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VJ LouNYC
02-19-2014, 05:51 PM
So I have an upcoming Sweet 16 and the client requested UV lighting. I was looking to purchase a fixtures regardless. I'm not sure which ones to get but have narrowed it down to these sine the are both new technology.


Retailing for $399. 100W, 33 Degree Beam angle. I don't really want to get two of these because not sure how much use I will get.

http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumber=2245&Category=Black_Lights&txtSearch=

I like these because they will have multi use down the road. The price is good but they are only 30W total. I was thinking about getting 4 of these and use them on a tree stand, pointing towards the crowd. They are 40 Degree Beam Angle.


http://www.agiprodj.com/american-dj-ultra-hex-par3-rgbwa-uv-led-wash-light.html?gclid=CNjBu4Oj2bwCFREaOgodZSAA_Q

What do you guys think?

Thanks

conanski
02-19-2014, 08:49 PM
You only get 5w of UV with each of those flat pars(10w/6 colors = 1.67w/color) so you would need a pile to produce any effect. The big UV cannons do a much better job but rent them if you can.. like you say they won't get much use.

BillESC
02-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Conanski is spot one, you'll be sorely disappointed with the output. UV should be a dedicated fixture like Eternal Lighting's ElitePar UV. 18x 3w UV diodes with a 60 x 20 degree output will light a basketball court. $ 229

VJ LouNYC
02-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Thanks guys. I might just get the 100 UV Cannon. I can get it for a good deal and always rent it. The party is about 4-50 kids and this should work.

superlativeevents
02-20-2014, 07:15 PM
For blacklights you're dealing with wave length. LED UV lights just aren't there with providing the right wavelengths to make things glow without extraneous visible light.

If you can track down some wildfire blacklights to rent those are the best out there. They will make anything glow.