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Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 BeamWash Now Shipping Worldwide
New luminaire with a single front lens combines wash, beam and shaft optics
 
Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015
by Philips Vari-Lite

Philips Vari-Lite is proud to announce that the new VL4000 BeamWash luminaire is now shipping worldwide. The VL4000 BeamWash combines stunning Wash capabilities with intense Beam functionality and the ability to produce a powerful, collimated Shaft of light all without the need to change lenses. Using a Philips 1200W lamp, one single fixture can now achieve multiple creative looks through its 43,000 lumens of output and amazing optics making it the beast of any lighting rig.

“As we strive to create the most powerful and innovative automated luminaires on the market, we are extremely excited to now be shipping the VL4000 BeamWash luminaire,” said Julie Smith, Philips Vari-Lite General Manager of the Americas. “Building on the success of the VL4000 Spot, the VL4000 BeamWash offers simplicity through its single front lens to achieve a multitude of exceptional wash, beam and shaft capabilities. After showcasing the fixture to dealers, designers and technicians worldwide, we are confident that the VL4000 BeamWash will be a tremendous success in the entertainment lighting industry.”

When used in Wash mode, the luminaire provides a remarkably even wash of intense light with variable hot spot/edge control. The 10 to 60 degree zoom range allows for a broad range of usage, while the indexable and rotating beam shaping alters the output from round to elliptical. The hot spot and edge of the wash output can be further adjusted with ease from any DMX lighting console.


By simply adjusting a DMX value, the VL4000 BeamWash shifts from a soft wash to an intense Beam luminaire with an amazing 4 to 40 degree beam angle. A multitude of images are available from two, seven position gobo wheels and a variable animation wheel. A high speed mechanical iris and an independent 5-facet rotating step prism further add to the graphical abilities whether used to create stunning aerials or exciting projections. A unique lenticular feature allows the output to be further modified to create a rectangular hard edge or extruded gobo imagery.

The DMX selectable Shaft mode allows the VL4000 BeamWash luminaire to also function as a powerful, collimated ray of light. With the full force of 43,000 lumens, the narrow output from the 10 inch lens creates a stunningly bright parallel shaft that makes an impact like none other. The 4 degree beam angle can be further reduced to near 0 degrees with the mechanical iris. In addition, all of the standard features such as gobos, animation wheel, prism, and color mixing function fully when utilizing Shaft mode.

Whether used as a Wash, Beam or Shaft luminaire, the VL4000 BeamWash includes the Infinity Color Mix system providing incredibly smooth color changes and instantaneous snaps. Two five-position fixed color wheels and variable color correction further add to the color abilities, and the luminaire also contains unbelievably smooth dimming flags which when combined with independent shutter blades deliver unmatched dimming and strobing abilities.

For more information on the VL4000 BeamWash luminaire, contact your Authorized Vari-Lite Dealer or your Philips Vari-Lite Regional Sales Manager.


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