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Philips Vari*Lite® VLXâ„¢ Wash Luminaire Now Shipping

Philips Vari*Lite® VLXâ„¢ Wash Luminaire Now Shipping

Much-anticipated luminaire sets a new standard in LED lighting technology


Dallas, TX – Philips Vari-Lite is proud to announce that the innovative VARI*LITE® VLXâ„¢ Wash automated luminaire is now shipping. From the company that helped start the revolution in automated lighting, the VLX Wash luminaire incorporates all the benefits of virtually maintenance-free LED lighting technology with the best visual performance characteristics of a tungsten lamp source.

“We are very excited to be shipping out the first units of the VLX Wash,” stated Bob Schacherl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We have received overwhelming positive responses from our dealers, lighting designers and end users since we previewed prototypes last fall. Customers clearly see how the luminaire has blended LED technology with the power and performance expected from a VARI*LITE automated luminaire. This light will truly revolutionize the use of LED technology in automated lighting and we are extremely proud to share it with the worldwide lighting community.”


Combined with low energy consumption and maintenance costs, the VLX offers stunning colors and intensity, a multi-year source life, and high reliability. The VLX contains seven proprietary, 120-watt CBM380 RGBW LED chipsets which provide output that offers three times the efficacy of comparable tungsten sources. The total system provides greater than 10,000 lumens of output and a chip source life of 50,000 hours.

With patents pending, the internal beam homogenization system creates smooth and natural color-mixing free of the color-shadowing effects which may be associated with other LED fixtures. VLX has a CRI of 93 and provides an adjustable color temperature range between 3000 and 9000 Kelvin. Additionally, all units are calibrated at the factory for spectacular color consistency between all VLX luminaires.

Zoom control is achieved by the use of a patented lens system that offers a range from 22 to 60 degrees. Should a tighter beam and greater intensity be desired, the entire zoom system can easily be removed from the luminaire. Accessory mounting points are also included allowing the attachment of additional aftermarket accessories such as top hats.

For more information on the VARI*LITE VLX Wash luminaire, contact an Authorized Vari-Lite Sales or Rental Dealer, or visit

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