Dallas – Vari-Lite, a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, has announced that their new of line of LED theatrical luminaires are now shipping. The new fixtures, which include an updated Leko® LED Profile, feature an RGBALC color system and target theatres, houses of worship, TV studios and other performance spaces.


    “There has been strong excitement about the new luminaires, and customers are eager to see the fixtures in person,” says Martin Palmer, Senior Product Manager, Vari-Lite Luminaires at Signify. “The wide color spectrum, high CRI and easy-to-program SmartColor Control system have generated a lot of excitement in the market, and we are eager to have more customers see how truly excellent the quality of light is on these fixtures.”


    SmartColor Control on the new luminaires allows programmers to quickly leverage the full power of the RGBALC (red, green, blue, amber, lime and cyan) color mixing system with less effort using traditional CYM + CTO controls. The Leko LED Profile and Cantata LED Fresnel are also available in two white output versions—a warm tunable white (2700K to 4500K) and cold tunable white (4000K to 7000K) variety—for better reproduction of skin tone and other colors on stage. The tunable white fixtures offer a consistent CRI exceeding 94 across all color temperatures, as well as high TM30 and TLCI values.


    “The full RGBALC color system in these theatrical fixtures ensures designers can achieve the same deep colors they once obtained with gels, while the cold and warm tunable white options on the new Leko and Cantata luminaires offer designers beautiful color rendering across the entire temperature spectrum,” explains Palmer. “Thanks to SmartColor Control, designers can achieve these colors faster and more precisely using the CYM+CTO controls they are familiar with.”


    The following luminaires and now shipping:

    • Leko® LED Profile - the modern successor to the iconic Leko that inspired generations of designers, this profile fixture is available in full color, warm tunable white and cold tunable white varieties, with >94 CRI, TM30, & TLCI and variable fan control across all models. To simplify installations, the Leko LED will use the SPX Smart Gate found on legacy Selecon fixtures and will be compatible with existing SPX lenses.
    • Cantata LED Fresnel - this theatrical Fresnel is available in full color, warm tunable white and cold tunable white varieties, with >94 CRI, TM30 & TLCI across all models. Fixtures include onboard camera controls, variable fan control, and 10° to 55° mechanical zoom. An optional 8 leaf barndoor is also available.
    • Coda LED Cyc - the full color Coda LED Cyc light offers an output of over 11000 lumens at a high >94 CRI, TM30 & TLCI along with a fanless design, split zone control, and steerable beam control. 
    • Aurora LED Strip - for full color theatrical graze lighting, the Aurora LED Strip is available in 4- and 12-cell configurations and features a fanless design and pixel mapping control.
    • Leko LED Outdoor Profile - a version of the Leko LED luminare in a sturdy IP65 housing with a host of dedicated features that address the needs of outdoor performances. Available in a full color version and higher output cold white version, the fixture offers an onboard zoom and focus that can be adjusted manually or via DMX.


    “The new luminaires build upon the decades of industry leadership in theatrical lighting and offer a complete solution of fixtures that address modern challenges,” adds Sameer Sodhi, Business Leader, Vari-Lite at Signify. “The Leko is an industry icon for a reason, and we are proud that the new updates to it and the rest of this theatrical range leverage this wealth of experience and offer customers incredible color rendering, deep color hues and simple-to-use color mixing all in a single, cohesive family.”


    The new theatrical luminaires are available now.

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