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    I've been planning on doing a bit YouTube reviewing of fixtures soon and i might just very well start with the wash fx2.

    Used one on Saturday although on DMX it didn't like any of the scenes id made with a RGB matrix shortcut so will have to try again or make individual scenes and add them into chases etc.

    Will post a review of them soon, but i will say now they are extremely bright.

    My plan for my white setup was going to be paint a cob bar white for the wash but honestly i'm thinking just paint one of these white instead!
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    Default I'm impressed!

    I've just had a brace of the FX2's arrive.....they're INSANELY BRIGHT!

    Goodbye par-bars.....you're so ancient!

    Looks like I've just joined the lighting on a stick brigade

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    Ah but the question remains what are they like when dimmed? The mk1 that I have produces nasty horizontal bars on camera when it's dimmed. Horrible to the point of being almost unusable. If the mk2 is the same it'll ruin photos when dimmed - and yes you might need to dim it sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakatomi View Post
    Ah but the question remains what are they like when dimmed? The mk1 that I have produces nasty horizontal bars on camera when it's dimmed. Horrible to the point of being almost unusable. If the mk2 is the same it'll ruin photos when dimmed - and yes you might need to dim it sometimes.
    We shall see. TBH, I've NEVER dimmed my existing lighting though so can't see it being too much of an issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post
    We shall see. TBH, I've NEVER dimmed my existing lighting though so can't see it being too much of an issue
    You WILL want to dim those Wash FX lights!

    I used to run them on about 20% brightness - was more than enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by rth_discos View Post
    You WILL want to dim those Wash FX lights!

    I used to run them on about 20% brightness - was more than enough
    Seconded!

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    The mk1 is very bright indeed. Some might say too bright for such a small fixture. That's a lot of light coming from a concentrated area.

    See how long you can tolerate being at the business end of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakatomi View Post
    The mk1 is very bright indeed. Some might say too bright for such a small fixture. That's a lot of light coming from a concentrated area.

    See how long you can tolerate being at the business end of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post
    I've just had a brace of the FX2's arrive.....they're INSANELY BRIGHT!
    That's a surprise!

    Oh wait, no it isn't. See post #2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    That's a surprise!

    Oh wait, no it isn't. See post #2.
    Apart from the fact I told you on the phone yesterday I was going to be getting them

    OK - just had a play with a SINGLE unit on S2L (bear in mind I normally run things in pairs). I suddenly understand the brightness bit (my Gawd show 9 is impressive with Darude ). I can see an evening of blinding wifey whilst I sit with a glass of something alcoholic and add these into my DMX desk to tame them a little bit.....going to be a lot of fun though

    So - the entire rig will now fit in the back of a small family hatch it would seem.....and is as powerful if not more so than the much larger rig I've been working with.....it might be time for a bit of a clear out on old stuff now!

    The entire light show now then consists of:
    2 x Wash FX2
    2 X Intimidator 305 barrels

    (both of the above will live on a pair of Gravity poles...so no more tripods!)

    2 x TriWedges or a batten to uplight the Elite booth
    8 x Freedom sticks.

    I reckon that will light even the biggest of venues I work in. For smaller venues I'm thinking it's just a single FX2.....time will tell!

    WOW! I love technology!

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