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Vari-Lite Wins an Eddy
The VL2500™ Wash Luminaire Takes Top Prize for Automated Luminaire
Published Thursday, June 30, 2005
by Bryan Matthews

Dallas, TX - June 30, 2005 –

"The VL2500™ wash is a great light and a really useful tool," stated Vari-Lite product marketing manager George Masek. "We have received numerous compliments on its many capabilities, and we would like to thank Entertainment Design for their recognition of a worthy luminaire. Vari-Lite looks forward to the future where we will continue to bring exciting and revolutionary products to the market."

An exceptional CYM color mixing system with fast and powerful pan/tilt functions and an impressive zoom range are what set the VL2500™ wash luminaire apart from the competition. The VL2500™ wash features a glass dimmer wheel and dual strobe blades providing designers with smooth, even dimming capability and lightning fast strobe. With an 11-slot fixed color wheel, it uses a 700W short arc lamp, producing 14,700 lumens. The VL2500™ wash luminaire is a valuable tool for any project, no matter what type of event it is.


As a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of premiere automated lighting systems, 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*Liteฎ automated lighting systems are available through a worldwide network of independent professional dealers. Dallas-based Vari-Lite is a division of Genlyte Group, LLC (NASDAQ symbol – GLYT); partnered with Entertainment Technology and Lightolier Controls.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2005, Entertainment Design magazine announced the 13th Annual EDDY Award winners, in an award ceremony dedicated to celebrating excellence in design and technology for live events. The VL2500™ wash claimed the award for the Automated Luminaire Lighting Product of the Year. The EDDY awards were presented at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City, and George Masek was on-hand to accept.

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