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fueledbymusic
08-04-2012, 02:39 PM
Im getting more and more wary about the leds on the chauvet products! As for this DJ bank. One of the lights just stopped working. I take it apart to see anything obvious. I don't. I put it back together, now another stopped working. Then wiggling the blue light, it works now, but only partially. The yellow light just completely died! POS!

Now get this: I had this problem before. I had bought a DJ Bank before this one on Ebay. (not the place to buy when you need to return). The green light did not work. I did not want to return to seller cause it would end up costing too much to do that. So I had the idea of buying another one at guitar center. Swap the lights, then return to guitar center for a refund. So now I had a good working light, UNTIL now! The blue one gives, then suddenly the yellow gives, now the blue works only partially. And I certainly cannot return to the ebay seller. Cost too much and probably will not even work out.

SO OK, Ill just buy a replacement "led bulb". I'm OK with that, I don't care. BUT WHERE IN THE HECK AM I GONNA GET ONE? I cant find a site that sells replacement "led boards", I tried Chauvet, nothing! I contacted them, I havent heard from them.

Makes me wonder, how much for the replacement "bulbs" as for the rest of unit, it perfectly good

SO for those of you looking at buying a Chauvet led DJ bank..DON'T

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fueledbymusic
08-04-2012, 02:45 PM
Oh yeah. I forgot to mention, that there were ALOT of reports of the EXACT same thing happening to their DJ banks. The green or the blue giving up.

I also even heard reports of the Chauvet ledspash 86b par cans doing this too. Sadly I have 4 of them. Athough my ledspash are working good now, BUT wonder! Getting more wary

DJzrule
08-05-2012, 07:30 PM
Its also one of their bottom of the bin products dude....you get what you pay for.

Synaxis
08-05-2012, 07:38 PM
you get what you pay for.

I was just going to say the same thing.

The DJ Bank is probably Chauvet's WORST product in terms of quality. I constantly hear stories of them breaking down. And since they are so cheap, it's too much of a hassle to send them in and get them repaired.

Besides, its not a good wash light anyway. It's more of a toy for a 12 kids bedroom, which would probably only be used a max three times a year.

fueledbymusic
08-06-2012, 12:01 AM
Its also one of their bottom of the bin products dude....you get what you pay for.
OH IM NOT a cheapskate.. I bought the DJ bank cause I thought it was COOL! How many people would think of LEDs ever giving up

I had just bought an ADJ colorburst 8 to replace the DJ bank. Im waiting for it in the mail. But in the mean time, I bought 2 colorstrips! NICE! Also bought a Chauvet Vue 4.1 too, also waiting for it in the mail.

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lburners
08-06-2012, 08:22 AM
"I did not want to return to seller cause it would end up costing too much to do that. So I had the idea of buying another one at guitar center. Swap the lights, then return to guitar center for a refund."

That's a pretty shady move. What were you saying about not being a cheapskate?:teef:

fueledbymusic
08-06-2012, 10:17 AM
"I did not want to return to seller cause it would end up costing too much to do that. So I had the idea of buying another one at guitar center. Swap the lights, then return to guitar center for a refund."

That's a pretty shady move. What were you saying about not being a cheapskate?:teef: What do you think. For one, We dont think of leds ever going bad. For another I'm not going to pay twice to return a defective product I received buying new. For another, chauvet is taking the reponsibiliy for that defect in a product I bought new, not guitar center.

It sure is a shady move, but sometimes it's neccessary to do that. Would you pay twice for anything you buy online brand new? And receive a defective one? And YES you buy stuff online too

Mystic
08-06-2012, 12:41 PM
What do you think. For one, We dont think of leds ever going bad. For another I'm not going to pay twice to return a defective product I received buying new. For another, chauvet is taking the reponsibiliy for that defect in a product I bought new, not guitar center.

It sure is a shady move, but sometimes it's neccessary to do that. Would you pay twice for anything you buy online brand new? And receive a defective one? And YES you buy stuff online too
You're an idiot. You'd be making a retail store eat costs for shipping that you yourself should be taking up with the original seller. I have no love for Guitar Center, but I have even less love for people who pull this kind of shit to where I'm half tempted to call every Guitar Center up the coast in CA and let them know. You need to call Chauvet directly and let them know their product is defective and cross your fingers that they pay for shipping costs if the ebay seller sold the product as-is and won't take it back.

Also, the LEDs aren't what went bad. It's likely the soldering on the inside came loose. It's the risk you take when buying cheap shit.

Now man up and take some responsibility.

fueledbymusic
08-06-2012, 03:29 PM
You're an idiot. You'd be making a retail store eat costs for shipping that you yourself should be taking up with the original seller. I have no love for Guitar Center, but I have even less love for people who pull this kind of shit to where I'm half tempted to call every Guitar Center up the coast in CA and let them know. You need to call Chauvet directly and let them know their product is defective and cross your fingers that they pay for shipping costs if the ebay seller sold the product as-is and won't take it back.

