Review: Chauvet Rogue R1 Wash

The Rogue R1 is a small intelligent fixture that is perfect for multiple applications that require large washes or tight beams. This light is perfect for simple standalone setups or as part of a larger rig. Part of the Rogue range from Chauvet, which includes some of the other lights we own; the Chauvet R2 Spot, the big brother to the R1 Wash.

Because it uses LEDs rather than a lamp this light is super bright and uses minimal power. It has up to 540 degrees pan availability and up to 230 degrees tilt means it can hit any point of the room it’s placed in. This light also moves incredibly fast and accurately.

There’s a massive set of pre-set colours available to you in almost every personality I worked with or there’s full RGB colour mixing allowing you to create almost any colour you could imagine. One of the massive stand out features of this light is the ability to zoom meaning it can go from a large 30 degrees wash all the way down to a tight 8-degree beam allowing you to use it for multiple applications even in the same rig. With a power consumption of just over half an amp each at 230v these useful lights won’t put any strain on a power supply even when being used in an area where phase power isn’t available.

The manual mode available on these lights also allows you to use them without a dedicated lighting desk.

 

Technical Specs

Optical
•Light Source: 7 LEDs (quad-color RGBW) 15 W, (980 mA), 50,000 hours life expectancy
•Color Temperature (range): 2,800 to 10,000 K
•Beam Angle: 8° to 30°
•Field Angle: 11° to 48°
•Zoom Angle: 11° to 48°
•Illuminance (11°): 3,098 lux @ 5 m
•Illuminance (48°): 299 lux @ 5 m
•PWM Frequency: 1,200 Hz

Dynamic effects
•Pan and Tilt: 540°/230°
•Pan and Tilt Ranges: 180°, 360°, 540° pan/90°, 180°, 230° tilt
•Dimmer: Electronic
•Shutter/Strobe: Electronic
•Zoom: Motorized
•Strobe Rate: 0 to 20 Hz
•Standalone Color Mixing: Yes
•Color Temperature Presets: Yes
•Dim Curves: 4
•Built-in Automated Programs: Yes

Construction / physical
•Dimensions: 7.36 x 10.43 x 13.94 in (187 x 265 x 354 mm)
•Weight: 13 lb (5.9 kg)
•Exterior Color: Black
•Housing Material: High-impact flame-retardant polymer

Connections
•Power Input: Neutrik powerCON
•Power Output: Neutrik powerCON
•Data Connectors: 3- and 5-pin XLR
•Cable Length (power): 5 ft (1.5 m)

Control
•Control Protocol: DMX
•DMX Channels: 14, 15, 19 or 21
•Modes/Personalities: 4 personalities (14CH, 15CH, 19CH, or 21CH)

Electrical
•Input Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (auto-ranging)
•Power Linking: 10 units @ 120 V; 18 units @ 208 V; 21 units @ 230 V
•Power and Current: 161 W, 1.34 A @ 120 V, 60 Hz
•Power and Current: 141 W, 0.72 A @ 208 V, 60 Hz
•Power and Current: 139 W, 0.62 A @ 230 V, 50 Hz

Certifications / qualifications
IP Rating: IP20, dry location

 

WOW FACTOR

This light is perfect for a tight budget with lots of usability. Works best with a lighting desk but perfect on its own for static effects. Can create any color to match any feel or branding.

PROS

Bright for its size when zoomed in as a beam.
Low power draw and not very heavy.
Zoom available on the light allowing it to be used in multiple applications.
Multiple rigging possibilities.
Allows 3 or 5 pin DMX Connections

CONS

Powercon Only

MY OPINION

I think this light is awesome for a range of applications, I love that it’s easy to rig, easy to power, has loads of uses and is just a good all-rounder for a variety of uses. For what the light is its super cheap to buy which means you can add more to the rig, its powerful and can be used as a general wash or as a beam effect. It works well by itself or in a big rig along with the other lights in the range.