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Houdini823
08-25-2013, 08:10 PM
So I have a pair of 350s on totems and have to constantly dim them cause its just too much for the dance floor.

They are blinding. I know most on here preach brightness but i think these are too bright for a mobile DJ app. Do anyone use filters or just dim via DMX?

sss18734
08-25-2013, 08:18 PM
I run the same setup and think it's perfect. Never had any complaints about the brightness.

If you need to dim them, it would be pretty easy to do via DMX.

Houdini823
08-25-2013, 09:04 PM
Yes I dim via DMX. built couple scenes with different levels of brightness so I can switch at any time via sub master . Last night it just appeared on my lowest setting people were still "annoyed". No one complained but they were certainly dodging the beams.

Just was curious to know others experience with these.

robare99
08-25-2013, 10:05 PM
Shine them up on the ceiling instead of the floor...

Ntertainment
08-25-2013, 11:09 PM
Shine them up on the ceiling instead of the floor...

This is what I do. I have a couple of moving head lights there are crazy bright. I shine them up on the ceiling, most of the time.

iammongo
08-26-2013, 11:53 AM
How high are they on the totems? I have mine at 6.5 feet and never get any complaints.

When they are lower they can really Zap you though :lol:

Houdini823
08-26-2013, 08:28 PM
They are 6.5ft. Shining at the ceiling might not work since most venues around here don't have high ceilings.

I'm going to research some filters to probably soften the LED intensity a bit

sss18734
08-26-2013, 10:09 PM
They are 6.5ft. Shining at the ceiling might not work since most venues around here don't have high ceilings.

I'm going to research some filters to probably soften the LED intensity a bit

They work well with low ceilings because the light bounces right back onto the dance floor.

CQE DJs
08-27-2013, 08:04 AM
+1

Also, why not just dim via DMX?? That would be the easiest solution.

BillESC
08-27-2013, 09:13 AM
You can purchase a sheet of neutral density gel and cut circles to fit the lenses. It's a $ 7.99 solution.

Houdini823
08-28-2013, 08:34 PM
Bill I'm goin to try that and see how that works.

I do dim via dmx but there is still an intensity/hardness about the LED. The gel will soften.