Philips Vari*Lite VLX Wash Luminaire Now Shipping
Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Philips Vari-Lite announces that the VariI*Lite VLX Wash automated luminaire is now shipping. The product is billed as incorporating all the benefits of virtually maintenance-free LED lighting technology with the best visual performance characteristics of a tungsten lamp source.
“We are very excited to be shipping out the first units of the VLX Wash,” says Bob Schacherl, vice president of sales and marketing. “We have received overwhelming positive responses from our dealers, lighting designers, and end users since we previewed prototypes last fall. Customers clearly see how the luminaire has blended LED technology with the power and performance expected from a Vari*Lite automated luminaire. This light will truly revolutionize the use of LED technology in automated lighting and we are extremely proud to share it with the worldwide lighting community.”
The VLX contains seven proprietary, 120W CBM380 RGBW LED chipsets which provide output that offers three times the efficacy of comparable tungsten sources. The total system provides greater than 10,000 lumens of output and a chip source life of 50,000 hours.
With patents pending, the internal beam homogenization system creates smooth and natural color-mixing free of the color-shadowing effects which may be associated with other LED fixtures. VLX has a CRI of 93 and provides an adjustable color temperature range between 3000 and 9000 Kelvin. The company says that all units are calibrated at the factory for spectacular color consistency between all VLX luminaires.
Zoom control is achieved by the use of a patented lens system that offers a range from 22-60 degrees. Should a tighter beam and greater intensity be desired, the entire zoom system can easily be removed from the luminaire. Accessory mounting points are also included allowing the attachment of additional aftermarket accessories such as top hats.
Australian distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au