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Vari-Lite’s new VL800 Series of event fixtures now shipping
Vari-Lite, the originator of the modern moving head lighting fixture and a Signify ( entertainment lighting brand, has announced that its new Vari-Lite VL800 Series of fixed and moving head LED fixtures is now shipping. The new series of fixtures can be seen at the PLASA Show (15-17 September) on stand E60 at the Olympia exhibition centre in London.
“The VL800 Series has been very well received,” says Martin Palmer, senior product manager, Vari-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. “We’ve taken great care in their design to ensure that they look, move and feel the way you would expect from Vari-Lite, but with a cost profile and feature set that fits installations and smaller rental applications. We’re committed to delivering the tools that our customers need for the wide variety of lighting design environments that they work in, so it’s great to see such a warm response to this cost-effective, complementary, scalable family of event lighting fixtures.”
Comprising three exciting new fixtures designed to work seamlessly in combination, the VL800 Series are colour-matched to be visually consistent. What’s more, the user experience and DMX mapping are consistent as well, allowing 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 is 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 colours or pixel mapping applications. With controllable dimming and motorized 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.
“Our customers are confirming to us that the new VL800 Series strike a perfect balance of capabilities and price, embodying what they expect of an event line from Vari-Lite,” 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 is a perfect fit for a variety of applications, offering a scalable solution that opens up a range of creative possibilities.”
The Vari-Lite VL800 Series fixtures are available for order today from licensed Vari-Lite dealers and distributors.
13th September 2019
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