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VARI*LITE® VL3500™ Wash Luminaire Debuts at LDI 2006
New luminaire features the progressive VARI*BRITE™ mode
Published Friday, October 20, 2006
by Bryan Matthews

Dallas, TX - October 20, 2006 - Debuting at LDI 2006 is the soon to be released VL3500™ Wash luminaire, the newest member of the VARI*LITE® Series 3000™ family of luminaires. With an output that exceeds 40,000 lumens, and offering new dimensions in color and beam control, this fixture will soon be the standard by which all wash lights are measured.

"We are extremely excited to debut the VL3500™ Wash luminaire at LDI," stated Vari-Lite Product Marketing Manager George Masek. "In listening to the market demands from of our clientele, we feel that this dynamic and powerful new lighting tool will serve a great many markets and will alleviate many lighting design challenges."

The VL3500™ Wash luminaire features zoomable beam optics, CYM color mixing, variable CTO color temperature correction, dual five-position color wheels, a separate dimmer, and an ultra-fast strobe mechanism. In addition to its zoomable optics system, Vari-Lite introduces the VARI*BRITE™ mode. From any zoom position, this mode will allow lighting designers to produce a tight column of remarkably intense light making the VL3500™ Wash the most versatile wash luminaire on the market.

The VL3500™ Wash also offers a choice of two lamp types without requiring a change of any internal hardware. With only a setting adjustment, the fixture will run either a 1200W or 1500W short arc lamp to meet any application.

An upper enclosure houses the control electronics as well as an arc power supply for the unit's short arc lamp. The arc power supply is power factor corrected for efficient power distribution and reliability.

The VL3500™ Wash is similar in size to other Series 3000™ luminaires, which provides a consistent hang configuration and appearance no matter which luminaire type is used.

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