About American DJ Focus Spot Three Z 100W LED Moving Head
The first in our new Focus range of LED-powered moving heads offering motorized focus as standard, the Focus Spot Three Z is a feature-packed professional fixture ideal for mobile applications as well as fixed installation. Whether you’re a mobile entertainer looking to expand your lightshow or a lighting designer requiring an advanced but affordable fixture for use on tour or to install in a club, theatre or church, the American DJ Focus Spot Three Z 100W LED moving head, with motorized zoom, needs to be on your radar.
ADJ Focus Spot Three Z At A Glance:
- 100W LED Moving Head spot with motorized focus
- Motorized Zoom (13 ~ 18-degree)
- Two 6-facet rotating prism effects (circular & linear)
- 2 Independent Gobo Wheels
- 16-Bit Fine Pan/Tilt control
- PowerCon In/Out
In addition to the motorized focus, that will run through the whole of the new Focus series, this top-of-the-range model also offers motorized zoom, as signified by the ‘Z’ in its name. This means that the beam angle can be altered remotely via DMX, between 13- and 18-degrees, allowing for mid-air beams and projected GOBO patterns of varied sizes depending on the desired effect.
At the heart of American DJ Focus Spot Three Z 100W LED moving head is an incredibly powerful 100W white LED light-source, which generates piercing beams and sharp pattern projections. Offering the usual benefits of LED, such as low power consumption and long lamp life (50,000 hours), the Focus Spot Three Z doesn’t skim on brightness, generating an output of 6300 lux measured at a distance of 3 meters. This allows for striking midair beam effects as well as vivid pattern projections over long distances.
The American DJ Focus Spot Three Z 100W LED moving head is also a nimble mover, offering fast and fluid pan movement through 540-degrees and tilt movement through 270-degrees. The unit’s high-quality stepper motors, with micro-stepping, also allow for smooth movement and precise 16-bit fine pan and tilt positioning.
A wheel loaded with 8 colors (+ open white) allows for rich hues to saturate the Focus Spot Three Z’s beam and two separate GOBO wheels allow lots of creative freedom when it comes to shaping it. The first wheel is fitted with 7 static GOBO patterns (+ open spot), while the second is loaded with 6 rotating GOBOs (+ open spot). Whichever GOBO you choose, the projection can be kept sharp, regardless of distance, thanks to the remote motorized focus function and – as already mentioned – the size of the projected GOBO can be altered remotely thanks to motorized zoom.
The potential for impressive projections and midair effects doesn’t stop there, as the American DJ Focus Spot Three Z 100W LED moving head also offers not one, but two, rotating 6-facet prisms. The first is circular, splitting the projected beam into a cluster of 6 smaller patterns, while the second is linear, generating a rotating line of GOBO projections. Each prism can be rotated at variable speeds, allowing for the creation of effects that range from subtle mood-enhancers to impactful party-starters.
The Focus Spot Three Z’s extensive feature-set is completed by 0% – 100% dimming, with a choice of 5 selectable dimming curves, as well as variable-speed electronic strobing and pulsing. Further creative potential is also provided by the GOBO shake feature and the ability to select split-colors.
A choice of three operating modes means that the American DJ Focus Spot Three Z 100W LED moving head can be used in all situations, whether you require a‘standalone’ lightshow or full DMX control over all of the fixture’s advanced features. The unit is pre-programmed with four built-in lightshows, all of which can be set to run in either Show Mode (at a constant speed) or Sound Active (triggered by the beat of the music). Multiple fixtures can then be linked for Master/Slave operation, which can be enhanced by inverting the pan or tilt of certain fixtures to generate contrasting movements. This means that an impressive synchronized lightshow, running across multiple fixtures, can easily be created quickly and simply without the need for any DMX programming knowledge or control software.
Of course for many applications where you’re likely to use the Focus Spot Three Z, DMX will be required for precise control of the unit’s expansive feature set. This is possible using a choice of 18 or 21 DMX channels and a backlit 16-character LCD display screen with four push buttons allows mode selection and DMX addressing through an intuitive menu-driven interface. A 180-degree Inverse View mode is also available for this, making it easier to use when the fixture is installed hanging downwards.
Despite its full complement of professional features, the American DJ Focus Spot Three Z 100W LED moving head is, relatively, both light and compact. Weighing 24 lbs. (11 kgs), it is easy to lift and maneuver, while its modest measurements of 7.25” x 11.25” x 18.75” (185mm x 284mm x 479mm) make it easy to store and transport as well as allowing its use in venues with lower ceiling heights.
A professional lighting fixture, the Focus Spot Three Z is fan cooled and offers locking PowerCon mains input and output sockets. This means that up to three fixtures can run from the same power supply at 120V (and up to six fixtures at 230V). The unit can also be mounted in any orientation and is supplied with large-rubber feet for floor-standing as well as an Omega Bracket for truss mounting.
The Focus Spot Three Z is bursting with features, making it an ideal choice for all kinds of touring and fixed applications, but what really makes it stand out is its price. Despite offering solid build quality, impressive output and everything a lighting designer needs to create an impressive show, the fixture has a price tag of just $999. This means that features and effects previously only found on higher-priced moving heads are now within your grasp if you have a lower budget.
Whether you’re involved with a church looking to install moving heads for the first time, own a production company and want to expand your inventory, or run a club that needs a new lightshow, the American DJ Focus Spot Three Z 100W LED moving head offers a combination of brightness, features and affordability that is hard to beat!