Channel Plus 3015 User`s manual

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Version as of: 13 December 2012
Part number: 02.9698.0002 0
VL3015LT Spot Luminaire User’s Manual
©2012 Philips Vari-Lite, a Philips group company. All Rights Reserved.
FOREWORD
How To Obtain Warranty Service
A copy of the Philips Vari-Lite Limited Warranty was included in the shipping package for this
VARI❋LITE product.
To obtain warranty service, please contact customer service at 1-877-VARI-LITE (1-877-827-4548),
+1-214-647-7880, or entertainment.service@philips.com and request a Return Material Authorization
(RMA) for warranty service. You will need to provide the model and serial number of the item being
returned, a description of the problem or failure and the name of the registered user or organization. If
available, you should have your sales invoice to establish the date of sale as the beginning of the
warranty period.
Once you obtain the RMA, pack the unit in a secure shipping container or in its original packing box.
Be sure to clearly indicate the RMA number on all packing lists, correspondence, and shipping labels.
If available, please include a copy of your invoice (as proof of purchase) in the shipping container.
With the RMA number written legibly on or near the shipping address label, return the unit, freight
prepaid, to:
Philips Vari-Lite
Attention: Warranty Service (RMA# ________)
10911 Petal Street
Dallas, Texas 75238 USA
Attention: Warranty Service
As stated in the warranty, it is required that the shipment be insured and FOB our service center.
IMPORTANT! When returning products to Philips Vari-Lite for repairs (warranty or out-ofwarranty) from a country other than the USA, “Philips Lighting Controls Division”, must appear in
the address block as the Importer of Record (IOR) on all shipping documentation, Commercial
Invoices, etc. This must be done in order to clear customs in a timely manner and prevent returns.
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Compliance Notice
FCC
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device
pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when this equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with Philips Vari-Lite system, service, and safety guidelines, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her own expense.
Declaration of Conformity
We declare, under our sole responsibility, that this product complies with the relevant clauses of the
following standards and harmonized documents:
Safety
EN 60598-2 17:1984+A1:1987+A2:1990 used in conjunction with EN 60598-1:2008 /A11:2009
EMC
EN 55022:2010
EN 55024:2010
RoHS
EN 50581:2012
We certify that the product conforms to the protection requirements of council directives: Low Voltage
Directive 2006/95/EC, 2004/108/EC (EMC), and Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous
Substances in electrical and electronic equipment Directive (RoHS), 2011/65/EC. Equipment referred
to in this declaration of conformity was first manufactured in 2012 in compliance with these standards.
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Safety Notice
It is extremely important to read ALL safety information and instructions provided in this manual and
any accompanying documentation before installing and operating the products described herein. Heed
all cautions and warnings during installation and use of this product.
Safety symbols used throughout this manual are as follows:
CAUTION advising of potential damage to product.
WARNING advising of potential injury or death to persons.
GENERAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK,
FIRE, EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE UV RADIATION, AND INJURY TO PERSONS CAN BE
FOUND BELOW.
WARNING:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE
1. VARI❋LITE luminaires have been designed for use with specific lamp types. The VL3015LT
Spot Luminaire requires an 1500 Watt Short Arc Lamp. Installing another type of lamp may be
hazardous.
2. Luminaires may be mounted on any type of surface as long as mounting instructions are followed.
See instructions detailed in this manual.
3. Note distance requirement from combustible materials or illuminated objects for VARI❋LITE
luminaires.
WARNING:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK
1. VARI❋LITE luminaires are designed for dry locations only. Exposure to rain or moisture may
damage luminaire.
2. Disconnect power before servicing any VARI❋LITE equipment.
3. Servicing to be performed by qualified personnel only.
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WARNING:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE
TO UV RADIATION
1. Many VARI❋LITE luminaires use a lamp that produces UV radiation. DO NOT look directly at
lamp.
2. It is hazardous to operate luminaires without lens or shield. Shields, lenses, or ultraviolet screens
shall be changed if they have become visibly damaged to such an extent that their effectiveness is
impaired. For example, by cracks or deep scratches.
WARNING:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY TO PERSONS
1. Exterior surfaces of the luminaire will be hot during operation. Use appropriate safety equipment
(gloves, eye protection, etc.) when handling and adjusting hot equipment and components.
2. Luminaires will have a hot lamp when operating. Disconnect power and allow lamp to cool before
replacing.
3. Arc lamps emit ultraviolet radiation which can cause serious skin burn and eye inflammation.
Additionally, arc lamps operate under high pressure at very high temperatures. Should the lamp
break, there can exist a danger of personal injury and/or fire from broken lamp particles being
discharged.
4. Wear eye protection when relamping.
5. Appropriate safety equipment (gloves, eye protection) should be used when handling damaged
lamps.
6. If lamp is touched with bare hands, clean lamp with denatured alcohol and wipe with lint-free
cloth before installing or powering up the luminaire.
7. The lamp shall be changed if it has become damaged or thermally deformed.
WARNING:
RF INTERFERENCE
1. This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference, in
which case, the user may be required to take adequate measures.
ARC LAMP CHARACTERISTIC CONSIDERATIONS
1. Arc lamps require a period of time to relight after a power interruption or a severe voltage dip. In
some cases, lamp will automatically relight after it has cooled depending on Lamp Power-Up State
configuration setting.
2. Burning position is Universal.
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Sicherheitshinweise
Es ist äußerst wichtig, ALLE Sicherheitsinformationen und -hinweise in diesem Handbuch und dem
beiliegenden Informationsmaterial zu lesen, bevor Sie die hierin beschriebenen Produkte installieren
bzw. bedienen. Halten Sie bei der Installation und dem Einsatz dieses Produkts alle Warnhinweise und
Vorsichtsmaßnahmen ein.
Folgende Sicherheitssymbole werden in diesem Handbuch verwendet:
VORSICHT - weist auf möglichen Produktschaden hin.
WARNUNG - weist auf mögliche Körperverletzung und Lebensbedrohung hin.
NACHSTEHEND FINDEN SIE ALLGEMEINE HINWEISE ÜBER
SICHERHEITSVORKEHRUNGEN GEGEN ELEKTROSCHOCK, FEUER, ÜBERHÖHTE UVSTRAHLUNG UND KÖRPERVERLETZUNGEN.
WARNUNG:
HINWEISE ZUM FEUERSCHUTZ
1. VARI❋LITE -Scheinwerfer sind ausschließlich für den Einsatz mit bestimmten Lampentyps.
Achten Sie auf den Lampentyp (1500 Watt Short Arc Lamp), bevor Sie die jeweiligen Lampen
ersetzen. Die Installation eines anderen Lampentyps kann gefährlich sein.
2. Scheinwerfer können auf jeder beliebigen Oberfläche montiert werden, solange Sie die
Montageanweisungen befolgen. Detaillierte Hinweise finden Sie in diesem Handbuch.
3. Beachten Sie die Einhaltung des erforderlichen Sicherheitsabstandes der VARI❋LITE Scheinwerfer von brennbarem Material oder beleuchteten Objekten.
WARNUNG:
HINWEISE ZUM SCHUTZ GEGEN ELEKTROSCHOCK
1. VARI❋LITE -Scheinwerfer eignen sich ausschließlich für trockene Standorte. Regen oder
Feuchtigkeit können die Scheinwerfer beschädigen.
2. Unterbrechen Sie die Stromzufuhr, bevor Sie mit der Arbeit an VARI❋LITE -Geräten beginnen.
3. Die Geräte sollten nur von qualifiziertem Personal gewartet werden.
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WARNUNG:
HINWEISE ZUM SCHUTZ GEGEN ÜBERHÖHTE UV-STRAHLUNG
1. Viele VARI❋LITE -Scheinwerfer verwenden die Lampentyp, der UV-Strahlen abgibt. SCHAUEN
SIE NICHT direkt in die Lampe.
2. Es ist gefährlich, Leuchten ohne Linsen oder Blenden zu bedienen. Blenden, Linsen oder
Ultraviolettschirme müssen ausgetauscht werden, sofern deren Schutzwirkung durch sichtbare
Beschädigung (z. B. Sprünge oder Schrammen) eingeschränkt ist.
WARNUNG:
HINWEISE ZUM SCHUTZ GEGEN KÖRPERVERLETZUNGEN
1. Bei Betrieb sind die Außenflächen der Scheinwerfer heiß. Verwenden Sie bei der Bedienung von
aufgeheizter Apparatur die jeweils geeignete Sicherheitsausrüstung (Handschuhe, Augenschutz
etc.).
2. Bei Betrieb der Scheinwerfer ist die Lampe heiß. Unterbrechen Sie die Stromzufuhr und lassen Sie
die Lampe abkühlen, wenn Sie diese austauschen.
3. Bogenlampen senden ultraviolette Strahlen aus, die Hautverbrennungen und Augenentzündungen
verursachen können. Der Betrieb von Bogenlampen erfolgt unter Hochdruck und bei hohen
Temperaturen. Sollte die Lampe zerbrechen, besteht die Gefahr von Körperverletzung bzw. von
Feuer, das von Lampenteilen ausgelöst werden kann.
