NIDA gets Vari-Lite VLX

Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

NIDA, Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, has added four Vari-Lite VLX fixtures to their training facilities.

“We wanted to give the students experience of moving lights but they had to be good ones!” commented Marcus Kelson, technical manager at NIDA. “Consequently we purchased four Vari-Lite VLX Wash Luminaires. These are used for student productions and also as a training tool within the lighting classroom. Plus, as they are a popular fixture we can also hire them out to users of our venues and thus generate an income.”

The VLX Wash marries the benefits of LED technology and the best characteristics of traditional automated luminaires.

“The VLX is very punchy, easily controllable and very reliable,” said Marcus. “It also offers rich colours and very good intensity. It has fast, accurate and quiet movement too.”

As well as providing their students with the latest in quality LED lighting, NIDA is set to benefit from reduced maintenance costs as the VLX utlises a long-life source combined with low energy consumption.