Vari*Lite Is Shifting LED Lighting Into Higher Gear
Posted on Friday, April 24th, 2009
Debuting at this month’s Pro Light and Sound show in Frankfurt the VARI*LITE® VLX™ Wash luminaire was the next generation of solid-state lighting from the company that helped start the revolution in automated lighting. The VLX gives you all the benefits of LED technology and the best visual performance characteristics of a tungsten source. VLX offers stunning colours and intensity, multi-year source life and high reliability. Combined with low energy consumption and maintenance costs, the Vari*Lite VLX resets the bar for all other LED fixtures.
Seven, proprietary, 90 watt CBM380 RGBW LED chipsets provide output that offers three times the efficacy of comparable tungsten sources. The total system provides greater than 10,000 lumens of output, and the 50,000 hour source life of the chip ensures that lamp replacement costs are a thing of the past. 70% lumen intensity maintenance over that time guarantees that the VLX will remain powerful and bright well into the future. Because of the internal beam homogenization system, (patents pending) colour mixing is smooth, natural, and free of “colour shadowing” effects associated with other LED fixtures. Additionally, the VLX offers a CRI of 93, a continuously adjustable colour temperature white range between 3000 and 6500 degrees Kelvin, and seamless colour mixing that all combine to create a source that behaves like familiar and effective tungsten luminaires without the associated costs and inefficiencies inherent in those systems.
Zoom control is achieved by the use of a patented lens system that offers 3:1 range from 22 to 60 degrees. Should a tighter beam be desired, the entire zoom system can be easily removed from the luminaire. Accessory mounting points are included allowing the attachment of additional, aftermarket beam control devices. All movements are smooth, silent, and accurate under the control of the time-proven Vari*Lite three phase motor system with a full 540 degrees of pan and 270 degrees of tilt control. The luminaire offers five-pin DMX in and thru connectors, Ethernet input, and a backlit menu panel for easy installation and operation. Control is achieved through a variety of DMX consoles and output devices. Large, rugged handles insure easy installation, and subdued style and understated lines allow for seamless integration into any lighting rig or stage setting. Pan and tilt transport/service locks and low fixture weight make moving the VLX as simple and efficient as its’ operation.
Australian distributor: Jands www.jands.com.au