Cheap uplighting...?

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djcrazychris

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I bought 10 of these. 3 had bad wifi buttons and 1 had a lose socket also incorrect charging instructions. I retuned them
Hate to hear that...Are you referring to the Rockvilles or the second lights posted?

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Dj Oz

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Hate to hear that...Are you referring to the Rockvilles or the second lights posted?

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The Rockvilles. I ordered from them directly. They were very good about the return. Another issue with that style of light is the power switches are on the side so when transporting some would get turned on unless you pack them carefully which I guess you should do anyway.
 

BlueLineDJ

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Took advantage of a current Memorial Day sale going on and bought another charging case with 10 lights in it. Putting my inventory at 20 uplights. It was actually cheaper this time to buy the 10 lights separate from the road case, than it was to buy the bundle pack.
 

Proformance

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I use non-battery up lighting all the time but, I often use drape and other set items so cords are not an issue being "backstage" so to speak.

From the customer's vantage point it's not really about the fixture. They want the color - not the fixture. In addition to LED battens I still use old school Par cans (100w - 300w) to deliver colors, diffusion, and washes that can't be done well even by RGBWAU fixtures.

The decision on which fixture to own has to be made on the basis of what you are most likely to be doing - and who you are doing it for. Since you have no regular up lighting users - you're going to have to decide based on the venues you consistently work at. Since most DJs do not do set design or drapery - a wireless battery powered fixture allows then to stick it on the floor and just light up key parts of the architectire. So, again - the venue matters. Up lighting at a VFW post looks very different than up lighting at a Newport Mansion.
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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I suggest since you said you're not really getting people to want to pay you for uplights that you can rent, don't buy any until you have enough clients who want to pay you for that upsale. Not beating you. What good is it to buy the lights and nobody wants to spend money on them for their event.

I was considering buying at least one generator to use at outdoor events. My friend who is a DJ as well said if you need a generator to do an event to just rent a generator for now and add that to the price you're looking to charge them. When I get enough people that are having an event and a generator is needed then buy one. Just don't buy one and it's just going to sitting around collecting dust.

Taso is talking about in 2 years having 89 clients who wanted uplighting at their event. So it makes sense for him to have bought uplights instead of renting them. He's easily in the 2 years made his money back on what he spent for them.
 

steve149

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I suggest since you said you're not really getting people to want to pay you for uplights that you can rent, don't buy any until you have enough clients who want to pay you for that upsale. Not beating you. What good is it to buy the lights and nobody wants to spend money on them for their event.
Mix .. We told YOU that for many of the things you go and buy. No one will listen to someone who doesn't take their own advice.
 
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