4. Tragen Sie beim Austausch der Lampen einen Augenschutz.
5. Die geeignete Sicherheitsausrüstung (Handschuhe, Augenschutz) sollte beim Umgang mit
beschädigten Lampen verwendet werden.
6. Wenn die Lampe mit bloßen Händen berührt wird, reinigen Sie sie mit denaturiertem Alkohol und
einem flusenfreien Tuch, bevor Sie die Scheinwerfer installieren oder in Betrieb nehmen.
7. Wenn die Lampe beschädigt oder durch Hitzeeinwirkung deformiert ist, muß diese ausgetauscht
werden.
WARNUNG:
HF-INTERFERENZ
1. Es handelt sich um ein Produkt der Klasse A. In einer Wohnumgebung kann das Produkt Hochfrequenzstörungen verursachen. In diesem Fall müssen eventuell geeignete Maßnahmen getroffen
werden.
BESONDERHEITEN VON BOGENLAMPEN
1. Bogenlampen benötigen eine gewisse Zeitdauer, um nach einem Stromausfall oder einem
Spannungsgefälle wieder aufzuleuchten. In einigen Fällen wird die Lampe nach Abkühlung
automatisch wieder aufleuchten, je nach der Systemkonfigurationseinstellung des Lampeneinschaltungsstatus.
2. Die Brennposition ist Universal.
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Notes de sécurité
Avant de procéder à l’installation des produits décrits dans ce guide et de les mettre en marche, il est
extrêmement important de lire TOUS les renseignements et TOUTES les directives de sécurité
contenues dans ce guide ainsi que toute documentation jointe. Tenir compte de tous les avertissements
et suivre toutes les précautions pendant l’installation et l’utilisation de cet appareil.
Les symboles de sécurité utilisés dans ce guide sont les suivants :
ATTENTION Ce symbole annonce que l’appareil risque d’être endommagé.
AVERTISSEMENT Ce symbole annonce qu’il y a risque d’accident grave ou même fatal.
CETTE SECTION CONTIENT DES INFORMATIONS GÉNÉRALES POUR SE PROTÉGER
CONTRE LES DÉCHARGES ÉLECTRIQUES , LES INCENDIES, L’EXPOSITION EXCESSIVE
AUX RAYONS UV ET TOUT AUTRE ACCIDENT POUVANT ENTRAÎNER DES BLESSURES.
AVERTISSEMENT:
DIRECTIVES POUR SE PROTÉGER CONTRE LES INCENDIES
1. Les luminaires VARI❋LITE ont été conçus pour être utilisés uniquement avec certaines type de
lampes. Vérifier le type de lampe (1500 Watt Short Arc Lamp) avant de remplacer les lampes.
L’installation d’un autre type de lampe peut poser un danger.
2. Les luminaires peuvent être fixés sur tout type de surface tant que les directives de montage sont
respectées. Voir les explications détaillées dans ce guide.
3. Vérifier la distance à respecter entre les matériaux combustibles ou les objets illuminés et les
luminaires VARI❋LITE .
AVERTISSEMENT:
DIRECTIVES POUR SE PROTÉGER CONTRE LES DÉCHARGES ÉLECTRIQUES
1. Les luminaires VARI❋LITE sont conçus pour une utilisation au sec uniquement. Une exposition à
la pluie et à l’humidité risque d’endommager le luminaire.
2. Débrancher l’appareil avant de procéder à la révision de tout matériel VARI❋LITE .
3. Les révisions doivent être effectuées uniquement par des personnes qualifiées.
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AVERTISSEMENT:
DIRECTIVES POUR SE PROTÉGER CONTRE UNE EXPOSITION EXCESSIVE AUX
RAYONS UV
1. Plusieurs luminaires VARI❋LITE utilisent une lampe qui produit des rayons UV. NE PAS fixer
son regard sur la lampe.
2. L’utilisation des luminaires sans lentille ou blindage pose des risques. Tous blindages, lentilles ou
écrans ultraviolet visiblement endommagés au point que leur efficacité en est affectée doivent être
remplacés, par exemple s’il y a des fissures ou de profondes rayures.
AVERTISSEMENT:
DIRECTIVES POUR SE PROTÉGER CONTRE LES ACCIDENTS POUVANT ENTRAÎNER
DES BLESSURES
1. Les surfaces externes du luminaire deviennent brûlantes quand l’appareil est en marche. Pour
manœuvrer ou ajuster des appareils brûlants et leurs composants, se protéger suffisamment (gants,
protection pour les yeux, etc.).
2. La lampe du luminaire est brûlante lorqu’il est en marche. Débrancher le courant et attendre que la
lampe ait refroidi avant de la remplacer.
3. Les lampes à arc émettent des rayons ultraviolets pouvant causer de graves brûlures sur la peau et
une inflammation des yeux. De plus, les lampes à arc fonctionnent sous haute tension à de très
hautes températures. Si la lampe se casse, les particules de la lampe cassée peuvent causer
blessures et/ou incendie en s’éparpillant.
4. Se protéger les yeux pour remplacer la lampe.
5. Utiliser des appareils de protection appropriés (gants, protection des yeux) pour manier des lampes
endommagées.
6. Si la lampe a été touchée avec des mains nues, la nettoyer avec de l’alcool dénaturé et l’essuyer
avec un chiffon non-pelucheux avant d’installer ou de brancher le luminaire.
7. Si la lampe a été endommagée ou a reçu une déformation thermique, elle doit être remplacée.
AVERTISSEMENT:
INTERFÉRENCE RF
1. Cet appareil est de Classe A. Dans un environnement domestique, cet appareil peut causer des
interférences radio, et si c’est le cas, l’utilisateur peut avoir à prendre des mesures adéquates.
CONSIDÉRATIONS DES CARACTÉRISTIQUES DE LAMPES À ARC
1. Après une interruption de courant ou une baisse importante de voltage, les lampes à arc mettent du
temps avant de se rallumer. Dans certains cas, la lampe se rallumera automatiquemet après s’être
refroidie. Cela dépend de la manière dont le système est réglé pour le statut de mise en marche de
la lampe.
2. La position Brûler est Universelle.
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Aviso sobre Seguridad
Es muy importante leer TODA la información e instrucciones sobre seguridad que se indica en este
manual así como en los documentos adjuntos antes de instalar y operar los productos descritos. Se
debe prestar atención a todos los avisos y advertencias durante la instalación y uso de este producto.
Los símbolos de seguridad usados en este manual son los siguientes:
CUIDADO, indica posibles daños al producto.
ADVERTENCIA, indica posibles lesiones o muerte a las personas.
LA INFORMACIÓN GENERAL RELACIONADA A LA PROTECCIÓN CONTRAGOLPES DE
CORRIENTE ELÉCTRICA, INCENDIO, EXPOSICIÓN EXCESIVA A RADIACIÓN ULTRA
VIOLETA Y LESIONES A LAS PERSONAS SE PUEDE ENCONTRAR SEGUIDAMENTE:
ADVERTENCIA:
INSTRUCCIONES PARA PROTECCIÓN CONTINUA CONTRA INCENDIO
1. Las luminarias VARI❋LITE han sido diseñadas para ser usadas solamente con algunas lámparas.
Tome nota del tipo de lámpara (1500 Watt Short Arc Lamp) antes de reemplazarla. Instalación de
otro tipo de lámpara puede ser peligroso.
2. Las luminarias se pueden instalar en cualquier tipo de superficie siempre que se sigan las
instrucciones de instalación. Vea las instrucciones detalladas en este manual.
3. Tome nota de los requerimientos de distancia de materiales combustibles u objetos iluminados
para las luminarias VARI❋LITE .
ADVERTENCIA:
INSTRUCCIONES PARA PROTECCIÓN CONTINUA CONTRA CHOQUE ELÉCTRICO
1. Las luminarias VARI❋LITE están diseñadas solamente para lugares secos. La exposición a la
lluvia o humedad pueden dañar la luminaria.
2. Desconecte la energía antes de dar servicio a cualquier equipo de VARI❋LITE .
3. El servicio debe ser realizado solamente por personal calificado.
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ADVERTENCIA:
INSTRUCCIONES PARA PROTECCIÓN CONTINUA CONTRA LA EXPOSICIÓN
EXCESIVA DE RADIACIÓN ULTRA VIOLETA
1. Muchas luminarias VARI❋LITE usan un tipo de lámpara que produce radiación UV. NO mire
directamente a la lámpara.
2. Es peligroso operar luminarias sin lentes o protectores. Debe cambiar los protectores, lentes o
pantallas ultravioletas si se aprecia que han sido dañadas, y que su efectividad pudiera estar
deteriorada. Por ejemplo, si tuvieran rajaduras o raspaduras profundas.
