CHAUVET DJ Abyss LED 3.0 DMX 5-Color Rippling Water Effects Light
Chauvet Abyss LED 3.0 DMX 5-Color Rippling Water Effects Light is rated out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5
from Multi Colored Water Ripple Effect Stage LightThe unit feels built very sturdy and is very quiet in its operation. If you concentrate, you can still hear the motor turning the two frosted lenses that create the water effect, but the sound is quiet enough to ignore. The unit has several modes. (1) Motionless with one color. (2) Motion is one color. (3) Motion with ever changing color. There is only one speed and this speed creates a slow water ripple effect. It is not possible to have the colored light without the ripple effect (motion or motionless). The LED lights are bright enough in a small room to see everything inside the room with some detail. I have not yet tested the unit in a big space, though plan to very soon at an event I am co-hosting. The performance of the unit in smaller rooms makes me confident it will work fine.The unit has DMX controls for a professional DJ or stage lighting specialist. But I got it because the controls were simple to use. There is one odd feature, though. The on/off switch is a DIP switch, as are the mode controls. They are very small and I needed to use a click pen to move the controls (putting the DIP in the hole of the pen shaft). Only the first four DIPs is for manual non-DMX control. There is an extra power out for daisy chaining an array of these as well as two three prong male and female plugs that I assume are for the DMX controls in an array of these.I found it very meditative to lie down and watch the ripple effect. It is easy to set the color of the ripple effect to the mood (I preferred this to just rotating through all the colors, which varies some in brightness intensity between the deep blue and the white). I like the violet-magenta like ripple and the deep blue ripple the best, but I imagine other moods where the other colors would feel better. I like the range of choice the color wheel gives including variable mixes with the two adjacent colors. When you like the unit to stay on one, you turn it off and then turn on the one color only rotate DIP switch.
Date published: 2013-05-03