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CHEAP china mini moving head wash/spot

Post by liarschair10 » March 17th, 2014, 2:34 am

Hey all,i have some of these little cheap jobs..they seem to work really well. I have already modded them,because of the RGB surface mount led in them,they are kinda useless. So i put 20watt white led's in them. Made them a ton brighter,but i wanna make them spots instead of washes,anyone know how or where to find the optics to make this happen. the original led was 15 watts..so basically 5 watts per color..so as you can tell,the 20 watt definitely improved brightness...and i just use them with my band in small to medium clubs...any help out there??


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Re: CHEAP china mini moving head wash/spot

Post by Nathanrs93 » April 13th, 2014, 12:35 pm

It can be quite hard to make it into a spots especially with it being LED's, what you could have done is looked at the beam angle of LED's you put in before doing so. There's not really another way I could see you doing it personally. Unless someone else as experience or their opinion.

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Re: CHEAP china mini moving head wash/spot

Post by liarschair10 » April 18th, 2014, 6:53 am

thanks for chiming in. I think most everything i have read anywhere,the smd leds are mostly 110-120 degrees..so the optics are what makes the wash/spot. For example,you take any mover,and take away the optics,all you have left is a undesirable wash..these things are just like the chauvet min spots,but they seem to be discontinued. They(chauvet) have a 12 degree beam angle,where as these have a 25 degree. This is the smallest thing i could find,at this price range and We play in small places,mostly small stages,so anything else in size wouldnt be practical for us.

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Re: CHEAP china mini moving head wash/spot

Post by Nathanrs93 » April 19th, 2014, 12:54 am

Yeah, I think it's something that is hard but you have to be practical when moneys involved as well. I mean I don't know how much you intend to spend, but it all depends on what you want to spend and if you really want them doing ASAP!

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Re: CHEAP china mini moving head wash/spot

Post by keithsplace » January 26th, 2015, 9:52 pm

Just as an experiment you might try placing a washer with a 1/2" hole in it. Like a 1-1/2" flat washer in front of the lenz may do the trick. Might even be able to just silicon glue it on since it" s LED.
Just a thought.

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