ADVERTENCIA:
INSTRUCCIONES PARA PROTECCIÓN CONTRA LESIONES DE PERSONAS
1. Las superficies exteriores de las luminarias están calientes durante su operación. Use un equipo de
seguridad apropiado (guantes, protección para los ojos, etc.) cuando haga ajustes en el equipo y
componentes que están calientes.
2. Cuando las luminarias están en operación la lámpara estará muy caliente. Desconecte la energía y
deje que la lámpara se enfríe antes de reemplazarla.
3. Las lámparas de arco emiten radiaciones ultravioletas que pueden ocasionar serias quemaduras a la
piel e inflamación a los ojos. Además, las lámparas de arco operan a alta presión y muy alta
temperatura. Si la lámpara se rompe, puede existir el peligro de lesiones al personal o un incendio
ocasionado por las partículas de la lámpara rota que se caen.
4. Use protección para los ojos cuando vuelve a colocar una lámpara nueva.
5. Use un equipo de seguridad apropiado (guantes, protección para los ojos, etc.) cuando trabaje con
lámparas dañadas.
6. Si toca la lámpara con las manos, limpie la lámpara con alcohol desnaturalizado y con tela sin
pelusas antes de instalar o volver a conectar la luminaria.
7. Cambie la lámpara si está dañada o deformada termicamente.
ADVERTENCIA:
INTERFERENCIA RF
1. Este es un producto de Clase A. En el ambiente de la casa este producto puede ocasionar
radiointerferencia, en cuyo caso, el usuario debe tomar las medidas adecuadas.
CONSIDERACIONES SOBRE LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LA LÁMPARA DE ARCO
1. Las lámparas de arco requieren un período de tiempo para volver a iluminarse después de una
interrupción de energía o de una severa caída de voltaje. En algunos casos, la lámpara se volverá a
iluminar en forma automática después que se ha enfriado dependiendo de la configuración del
sistema de energía de la lámpara.
2. La posición de encendido es universal.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
About This Manual ......................................................................................................
Additional Documentation...........................................................................................
Text Conventions .........................................................................................................
Customer Service.........................................................................................................
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Chapter 1. Description
Features
VL3015LT Spot Standard Features .............................................................................
Components
Included Items .............................................................................................................
Replacement Items/Accessories ..................................................................................
Luminaire Overview....................................................................................................
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Chapter 2. Installation
Special Warnings
Exceptional Safety Information for the VL3015LT Spot Luminaire ........................
Power and Data Cabling Requirements
Power .........................................................................................................................
Data Cables................................................................................................................
Recommended Cable Types/Manufacturers .......................................................
DMX Termination Connector .............................................................................
Installation Procedures
Hanging the Luminaire ..............................................................................................
Floor Mounting the Luminaire ..................................................................................
Connecting Data and Power ......................................................................................
Powering Up
Power Up and Configuration Procedure....................................................................
Addressing
Program Starting Address..........................................................................................
Program Starting Address Without Calibrating Luminaire .......................................
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Chapter 3. Operation
VL3015LT Spot DMX Channels
VL3015LT Spot Channel Mapping ...........................................................................
VL3015LT Spot Control Channel Functions.............................................................
VL3015LT Spot DMX Mapping
VL3015LT Spot Color Control..................................................................................
Color Mixing.......................................................................................................
Fixed Color Wheel 1 ...........................................................................................
Fixed Color Wheel 2 ...........................................................................................
Fixed Color Wheels DMX Map..........................................................................
VL3015LT Spot Beam Control..................................................................................
Strobe ..................................................................................................................
Range...................................................................................................................
VL3015LT Spot Gobo/Effects Control......................................................................
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Gobo Wheels 1, 2, and 3 .....................................................................................
Index and Rotation ..............................................................................................
VL3015LT Spot Luminaire Timing
VL3015LT Spot Timing Channel Information ..........................................................
Updating Software
USB Download and Programming ............................................................................
Transferring Software From Luminaire to Luminaire...............................................
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Chapter 4. Menu System
Menu Operation
What Is the Menu System? ........................................................................................
Controls Operation.....................................................................................................
Default State........................................................................................................
Shortcuts..............................................................................................................
Menu Functions
VL3015LT Spot Menu System Overview .................................................................
VL3015LT Spot Menu System Function Chart.........................................................
Menu Function Definitions........................................................................................
Self-Tests
Running Parameter Tests ...........................................................................................
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Appendix A. Luminaire Care and Routine Maintenance
Equipment Handling
Locations/Use ............................................................................................................
Lamps ........................................................................................................................
Servicing .............................................................................................................
Heat .....................................................................................................................
Lamp Life............................................................................................................
Solid State Electronics ...............................................................................................
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) ............................................................................
Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) ............................................................................
Troubleshooting
Error Messages ..........................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Guide ..............................................................................................
Routine Maintenance
Lamp Replacement ....................................................................................................
Align Lamp................................................................................................................
Gobo Replacement - Gobo Wheels ...........................................................................
Fixed Color Filter Replacement.................................................................................
Cleaning Optics, Filters and Gobos ...........................................................................
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Appendix A. Technical Specifications
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INTRODUCTION : ABOUT THIS MANUAL
Introduction
About This Manual
This manual provides necessary information regarding safety, installation, operation and routine
maintenance for Philips VARI❋LITE VL3015LT Spot Luminaires. Familiarizing yourself with this
information will help you to get the most out of your luminaire.
WARNING: It is important to read ALL accompanying safety and installation instructions to avoid
damage to the product and potential injury to yourself or others.
This manual covers the following models:
Model
Part Number
Source
VL3015LT Spot Luminaire
20.9698.0001
1500 Watt Short Arc Lamp (Triple wattage, doubleended lamp. The lamp is capable of operation at
900W, 1200W or 1650W - mode selectable from
fixture or console)
Additional Documentation
A service manual, only for Authorized Philips VARI❋LITE Service Centers and technicians, of the
VL3015LT Spot Luminaire is available in electronic (PDF) format:
•
Luminaire Service Manual (02.9698.0010)
•
Testing, Troubleshooting, Component Replacement and Illustrated Parts Breakdown.
Note: Performing maintenance procedures may void the product warranty. Refer to the Philips VariLite Limited Warranty card included in the product shipping package for more information.
•
For more information on installing DMX512 control systems, the following publication is
available for purchase from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT),
"Recommended Practice for DMX512: A Guide for Users and Installers, 2nd edition" (ISBN:
9780955703522). USITT Contact Information:
USITT Inc.
315 South Crouse Avenue Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13210
Tel: 800-938-7488 or +1-315-463-6463
Fax: 866-398-7488 or +1-315-463-6525
www.usitt.org
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Text Conventions
The following styles and meanings are used throughout this manual:
Style
Meaning
[Button]
Front panel button. Example: Press [Menu].
[Up] / [Down] arrows
Press either [Up] or [Down] arrow button at Menu
Display.
MENU
LCD Menu Display read-out. Example: Press [Up] / [Down]
arrows until LAMP appears.
Customer Service
Our Goal
At Philips Vari-Lite, we are committed to providing you the highest quality in customer service. Our
comprehensive resources are available to help your business succeed and ensure you get the full
benefit of being a Philips Vari-Lite customer. Whether your needs are telephone troubleshooting
assistance, product training or technical service, our full-time staff of experienced professionals is onhand to provide support.
How to Reach Us
For assistance in your area, call the dealer from which your product was purchased.
or
Contact an Authorized VARI❋LITE Service Center.
or
Contact the Philips Vari-Lite Customer Service Department, 9am -6pm CST Monday through Friday,
at the following:
phone: 1-877-VARI-LITE (1-877-827-4548) or +1-214-647-7880
email: entertainment.service@philips.com
Additional Resources
For additional resources and documentation, please visit our website at www.vari-lite.com and follow
the Support link.
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CHAPTER 1.
Description
This chapter contains descriptions of luminaire features and components, along with a list of
accessories which are available.
• Features
• Components
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Features
VL3015LT Spot Standard Features
The VL3015LT Spot Luminaire has the following standard
features:
•
10:1 zoom optics system with 6° to 60° range.
•
CMY color mixing system.
•
Two fixed color wheels with five interchangeable color filters
each capable of continuous wheel rotation for additional
effects.
•
Variable CTO color temperature correction wheel.
•
Mechanical iris provides continuous beam size control.
•
Three gobo/effects wheels combine to each offer four
rotatable, indexable gobo positions and one open position.
•
Independent, drop-in armature that rotates with 3-facet prism.
•
Independent, drop-in armature that contains variable frost.
•
Full-field dimming system.
•
Dual blade strobe system.
•
Repositional pan/tilt system.
•
Control by DMX512 protocol.
•
Fan cooled.
•
UV/IR glass.
•
1500W short arc lamp source.
Note: For more information and product specifications, refer to “Technical Specifications” on
page 69.
