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Success of energy-efficient luminaires strengthens complete VARI*LITE product line
Published Friday, September 3, 2010 6:00 am
by Bryan Matthews

Philips Vari-Lite announced today the discontinuation of the VL550 80V Wash luminaire product line, but will continue to offer the VL550, VL550D, and the VL550CD Wash luminaires. Spurred by a dedicated effort to offer the best in energy-efficient lighting and due to the success of the VLX Wash luminaire, Philips Vari-Lite has made the decision to focus on these technologies which have surpassed the benefits provided by the VL550 80V lamp.

“Philips Vari-Lite has dedicated our most recent technology developments to the successful real-world application of energy-efficient lighting technologies,” stated Bob Schacherl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We have seen great success with the VLX Wash and the patented LED technology driving the VLX light engine offers everything that we desired from the VL550 80V lamp, and much more.”

Although production of the VL550 80V has been discontinued, Technical and Service Support will continue. To find out more about the discontinuation of the VL550 80V, please contact your Philips Vari-Lite Regional Sales Manager or Authorized Dealer. Contact information for both may be found at

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