VL3500 Wash - Overview
Proudly built in the USA, the VL3500 Wash luminaire is the newest member of the VARI*LITE Series 3000 family of luminaires. With an output that exceeds 50,000 lumens, as well as varied new options for color and beam control, this fixture will soon be the standard by which all wash lights are measured.
The VL3500 Wash luminaire features internal zoomable beam optics with either Fresnel or Buxom options, an interchangeable front lens system, 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, Vari-Lite introduces the VARI*BRITE mode. From any zoom position, this mode can be engaged to offer a tight column of remarkably intense light making the VL3500 the most versatile wash luminaire on the market.
The VL3500 Wash allows users to operate its single lamp at three different wattages via either a control channel setting or a lamp menu option. With only a setting adjustment, the fixture will run its short arc lamp at 900W, 1200W or 1650W 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 is similar in size to our other Series 3000 luminaires, which provides a consistent hang configuration and appearance no matter which luminaire type is utilized.