Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013
by Philips Vari-Lite

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Philips Vari-Lite bright and powerful VLX Wash LED luminaires have been used to deliver 'breathtaking' lighting to celebrate the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone in Johannesburg, South Africa, where Production Manager Victor Vermaak and Lighting Designer Renaldo Van Den Bergfrom AV Unlimited (AVU) specified 12 for the spectacular show at the city's Sandton Convention Centre supplied by South African Dealer DWR Distribution.

"We used the VLX Wash luminaires because of their color richness and punch," says Vermaak. "The VLX Wash allowed us to create color and mood changes and worked perfectly. The lights were positioned quite a distance from the roof and no other LED wash light could have created what we were looking for over that distance. Plus the awesome zoom capability came in very handy because of the distance the light had to shoot."

The elaborate event consisted of two parts, a formal conference followed by the party where entertainment included everything from aerial acts to ballerinas in LED tutus. In the center of the room, a DJ booth featured popular DJ's Fresh, Euphonic, Roger Goode and DJ Luis playing to a full dance floor. The rig was symmetrical and although two acts might have been performing simultaneously on either end of the room, each was given a totally unique look.

"For me, the VLX Wash is my lighting weapon of choice," comments Vermaak. "I don't do functions without them and I'm currently working to expand the VARI-LITE range in our company."

The VLX Wash luminaire incorporates the most attractive benefits of LED lighting technology with the product quality and design ingenuity only found in Philips Vari-Lite automated luminaires. The internal beam homogenization system creates smooth color mixing that is natural and free of any color shadowing effects. With stunning colors, powerful intensity, a multi-year source life, low energy consumption and now individual cell control, the VLX Wash luminaire continues to break new ground in LED lighting technology.

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