Vari-Lite Releases VL3500

Introduced at LDI06 and now released, the VL3500T Wash luminaire has an output that exceeds 50,000 lumens, as well as new options for color and beam control. Features include internal zoomable beam optics with either Fresnel or Buxom options, an interchangeable front lens system and an aperture wheel. The beam may also be controlled through the use of one of three easily interchangeable front lenses: plano convex-clear, plano convex-stipple, and Fresnel-all three included. A buxom lens will be available as an accessory option. All front lens assemblies have mounting points to allow for attachment of aftermarket accessory hardware., and an aperture wheel. The fixture provides CYM color mixing, variable CTO color temperature correction, dual five-position color wheels, a separate dimmer, and an independent dual blade strobe mechanism. In conjunction with its zoomable optics system, the Vari-Brite mode offers a tight column of intense light from any zoon position. With only a setting adjustment-- via either a control channel setting or a lamp menu option--the fixture will run its short arc lamp at either 1,200W or 1,500W without any detrimental effects on the lamp. 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 head, yoke, and enclosure housings are constructed of aluminum alloy. Low-noise fans provide forced-air cooling for internal components. The rear cap is hinged, providing access to the lamp for replacement. A single AC input cable along with two, five-pin DMX-512 compatible connectors (in and through) are provided. Each unit is equipped with an onboard processor providing diagnostic and self-calibration functions as well as internal test routines and software update capabilities. The unit contains two independent three-phase stepper motors for a pan of 540° and tilt of 270°. Pan and tilt are belt-driven, providing positional resolution and repeatability of 0.3° on either axis.

The VL3500 Wash, which hangs on 26" (66cm) centers and weighs 96 lbs. (43.5 kg), is similar in size to the other Series 3000T luminaires, which provides a consistent hang configuration and appearance no matter which luminaire type is used.

The unit shall be ETL and ETLc certified and CE-marked.

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