Gladstone Entertainment Centre Welcomes VARI*LITE VL3500 Spots

Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Gladstone Entertainment Centre, the city’s premier live entertainment venue showcasing local, national and international artists, has taken delivery of six VARI*LITE VL3500 Spot luminaires from Philips Vari*Lite to keep their existing VL500 Washes company.

“We have been very happy with out VL500 fixtures which have proven to be rock-solid,” commented Troy Everett, Manager Performing Arts at GEC. “I love the colour that you can only get out of a tungsten unit and the unique VL500 colour system. However when deciding on the new fixtures I had a look at a wide variety of lighting fixtures including Martin, Robe and Clay Paky models but the VL3500 Spot was the clear winner for me.”

Troy states that it is the VL3500 Spots fantastic colour, beams, and their shuttering capabilities which sold him.

“I love that all VARI*LITE fixtures seem to deliver beautiful colours and that the gobos are always sharp and crisp,” he added. “In fact the colour mixing in VARI*LITE fixtures is so good there really is no alternative out there.”

Troy is also impressed by the precision of the zoom mechanism inside the VL3500 Spot and its shuttering capability – a four-blade shutter mechanism that allows the blades to be operated independently or in unison on two planes for a clear and crisp image.

“Plus of course the VL3500 really packs a punch!” he said.

The six VARI*LITE VL3500 Spots, which were supplied by Rockhampton’s Stage & Audio, are permanently rigged on the front of house lighting bar.