The Vari*Lite VL3000 spot luminaire and the VL3000 wash luminaire will be on show at the ProLight and Sound exhibition 2003 in Frankfurt. These products were previewed at the PLASA exhibition 2002. VLPS Lighting Services, which distribute Vari*Lite products throughout Europe are presenting these products at the show.
"Vari-Lite continues to develop better and better tools for the lighting industry, and the Series 3000 products are this year's offering," said Clay Powers, president and COO of Vari-Lite. "The VL3000 Spot and the VL3000 Wash are the most advanced lighting products Vari-Lite has ever made."
The 1200-watt product platform complements the existing Vari*Lite product line. Combined with the award-winning VL1000 ellipsoidal reflector spotlight, and the series 2000 line of 700-watt luminaires, the VL3000 Wash and VL3000 Spot give Vari-Lite a complete range of automated lighting fixtures.
"The brightness and zoom range on the Series 3000 products is unbeatable," Powers said. "We have, we believe, raised the bar in terms of performance. As a manufacturer, Vari-Lite listens to its customers, the professionals who use the products, and we respond quickly to provide them with lighting tools that the demand. With our third series of lights, lighting professionals now have another set of choices."
The VL3000 Spot luminaire features a 1200-watt lamp that delivers an output of 24,000 lumens. It also has an 6:1 zoom, ranging from 8º to 48º. In addition to the CYM color mixing, the VL3000 Spot also has a fixed color wheel for snap color changes, a variable CTO shifting the colour temperature, two rotating gobo wheels, a rotating effect wheel and high performance strobe and dimmer mechanisms.
The VL3000 Wash luminaire produces 35,000 lumens and an innovative zoomable beam spreading optics system provides a field from 5 to 55 degrees. Features on the VL3000 Wash also include CYM color mixing, variable CTO, six fixed colors and full field dimming designed for both smooth timed fades and strobe effects.
Both Series 3000 products are housed in the same head, box and yoke, and both can be controlled from a wide variety of DMX-512 consoles.
Simon Roose, European Sales Manager for VLPS Lighting Services commented, "We are extremely excited to be exhibiting at ProLight and Sound for a second year. Last year was a huge success for us and we are expecting a great deal of interest in the new Series 3000 luminaires".