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New VL800 Series brings Vari-Lite power to cost-effective event fixtures

New VL800 Series brings Vari-Lite power to cost-effective event fixtures
New VL800 Series brings Vari-Lite power to cost-effective event fixtures

Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head lighting fixture and a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced the VL800 Series of fixed and moving head LED fixtures. These cost-effective event fixtures bring a feature set specifically for mid-sized tours, productions, and entertainment lighting installations.

“Our goal with the VL800 Series was to introduce event fixtures that have been built with the DNA of Vari-Lite,” says Martin Palmer, senior product manager, Vari-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. “This means that the fixtures look, move, and feel the way you would expect from us, but with a cost and feature set that fits installations and smaller rental applications. Our customers trust the Vari-Lite brand and the pre- and post-sale support behind it, and we’re committed to delivering on that promise.”

The new VL800 Series includes three exciting new fixtures which have been designed to work together. The fixtures have been colour-matched so they are visually consistent, and the user experience and DMX mapping are consistent as well. This allows lighting designers and programmers to easily use multiple fixtures together in a single application.

The VL800 Series includes:

  • VARI-LITE VL800 PROPAR – an advanced, high output LED event PAR fixture that includes a quiet running motorised zoom. The fixture offers full RGBW colour mixing and has gel-matched colour presets to deliver the same visual results customers are accustomed to, with multi-mode fan control for use in quiet environments.
  • VARI-LITE VL800 EVENTPAR – an LED retro-style event PAR perfect for a modern replacement of classic tungsten PAR fixtures. Designed to bring back the vintage styling of the original lamps and PAR cans, the VL800 EVENTPAR will be available in both RGBA and warm white (WW) varieties, with output and colour reminiscent of tungsten PAR 64 lamps. With an outdoor rating of IP24 for protection against water spray from any direction, the fixture can withstand rainy conditions at an outdoor event or installation.
  • VARI-LITE VL800 EVENTWASH – a mid-sized LED wash moving head fixture that’s extremely powerful and compact. This fast-moving wash offers full RGBW colour mixing and seven individually controllable LEDs for easy split colors or pixel mapping applications. With controllable dimming and motorised zoom, this fixture moves and feels as you would expect from a Vari-Lite, providing valuable features in a cost-effective mid-sized moving head.

“The new VL800 Series is a perfect fit for a variety of applications,” says Fernand Pereira, global head of marketing and product management, Vari-Lite and Strand at Signify. “Whether you have a handful of fixtures in a school auditorium or use a number of them together at a large event, VL800 Series offers a scalable solution that opens up a range of creative possibilities. With a perfect balance of capabilities and price, these fixtures embody exactly what our customers expect of an event line from Vari-Lite.”

The Vari-Lite VL800 PROPAR, VL800 EVENTPAR, and VL800 EVENTWASH will be available in September.

21st August 2019

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