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DESCRIPTION : COMPONENTS
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Components
Included Items
The following illustration shows all items included with the luminaire:
VL3015LT Spot Luminaire
Documentation CD ROM
Product
Registration
Product Support
Sheet
VL3015LT Spot Luminaire
Unpack & Quick
Start Guide
Warranty Card
1500 Watt Short Arc
Double-Ended Lamp*
Neutrik PowerCon®
AC Input Connector
Note:
*DO NOT handle arc lamp with bare
hands. Wear cotton gloves. Keep
lamp dirt and grease free.
Mounting Brackets
Figure 1-1: Included Items
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Replacement Items/Accessories
The following optional and/or replacement items can be ordered directly from your Authorized Philips
Vari-Lite Dealer. (Please order by Philips Vari-Lite part number.)
Philips Vari-Lite
Part Number
Accessory Description
22.9620.0194
Safety Cable Assembly
22.9678.2254
VARI❋LITE Luminaire Cover
21.9698.9610
VL3015LT Spot Followspot Handle (1 each)
25.9661.0057
DMX Termination Connector Assembly
28.8500.0054
USB Luminaire Programming Kit
55.6840.0001
Truss Hook, Mega-Clamp, Round and Square
55.6841.0001
Truss Hook, Mega-Claw for 2” Round Tube
71.9686.1502
1500 Watt Short Arc Lamp
PC1BE
AC Input Cable, PowerCon with Bare End (no connector), 1 Meter
PC1GP
AC Input Cable, PowerCon with Stage Pin (Male), 1 Meter
PC1GTL208
6
AC Input Cable, PowerCon with L6-20 Twist Lock (Male), 1 Meter
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Luminaire Overview
The following illustration shows the external luminaire components and controls.
Mounting Brackets
Note: Truss hooks, clamps,
etc. are sold separately.
Upper Enclosure Assembly
Houses power supply, ballast,
and display board.
Input Panel
Provides DMX In and Thru,
and AC Power connections.
(see detail below)
Backcap Assembly
Provides access to lamp
for replacement and
provides controls for
beam adjustment.
Yoke Assembly
Houses Master Control
Board (MCB).
Head Assembly
Houses CMY color, gobo,
strobe, prism, frost, zoom lens and iris
mechanisms.
Beam Adjustment Controls
Input Panel Components
Menu Display
Used to input manual
commands, program, test,
set defaults and access
internal status information.
Product Label ID
CAUTION:
RISK OF FIRE. USE ONLY 1500 WATT, H TYPE 100V METAL HALIDE LAMP,
SFc10-4 BASE.
ATTENTION:
RISQUE D'INCENDIE. UTILISER UNIQUEMENT UNE LAMPA HALOGENE EN METAL DE
TYPE H, 1500 WATT, 100V ET UN SUPPORT SFc10-4.
CAUTION:
RISK OF EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION. DO NOT OPERATE
WITHOUT COMPLETE LAMP ENCLOSURE IN PLACE OR WHEN LENS IS DAMAGED.
DISCONNECT FIXTURE
BEFORE RELAMPING
CAUTION: HOT LAMP
DO NOT OPEN FOR 5 MINUTES
AFTER SWITCHING OFF.
X
~
AC IN
DATA IN
DATA THRU
MENU ENTER
AC Input
Data In
Data Thru
Y
Z
Figure 1-2: External Components and Controls
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Notes
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CHAPTER 2.
Installation
This chapter contains instructions for installation of the luminaire. It includes connecting power
and data, along with instructions for powering up the luminaire for the first time and addressing
it within your system.
• Special Warnings
• Power and Data Cabling Requirements
• Installation Procedures
• Powering Up
• Addressing
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Special Warnings
Exceptional Safety Information for the VL3015LT Spot
Luminaire
The light intensity and power density of the VL3015LT Spot Luminaire exceeds that of other fixtures
typically used in this application. The warnings and cautions that follow are critically important to the
safe operation of this fixture. This product is for commercial use only by trained professionals only.
If you have any questions about the safe installation and operation of the VL3015LT Spot Luminaire,
please contact Vari-Lite customer service at 1-877-VARI-LITE (1-877-827-4548), +1-214-647-7880,
or entertainment.service@philips.com.
WARNING: Light Beam Projects Intense Heat. Do not illuminate objects within 4.0 m (13.2 feet) of
the VL3015LT Spot Luminaire. Objects within this range can scorch, melt, or ignite from the heat
projected by the light beam.
WARNING: High Intensity Light Output. Do not look directly into the light beam. Avoid looking at
nearby surfaces illuminated by the beam. It is hazardous to operate luminaires without lens or shield.
Shields, lenses, or ultraviolet screens must be changed if they have become visibly damaged to such an
extent that their effectiveness is impaired. For example, by cracks, deep scratches, or coating
breakdown.
WARNING: Hot Exterior Surfaces. The exterior surfaces of the luminaire can get very hot - up to
195ºC (383ºF). Do not touch any surface of the luminaire while it is operating. Keep all combustible
materials a minimum of 200 mm (8 inches) away from the luminaire. To maintain cooling fan
operation after the lamp is doused, keep the luminaire powered on for 5 minutes. Wait an additional 5
minutes before touching the luminaire.
WARNING: Operating Environment. Do not operate the luminaire when the ambient temperature
exceeds 40ºC (104ºF). Do not attempt to bypass thermostatic switches.
WARNING: Approved Lamp Type. Use only approved lamp types in VL3015LT Spot Luminaire.
The following lamps are approved for use: Osram SharXS® HTI® 1500 W/D7/60 metal halide lamp
(shipped with units), Philips / MSR 1510 Gold™ SA/DE Lamp, or GE CSR 1500/S/DE/60 96800
Lamp. Installing any other lamp types can be hazardous. Dispose of used lamps properly. Users can
check the latest version of Vari-Lite Technical Notice TN-248, on the Vari-Lite web site, for all
approved lamps.
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INSTALLATION : POWER AND DATA CABLING REQUIREMENTS
2
Power and Data Cabling Requirements
Power
The luminaire requires standard AC power distribution from 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. Current
required is up to 12 Amps depending on the AC supply voltage and product model.
Note: The mating Neutrik PowerCon connector is supplied, however, you will need to purchase or
construct a cable appropriate for your application.
~
AC IN
DATA IN
DATA THRU
MENU
ENTER
Luminaire Enclosure Assembly
AC Power Input
3-Pole Neutrik PowerCon
Locking Connector for AC
Input Power
Neutrik PowerCon
Connector (supplied)
Figure 2-1: Power Connector
Depending on the application, the luminaire’s AC input cable may require a different connector. If
required, install a new connector meeting your requirements using the following wire color code
reference:
Wire*
Connection
Green/Yellow
AC Ground
Blue
AC Neutral
Brown
AC Line
* International (Harmonized) Standard
WARNING: DO NOT connect to three-phase Delta service in countries with 240 volt power.
Note: The lamp will not strike below 180 volts RMS.
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For single-phase power at 200-240 volts RMS:
Connection
Pin
AC Neutral
X
AC Line
Y
Ground (Earth)
G
X
G
Y
For three-phase power at 208 volts RMS:
Connection
Pin
Phase 1
X
Phase 2
Y
Ground (Earth)
G
X
G
Y
WARNING: It is not recommended to power any VARI❋LITE luminaire from a dimmer - even in
'NONDIM' mode. Dimmer and non-dim modules are not suitable sources of power because their
output modifies the AC wave form. This may work for a short time, but will eventually result in power
problems, luminaire mis-operation and/or failure and may void the luminaire’s warranty.
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Data Cables
The VL3015LT Spot Luminaire is equipped with two, 5-pin XLR connectors for DATA IN and DATA
THRU (out) applications. DATA IN requires a 5-pin, female XLR connector and DATA THRU
requires a 5-pin, male XLR connector. When purchasing or constructing data cables, it is important
that not only the correct cable type be used, but also quality cable to ensure a reliable DMX512 system.
Your cabling should meet the following USITT DMX specification requirements:
•
Suitable for use with EIA485 (RS485) operation at 250k baud.
•
Characteristic impedance 85-150 ohms, nominally 120 ohms.
•
Low capacitance.
•
Two twisted pairs.
•
Foil and braid shielded.
•
24 AWG minimum gauge for runs up to 1000 feet (300m).
•
22 AWG minimum gauge for runs up to 1640 feet (500m).
Note: Microphone type cables and other general purpose, two-core audio or signal cables are not
suitable for use with DMX512.
The XLR 5-pin connectors should be wired as follows:
Pin/Wire Code to XLR Connectors
Data Thru
Cable Pinout
1
5
2
3
4
Male Conn
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 4
Pin 5
Foil &
Braided
Shield
1st
conductor
of 1st
twisted
pair
2nd
conductor
of 1st
twisted
pair
1st
conductor
of 2nd
twisted
pair
2nd
conductor
of 2nd
twisted
pair
Data (-)
Data (+)
Data (-)
Data (+)
Data In
Cable Pinout
5
1
4
3
2
Female Conn
Note: Refer to the USITT Recommended Practice for DMX512 guide for additional information
regarding DMX512 systems. How to obtain a copy is detailed in “Additional Documentation” on
page 1.