Also, the LEDs aren't what went bad. It's likely the soldering on the inside came loose. It's the risk you take when buying cheap shit.

Now man up and take some responsibility.

Before some idiot like you makes a stupid comment like that. You dont know exactly what I done as of now. And for you to tell me that your temped to call guitar center. Think about about the bad reviews about this particular model of light. Its probably guarenteed that half of all those DJ banks are crap! And they'll get a handful back ANYWAY, right???

And for your information... I did NOT get the DJ bank, for any other reason but simply cause I liked the light and thought it was cool and makes a good little show for the start of a gig before turning the big boys

I decided to get rid the defective DJ bank to someone who wants it. I just sold it for $36 today. I WAS gonna do that same shady shit again buying a new one.. BUT I said NO! Im not gonna do it again just for it to give up again... I just got rid of it....

MAN up? YEAH, pay shipping to return to seller ONLY for the new one to give up again? Then pay shipping again.... uummm NO.

Synaxis
08-06-2012, 03:48 PM
If you would have bought the light from an authorized dealer, you would have been able to either:

A) Return it for a refund if it went bad, or

B) Get a replacement.

Most dealers I've dealt with, if a product was defective, they would e-mail me a free shipping label, I would drop it off at the nearest UPS location, and they would send another unit.

Yea, it's a hassle, but that's the risk you take when purchasing stuff on line. Those boxes get thrown, dropped, mishandled, and only God knows what else. At least it doesn't cost me to ship it back.

Chances are that if you bought it from eBay under MAP price, that person was not an authorized dealer and Chauvet would have refused to repair or replace it without a fee.

Although I don't support your "shady" move, I must ask, why didn't you RESEARCH the product before buying it?? I always spend a few hours online researching products online BEFORE I buy them. Reading reviews, watching Youtube Videos, ect... in order to make sure that I'm buying something of QUALITY, and not something that is going to constantly break down.

fueledbymusic
08-06-2012, 04:04 PM
If you would have bought the light from an authorized dealer, you would have been able to either:

A) Return it for a refund if it went bad, or

B) Get a replacement.

Most dealers I've dealt with, if a product was defective, they would e-mail me a free shipping label, I would drop it off at the nearest UPS location, and they would send another unit.

Yea, it's a hassle, but that's the risk you take when purchasing stuff on line. Those boxes get thrown, dropped, mishandled, and only God knows what else. At least it doesn't cost me to ship it back.

Chances are that if you bought it from eBay under MAP price, that person was not an authorized dealer and Chauvet would have refused to repair or replace it without a fee.

Although I don't support your "shady" move, I must ask, why didn't you RESEARCH the product before buying it?? I always spend a few hours online researching products online BEFORE I buy them. Reading reviews, watching Youtube Videos, ect... in order to make sure that I'm buying something of QUALITY, and not something that is going to constantly break down.

NO shit. I DONT SUPPORT MY OWN shady move! But sometimes its really necessary to do this And did I do this the second time the light failed? NO!. AND yes I dont neccesary feel good about it. But at the same time, I doubt that it really hurts the physical store since they can do the same thing your telling me. Get a label. But evidently I did this once. BUt now the light gave up again. And I decided Im NOT gonna do it again.

I always DO research. But its ONLY mostly with the big ticket items though, (I surely am NOT gonna buy a NEW CAR without reserching. But realistically I dont remember if I did with the DJ bank or not, cause they are led. And I automatically assumed that the LEDs will last "FOREVER". And besides. I rarely have problems with non mechanical parts electronics. All my other equipment is NO problem. It was the furthest thing in my mind that this LED light would be that bad! I don't think of leds being bad. Not like the conventinal light bulbs

And im NOT alone! As I found, this DJ bank is rated for being one of the wrost quality light of all lights in the entire WORLD!
THis GUY who owns a shop decided to stop stocking them all together... Im NOT alone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svWpmVwVo2c

fueledbymusic
08-06-2012, 04:14 PM
Its also one of their bottom of the bin products dude....you get what you pay for.

Is there any $1000 version of these DJ banks?

I dont think there is any other color bank type light out there. They do have an ADJ one and of course the traditional bulb types. Other than that I dont think there is any others that I know of

Synaxis
08-06-2012, 04:27 PM
I always DO research. But its ONLY mostly with the big ticket items though, But realistically I dont remember if I did with the DJ bank or not, cause they are led.

Well, You obviously didn't, or else you wouldn't have purchased it now would you?


And I automatically assumed that the LEDs will last "FOREVER".

You assumed wrong. LEDs can, and do fail. Not often, and not as often as conventional bulbs, but just as with any electronic parts, the capacity to fail is always there.

Now I'm not trying to start any argument with you, nor do I believe anyone else is. No one called you a "Chesapeake" in the first place. You were the first to mention that term in this thread.

DJzrule simple stated that if you buy a low cost product, there were obviously corners cut somewhere to set it at that particular price. Whether is be the manufacturing process that is causing the LEDs to go bad, or the bad quality parts, there is a reason for the price.

