Philips Vari-Lite: VL1100 LED Luminaire

by Michael Eddy
The VL1100 LED luminaire from Philips Vari-Lite
The VL1100 LED luminaire from Philips Vari-Lite

Philips Lighting has launched its new Philips Vari-Lite VL1100 LED luminaire, for stage and television applications. VL1100 LED has been designed as a low-energy replacement for the tungsten VL1100 ellipsoidal reflector spotlight. High -CRI light output, consistent color reproduction, and a 'tungsten' color shift emulation are therefore key to its design. These characteristics are all delivered by an exclusive new 3,200K Philips LED light engine.

In addition, the Philips VL1100 LED offers the added flexibility of allowing the user to remotely manage the balance between light output and fan level. When the user sets the fan noise level, the fixture will automatically set the total power output to align with the required noise level, and vice versa.

The Philips VL1100 LED uses the same color mechanism as the tungsten-based version, but the color system has been tuned with the LED light engine to match the original fixture's color reproduction. To maximize cooling efficiency, the fixture features a new, hybrid system of liquid cooling and forced air, keeping fan noise levels to a minimum whilst maintaining the light output.

Further enhancements within the new software system include the addition of Standard and Classic operating modes, allowing the Philips VL1100 LED fixture to be used as a direct replacement of the Philips VL1100 with very little modification needed to existing show programs. All other features popular in the original Philips VL1100 luminaire will remain the same in the new Philips VL1100 LED.

The VL1100 LED will soon also be available in an HP (high power/high color temperature) version, delivering a bright, flat, and even field at 6500K, with consistent color temperature reproduction throughout the dimming curve, providing a low-power replacement for the existing VL1100 Arc luminaire.

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