Best Stage Laser Lights

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 27, 2017
Turn a night of boredom into a true success! Portable stage laser systems bring amazing colorful effects at minimal cost. Look through our review and choose the one that quickly and easily adds color to any venue! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
LIGHT EFFECT
COLORS
CONTROL
MODES
WARRANTY
 
PROS
Have your hands free thanks to foot-switch controller.
CONS
The tripod stand may seem hard to disassemble and put back into the bag.
OUR VERDICT
This 4-head bar light system is easy to install. A perfect solution for any performers, especially mobile DJs.
detailed parameters
TYPE
LED spotlight
LIGHT EFFECT
- Color wash lights - Color strobe
COLORS
RGB (red, green, blue)
CONTROL
- LCD control panel - Foot switch - DMX controller is optional
MODES
Auto, DMX, Sound-active, Master/Slave
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS
Laser projects thousands of red and green laser beams.
CONS
It's necessary to set the tilt angle carefully to prevent a laser from damaging your eyes.
OUR VERDICT
The fact that even one 3-in-1 LED light can provide a good-quality lighting makes it an irreplaceable tool on a dance floor.
detailed parameters
TYPE
LED centerpiece
LIGHT EFFECT
- Derby lights - Laser - White strobe
COLORS
RGBAW (red, green, blue, amber, white), Green and red lasers
CONTROL
- LCD control panel - DMX controller is optional
MODES
Auto, DMX, Sound-active, Master/Slave
WARRANTY
2 years
PROS
Multiple choice of different operational modes for specific purposes.
CONS
Rather small lighting area.
OUR VERDICT
This compact light bar can be used not only for shows but also as interior decoration.
detailed parameters
TYPE
LED bar
LIGHT EFFECT
- Color wash lights - Color strobe
COLORS
RGB (red, green, blue)
CONTROL
- LCD control panel - Remote control - DMX controller is optional
MODES
Auto, DMX, Sound-active, Manual Color Mode, Color Change Mode, Color Fade Mode, RGB Manual Control Mode
WARRANTY
2 years
PROS
Durable LED with a lifetime of about 100,000 hours.
CONS
No option for "Daisy chain" power connection from one unit to the next.
OUR VERDICT
This stage light unit gives out colorful and bright light shapes for even more spectacular visual effect.
detailed parameters
TYPE
LED moving head
LIGHT EFFECT
- Color wash lights - Color strobe
COLORS
RGBW (red, green, blue, white)
CONTROL
- LCD control panel - DMX controller is optional
MODES
Auto, DMX, Sound-active, Master/Slave
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS
A wide variety of colors will turn your event into a real light show.
CONS
Light beams are not bright enough.
OUR VERDICT
Worthy lighting device for basic light effects. A number of bright beams will colorfully illuminate your house party or a small show.
detailed parameters
TYPE
LED centerpiece
LIGHT EFFECT
- Derby lights
COLORS
Multi-color (red, green, blue, yellow, rose, purple, orange, amber, white)
CONTROL
- LCD control panel - Remote control - DMX controller is optional
MODES
Auto, DMX, Sound-active, Master/Slave
WARRANTY
1 year

What is are Stage Laser Lights

Lighting equipment is a group of devices that create a variety of lighting effects and brighten the ambience of various performances, concerts, shows, and presentations. Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine a club without this equipment, it creates a special atmosphere for a terrific party.

If you want to add smoke effect, please look through our best fog machines review to make the right choice.

What Features to Compare

Features

Choosing light equipment, it is very important to define its features first. You should choose an appropriate device that will provide the necessary light effect. There are gobo projectors, that can project different images on a surface by using high-quality optics. Scanners reflect the light through the lens and change the image color and shape. The moving heads are the scanners that rotate in different directions along the axes and change shape and color of the image, that is why they are on the top of lighting fixtures list. There is a group of lighting devices considered central because they provide symmetric illumination by various LED lights and laser beams; they can generate a sequence of flashes called a strobe light. Also, pay attention to the color diversity. The more colors lighting equipment provides, the brighter your event will be.