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Recommended Cable Types/Manufacturers
These are only a few of the suitable cable types. Any quality EIA485, twisted pair, 120 ohm, shielded
cable will also work.
Table 2-1: Recommended Cable Types
Type
Pairs
ZΩ∗
Jacket
1215A
2
150
PVC
1269A
2
100
8102
2
100
8132
2
8162
2
82729
88102
AWG
Use
Temp (F)
26
IBM Type 6 Office cable
75
PTFE
22 (Solid)
High Temp, Plenum cable
200
PVC
24
UL2919
80
120
PVC
28
UL2919
80
100
PVC
24
UL2493
60
2
100
PTFE
24
High Temp, Plenum cable
200
2
100
PTFE
24
High Temp, Plenum cable
200
89696
2
100
PTFE
22
High Temp, Plenum cable
200
89729
2
100
PTFE
24
High Temp, Plenum cable
200
89855
2
100
PTFE
22
High Temp, Plenum cable
200
9729
2
100
PVC
24
UL2493
60
9804
2
100
PVC
28
UL2960
60
9829
2
100
PVC
24
UL2919
80
9842
2
120
PVC
24
UL2919
80
Belden Cables
Proplex Cables
PC224P
2
110
Polyurethane
22
Heavy Duty and Portable
105
PC224T
2
110
PVC
22
UL2464
105
PC226T
3
110
PVC
22
UL2464
* Characteristic Impedance
DMX Termination Connector
A DMX termination connector is required at the last luminaire (or "far
end of the line") to prevent signal reflections. Signal reflections may
cancel out the signal at certain line lengths, resulting in errors. The
terminator is also necessary for software downloads and running tests on
multiple luminaires. To construct your own connector, you will need the
following components:
•
5-pin, male XLR connector.
•
Two 1/4W 5% 120 ohm resistors.
1
5
2
3
4
Solder resistors across
pins 2 & 3, and 4 & 5
Note: A DMX termination connector assembly is available as an accessory from Philips Vari-Lite.
See “Replacement Items/Accessories” on page 6.
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INSTALLATION : INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
2
Installation Procedures
Hanging the Luminaire
The VL3015LT Spot Luminaire can be hung horizontally or vertically from any structure designed to
work with the type of load created by this moving luminaire. Two mounting bracket assemblies
(provided) are used to attach truss hooks or other mounting hardware as required. Many compatible
truss hooks are available from different manufacturers for your particular needs.
A minimum of one hook per truss hook bracket is required. If mounting method does not use truss
hooks, two attachment points per truss hook bracket are required. When attaching more than one point
on a single bracket, the attach points must be spaced as far apart as possible using the supplied
mounting holes.
Install mounting hardware and brackets:
Step
1. Install truss hooks on two provided truss hook brackets as required.
Mega Claw Truss Hook
(not provided)
Bracket
Example Truss
Hook Installation
Truss Hook Hardware
(not provided)
Figure 2-2: Installing Truss Hooks
Note: Various types of truss hooks can be used. The Mega Claw truss hook (as shown in the example
above) as well as many other standard hooks, can be ordered separately.
Step
2. Determine required configuration of bracket installation. Brackets may be installed in either
orientation as shown. The brackets must be parallel (as illustrated).
Bracket
Bracket
Figure 2-3: Bracket Orientation Options
Step
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buttons at bottom of enclosure. Slide forward and release locking mechanism to lock in
place. Ensure brackets are locked securely. (Always face brackets in same direction as
shown.)
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WARNING: Ensure that the bracket locking mechanism is fully seated after the bracket is installed
on the luminaire.
Truss Hook Bracket*
Locking Mechanism
Keyed
Hole
Press up when
installing or releasing
Raised Mounting Button
*IMPORTANT! Face brackets in
same direction for all configurations.
Once fitted over buttons,
slide forward to lock
in place
Locked
Figure 2-4: Installing Brackets on Luminaire Enclosure
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2
Installing in Truss:
Step
1. Using two people, lift luminaire into mounting position.
Step
2. Secure in place with truss hook. Ensure truss hook hardware that locks hook in place (e.g.
wing bolt) is properly tightened and that luminaire is fully supported.
Step
3. Attach safety cable (as required) as follows:
a. Connect one end of cable to luminaire handle.
b. Loop at least once around truss/pipe and attach other end of cable to other handle.
Step
4. Make sure service tilt and pan locks are disengaged so luminaire moves freely.
Step
5. Connect power and data cables according to procedure given in “Connecting Data and
Power” on page 18.
SAFETY CABLE: Recommended for all hanging installation and may be required by national and local
codes. Use enclosure handles for safety cable anchor points for this fixture.
NOTE: The enclosure handles were tested and are in compliance (for safety cable anchor points) of
the following safety standards: IEC / EN 60598-2-17.6.6 and UL1573.
31.0 in /
788.0 mm
IMPORTANT! Use only the inner
portion of the handle (as shown) to
anchor safety cable.
40.7 in /
1033.8 mm
21.7 in /
551.2 mm
30.5 in /
774.7 mm
33.5 in /
850.9 mm
Inner Portion
Top View
Safety Cable
(not included)
Loop at least
once on truss
through both
handles.
Enclosure Handle
For complete luminaire dimensions refer to the
diagram under “Dimensions” on page 71.
Figure 2-5: Hanging Configuration and Dimensions
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Floor Mounting the Luminaire
The luminaire enclosure is sufficient to stabilize the
luminaire in a floor installation, provided that the
mounting surface is flat and sturdy.
Luminaire
Enclosure
WARNING: Light Beam Projects Intense Heat. Do not
illuminate objects within 4.0 m (13.2 feet) of the
VL3015LT Spot Luminaire. Objects within this range can
scorch, melt, or ignite from the heat projected by the light
beam.
Figure 2-6: Floor Mounting
Connecting Data and Power
A maximum of 32 luminaires may be connected in any one DMX data link.
Note: This maximum limit applies to the luminaire "daisy chain" only. Your system or console may
require fewer luminaires on a single data link path. Consult your console documentation for more
information.
To connect power and data:
Step
1. Connect data cable from console to first luminaire in chain at DATA IN connector.
Step
2. If required, connect additional data cables from DATA THRU connectors to DATA IN
connectors of remaining luminaires in link.
Step
3. At last luminaire in link, install a DMX termination connector at DATA THRU connector.
(Luminaires and other devices on the same DMX chain may not function properly without
termination.)
Step
4. Connect AC input cable connector to power input source.
Step
5. Dress AC input and data cables and secure them so that they will not interfere with
luminaire head and yoke movement.
~
AC IN
DATA IN
~
AC IN
DATA THRU
MENU
ENTER
DATA IN
~
AC IN
DATA THRU
MENU
ENTER
Data Thru
DATA IN
DATA THRU
MENU
ENTER
Data Thru
Data In
(from console)
DMX Termination Connector
Figure 2-7: Connecting Power and Data
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Powering Up
Power Up and Configuration Procedure
Since Lamp On is the default state, the lamp will strike when the luminaire is powered up for the first
time when AC input power cable is connected and power is applied, the luminaire will immediately
begin a calibration sequence that steps it through pan and tilt movements. The internal color, gobo, and
beam mechanisms will also move through a full range of motion. After calibration, the luminaire head
will either stop at its "home" position (which positions the pan axis at mid-rotation and the head
parallel to the yoke with the lens pointing away from the luminaire upper enclosure) or move to its
current DMX-defined position if DMX data is present. All internal mechanisms also move to their
"home" or DMX-defined positions.
Subsequently, depending on the luminaire’s setting for Lamp Power-Up State (refer to “VL3015LT
Spot Menu System Function Chart” on page 49), when power is applied, the arc lamp will either a)
"strike" or ignite - Lamp On (default), b) await calibration completion and then strike - Cal On, or c)
await manual command to strike - Lamp Off.
CAUTION: Before applying power, be sure the luminaire is hung or positioned so that the head and
yoke can move freely without restriction. Make sure service tilt and pan locks are disengaged so
luminaire moves freely.
To power up:
•
At each luminaire, apply power by connecting luminaire to input power source (200 to 240VAC).
Luminaire will automatically step through following procedure:
a. If Lamp Power-Up State is set to Lamp On, lamp will strike (ignite).
b. Luminaire will cycle through calibration and stop at "home" position.
c. If Lamp Power-Up State is set to Cal On, lamp will strike (ignite) at end of calibration
sequence.
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Addressing
Program Starting Address
The address setting for DMX console controlled systems is entered using the Menu Display (refer to
“Menu Operation” on page 46). The luminaire retains the DMX address even if power is removed.
Note: Refer to your console operating instructions for specific information regarding its addressing
requirements.
Program a DMX starting address:
Step
1. Press [Menu].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Address appears. Press [Enter].
Step
3. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows to enter starting address.
