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    April 26, 2022
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    Ready for a moving head profile luminaire designed specifically for precision theatrical key lighting applications?


    Your wait is over.


    An advanced fixture to spark your imagination, the new Vari-Lite VL1600 PROFILE combines high output with superb color rendering to deliver precision lighting and creative effects for the most demanding theatrical and studio productions. It’s the perfect companion to the workhorse VL2600 Series of fixtures.

    VL1600 side view

    The VL1600 provides:


    • Renown Vari-Lite Quality and Performance
    • Stunning Color Rendering
    • Advanced Animations
    • Innovative Lighting Effects


    For wide color range and maximum flexibility, the fixture combines a high-definition tunable white LED source with the same popular CMY color mixing system found on the VL2600 PROFILE. This empowers you to use the two fixtures together with a matching color palette, so you can achieve both warm and cool light from the same luminaire without sacrificing output or CRI - not to mention a wide range of colors, from subtle pastels to strong saturated colors.

    VL1600 with blue light
    The VL1600 PROFILE also includes our innovative Vari*frost system that provides you with a truly seamless graduated frost that diffuses the entire aperture at one time. Vari*frost allows for the lightest of image and edge softening all the way to the heaviest wash diffusion, while maintaining an even frost across the entire beam. You can control this effect remotely from the console and you don’t need to change glass or add filters.
    VL1600 producing lighting effects in blue
    To help you unleash your creativity, the VL1600 PROFILE includes a rotating/indexable gobo wheel and an updated 4-blade framing system that brings the shutters and gobos close to the optical system for precise focusing. The fixture also includes an updated version of the Vari-Lite VL*FX wheel designed specifically for theatrical applications. This exclusive animation wheel offers four selectable effects that give you access to a completely new toolbox of looks that can be controlled remotely and added or removed from the beam. VL*FX adds a new layer of texture and creativity to lighting designs, giving you truly inspiring and realistic natural lighting effects for your stage and studio productions, including fire, water, and earth tones.
    VL1600 producing lighting effects in pink

    To make start up fast and easy, and minimize movement in the rig, the patented V*Track Calibration system in the VL1600 PROFILE calibrates pan and tilt on the fixture - only requiring it to move to a 50/50 home position during the process. So, the fixtures are calibrated in less time, with less lasting effect or potential for damage to the rig or hanging scenery.


    We invite you to check out our new Vari-Lite VL1600. It’s ready for your encore!


    Julie Reece
    Julie Reece

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    #VariLite #eventprofs #theatricallighting #led #lightingdesign #movinghead #entertainmentlighting #studiolighting #profile

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