Used VL880 Spot | For Sale Item# 43189

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VL880 Spot in good condition, previously used on rentals. Priced per unit. Minimum order of 2 units = $4,780 USD / €4.563 EUR

Quantity 20 (Minimum Order 2)
Condition Excellent / Few Scratches
Year 2012
Location North America
Case Type Dual
Previous Use Rentals
Warranty 10 Day

Description

Previously used on various rentals. Cleaned, maintained, and tested by authorized technicians.

What's Included

(1) VL880 Spot
(1) Dual Flight Case with the purchase of (2) units.
Clamps not included.

(Unit Price)
$2,390 USD
(Unit Price)
€2.282 EUR
Financing Available
Minimum Order of 2 Units
(Price for 2 units)
$4,780
(Price for 2 units)
€4.563
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VL880 Spot

VL880 Spot

The VARI*LITE VL880 Spot luminaire is compact and economical but still loaded with powerful and useful features. This new series of luminaire from Philips Vari-Lite provides lighting designers with effective and creative tools for any Venue or production size.

The VL880 Spot luminaire comes complete with all of the optical quality and functionality designers have come to expect from Philips Vari-Lite. It is small, lightweight, and fast with a 800-watt MSR Platinum 35 lamp, very impressive lumen output, a zoom range from 15 to 36, and a mechanical iris for continuous beam control. A drop in frost glass assembly allows users to soften the overall beam, allowing for additional beam control. Built in mounting points on the front of the luminaire provide for easy attachment of after-market accessories such as top hats.

The VL880 Spot luminaire provides brilliant color mixing with its three-wheel CYM color assembly based on the widely praised Series 3000 color system. When combined with eight standard colors on a fixed wheel, the color options are practically limitless. Additionally, a coated glass dimmer wheel provides smooth fades, and a separate dual-blade Strobe system offers quiet and reliable Strobe effects. The VL880 Spot luminaire's powerful pan and tilt motors provide smooth, fast time-controlled continuous motion capable of 0.3deg resolution with a pan range of 540deg and tilt of 260deg.

For image projection, the fixture has one gobo wheel with seven rotatable and indexable positions and a second gobo wheel with ten fixed positions. The VL880 Spot luminaire comes equipped with glass gobos and effects.

The VL880 Spot luminaire contains everything that really matters to designers limitless color options, unmatched clarity of optics, exceptional zoom range, fast, smooth movement and powerful output; all of these features are combined in a compact, lightweight and cost-effective, new luminaire.

The VL880 Spot luminaire can be controlled from virtually any DMX512 console or DMX output device.

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A "technical creative soul" has kept Vari-Lite at the forefront of the automated lighting industry since 1981. The company is founded on the belief that creative engineering can join with creative lighting to bring a new dimension to any performance or presentation. That notion first took root when Rusty Brutsché and Jack Maxson founded Showco in 1970. Innovation made Showco the premier sound and lighting equipment rental firm for the concert touring industry. A decade following Showco's initial success, company officials found themselves working on another technical leap, this time within the field of automated lighting. Until the 1980s, stage lighting systems for concerts and theater productions were bulky with numerous fixtures (a typical rock concert usually required up to 3,000 separate lights). Each light had to be manually focused and colored using celluloid gel material placed in front of each lighting fixture. To achieve color changes, the lighting fixtures had to be turned on and off or dimmed using electronic dimmers controlled by a computer lighting console. Throughout the late '70s, engineers worked to develop a color changer for a lighting fixture. Finally, they arrived at a solution: forget the "add-on" schemes, and concentrate on using internal dichroic coated glass filters and metal halide bulbs. The dichroic filters could be used to change colors almost instantaneously and create saturated colors not capable from the gel filters. That might have been the extent of their advancement if for a barbecue lunch in the fall of 1980. At that gathering, the idea of adding two extra motors to the fixture to actually make the light move was conceived. This "eureka" moment facilitated an all-out building effort for a fully automated lighting system that resulted in a prototype in December 1980. Shortly thereafter, the engineering team flew to London to show the prototype automated light (named "VL Zero") to longtime Showco client, Genesis. The British band had long been at the forefront of cutting-edge performance art technology, and was in rehearsal for an upcoming tour. At an English countryside studio, the new luminaire made its debut on the side of a 500-year-old barn. The prototype light had been programmed to enact two simple cues. The first reaction from the presentation came from band member Mike Rutherford: "I expected the color change, but by jove, I didn't know it was going to move." It was enough to convince Genesis to immediately invest in developing this new technology. Genesis wowed the audience with the first VARI*LITE® Series 100� system consisting of 50 VL1� luminaires and a computerized control console on the opening night of their "Abacab" tour on September 25, 1981 in a bullring in Barcelona, Spain. That rural demonstration was the "Genesis" of a new company - Vari-Lite, coined from a suggestion by Genesis manager Tony Smith. The new system was developed, complete with a programmable console that enabled lighting designers to create lighting effects that electrified the lighting industry and began a revolution that continues to this day. The dichroic color changing system allowed for up to 60 preselected colors to be changed in less than a tenth of a second and the computer control of the color change, dimming and movement of the light beams created stunning visual effects. The original VARI*LITE system was patented in 1983, and Vari-Lite has received numerous other U.S. and international patents on automated lighting technology as it has continued to innovate and develop the technology. Inspired by the magic of moving light and changing color, Vari-Lite set about creating complete lighting systems that add subtle nuance or brilliant spectacle to any event. The company offers designers the ultimate tool for creating lighting moments to remember. Since the beginning, Vari-Lite has led the world in automated lighting technology; developing pioneering products with an unrivaled reputation. Today, lighting professionals in theatre, television, concerts, motion pictures, corporate shows and advertising, look to Vari-Lite for inspiration and support for their productions.

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Moving lights, or intelligent lighting as they are sometimes called, are basically a type of stage lighting that is able to move due to its integrated mechanical elements, which go beyond the moving parts that are found in more traditional, non-moving lighting. Automated lighting such as moving lights is highly valued by stage lighting technicians as through them, it is possible to create highly complex special effects that simply cannot be made using standard, non-moveable lights. It should be noted however, that when it comes to intelligent lighting, the real intelligence lies with the programmer of the show, rather than the lighting equipment or any operator. Moving head lights, also called moving head luminaires, are highly versatile lighting instruments capable of performing multiple lighting functions at once. They have largely superseded the use of multiple non-moving lights to create special effects, which required many lights and a large amount of skill on behalf of the operators. Moving lights are hooked up to a lighting control console and send data to it in one of three ways â?? through an Ethernet control (a relatively new technology), analogue control (now almost obsolete), or DMX, (which is now the industry standard). So long as they have been properly programmed, the optics of wiggly lights can be altered in many ways, allowing for the â??personalityâ? of the lights to be adapted almost instantaneously, depending on the requirements of the operator. Typically, moving lights will be pre-programmed before a production and controlled using simple commands, although some more experience operators may prefer to control them â??liveâ?, if they have the experience to do so.

VL880 Spot - VL880 Spot in great condition. Minimum purchase of (2) units.
VL880 Spot - VL880 Spot in good condition. Minimum purchase of (2) units. Priced per unit.
VL880 Spot - VL880 Spot in good condition.