The VL3500 Wash FX luminaire is the newest member of the VARI*LITE Series 3000 family of luminaires. With varied new options for colour and beam control, this fixture will soon be the standard by which all wash lights are measured. The VL3500Wash FX luminaire is available from Jands .
The unit, exceeding an output of 50,000 lumens, is a good wash luminaire that is also capable of acting like a spot luminaire. In its colour bulkhead, the VL3500Wash FX wash luminaire contains one FX pattern wheel with four spring-loadable rotatable and indexable 50mm glass patterns along with one open position. The dual-wattage unit runs at either 1200W or 1500W and runs 900W in standby. The luminaire projects polished images with the ULTRA clear front lens which is shipped with the unit.
In conjunction with its zoomable optics system, the VL3500 Wash FX luminaire retains the VARI*BRITE mode introduced in the VL3500 Wash series. From almost any zoom position, this mode can be engaged to offer a tight column of intense light making the VL3500 Wash FX a versatile wash luminaire on the market.
The VL3500 Wash FX luminaire allows users to operate its single lamp at two different wattages through either a control channel setting or a lamp menu option. With only a setting adjustment, the fixture will run its short arc lamp at either 1200W or 1500W 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 VL3500 Wash FX luminaire is similar in size to the other Series 3000 luminaires, which provides a consistent hang configuration and appearance no matter which luminaire type is utilised.
There are six colour control wheels in total. A three filter CYM cross fading system, two fixed colour wheels with five interchangeable colour filters, each capable of continuous wheel rotation for additional effects, and a variable CTO colour temperature correction wheel.
Beam Size Control:
A zoomable beam spreader mechanism provides continuous beam size control for rapid or smooth timed changes. The VARI*BRITE mode, accessible from all zoom positions, splits the beam spreader and produces a tight, intense column of light. Easily interchangeable glass panels (included) allow user to choose either Fresnel or Buxom spreader patterns.
Beam may also be controlled through the use of one of three easily interchangeable front lenses: Plano Convex-ULTRA Clear, Plano Convex-Stipple and Fresnel – all three included. All front lens assemblies have mounting points to allow for attachment of aftermarket accessory hardware. One rotating FX pattern wheel provides four rotatable and indexable positions and one open position.
Full field dimming is designed for both smooth timed fades as well as quick dimming effects
High-performance dual blade strobe system, independent of dimmer, is capable of ultra-fast operation
Pan And Tilt:
Smooth, timed continuous motion by way of a three-phase stepper motor system
- 540°, Tilt - 270°
Descriptions of the VL3500 Wash FX luminaire include:
- Source: Dual wattage, double ended lamp. Capable of operation at 1200W or 1500W – mode selectable from fixture or console
- Colour Temperature: 6000° K at 1500 watts and 6300° K at 1200 watts
- Fixture Output: >50,000 lumens in 1500 watt mode
- Power Requirements: Standard AC power distribution from 200-264 VAC, 50/60 Hz. The unit requires 7 to 12 A depending on the AC supply voltage.
- Reflector: Precision glass reflector system with dichroic cold mirror coating
- Operational Temperature: -20° to 122°F (-29° to 50°C)
- Cooling: Stepped, forced-air cooling dependant upon operational wattage of lamp
- Control: Compatible with a wide variety of DMX-512 consoles
- DMX Channels: 22
- Mounting Position: The VL3500 Wash FX luminaire can be mounted and operated in any orientation
- Spacing: Hangs on 26.0 in. (66cm) centres
- Weight: 97lbs (44kg)