will also appreciate the many other benefits that LED technology brings, such as low heat production. This keeps things cooler on the dance floor, and also lets you run the Starball/Sunray LEDs all night long without duty cycles, for a high-energy light show that never quits. Plus, when its time for mobile entertainers to pack up, theres no waiting period for the units to cool down.
Another advantage is the long life of the units LEDs, which are rated at 50,000 hours. This virtually eliminates the hassle and expense of lamp replacement. Whats more, since LEDs consume much less electricity than halogen lamps of equivalent output, users can hook up more units on a single circuit and also save big on energy costs. The Starball LED and Sunray LED draw only 17W of power apiece, while the Starball LED DMX and Sunray LED DMX consume a stingy 10W each.
Extremely simple to use, the Starball/Sunray LEDs can be run as standalone effects right out of the box - just plug them in and watch them to rotate. They can also be operated with American DJs optional UC3 universal controller (sold separately).
The two DMX-compatible versions (Starball LED DMX and Sunray LED DMX) can also be operated with a standard DMX-512 controller. Each is equipped with 2 DMX channels, one for controlling strobing and dimming, and the other for controlling rotation speed and direction. Additionally, the Starball LED DMX and Sunray LED DMX can be run in sound-active mode with 8 built-in programs.
Super-compact and lightweight, the Starball/Sunray LEDs are ideal for mobile applications. Each effect weighs just 4 lbs. and measures 8.25”L x 8.25”W x 7”H.
The MSRP of the Starball LED is $139.95. The MSRP of the Starball LED DMX is $209.95. The MSRP of the Sunray LED is $139.95. The MSRP of the Sunray LED DMX is $209.95.
For more information, contact American DJ at 800-322-6337 or visit the website at www.americandj.com