Philips VARI*LITE VL4000 BeamWash (Includes 1200W Short Arc Lamp)
The VL4000 BeamWash follows on the success of the VL4000 Spot by providing designers, rental companies, venues and productions with a multi-purpose luminaire offering further unlimited possibilities without compromises. Sharing many of the VL4000 Spot design principles, the VL4000 BeamWash combines stunning wash capabilities with intense beam functionality as well as the ability to produce a powerful collimated shaft of light. Now, one single unit can serve multiple uses without changing lenses or adding additional fixtures. Complete with low ambient noise, high lumen output, and amazing optics, the VL4000 BeamWash is the perfect luminaire for wash, beam, and shaft looks on any stage.
The VL4000 BeamWash produces an amazing 43,000 lumens using a 1200W Philips lamp in Standard mode, and the DMX selectable Studio mode produces 35,000 lumens in near silence. The luminaire's beautiful 10 inch front lens illuminates fully providing incredible point-of-source imagery. High-quality 36 volt pan and tilt motors ensure both amazingly fast and impressively slow movement abilities.
When used in wash mode, the luminaire provides a remarkably even wash of intense light with variable hot spot/edge control. The 10 to 60 degree zoom range allows for a broad range of usage, while the indexable and rotating beam shaping alters the output from round to elliptical. The hot spot and edge of the wash output can be further adjusted with ease from any DMX lighting console.
By simply adjusting a DMX value, the VL4000 BeamWash shifts from a soft wash to an intense beam luminaire with an amazing 4 to 40 degree beam angle. A multitude of images are available from two seven position gobo wheels and a variable animation wheel. A high speed mechanical iris and an independent 5-facet rotating step prism further add to the graphical abilities whether used to create stunning aerials or exciting projections. A unique lenticular feature allows the output to be further modified to create a rectangular hard edge or extruded gobo imagery.
The DMX selectable shaft mode allows the VL4000 BeamWash luminaire to also function as a powerful, collimated ray of light. With the full force of 43,000 lumens, the narrow output from the ten inch lens creates a stunningly bright parallel shaft that makes an impact like none other. The 4 degree beam angle can be further reduced to near zero degrees with the mechanical iris. In addition, all of the standard features such as gobos, animation wheel, prism, and color mixing function fully when utilizing shaft mode.
Whether used as a wash, beam or shaft luminaire, the VL4000 BeamWash includes the Infinity Color Mix system providing incredibly smooth color changes and instantaneous snaps. Two five-position fixed color wheels and variable color correction further add to the color abilities. The luminaire also contains unbelievably smooth dimming flags which when combined with independent shutter blades delivers unmatched dimming and strobing abilities.
The VL4000 BeamWash borrows many of its standard features from the VL4000 Spot such as a battery-backed, full-color LCD menu system, intuitive time capabilities, and multi-point connections allowing the luminaire to be hung at any angle.
As the next luminaire in the VL4000 range, the VL4000 BeamWash complements any production with its vibrant wash, amazing beam, and powerful shaft features. No other luminaire even comes close to the combined functionality and amazing feature set of the VL4000 BeamWash. Never again will designers, specifiers, or rental companies need to compromise when choosing a wash, beam, or shaft luminaire.
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