I understand your frustration, I've gone through the same thing a few times. You've had your rant and made your point, and hopefully someone will see your post and think twice about wasting their money on this product.

However, there is no reason to CURSE and YELL.

fueledbymusic
08-06-2012, 05:09 PM
Am I yelling???

The problem I have here is when people here assume (judging) that I dont want to spend my money just because I like a $60 light. (and they dont have any bigger ticket version of these anyhow) Then scald me for getting what I pay for. To me that sounds like saying me. Im CHEAP! And yes, that is offensive. Cause Im being judged like this when Im not.

fueledbymusic
08-06-2012, 05:15 PM
I think I did reserch the DJ bank. I did not find any thing about it. These DJ banks only been out for 2 years. AnD I got mines last year

sss18734
08-06-2012, 06:44 PM
There's plenty of better alternatives, such as the American DJ ColorStrip Mini, Chauvet Colorrail Mini, Chauvet 4Bar Mini, etc etc. I've never had a problem with any of them. I wouldn't be too terribly upset if my $60 light broke lol - that just screams "disposable" to me. Sucks that they have a bad reputation though.

lburners
08-06-2012, 10:24 PM
Ebay can be a bitch like that. I am dealing with a seller right now who I believe is an authorized dealer and they are giving me the run around as well. Sucks to pay return shipping on something that arrived not functioning.

sobi
08-06-2012, 11:09 PM
The problem I have here is when people here assume (judging) that I dont want to spend my money just because I like a $60 light

So if you aren't cheap, why didn't you spend $5-10 extra to buy from an authorized dealer? Then, none of this would have been a problem, as they would have paid for everything by either sending you a shipping label, and getting you a replacement, or giving you a refund.

DJzrule
08-07-2012, 02:01 AM
Dude, you bought a cheap shitty light online from some random ebay dealer, then tried to pull a shady switcharoo with guitarcenter. Why are we not going to be against your actions?

Ugh this is why the standard is set so low in our industry. I make shit off of my jobs because no one raises the bar for me in my area....

DJ Donnie Lewis
08-07-2012, 07:26 AM
I love how you come on DJF and tell the community to stay away from a product that 90% of us would never use or already know not to use then when we tell you you act like a 12 year old.

BTW, That truss setup you have is an eBay I-Beam isn't it? How does it hold your lights without bowing or just splitting in the middle. If I were you Id stop trying to buy cheap junk off of eBay and save your money to buy a quality product. If your doing your research like you say you are you would be able to see how terrible some of the products you have are...

fueledbymusic
08-07-2012, 12:56 PM
So if you aren't cheap, why didn't you spend $5-10 extra to buy from an authorized dealer?



Dude, you bought a cheap shitty light online from some random ebay dealer, then tried to pull a shady switcharoo with guitarcenter. Why are we not going to be against your actions?
For one: who says I support the shady move?? And did I do this the second time the light failed??? NO!
For another. I like ordering online. Many many people do.. Its very convenient. Dont need to drive all over town to find one. And besides stores NEAR me don't always have that specific light I like in stock.
for another: Very very rarely do I experience a defective electronic item upon opening the box, and hard to expect that on a LED light
for another: The light I bought online was brand new, never opened/ used
Still another: This is one type of light I happen to like, and there are not much choices of this kind of light, other than the traditional bulb kind. And there are no $1000 version of these lights BTW, Right??

fueledbymusic
08-07-2012, 12:57 PM
I love how you come on DJF and tell the community to stay away from a product that 90% of us would never use or already know not to use then when we tell you you act like a 12 year old.

BTW, That truss setup you have is an eBay I-Beam isn't it? How does it hold your lights without bowing or just splitting in the middle. If I were you Id stop trying to buy cheap junk off of eBay and save your money to buy a quality product. If your doing your research like you say you are you would be able to see how terrible some of the products you have are...

Im acting like a 12 yr old??? YOU are one acting like a 12 yr old to CONTINUE with posting on THIS thread when Im not saying anything further...Now that's a twelve year here. You are the 12 twelve year to continue to post stupid comments like trying to put me down on a truss. Only kids like yourself would post "hahaha how does your truss hold light without splitting? hahaha"

For one : I dont need a BOX or triangle truss. This I beam is just right for me. And I think most everybody has an I beam for their at home set up... Don't you think?? So your telling me that nobody should ever ever buy an Ibeam, in other words the Ibeams should be put out of business all together, and stock ONLY $1000 or $2000 triangles and Boxes, RIGHT? So I should have bought a $2000 box truss to use in my garage, right... OOhhh OK!

If I were you, I would stop posting in my thread. Or I will criticize you as a twelve year old who want's to get even with me.

So you tell me "I love how you come to DJF to tell the community to stay away from a product that 90% of us would never use"
AND what is wrong with me posting a heads up?? for the rest of the 10% that you think it is?? What would be wrong with me posting a heads up ??

So you say 90%, YEAH RIGHT! How do you even know that. .. YOU DONT KNOW that.

fueledbymusic
08-07-2012, 01:00 PM
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