New VL800 series brings Vari-lite power to cost-effective event fixtures
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“Our goal with the VL800 Series was to bring 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 introducing fixtures that look, move, and feel the way you would expect from us, but with a cost and feature set that are the right fit for installations and smaller rental applications. Our customers trust the Vari-Lite brand and the pre- and post-sale support behind it, and we take seriously our commitment to delivering on that promise.”
The new VL800 Series includes three exciting new fixtures, all of which have been designed to work together. The fixtures have been color matched so they are visually consistent, and the user experience and DMX mapping are consistent as well. This allows lighting designers and programmers the ability 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 motorized zoom. The fixture offers full RGBW color mixing and has gel-matched color 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 - The VL800 EVENTPAR is an LED retro-style event PAR perfect for a modern replacement of classic tungsten PAR fixtures. Designed to bring back the vintage stylings of the original lamps and PAR cans, the VL800 EVENTPAR will be available in both RGBA and warm white (WW) varieties, with output and color 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 - The VL800 EVENTWASH is mid-sized LED wash moving head fixture that is extremely compact and powerful. This fast-moving wash offers full RGBW color mixing and 7 individually controllable LEDs for easy split colors or pixel mapping applications. With controllable dimming and motorized zoom, this fixture moves and feels like 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.