Control

There are several different options for lighting fixture control, so take heed which of them is supported by the selected device. The best way to control the device is DMX mode. The DMX controller allows you to program various lighting schemes, a frequency of their changes, etc. You can simultaneously connect several light fixtures or other devices for special effects to one controller. This allows conveniently controlling them all at the same time. Nearly every device has a manual control; usually, it’s a LED display on a rear panel. A remote control is a great addition to change the color of light beams or switch the mode from a certain distance.

Modes

Another important thing to consider is working modes. There is the Auto mode with programmed color schemes where all you need to do is customize the frequency of their changes. In the Sound-active mode, light colors will change with the rhythm of the music. In the DMX mode, the device receives the signals from the controller that sets look and timing of lighting effects. The Master-Slave mode allows you to connect multiple devices together without a DMX controller.

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DragonX 4 Bar mobile DJ lighting stand

Perfect Light Effects

This product is the excellent solution if you want to brighten up a party or performance. This set includes 4 spotlights, a tripod, and a control. Each projector consists of 3 LEDs that can produce different colors. Depending on a selected program, projectors give out red, green, blue and white colors. This lighting system is easy to set up; it takes less than 3 minutes to unpack the product, fix the spotlights and connect them to the T-Bar controller. The T-Bar has a LED manual control panel, but you can also wire up other controls. There are connectors for DMX controller, so you have the opportunity to create your own light shows and adjust them as you like. It’s also worth noting that DragonX 4 Bar mobile DJ lighting stand comes with a two-pedal footswitch: the right one is used to control programs while the other activates a black out. We think you'd agree that it’s very convenient to have your hands free.

Our team believes that this light kit has many advantages such as easy installation and configuration, high-quality lighting, and multiple operation modes. It is supplied with a bag and case for safe transportation, and a tripod lighting stand to install it at a height for maximum lighting effect.

 

Review of DragonX 4 Bar mobile DJ lighting stand

Advantages of LED Lighting

Everywhere we go, it’s impossible to not come across a device that uses LEDs, and for that, we have to thank Nick Holonyak, the person widely credited with the development of the first visible-light LED. Nowadays, manufacturers of various lighting devices use this technology, and the incandescent bulb is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

Here are the main reasons why LED is leading:

  • LED devices consume up to 75% less power that results in savings on your monthly electricity bill;
  • An average LED life span is about 25 times longer than an incandescent bulb that means they need to be replaced less often;
  • LEDs give off almost no heat so a much higher percentage of the electricity used goes towards making light, in contrast to incandescent bulbs where a good percentage of it ends up being converted to heat. While incandescent bulbs generate most of their energy in heat, LEDs are cool to the touch that means less wasted energy.

Considering all of the above, LEDs are no doubt way ahead of any other light sources. If you are still skeptical about LEDs, just try one out for yourself and you’ll see the difference.

DragonX 4 Bar mobile DJ lighting stand in the use

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Chauvet SWARM5FX Special Effects Lighting

Excellent Light Combination

Chauvet SWARM5FX is a LED centerpiece that combines 3 effects in one fixture: multicolored wash lights, strobe, and laser beams. More than 5 years of nonstop party – that’s how long Chauvet will work. It’s up to you to decide on lighting colors, there are 5 of them: red, blue, green, amber, and white. A strobe effect is achieved by eight 1W lamps between the LEDs. The frequency of flashes varies from 0 to 20 Hz for even more incredible effect. Along with thousands of red and green laser beams, you'll be impressed by how much color and movement this Сhauvet lighting will bring to your show.

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Daisy Chain Solution

The given device has Power In/Out connectors to conveniently daisy chain power from one fixture to the other, so no more worries about extra sockets and power cables. DMX In/Out connectors will come in handy if you want to turn on the Master/Slave mode. Just connect the master unit to a DMX controller and designate the other fixtures as slaves via their LCD control panels. In this way, there will be fewer power cables and slave fixtures will synchronize. That certainly simplifies the control. In our opinion, Chauvet SWARM5FX is a unique LED stage lighting, that even by itself can provide spectacular effects. Undoubtedly, such a device will be an excellent addition to any party or performance.

