Prolight + Sound 2013: Philips Vari-Lite displays new VLX Colors and 1500W luminaires10 April 2013
Philips Vari-Lite is offering visitors to Prolight + Sound 2013, Frankfurt, the opportunity to experience first hand the creative potential of the extremely bright output new VL3015, VL3015LT and VL3515 luminiares. Also on show will be the newly released software for the popular VLX Wash luminaire. This enables individual cell control of the seven powerful 120-watt RGBW LED light engines inside. The software update is applicable for all existing VLX fixtures and now gives lighting designers the creative freedom to deliver multi-colored effects with unique output capabilities, easily programmed from any lighting controller. The VL3015LT Spot luminaire provides an unprecedented 42,000 lumens of output and also offers a 10:1 zoom optics system. It comes complete with CYM color mixing, a variable CTO wheel, two five-position color wheels, three gobo/effects wheels, a beam size iris, a separate dimmer, ultra-fast strobe mechanisms and a standard palette of gobos, effects and colors. In addition the VL3015LT Spot contains an independent rotating and indexing 3-facet prism as well as an independent frost glass. The zoom range of 6° to 60° allows for use in a multitude of applications from stadiums to theatres and an optional handle attachment allows the fixture to be used as manually positioned followspot while retaining DMX control of all other functions. Also using the double-ended Osram 1500W lamp, the VL3015 and VL3515 Spot luminaires feature a 6:1 zoom optics system along with CYM color mixing, a six-position color wheel, variable CTO color temperature correction, gobo/effects wheels, and ultra-fast strobe mechanisms.