Proudly built in the USA, the VARI*LITE VL3500Q Spot luminaire is a powerful 1200W luminaire with a reduction in noticeable noise output from the standard VL3500 luminaire. The VL3500Q Spot luminaire maintains the same high standards set by the original VARI*LITE Series 3000 Spot luminaires for imagery, beam control, color and brightness. The added feature is a four-blade shutter mechanism that allows the blades to be operated independently or in unison on two planes for a clear and crisp image. The "Q" range fixtures are designed for situations where the absence of noise is critical to the performance.
The VL3500Q Spot moves and operate the same as the VL3500 Spot luminaire. The trade off is strictly thermal. The "Q" range has an ambient temperature rating of 40-degrees Celsius, compared to the 50-degree Celsius rating on the standard "non-Q" fixtures.
The VARI*LITE VL3500Q Spot luminaire features 6:1 zoom optics, CYM color mixing, variable CTO color temperature correction, a six-position color wheel, one rotating gobo/effects wheel, one fixed gobo/effects wheel, and separate dimmer and ultra-fast strobe mechanisms. A standard pallet of gobos, effects and colors is provided with the unit. Custom gobos, effects and color are available.
An upper enclosure houses the control electronics as well as the arc power supply for the 1200 watt short arc lamp. The arc power supply is power factor corrected for superior power distribution and efficiency.
The VL3500Q Spot luminaire can be controlled from a wide variety of DMX512 consoles without the need for additional interface equipment.
The change in size and weight due to the modifications is minimal, allowing a consistent hang configuration and appearance no matter which luminaire type is required. The bottom vent cover is one inch taller, and the fixture is three pounds heavier than standard VL3500 Spot fixtures.