LED wash fixtures, powerful and versatile LED moving head lights and an easy-setup pixel mapping display system are among the products that will take center spotlight on the world stage at Prolight + Sound 2014, held in Frankfurt, Germany, March 12-15. CHAUVET Professional will be represented in stand 34, Hall 11 by an array of luminaires, like new additions to the Nexus™ line with Nexus Aq 5X5 and Nexus Aw 7X7 narrow beam panels, ÉPIX Bar 2.0 and ÉPIX Strip 2.0 pixel-mapping fixtures, Legend 330SR Spot powerful moving yokes, Legend 412Z moving head wash fixtures and more. Additionally, Chauvet introduces a new line, Rogue, which debuts with powerful and feature-packed spot and beam fixtures that bring great value and performance.

CHAUVET Professional is also making it easier for “non-technical’ users to create professional video and pixel-mapping displays with its groundbreaking ÉPIX™ Series. Included are two one-meter linear tri-colour LED fixtures that work together seamlessly — the ÉPIX Bar 2.0 and ÉPIX Strip 2.0 — and the ÉPIX Drive 642, which hosts the fixtures’ processing and power supply. Requiring little technical knowledge to set up and configure, the ÉPIX Series was designed to give users of all experience levels a way to achieve vibrantly coloured pixel mapping and video in minutes with minimal effort.

Along with these brand-new series, CHAUVET Professional will showcase exciting additions to two of its most celebrated fixture families. The company’s Parnelli award-winning Nexus LED display series has been expanded with the launch of the Nexus Aq 5X5 (RGBW) and Nexus Aw 7X7 (WW) narrow beam panels. Ideal for creating large arrays on stage and in studio, these multi-function panels can be used for everything from generating high-impact aerial effects, to producing vibrant text and graphic displays, to serving as a wash or audience blinder.

Other must-see at PLS are the two newest models in the popular Legend moving head series. The Legend 412Z is a powerful and versatile RGBW LED wash fixture with zone control, which takes the company’s well-known Legend 412 to new degrees of brightness and functionality with 12, 10-watt quad-colour LEDs, a wider array of programming options, and an 8-33-degree zoom. Also new to the series is the Legend 330SR Spot, a compact moving head spot featuring a 330-watt Osram Sirius lamp and precision optics for extremely intense brightness and crisp gobo projection — plus a full complement of pro features, including a custom-designed CMY colour mixing system, 22 gobos, 8-facet prism and variable frost-filter for dual use as a wash-type fixture.

“Lighting professionals today are looking for fixtures that can perform multi functions, and thus give them greater design flexibility and value,’ said Ford Sellers, Senior Product Manager for CHAUVET Professional. “We are addressing this demand with versatile products like the new Strike LED strobes, which are much more than just strobe lights, and the Nexus Aq 5X5 and Nexus Aw 7X7 LED displays, which can instantly go from being a bright stage wash to generating electrifying eye candy and aerial effects.

“Another demand we’re hearing from customers,’ added Sellers, “is that they want easier access to the latest industry technologies, such as pixel mapping, Here, we believe our ÉPIX Series, which has been designed for those with limited technical backgrounds, will set a new standard for simplicity in configuring pixel and video displays. With products like these that meet today’s demands head-on, we’re very excited about this year’s PLS show, and we invite all attendees to stop by our booth to see these innovative new fixtures in action.’