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Deathwing
08-23-2012, 05:46 PM
What is the best source for affordable yet effective LED black lights? I have the old bulb ones but I want to try something that requires less power consumption. Anyone make them affordable but still makes uv scenes really pop like the flourescent bulbs do?

Thanks in advance!

Jake

beardedbil
08-23-2012, 06:01 PM
Hi Jake,
We are dealers of many LED DMX black lights.

Here is a bar type light: http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?Category=&ItemNumber=2094

Or a par led light:
http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?Category=&ItemNumber=1651

Just let us know how we can help.
Best,
Bill Rod.
Dark Tech Effects
www.darktecheffects.com

Deathwing
08-23-2012, 06:13 PM
Bill,

Thanks. What are the prices for these units?

Jake

beardedbil
08-23-2012, 07:01 PM
Just PM me or email me your needs (quantity and par can or bar) and I can send you a quote. Thanks!
Bill Rod.
Dark Tech Effects

screamforadream
08-23-2012, 10:30 PM
Jake,

Your best bet is to go through a DJ website, may I suggest zzounds.com or 123dj.com?

And for the cost, Chauvet LED Shadow, super energy efficient and will cover more area than you can imagine. I have a couple I use for DJing as well as for the haunt.

Amazon might carry them for cheap too, it's about $100 wherever you go and will do the work of 10-20 regular tube fixtures and will have the lowest amount of energy consumption you can imagine.

And yes it is DMX controllable or stand alone with many built in programs. You couldn't do better for the price and coverage. Lifetime is 100,000hrs too I believe, don't hold me to that till you research it yourself lol. But I think that's about right.

beardedbil
08-23-2012, 10:47 PM
The Chauvet Shadow is a good light but is very directional (with only a 20 degree beam). If you really want a replacement for your old fluorescent blacklights I still suggest the Eco bar we sell from American DJ with a 120 degree beam angle. It will light up your rooms with 18 3-watt UV LEDs but is non DMX controllable.

screamforadream
08-24-2012, 08:07 AM
This one Bill?
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_31513_American-DJ-ECO-UV-BAR.html

What do you sell them for? I'd be willing to give it a shot at my place this year.

It's a bummer it's not DMX controllable and beam aside, what would you say the throw is on it?

beardedbil
08-24-2012, 10:00 AM
Actually that is a listing for the original Eco UV Bar, that is now discontinued. They came out with a newer model called the Eco UV Bar Plus, which I can offer at $140 (this should be the cheapest you can find anywhere). This is a very powerful black light that has 18 - 3 watt LEDs. The newer model is much brighter than the original bar.


Here is a great review of a few different types of Black Lights, including the Eco UV Bar Plus:

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If you absolutely need DMX, I can offer these:
P64 LED: http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?Category=&ItemNumber=1651

and the UV LED Bar 16: http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?Category=&ItemNumber=1892

Please let us know how we can help!
Best,
Bill Rod.
Dark Tech Effects

beardedbil
08-24-2012, 10:28 AM
Another review of the Eco UV Bar Plus:

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john haines
08-25-2012, 11:30 PM
Thanks for posting all of these videos !!!!!!

beardedbil
08-26-2012, 09:01 AM
Don't hesitate to contact us if your interested in purchasing. You can Email me at darktechfx at gmail dot com

Thanks!
Bill Rod
www.darktecheffects.com

Tom
08-27-2012, 07:43 AM
I've had a little experience with LED blacklights and was not impressed if you want darkness. The LEDs give off a purplish glow more so than the incan or the flourescent bulbs thus lighting the area up a little more. If you don't care about darkness in the area then LEDs are the way to go.
Just something to think about.

freak 'n' stein
08-27-2012, 11:58 AM
I've had a little experience with LED blacklights and was not impressed if you want darkness. The LEDs give off a purplish glow more so than the incan for the flourescent bulbs thus lighting the area up a little more. If you don't care about darkness in the area then LEDs are the way to go.
Just something to think about.

I agree with TOM 100000% << Is that a real number?

Regardless, we purchased the LED package from Dark Light...an AMAZING lighting company who we purchased from again this year. The Blacklight LEDs, however, offer a different lighting than a traditional fluorescent tube. Tom is right, the space will be a lot brighter so it doesn't HIDE black. Our last room in 2011 was an all blacklit room. We used about 6 or so LEDs to illuminate the space and it provided STUNNING glow to the art work, granted the lights had to be aimed primarily at what we wanted to light. It was more of a spotlight than an entire scene brightener (so wherever the beam aimed was intensely lit and the surrounding area was sort of faded). There was also, as Tom described, a purplish glow so actors who were supposed to be hidden could be seen plain as day.

The number of LEDs wasn't really an issue that I noticed last year because the room was rather small and we had more black lights than we needed. THIS year I've got a maze that I'm trying to light with them and to be honest I'm going traditional blacklight. I painted chainlink fence panels with UV paint and the spotlights barely illuminate them. Same with tubes we have painted and hanging from the ceiling. When I put just TWO short length fluorescent bars in the maze the entire maze lit up!!

...SOOOOO case in point, LED vs. TRADITIONAL, and I'm sticking to old school!!!

Tom
08-27-2012, 06:13 PM
I agree with TOM 100000% << Is that a real number?

Regardless, we purchased the LED package from Dark Light...an AMAZING lighting company who we purchased from again this year. The Blacklight LEDs, however, offer a different lighting than a traditional fluorescent tube. Tom is right, the space will be a lot brighter so it doesn't HIDE black. Our last room in 2011 was an all blacklit room. We used about 6 or so LEDs to illuminate the space and it provided STUNNING glow to the art work, granted the lights had to be aimed primarily at what we wanted to light. It was more of a spotlight than an entire scene brightener (so wherever the beam aimed was intensely lit and the surrounding area was sort of faded). There was also, as Tom described, a purplish glow so actors who were supposed to be hidden could be seen plain as day.

The number of LEDs wasn't really an issue that I noticed last year because the room was rather small and we had more black lights than we needed. THIS year I've got a maze that I'm trying to light with them and to be honest I'm going traditional blacklight. I painted chainlink fence panels with UV paint and the spotlights barely illuminate them. Same with tubes we have painted and hanging from the ceiling. When I put just TWO short length fluorescent bars in the maze the entire maze lit up!!

...SOOOOO case in point, LED vs. TRADITIONAL, and I'm sticking to old school!!!

Very well explained, and true!!!

beardedbil
08-27-2012, 09:30 PM
In that case we also sell the standard florescent black light tubes and fixtures.

24" Black light and fixture: http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?Category=&ItemNumber=39

48" Black light and fixture: http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?Category=&ItemNumber=879

400w UV Canon: http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?Category=&ItemNumber=1241

160w UV Panel: http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?Category=&ItemNumber=1513

Best,
Bill Rod.
Dark Tech Effects

beardedbil
08-31-2012, 11:32 AM
Dark Tech Effects is now also dealer of Wild Fire FX, one of the industry's best black lights!

Feel free to look at their product line: http://www.wildfirefx.com/products/lighting/index.aspx

Just get in touch if you have any questions or would like to place an order.
Best,
Bill Rod.