Chauvet SWARM5FX Special Effects Lighting in the use

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American Dj Supply Mega Bar 50RGB

Convenient Remote Control

This LED stage lighting from a well-known manufacturer has a pretty large number of various modes that you can conveniently switch using a wireless remote from up to 30 ft. The complete control over your ADJ is right in your pocket. Change anything from the sound sensitivity to the program speed with a simple click. To add some romance, there is a mode in which the Mega Bar 50RGB RC will fade in and out of the different colors. Another mode allows syncing light fixtures to music beats. Pressing the “+” and “-” buttons adjusts the flash rate of the strobe, color brightness, speed of the Auto run, and sound sensitivity. Pressing BLACKOUT button, as you may have already guessed, will blackout the fixture.

Review of American Dj Supply Mega Bar 50RGB

A Lot of Lights in Compact Fixture

The American DJ Mega Bar 50RGB RC has 50 small light-emitting diodes with 32 colors to choose from. The device can be floor mounted for uplighting effects or you can use included mounting brackets to set it up on a wall. We have mentioned before that one of the advantages of LED Lighting is very low heat output, so the performers won’t be annoyed with heat emission. Also, to make a show more spectacular, the fixture has 0% to 100% dimming adjustment option. The beam angle of this light bar is 40 degrees, but the system itself allows you to select the light direction, so you can always adjust the preferred lighting area.

We think that such a device will not only bring wonderful visual effect, but it can also be a key part of interior design. So if you consider highlighting a bar counter or a shop window, this fixture should be on your radar.

American Dj Supply Mega Bar 50RGB in the use

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Lixada DMX-512 Mini Moving Head Light

Light in All Directions

Lixada DMX-512 is an LED-powered moving head. It supports a variety of operating modes that can be changed in several ways. This lighting device offers fast pan movement through 540 degrees and tilt movement through 270 degrees; this allows projecting the light beams in any direction. A set is supplied with a mounting bracket and 2 screws for you to choose a preferable installation method. This mini moving head lights can hang from a truss to fill the dance floor with color. You can also install it on a wall or put in on the floor to illuminate the ceiling. No matter how you install - be sure, it will create an impressive show. As for the connection, keep in mind that the power cable is only 4.1 feet long, so you will probably need an extension cord.

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Wide Choice of Patterns

This mini laser stage lighting allows you to control the shape of the emitted light. You can easily change the pattern along with its color. The given device projects 5 different images of 4 primary colors: red, green, blue, and white, which you can mix to get the desired one. The good news is that each pattern can come in any color multiplying the number of image projections. Connecting the fixture to the DMX controller creates the possibility for pattern circuits which will make fantastic visual effects.

We can definitely say that this stage light unit is wonderful to make party activity more joyful. It is a great and affordable fixture, easy to set up and travel with, so you can expand a light show wherever it is.

Lixada DMX-512 Mini Moving Head Light in the use

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Laluce Stage Light with Effect Lighting

Spectacular Visual Effects

Laluce Stage Light 27W pleasantly surprised us. To begin with, this LED centerpiece even by itself will give your venue the atmosphere of fun and energy. Though the fixture doesn’t have a rotating base, the lighting beams are pointed in different directions, so it can easily illuminate a pretty large area. A set of primary lighting colors is really amazing: besides the common red, blue, green, this device also provides yellow, rose, purple, orange, amber, and white light. All these color beams are emitted from the 8 panels, six light sources each. You can easily mount this device at the DJ light stand, wall, or ceiling and control it with a remote. It supports all basic operation modes and DMX is not the exception.

Considering all the above-mentioned, we believe that this lighting device is perfect for any indoor venue. Your guests will certainly appreciate the brilliant colors and bright lights.

Review of Laluce Stage Light with Effect Lighting

Interesting Fact

Did you know that there is the exhibition of professional lighting equipment called Prolight + Sound Shanghai, which has been held in China since 2003? It is one of Asia’s best-known entertainment technology shows. About 500 leading companies visit the exhibition to present their latest products. This year it will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Thousands of interested people are going to attend outdoor demonstrations to see all the latest technological innovations in the field of lighting and sound equipment, and to participate in various seminars and forums to find out something new or make useful business contacts for further cooperation. A trip to Prolight + Sound Shanghai will be of use to those who are really interested in this field.

The official site of Prolight + Sound Shanghai.

 

Laluce Stage Light with Effect Lighting in the use

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