Let’s take an in-depth look at the American DJ COB UV Blacklight Cannon. In this article, we’ll share what we love about this fixture and discuss the types of events that would benefit most from the ADJ Blacklight Cannon.

Quick Answer: The American DJ Blacklight Cannon is a super bright UV light that can illuminate the entire dance floor. It’s well suited to various events, and its set and forget operation makes it easy to use.

American DJ Blacklight Cannon UV Warnings

Before we go any further, we want to share a quick word of warning. According to the manual, this fixture is so intense that it has a recommended safety distance of 11 feet from any person to prevent UV exposure. 

For the same reason, the manufacturer also recommends that you don’t look directly into the fixture with the naked eye.

American DJ Blacklight Cannon Brightness

The American DJ Blacklight Cannon has a 100 watt COB (Chip on board) chip inside, making it super bright. One of these lights would definitely be able to illuminate a dancefloor on its own.

That said, for 360° UV coverage, we recommend using two of these fixtures for a dancefloor. Place them in opposite corners for the best effect. For gyms, fitness classes, or larger spaces, one light in each of the four corners will create the best result.

What Events Use This Light?

The American DJ Blacklight Canon is always a popular feature at a variety of events, including:

  • ‘80s theme parties
  • Neon parties
  • Bar mitzvahs
  • Dry grads
  • Weddings
  • Corporate after-parties

American DJ Blacklight Cannon Modes and Programming

The ADJ Blacklight Cannon has a variety of modes that you can set using the mode control button on the back of the fixture. The number on the far right of the display indicates the mode.

  • Mode 1
    One-channel DMX mode.
  • Mode 2
    Two-channel DMX mode.
  • Mode 3
    Three-channel DMX mode.
  • Mode 4
    Intensity mode

Most people simply want the light to be on for the duration of their event. So we recommend most people use mode 4. Press the up button until the display reads 255 and hit enter. This will set the light to its brightest continuous output.

American DJ Blacklight Cannon Pricing

American DJ Blacklight Cannon | Review and Demo Topics

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:22 UV warnings
  • 0:46 Brightness
  • 1:18 What events use this light
  • 1:32 What is included in the rental
  • 1:43 Modes and how to program the light
  • 2:44 Final thoughts