Chauvet Professional Nexus 2×2 and Nexus 4×1 COB RGB LED Fixtures
Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Building on the outstanding reception enjoyed by its Nexus COB RGB LED display panels, Chauvet Professional has added two new models to the series: the Nexus 2×2, a square-shaped panel configured with 2 rows of 2 COB LED cells; and the Nexus 4×1, a linear unit with 1 row of 4 COB LED cells. The two product additions join the original, larger Nexus 4×4 panel (4 rows of 4 LED cells), which soared to industry preeminence after receiving the Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology in the Lighting Category at the 2013 LDI Show and, immediately following, appearing on the national TV broadcast of the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game to illuminate Selena Gomez’s halftime performance.
Like the award-winning original, the Nexus 2×2 and Nexus 4×1 are high-output RGB washes with great color quality, that offer the added function of pixel mapping, allowing them to create stunning effects. Ideal for touring/production as well as broadcast applications, they combine bright 27-watt (2A) COB LEDs with a performance-boosting reflector design for an exceptionally powerful stream of light that will make a bold visual impact wherever they are used.
Designed for building array displays, the Nexus 2×2 and Nexus 4×1 can easily be linked together with each other and with the Nexus 4×4 via a convenient integrated lock system. The three Nexus models will work together seamlessly, providing lighting professionals with the flexibility to construct displays that will meet any size/configuration requirements. Like the Nexus 4×4, the Nexus 2×2 and Nexus 4×1 are equipped with 3- and 5-pin DMX connectors, Neutrik etherCON input and output, and Neutrik powerCON power input and output. They feature multi-voltage operation (100 to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz), and can be linked up to 15 units @ 120V and 28 units @ 230V.
“By introducing these new members to the Nexus series — the smaller Nexus 2×2 and linear Nexus 4×1 — we have expanded the options for building arrays with our award-winning Nexus COB LED products,” said Anthony Chiappone, Product Manager for Chauvet Professional. “Nexus has become a truly flexible, custom configurable system that can be adapted to virtually any design or spatial need.”
For example, Nexus 2x2s are perfect for use by themselves in smaller spaces, or they can be combined with Nexus 4x4s to create larger geometric displays. The rectangular Nexus 4x1s can be mounted to the top and bottom of the Nexus 4×4 to enlarge its footprint, or they can be linked to each other as linear effects for such applications as illuminating steps, runways and stage fronts.
Like their larger cousin, the Nexus 2×2 and Nexus 4×1 provide flexible control options — Kling-Net, Art-Net (12 channel) or DMX (3, 5, 9, 12 or 17channel). Individual pixel control gives lighting professionals unbridled freedom to unleash their design creativity. The panels have a 45° beam angle and 75° field angle and include a variable rate strobe effect.
Compact and lightweight, the panels are easily transportable, with the Nexus 2×2, measuring just 9 x 9 x 6 inches (228 x 228 x 152.4 mm) and weighing 10 pounds (94.6 kg). The Nexus 4×1 measures 18.2 x 4.6 x 5.8 inches (462 x 117 x 147 mm) and weighs 12.6 pounds (5.7 kg). Housed in a rugged, roadworthy aluminum alloy and steel case, the panels utilize low-maintenance 50,000-hour-rated LEDs and are CE and MET approved.