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Philips Vari-Lite set to showcase the Series 4000 and two new Showline LED luminaires at LDI 2015
The VL4000 BeamWash, VL4000 Spot, SL BEAM 300FX and SL PUNCHLITE 220 will be on full display in Booth 1516
Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015
by Philips Vari-Lite

At LDI 2015, Philips Vari-Lite is excited to be showcasing the wildly-popular Series 4000 automated luminaires, along with two new Showline LED luminaires in booth 1516. When the show floor opens on Friday, October 23, 2015, the Parnelli Award-nominated VL4000 BeamWash and the PLASA Innovation Award-winning VL4000 Spot will be on full display along with the new Showline SL BEAM 300FX and the SL PUNCHLITE 220 in a fully integrated and hands-on booth design.

“As we are eagerly preparing for the LDI tradeshow in Las Vegas, everyone at Philips Vari-Lite is anticipating a very successful event,” said Julie Smith, General Manager of the Americas. “We have a number of new and innovative products that we feel will garner the full attention of the entertainment lighting industry, and we are confident that they will have an immediate impact on lighting designs worldwide.”

Without the need to change lenses, the Parnelli-Award nominated VL4000 BeamWash combines stunning wash capabilities with intense beam functionality and the ability to produce a powerful collimated shaft of light. Producing 43,000 lumens in standard mode (35,000 studio mode), the 1200W luminaire provides incredible point-of-source imagery through its 10 inch front lens. When used in Wash mode, the VL4000 BeamWash provides a 10-60 degree zoom range, and by simply adjusting a DMX value, the luminaire can shift into an intense Beam fixture with a 4-40 degree beam angle, or a Shaft fixture for a powerful, collimated ray of light where the 4 degree beam can be reduced to near zero. Whether in Wash, Beam or Shaft mode, the VL4000 BeamWash luminaire includes the Infinity Color Mix system for incredibly smooth color changes and instantaneous snaps, two five-position fixed color wheels, variable color correction, a beam-shaper, a dynamic animation wheel, two gobo wheels, a 5-facet step prism, unbelievably smooth dimming flags, independent shutter blades, and strobing abilities.

The VL4000 Spot luminaire was created using state-of-the-art technology to bring new features and innovation to productions around the world. Based on a Philips 1200W Fast-Fit lamp, the luminaire achieves over 33,000 lumens of output and also includes the all new Infinity color mix system, a 9-47 degree zoom, dual rotating gobo wheels, two adjustable animation wheels, framing shutters, an independent rotating prism with divergence control, variable frost and more. Additionally, a new selectable Studio mode now allows designers and technicians to further reduce the noise level of the luminaire and operate with an output of 25,000 lumens when desired. With low ambient noise in both modes, high lumen output, amazing optics and a full feature set, the VL4000 Spot redefines automated lighting by offering unlimited possibilities without compromises.

The Showline SL BEAM 300FX is a high performance moving head luminaire that delivers a powerful output, with fast and quiet movement. The 19 RGBW LEDs deliver exceptional output, and the versatile and effective precision optical design allows the SL BEAM 300FX to function both as beam and as a wash luminaire. The SL BEAM 300FX delivers a crisp, tightly collimated beam at the narrow zoom angles and the dual rotating front lens and effect wheel creates a unique myriad of bright compositions. The wider zoom delivers a powerful blended wash of color, and entrancing, fluid lighting effects can be created with the lens and effects wheel. Plus, individual pixel control and carefully designed optics deliver full flexibility with a large selection of unique preset effects and remove the need for inconvenient third party beam control accessories.

The Showline SL PUNCHLITE 220 is a high performance luminaire that delivers a powerful blended beam of light that is rated for outdoor use. Ideal for large outdoor stages and permanent outdoor applications, the innovative and large motorized zoom range of 8-40 degrees of the SL PUNCHLITE 220 offers flexibility to your lighting design. Now you can highlight performers, objects or building elements with a narrow shaft of light, or flood a wide area with a powerful wash of color. Operators also configure the SL PUNCHLITE 220 remotely via RDM, or locally through the comprehensive Showline LCD menu system. The robust split yoke allows for quick setup in any orientation, and the optional accessory holder allows the use of third party accessories to shape and control the beam.

As a leading designer and manufacturer of premiere automated lighting systems, Philips Vari-Lite provides equipment and services to the entertainment industry, serving such markets as concert touring, theatre, television, film, cruise lines, houses-of-worship, and corporate events. Vari-Lite automated lighting systems and Showline LED luminaires are available through a worldwide network of independent professional dealers.

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