ADJ is using LDI 2018 to unveil its latest technology breakthrough: IP65-rated moving head beam fixtures. The new Hydro Beam X1 and Hydro Beam X2 will bring weatherproof moving heads within the reach of production companies and installers working on projects with budgets that up until now would not have allowed for IP-rated fixtures.
With robust construction and IP65-ratings, the Hydro Series fixtures are designed for both indoor or outdoor use. Their durable casings protect them from dust, sand, moisture and liquids, making them ideal for use in all situations from dusty deserts in California to rainy fields in England. Suitable for festivals and outdoor events, as well as installation in open-air clubs and other outside entertainment spaces, the fixtures offer an extended operational life and reduced maintenance requirement due to their sealed casing design.
The compact yet potent Hydro Beam X1 is powered by an Osram Sirius HRI 100W discharge lamp that offers an impressively long operating life of 6,000 hours.
Measuring just 12” x 8” x 19” / 308mm x 210m x 488mm and weighing in at 34.5 lbs. / 15.5kg., the X1 is ideal for installations where space is limited or lighting fixtures need to be unobtrusive.
Despite its small size, the X1 packs in plenty of beam-shaping features. Its colour wheel offers a diverse selection of 14 colour options, including UV and a CTB colour correction filter, plus open white.
The larger Hydro Beam X2 harnesses the power of an extremely bright Osram Sirius HRI 37OW LL discharge lamp, a brand new lamp chosen by ADJ that offers an exceptionally long lamp life of 6,000 hours. It generates an enormously powerful 3-degree beam of light and offers a raft of professional-calibre features including linear motorized focus, an in-built frost filter and an integrated USB port for software updates.
Both fixtures feature IP65-rated waterproof powerCON input and output sockets, allowing the power supply for multiple fixtures to be linked from a single socket.
“The Hydro Series will be a real game-changer,” suggests ADJ USA’s national sales manager, Alfred Gonzales. “IP-rated moving heads have previously only been accessible to events and venues with extremely large budgets, but the Hydro Series will bring them into the realms of affordability for outdoor venues and production companies working on small-to-medium-sized festivals and other al fresco events.