Step
4. Press [Enter] to set.
Program Starting Address Without Calibrating
Luminaire
It is possible to bypass the calibration sequence and go directly to the Menu Display programming in
order to pre-program an address setting.
Program starting address without calibrating luminaire:
•
While powering up luminaire, press and hold [Menu]. Program address as in Program Starting
Address above.
•
Press and hold [Menu] until display changes from "Starting" to the DMX address.
Note: The luminaire will require a reset to restore control. See “VL3015LT Spot Control Channel
Functions” chapter on page 26 for control channel information on luminaire reset.
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CHAPTER 3.
Operation
This chapter contains instructions for operating the luminaire using DMX control and for
updating the internal software.
• VL3015LT Spot DMX Channels
• VL3015LT Spot DMX Mapping
• VL3015LT Spot Luminaire Timing
• Updating Software
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VL3015LT Spot DMX Channels
VL3015LT Spot Channel Mapping
These tables assume a DMX start address of 1. When a different starting address is used, this address
becomes channel 1 function and other functions follow in sequence.
Table 1: VL3015LT Spot DMX Channel Mapping
DMX Channel
Parameters
Range (DMX)
Range (%)
Default Value
1
Intensity
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16 bit control of Pan 540°of movement.
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16 bit control of Tilt 270° of movement.
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16 bit control of Edge from 0 to 65535.
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16 bit control of Zoom from 0 (6 deg) to 65535 (60
deg).
2
Pan Hi Byte
3
Pan Low Byte
4
Tilt Hi Byte
5
Tilt Low Byte
6
Edge Hi Byte
7
Edge Low Byte
Description
Linear Intensity control from 0 (closed) to 255
(open).
8
Zoom Hi Byte
9
Zoom Low Byte
10
CTO
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Controls CTO color wheel. 0 (open)
to 255 (full saturation).
11
Cyan
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Controls Cyan color wheel. 0 (open)
to 255 (full saturation).
12
Yellow
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Controls Yellow color wheel. 0 (open)
to 255 (full saturation).
13
Magenta
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Controls Magenta color wheel. 0 (open)
to 255 (full saturation).
Controls Fixed color wheel 1. Linear control from 0
to 216. From 217 to 255 will give different speeds of
wheel spin. Center color DMX values are denoted
by (bold) type face.
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Fixed Color
Wheel 1
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Position 1 = Open DMX = 0 - 18 (0)
Position 2 = Red DMX = 19 - 53 (36)
Position 3 = Yellow DMX = 54 - 89 (72)
Position 4 = Magenta DMX = 90 - 125 (108)
Position 5 = Kelly Green DMX = 126 - 161 (144)
Position 6 = Congo Blue DMX = 162 - 198 (180)
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 234
Stop DMX = 235 - 237
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 238 - 255
Controls Fixed color wheel 2. Linear control from
0 to 216. From 217 to 255 will give different speeds
of wheel spin. Center color DMX values are denoted
by (bold) type face.
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Wheel 2
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
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Position 1 = Open DMX = 0 - 18 (0)
Position 2 = Blue DMX = 19 - 53 (36)
Position 3 = Straw DMX = 54 - 89 (72)
Position 4 = Fuchsia DMX = 90 - 125 (108)
Position 5 = Orange DMX = 126 - 161 (144)
Position 6 = Green DMX = 162 - 198 (180)
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 234
Stop DMX = 235 - 237
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 238 - 255
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Table 1: VL3015LT Spot DMX Channel Mapping
DMX Channel
Parameters
Range (DMX)
Range (%)
Default Value
Description
Controls Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 using the following
DMX values. Half gobo positioning not possible.
16
Gobo Wheel 1
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Position 1 = Open (Indx) DMX = 0 - 10
Position 2 = Alpha Rays (Indx) DMX = 11 - 32
Position 3 = Night Sky (Indx) DMX = 33 - 54
Position 4 = Five Ray (Indx) DMX = 55 - 75
Position 5 = Block Breakup (Indx) DMX = 76 - 97
Position 1 = Open (Rtate) DMX = 98 - 119
Position 2 = Alpha Rays (Rtate) DMX = 120 - 141
Position 3 = Night Sky (Rtate) DMX = 142 - 163
Position 4 = Five Ray (Rtate) DMX = 164 - 184
Position 5 = Block Breakup (Rtate) DMX = 185 - 206
Position 1 = Open DMX = 207 - 216
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 236
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 237 - 255
17
G1 Index Rt High
18
G1 Index Rt Low
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16 bit control of Gobo 1 Index and Rotation in
either direction.
Controls Rotating Gobo Wheel 2 using the following
DMX values. Half gobo positioning not possible.
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Gobo Wheel 2
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Position 1 = Open (Indx) DMX = 0 - 10
Position 2 = Plowed (Indx) DMX = 11 - 32
Position 3 = Droplets (Indx) DMX = 33 - 54
Position 4 = On The Rocks (Indx) DMX = 55 - 75
Position 5 = Pangea (Indx) DMX = 76 - 97
Position 1 = Open (Rtate) DMX = 98 - 119
Position 2 = Plowed (Rtate) DMX = 120 - 141
Position 3 = Droplets (Rtate) DMX = 142 - 163
Position 4 = On The Rocks (Rtate) DMX = 164 - 184
Position 5 = Pangea (Rtate) DMX = 185 - 206
Position 1 = Open DMX = 207 - 216
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 236
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 237 - 255
20
G2 Index Rt High
21
G2 Index Rt Low
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16 bit control of Gobo 2 Index and Rotation in
either direction.
Controls Rotating Gobo Wheel 3 using the following
DMX values. Half gobo positioning not possible.
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Gobo Wheel 3
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Position 1 = Open (Indx) DMX = 0 - 10
Position 2 = Ovals (Indx) DMX = 11 - 32
Position 3 = Colored Gobo (Indx) DMX = 33 - 54
Position 4 = Pebbles (Indx) DMX = 55 - 75
Position 5 = Uneven Bars (Indx) DMX = 76 - 97
Position 1 = Open (Rtate) DMX = 98 - 119
Position 2 = Ovals (Rtate) DMX = 120 - 141
Position 3 = Colored Gobo (Rtate) DMX = 142 - 163
Position 4 = Pebbles (Rtate) DMX = 164 - 184
Position 5 = Uneven Bars (Rtate) DMX = 185 - 206
Position 1 = Open DMX = 207 - 216
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 236
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 237 - 255
23
G3 Index Rt High
24
G3 Index Rt Low
25
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0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16 bit control of Gobo 3 Index and Rotation in either
direction.
Beam Iris
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Controls beam size iris from 0 (Open) to 255 (small).
Frost
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Linear frost control from no frost (0) to full frost
(255).
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Table 1: VL3015LT Spot DMX Channel Mapping
DMX Channel
Parameters
Range (DMX)
Range (%)
Default Value
27
Prism
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
28
Prism Rt - High
29
Prism Rt - Low
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
Description
Inserts Prism into beam for prism effects.
Open (Out of Beam) DMX = 0 - 3
Prism Index DMX = 3 - 127
Prism Rotate DMX = 128 - 255
16 bit control of Prism Index and Rotation in
either direction.
Controls strobe operations as follows . . .
Open DMX = 0 - 2
Closed DMX = 3 - 5
Slow Rand DMX = 6 - 7
Med Rand DMX = 8 - 10
Fast Rand DMX = 11 - 12
Strobe Range DMX = 13 - 127 (fastest)
30
Strobe
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
31
Range
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Applies different tables to optics mechanism,
depending on throw distances. Used for achieving
maximum optical quality of zoom and edge.
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Focus Time
0 - 255
0 - 100%
255
Allows for luminaire timing of pan and tilt. Profile
should default to DMX 255 for smoothest console
fade times.
33
Color Time
0 - 255
0 - 100%
255
Allows for luminaire timing of color wheels. Profile
should default to DMX 255 for smoothest console
fade times.
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Beam Time
0 - 255
0 - 100%
255
Allows for luminaire timing of zoom, edge, and
beam. Profile should default to DMX 255 for
smoothest console fade times.
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Gobo Time
0 - 255
0 - 100%
255
Allows for luminaire timing of gobo wheel functions.
Profile should default to DMX 255 for smoothest
console fade times.
Used to strike/douse the lamp, set lamp levels, and
other various functions, as well as resetting the
luminaire via the console. DMX values are:
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Control
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Default Console Value (Idle) = DMX 0
Display-Menu Settings/Off = DMX 3 - 4
Reset Fixture to Defaults = DMX 5 - 7
*Color Snap ON = DMX 20 - 25
*Color Snap OFF (Norm) = DMX 30 - 35
*Dimmer Snap ON = DMX 40 - 45
*Dimmer Snap OFF (Norm) = DMX 50 - 55
Motor Mini-Stepping ON/OFF = DMX 60 - 65
Full Luminaire ReCal = DMX 81 - 87
ReCal Color = DMX 100 - 104
ReCal Gobo = DMX 112 - 116
ReCal Beam = DMX 126 - 130
ReCal Dim/Strobe = DMX 138 - 142
Lamp OFF = DMX 165 - 171
Lamp Low = DMX 176 - 184
Lamp Med = DMX 189 - 194
Lamp High = DMX 199 - 204
Lamp Strike = DMX 249 - 255
When resetting fixtures to Defaults, settings in
Bold will be activated.
