Vari-Lite Expands VL800 Series Event Line with New Compact Profile

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Vari-Lite, the originator of the modern moving head lighting fixture and a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced that the Vari-Lite VL800 EVENTPROFILE is now shipping.

Originally debuted at LDI 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the VL800 EVENTPROFILE is the newest member of the popular VL800 Series of event luminaires. The VL800 EVENTPROFILE brings the DNA of Vari-Lite in a compact profile luminaire perfect for the event market.

“The VL800 Series has already been embraced by designers on tours and installations alike,” said Martin Palmer, Senior Product Manager, Vari-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. “This latest member of the family is a compact framing profile with high output and professional-grade features, making it the ideal tool for a variety of applications.”

With a tour-ready build and a small form factor, the VL800 EVENTPROFILE was designed to look and feel like a Vari-Lite, with full CYM+CTO colour mixing and the signature “Vari-Lite smooth” movement designers expect. “The VL800 EVENTPROFILE offers the same colour palette as the industry-standard VL2600 Profile,” added Palmer.

“With the EVENTPROFILE, designers get a fixture built on that same popular innovation, but in a more compact package and a feature set targeted specifically at the mid-market.” Despite its size, the VL800 EVENTPROFILE is full of modern features, supplying a fixed colour wheel; static and rotating gobo wheels; and prism, frost, and iris.

With camera-ready frequency adjustment options and multi-mode fan control, the VL800 EVENTPROFILE works well in any venue. “We continue to expand our popular VL800 Series so we can address more needs for more designs,” said Fernand Pereira, Head of Marketing and Product Management, Vari-Lite and Strand at Signify. “We are committed to ensuring the VL800 Series brings the quality and capabilities customers expect from us in fixtures targeted at event applications. We are proud to say that this newest member of the line more than delivers on that promise.”