Entrepreneurs Albert and Berenice Chauvet start the company as a distributor of rope lights. Operating from a warehouse in North Miami Beach, Chauvet quickly becomes a developer and OEM supplier of entertainment lighting for the mobile DJ and club markets. Established market players at the time buy products from Chauvet and resell them under their own brand names.
The groundbreaking Rogue series of moving head is introduced by CHAUVET Professional. ILUMINARC debuts Colorist wash lights. CHAUVET DJ wins MMR Lighting Line of the year and MSR Dealer Choice Award. Berenice Chauvet is honored with a DJ Zone Lifetime Achievement Award.
A second European distribution center is opened by Chauvet in Belgium. CHAUVET Professional pioneers the Ovation-D LED ellipsoidal and Fresnel that can detect and automatically configure themselves for control via DMX or traditional dimming systems. CHAUVET DJ continues its dominance as the market leader, becoming the first lighting company to win the MMR DJ Line of the Year Award. CHAUVET DJ also wins the MMR Lighting Line of the Year, an MSR Dealer Choice Award and a NAMM Milestone Award.
The Maverick series from CHAUVET Professional launches and pushes the limits of design and technology to the next level for large scale applications. The Ovation E-260WW ellipsoidal shines as the first LED ellipsoidal with an output that surpasses a 750 W tungsten source’s and as Worship Facilities Magazine and Expo’s “New Product Awards” winner in the Best LED Fixture category. The IP version, Ovation E-260WW IP, debuts as the first indoor/outdoor LED ellipsoidal.
CHAUVET DJ proudly takes home two awards from the 23rd Annual MMR Dealer’s Choice Award – Lighting Line of the Year for 2016 and DJ Line of the Year. CHAUVET DJ’s GigBAR 2 is awarded the Music & Sound Retailer Award for Best Lighting Product of the Year.
Chauvet acquires ChamSys Ltd, the maker of the MagicQ industry standard controllers.
Debuted Maverick Storm. Powerful, IP65-rated, LED moving heads that withstand even the harshest environments. View More
Rapid growth in core markets
Opened new facility in Las Vegas
Introduced Maverick Silens, the ultra-premium, fanless moving head
Invested in new product development resulting in substantial new products in 2021 and 2022
Introduced ColorStrike and COLORado PXL Bar for broad applications, especially Concert & Touring
Acquired Academy Award winning Kino Flo, focused on advancing the art and science of soft lighting with a groundbreaking family of LED based lighting systems
Opened state-of-the-art Chauvet Experience Center in Las Vegas, where the company welcomes customers and LDs worldwide for inspiration, education and sharing
Introduced Ovation Rêve IP, offering one of the most rugged, brightest ellipsoidals on the market. Ovation Rêve IP joined the Ovation Rêve family that is known for its multi-color capability while also producing perfectly tunable whites
Acquired LynTec, a leading global supplier of electrical power solutions for lighting, video, and audio systems