* Note that these functions do not require the 3 sec
rule to execute. All other values do require the 3 sec
rule.
Notes:
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Default Values: Denotes recommended console default settings.
•
Use of Timing Channels: The default value setting in the profile should be 255 (proportional
control) to allow smooth movement when using console timing. The Timing channel data should
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change as a snap. A zero value will give the fastest move but without any smoothing, this can look
steppy in console-timed moves.
•
To use a timing channel instead of console timing it is necessary to set the timing channel to the
desired value and set cue and/or parameter time to zero. A combination of time controls can
produce unexpected results. Refer to “VL3015LT Spot Timing Channel Information” on page 34
for more information.
•
Timing Channel Control: The luminaire uses the timing channel value to calculate a smooth
continuous movement for a given time and transition.
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VL3015LT Spot Control Channel Functions
Control channel functions allow special actions such as reset, lamp on/off and partial recalibration.
These must be executed with zero time transition or with timing disabled. Discrete values must be
used; not manual controls such as faders or encoders (see chart below for values).
Reset - resets all luminaire mechanisms.
Lamp On or Lamp Off - switches lamp on or off.
Partial Recalibration - resets only the target mechanism (color, gobo, zoom, etc.) without affecting
others.
Table 3-1: VL3015LT Spot Control Channel
DMX Channel
Parameters
Range (DMX)
Range (%)
Default Value
Description
Used to strike/douse the lamp, set lamp levels, and
other various functions, as well as resetting the
luminaire via the console. DMX values are:
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Control
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Default Console Value (Idle) = DMX 0
Display-Menu Settings/Off = DMX 3 - 4
Reset Fixture to Defaults = DMX 5 - 7
*Color Snap ON = DMX 20 - 25
*Color Snap OFF (Norm) = DMX 30 - 35
*Dimmer Snap ON = DMX 40 - 45
*Dimmer Snap OFF (Norm) = DMX 50 - 55
Motor Mini-Stepping ON/OFF = DMX 60 - 65
Full Luminaire ReCal = DMX 81 - 87
ReCal Color = DMX 100 - 104
ReCal Gobo = DMX 112 - 116
ReCal Beam = DMX 126 - 130
ReCal Dim/Strobe = DMX 138 - 142
Lamp OFF = DMX 165 - 171
Lamp Low = DMX 176 - 184
Lamp Med = DMX 189 - 194
Lamp High = DMX 199 - 204
Lamp Strike = DMX 249 - 255
When resetting fixtures to Defaults, settings in
Bold will be activated.
* Note that these functions do not require the 3 sec
rule to execute. All other values do require the 3 sec
rule.
To use control channel functions:
Step
1. Select an action to be sent.
Step
2. Set control channel value for desired action (for example, 84 for ReCal). Hold value for 3
seconds.
Step
3. Set control channel value to zero. (This must occur without any scaling values. Action will
be voided if other values are detected between action value and zero.)
Note: A numerical keypad is suggested for sending values. An encoder or fader does not allow for a
quick value change, which is required to effect the control functions.
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VL3015LT Spot DMX Mapping
VL3015LT Spot Color Control
The luminaire’s color system is composed of a CMY color mixing mechanism and two fixed color
wheels. The follow sections describe these components.
Color Mixing
The color mixing mechanism is made up of four graduated color disks: cyan, magenta, yellow and
CTO (color temperature orange). These disks provide full-spectrum color crossfades from pastel to
saturated color.
Table 3-2: DMX Map for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and CTO Colors
% Value
DMX Value
Action
0
0
Open
100
255
Full Saturation
Fixed Color Wheel 1
Fixed color wheel 1 offers timed changes, half and full frame positions, and various spin rates in either
direction. The wheel contains six positions, one being open. The following illustration (Figure 3-1
shows the standard positions and color configuration for fixed color wheel 1:
Open
Pos 5
Congo
Blue
Pos 1
Red
Pos 4
Kelly
Green
Pos 2
Yellow
Note:
Color are simulated
and are for position
reference only.
Pos 3
Magenta
Figure 3-1: Fixed Color Wheel 1 Standard Filters / Positions
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Table 3-3: VL3015LT Spot Fixed Color Wheel 1 Standard Configuration Chart
Position
Color Filter
Part Number
1
Red
41.9686.0490
2
Yellow
41.9686.0491
3
Magenta
41.9686.0492
4
Kelly Green
41.9686.0493
5
Congo Blue
41.9686.0494
Fixed Color Wheel 2
Fixed color wheel 2, like fixed color wheel 1, offers timed changes, half and full frame positions, and
various spin rates in either direction. The wheel contains six positions, one being open. The following
illustration (Figure 3-2) shows the standard positions and color configuration for fixed color wheel 2:
Open
Pos 5
Green
Pos 1
Blue
Pos 4
Orange
Pos 2
Amber
Note:
Color are simulated
and are for position
reference only.
Pos 3
Dark
Fuchsia
Figure 3-2: Fixed Color Wheel 2 Standard Filters / Positions
Table 3-4: VL3015LT Spot Fixed Color Wheel 2 Standard Configuration Chart
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Position
Color Filter
Part Number
1
Blue
41.9686.0495
2
Amber
41.9686.0496
3
Dark Fuchsia
41.9686.0497
4
Orange
41.9686.0498
5
Green
41.9686.0499
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Fixed Color Wheels DMX Map
Table 3-5: VL3015LT Spot DMX Map for Fixed Color Wheels 1 and 2
DMX Channel
Parameters
Range (DMX)
Range (%)
Default Value
Description
Controls Fixed color wheel 1. Linear control from
0 to 216. From 217 to 255 will give different speeds
of wheel spin. Center color DMX values are denoted
by (bold) type face.
Fixed Color
Wheel 1
14
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Position 1 = Open DMX = 0 - 18 (0)
Position 2 = Red DMX = 19 - 53 (36)
Position 3 = Yellow DMX = 54 - 89 (72)
Position 4 = Magenta DMX = 90 - 125 (108)
Position 5 = Kelly Green DMX = 126 - 161 (144)
Position 6 = Congo Blue DMX = 162 - 198 (180)
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 234
Stop DMX = 235 - 237
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 238 - 255
Controls Fixed color wheel 2. Linear control from
0 to 216. From 217 to 255 will give different speeds
of wheel spin. Center color DMX values are denoted
by (bold) type face.
Fixed Color
Wheel 2
15
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Position 1 = Open DMX = 0 - 18 (0)
Position 2 = Blue DMX = 19 - 53 (36)
Position 3 = Straw DMX = 54 - 89 (72)
Position 4 = Fuchsia DMX = 90 - 125 (108)
Position 5 = Orange DMX = 126 - 161 (144)
Position 6 = Green DMX = 162 - 198 (180)
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 234
Stop DMX = 235 - 237
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 238 - 255
VL3015LT Spot Beam Control
Strobe
Table 3-6: VL3015 Spot DMX Map for Strobe
DMX Channel
Parameters
Range (DMX)
Range (%)
Default Value*
Description
Controls strobe operations as follows . . .
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0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
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Open DMX = 0 - 2
Closed DMX = 3 - 5
Slow Rand DMX = 6 - 7
Med Rand DMX = 8 - 10
Fast Rand DMX = 11 - 12
Strobe Range DMX = 13 - 127 (fastest)
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Range
The Range channel is used to fine tune the focus range of the fixture. If the image can not be
made sharp after adjusting the edge and zoom, adjust the range channel to gain sharpness of
the image.
Table 3-7: VL3015 Spot DMX Map for Strobe
DMX Channel
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Parameters
Range
Range (DMX)
0 - 255
Range (%)
Default Value*
0 - 100%
0
Description
Applies different tables to optics mechanism,
depending on throw distances. Used for achieving
maximum optical quality of zoom and edge.
VL3015LT Spot Gobo/Effects Control
Gobo Wheels 1, 2, and 3
These wheels have five positions, one being open. Figure 3-3 illustrates the standard gobo
configurations:
POS 5
POS 4
POS 3
POS 1
POS 2
Figure 3-3: Gobo Wheels 1, 2 and 3 Positions
For each wheel and their associated standard gobo or gag, refer to:
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“VL3015LT Spot Gobo Wheel 1 Standard Configuration Chart” on page 31.
•
“VL3015LT Spot Gobo Wheel 2 Standard Configuration Chart” on page 31.
•
“VL3015LT Spot Gobo Wheel 3 Standard Configuration Chart” on page 32.
