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In this months Buyer's Guide, we take a look at LED Luminaires. Specifically, PAR-like fixtures that provide us with a seemingly infinite array of colors, made possible by the additive color mixing system that LEDs have to offer.
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The advantages in terms of colors, energy savings and cost of ownership with these types of fixtures over conventional alternatives almost make them no-brainer for washing a stage, backlighting or any other general purpose wash situation.
All of these fixtures listed have one common feature, the ability to give a designer/programmer any color they want with a twist of an encoder. Their differences emerge in the LEDs beyond RGB — White, Amber, or even UV — along with extra features like zoom and strobing.
Then of course there are considerations, including the overall design, number of LEDs, fixture beam angles and price point. As always, our Buyers Guides provide a sampling of current manufacturer offerings. Be sure to visit their websites for more information on their complete range of fixtures, and visit their open house events and trade show booths to see how the actual fixtures perform.