There’s more news with Vari-Lite’s VLX Wash luminaire, the LED offering that is not out quite yet. Vari-Lite keeps dropping little clues and bits of information, and those of us who are writing about it and getting giddy every time we see VLX on anything. Vari-Lite just released a preliminary document with some specifications for the VLX, and it’s full of interesting things that I for one am really excited to see in action!
The VLX is using seven of Luminus’ CBM-380 RGBW chips at 90W each. The CBM-380 is a PhlatLight chip with an emitting area of 38 square millimeters – not small for a multicolor chip:
A few specs on the CBM-380:
- High Output — 600+ lumens in Red, 1800+ lumens in Green, 200+ lumens in Blue and 900+ lumens in Daylight White (6500K).
- Separate four (4) channel control
- Large, multi-chip design with a total emitting surface area of 38 mm2
- High thermal conductivity package with a package thermal resistance of only 0.7 C/W
- Integrated thermistor allows for real-time monitoring of the LED’s temperature
- Lumen maintenance of greater than 70% after 60,000 hours
- Variable drive current from less than 1 A to 32 A
- Designed with a standard on-board connector
VLX also features a removable zoom mechanism – 20° without it, and 22-60° with it installed (3:1). Of course it includes the patented Vari-Lite optics we all know and love, and a 540° pan and 270° tilt. It looks pretty great.
Hey Vari-Lite – I’m in Denver. Can I see one of these soon?