Chauvet Professional has brought a new level of flexibility to its STRIKE series of multi-formatted blinder/strobe fixtures, which have become a mainstay on tours throughout the US and Europe.
The new Chauvet Professional STRIKE P38 is an IP65-rated single pod LED fixture that offers the intense output that’s become synonymous with the series, but thanks to its more compact size, it can be used in a wider variety of configurations than its predecessors.
“The response to the STRIKE 4 and STRIKE 1 has always been very enthusiastic,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “LDs have come to value them as audience lights, washes and blinders because of their intense warm white output. The STRIKE P38 offers the same benefits, but it can be used in more applications and arranged in a greater variety of patterns because of its more compact size.”
The Chauvet Professional STRIKE P38 features 90W warm white light source. The fixture weighs 3.8kg (8.4 lbs) and measures 303 x 261 x 184 mm. Aside from enhancing the fixture’s versatility, its more compact size will also make it easier to rig.
With its warm white output and IP65 rating, the Chauvet Professional STRIKE P38 can be used to create an immersive atmosphere at outdoor festivals as well as at arena concerts. The fixture’s emulated “amber shift” warms the colour temperature of the light as it dims to perfectly mimic incandescent lights.
The fixture’s 16-bit dimming control results in smooth seamless fades, and its adjustable Pulse Width Modulation makes the unit camera friendly for videoed performances. Featuring a Strobe Rate of 0 to 29 Hz and 4 Dim Modes, the Chauvet Professional STRIKE P38 is well suited for use in creating special effects on the fly.
Although it excels as a blinder, the Chauvet Professional STRIKE P38 stays cool enough to use as a wash. The fixture’s IP-rated direct power and DMX connections eliminate whips. This versatile fixture can be controlled via DMX or RDM protocols.
“Our customers have always been impressed by the versatility of our STRIKE series,” said Chauvet. “Now with the STRIKE P38, they have even more reasons to feel this way.”