Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400 - Frequently Asked Questions

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GestureSpot400 PngThe Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400 projects a crisp, motorized focus via DMX or directly from the menu, and adds the utmost in versatility and performance. This guide answers some frequently asked questions about the Gesture Spot 400.



Frequently Asked Questions 


What does the Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400 come with?

  • Gesture Spot 400
  • Power cable (IEC cable)
  • DMX cable
  • (2) hanging brackets 


Does the Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400 have DMX capability?

Yes it does!  The Gesture Spot 400 has the traditional DMX IN and DMX OUT jacks built in.  This will allow you to use these lights with a qualified DMX controller, and with the proper DMX Cables.


What is DMX?

DMX is a lighting control protocol.  Here is a link to a great article that will help explain the fundamentals of DMX. 


How do I setup the Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400 with a DMX controller?

If you are going to use the Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400 with a DMX controller, follow the steps suggested below:

  1. Connect a DMX cable from the DMXoutput on the DMX controller that you are using, and attach it to the DMX input on the Gesture Spot 400.  Below is a picture showing this.

    Gesture Spot 400 DMX

  2. You can chain up to 32 Gesture Spot 400 units  together by linking each through the built in DMX output to the DMX input of the following unit.


What is the Powerlink feature?

The Powerlink feature lets you link up to 3 Gesture Spot 400's together with power cables (IEC cables).  One reason to do this may be if you have a shortage of wall outlets or power supplies to plug multiple units into. You can then power all of them when having just one Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400 connected to a wall outlet. 

  1. Insert the included power cable into the wall and then the other end into the Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400

  2. On the opposite power plug on the Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400 you will see a power jack that works the opposite way.  On this jack plug the opposite end of an IEC cable here.

    Gesture Spot 400 power

  3. Now plug the other end of the power cable into the power jack of another Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400.  This will supply power to the Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400.


Does the Marq Lighting Gesture Spot 400 have a sound active mode?

Yes it does!  The Gesture Spot 400 does have an automatic "sound active" mode.  This allows the unit to operate independently and perform an "easy show" for you, free of a DMX controller.


Why does the LED turn off when I make a change to the color, GOBO wheel or movement?

By default, the Gesture Spot 400 ships with blackout features enabled.  To disable this feature, put the Gesture Spot 400 in 15-channel mode, then set the DMX value of channel 15 between 60-69 for more than 2 seconds.  The Gesture Spot 400 should now function without turning off the LED.

Note: If the LED is continually off, check to make sure that you are not using the clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation values of either the Color Wheel (channel 8) or the Gobo Wheel (channel 9) while the blackout feature is enabled.  

To re-enable the blackout feature, set channel 15 to 50 - 59 for more than 2 seconds.


Why are my GOBOs out of focus and how do I correct it?

Focus is controlled via DMX on channel 11.  Pick a point in the room and use channel 11 to focus the Spot.

Note: If using without a DMX controller, you can adjust the focus by using the front panel menu system.  See the Gesture Spot 400 Quick Start Guide under Menu Options > Manual Test > Focus on page 6 for additional details.


How do I replace a Gobo?

To replace a Gobo:

  1. Power the fixture off.
  2. On the top of the fixture, press the gobo compartment door downward and slide it off.
  3. In the compartment, turn the gobo wheel to find the one you want to replace.
  4. Gently pull the gobo and its holder away from the gobo wheel so it “unlocks” from the wheel, and then pull it upward to remove it from the slot.
  5. Remove the gobo from its holder by carefully removing the retention ring (this may require breaking the white glue points), and replace the desired gobo. Make sure the retention ring locks into the groove to ensure the gobo is secured in the holder.
  6. Gently reinsert the gobo holder into the slot, and then push it into the wheel to “lock” it back in its position.
  7. Optional: To replace more gobos, repeat Steps 3–6.
  8. Align the gobo compartment door with the opening (matching the flat and arched sides of the door with their respective edges), and then slide it back on. Make sure it “locks” securely to its original position.


Why is the Pan and Tilt not moving?

Check channel 5 to ensure that it is not set to 255.  If set to 255, it is moving at the slowest possible setting the fixture provides which appears to be completely stopped.


Why does the LED not get brighter when I move the dimmer to a larger value?

Even though there is no mechanical shutter (all Gesture series products have electronic shutters), the shutter value must be moved to open on channel 7.  The shutter values to allow the dimmer to function are either 4 - 7 or 216 - 255.


My Gesture Spot 400 appears to be malfunctioning 30 feet in the air.  What do I do?

It is possible to reset the Gesture Spot 400 from the DMX controller (only if in 15 channel mode).  On channel 15, send the Reset All DMX value between 150 - 169 for more than 2 seconds to reset the entire fixture.  This is a soft reset that restores the Gesture Spot 400 to the power on state.



Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Marq product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Marq technical support team is available to help!

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