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Table 3-8: VL3015LT Spot Gobo Wheel 1 Standard Configuration Chart
Position
Gobo Style
Part Number
1
Open
No Gobo (N/A)
2
Alpha Rays
41.6098.7029
3
Night Sky
41.6098.5011
4
Ray
41.6098.4003
5
Block Break-Up
41.6098.7015
Note:
Raw artwork shown for
gobos and gags is for
reference only.
Alpha Rays
Night Sky
Ray
Block Break-Up
Table 3-9: VL3015LT Spot Gobo Wheel 2 Standard Configuration Chart
Position
Gobo Style
Part Number
1
Open
No Gobo (N/A)
2
Plowed
41.6098.8513
3
Droplets Gag
41.6098.8506
4
On The Rocks
41.6098.8511
5
Pangea
41.6098.8512
Note:
Raw artwork shown for
gobos and gags is for
reference only.
Plowed
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Table 3-10: VL3015LT Spot Gobo Wheel 3 Standard Configuration Chart
Position
Gobo Style
Part Number
1
Open
No Gobo (N/A)
2
Circle of Ovals
41.6098.6011
3
Multi-Color Circles
41.6098.8801
4
Pebbles
41.6098.7002
5
Uneven Bars
41.6098.4211
Note:
Raw artwork shown for
gobos and gags is for
reference only.
Circle of Ovals
Multi-Color Circles
Pebbles
Uneven Bars
Index and Rotation
The gobo wheels operate in two modes: INDEX Mode and ROTATE Mode. The corresponding values
are given in the DMX Map Tables below. Gobos will also behave as follows:
• Gobo wheels will only stop at whole images.
• Timed moves are only available using the Gobo Time channel (27).
• Spins are variable from DMX 217-236 for CCW fast to slow, and 237-255 for CW slow to fast.
• The Gobo Index function utilizes 16-bit control which offers enhanced resolution whether in
INDEX or ROTATE mode.
Table 3-11: VL3015LT Spot DMX Map for Gobo Wheel 1, 2 and 3
DMX Channel
Parameters
Range (DMX)
Range (%)
Default Value*
Description
Controls Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 using the following
DMX values. Half gobo positioning not possible.
16
Gobo Wheel 1
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Position 1 = Open (Indx) DMX = 0 - 10
Position 2 = Alpha Rays (Indx) DMX = 11 - 32
Position 3 = Night Sky (Indx) DMX = 33 - 54
Position 4 = Shock Breakup (Indx) DMX = 55 - 75
Position 5 = Block Breakup (Indx) DMX = 76 - 97
Position 1 = Open (Rtate) DMX = 98 - 119
Position 2 = Alpha Rays (Rtate) DMX = 120 - 141
Position 3 = Night Sky (Rtate) DMX = 142 - 163
Position 4 = Shock Breakup (Rtate) DMX = 164 184
Position 5 = Block Breakup (Rtate) DMX = 185 - 206
Position 1 = Open DMX = 207 - 216
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 236
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 237 - 255
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17
G1 Index Rt High
18
G1 Index Rt Low
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
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16 bit control of Gobo 1 Index and Rotation in
either direction.
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Table 3-11: VL3015LT Spot DMX Map for Gobo Wheel 1, 2 and 3
Controls Rotating Gobo Wheel 2 using the following
DMX values. Half gobo positioning not possible.
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Gobo Wheel 2
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Position 1 = Open (Indx) DMX = 0 - 10
Position 2 = Plowed (Indx) DMX = 11 - 32
Position 3 = Droplets (Indx) DMX = 33 - 54
Position 4 = On The Rocks (Indx) DMX = 55 - 75
Position 5 = Pangea (Indx) DMX = 76 - 97
Position 1 = Open (Rtate) DMX = 98 - 119
Position 2 = Plowed (Rtate) DMX = 120 - 141
Position 3 = Droplets (Rtate) DMX = 142 - 163
Position 4 = On The Rocks (Rtate) DMX = 164 - 184
Position 5 = Pangea (Rtate) DMX = 185 - 206
Position 1 = Open DMX = 207 - 216
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 236
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 237 - 255
20
G2 Index Rt High
21
G2 Index Rt Low
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16 bit control of Gobo 2 Index and Rotation in
either direction.
Controls Rotating Gobo Wheel 3 using the following
DMX values. Half gobo positioning not possible.
22
Gobo Wheel 3
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Position 1 = Open (Indx) DMX = 0 - 10
Position 2 = Ovals (Indx) DMX = 11 - 32
Position 3 = Colored Gobo (Indx) DMX = 33 - 54
Position 4 = Pebbles (Indx) DMX = 55 - 75
Position 5 = Uneven Bars (Indx) DMX = 76 - 97
Position 1 = Open (Rtate) DMX = 98 - 119
Position 2 = Ovals (Rtate) DMX = 120 - 141
Position 3 = Colored Gobo (Rtate) DMX = 142 - 163
Position 4 = Pebbles (Rtate) DMX = 164 - 184
Position 5 = Uneven Bars (Rtate) DMX = 185 - 206
Position 1 = Open DMX = 207 - 216
Wheel Spin Fast to Slow DMX = 217 - 236
Wheel Spin Slow to Fast DMX = 237 - 255
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G3 Index Rt High
24
G3 Index Rt Low
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0 - 100%
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VL3015LT Spot Luminaire Timing
VL3015LT Spot Timing Channel Information
Timing channel control improves the timed moves of certain groups of parameters. We provide up to
four timing channels - Focus (pan and tilt), Color Time (color parameters), Beam Time (beam
parameters), and Gobo Time (gobo wheel operation).
Types of timing control:
•
Timing Control Channel: the luminaire uses its timing channel value to calculate a smooth
continuous movement for a given time and transition.
•
Console Timing: the console calculates the time duration between the DMX increments to be sent
for a given time and transition.
Guidelines:
•
Timing channels support time values of up to six minutes.
•
To use a timing channel instead of console timing, it is necessary to set the timing channel to the
desired value and set cue and/or parameter time to zero. A combination of time controls can
produce unexpected results.
•
The default value setting in the profile should be 255 (proportional control) to allow smooth
movement when using console timing.
•
The timing channel data should change as a snap. A zero value will give the fastest move,
however, without any smoothing this can appear "steppy" in console timed moves.
Note: Some parameters have been excluded from the timing channels. Wheel spin and gobo rotation
rate changes are not affected by timing channels.
Table 3-12: VL3015LT Spot Luminaire Channel Function / Timing Channel Relationship
Channel Function
Timing Channel
Focus Time
Color Time
Beam Time
Gobo Time
Pan (Hi Byte/Lo Byte)
Tilt (Hi Byte/Lo Byte)
Cyan
Magenta
Yellow
CTO
Color Wheels
Zoom
Edge
Beam Iris
Gobo Wheels 1, 2 and 3
Variable Frost
3-Facet Prism
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A timing value of zero is full speed. A time value of 100% (or DMX 255) enables the associated
parameter(s) to follow cue fade time (console time) rather than the timing channel.
Note: The particular storing syntax for your console, as well as instructions on how to write part cues,
can be found in the operation manual for that console.
To use these channels, you must:
Step
1. Create the cue, including color, gobo, edge and frost as required.
Step
2. Decide which fixtures and which parameter groups will use timing channels.
Step
3. Assign a value to the particular timing channel(s) you wish to use (for timing information,
see chart on next page).
Step
4. Set console timing (or cue fade time) for parameters and timing channels to zero seconds.
Step
5. Store cue.
Note: Avoid changing timing channel values in a fading cue. This can cause unexpected behavior in
the luminaire as the timing channel value is updated over time. Timing channel values and the final
destination of the parameters affected by the timing channel should always be sent in a zero count.
Timing channels can be set in either % or 0-255 (DMX) modes, with the following values assigned:
Table 3-13: Timing Channels Map
% Value
DMX
= Seconds
0
0
Full Speed
1
0.2
1
2
3
4
0.4
0.6
4
0.8
5
1
6
1.2
7
1.4
8
1.6
9
1.8
10
2
11
2.2
12
2.4
5
13
2.6
14
2.8
6
15
3
16
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3.4
18
3.6
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Table 3-13: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
8
20
4
21
4.2
22
4.4
23
4.6
24
4.8
25
5
26
5.2
27
5.4
28
5.6
29
5.8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
36
= Seconds
30
6
31
6.2
32
6.4
33
6.6
34
6.8
35
7.0
36
7.2
37
7.4
38
7.6
39
7.8
40
8
41
8.2
42
8.4
43
8.6
44
8.8
45
9
46
9.2
47
9.4
48
9.6
49
9.8
50
10
51
10.2
52
10.4
53
10.6
54
11
55
11
56
12
57
12
58
13
59
13
60
14
61
14
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Table 3-13: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
= Seconds
62
14
63
15
25
64
15
65
16
26
66
16
67
16
27
28
29
30
17
17
70
18
71
18
72
18
73
19
74
19
75
20
76
20
77
20
78
21
79
21
80
21
81
22
32
82
22
83
23
33
84
23
85
23
31
34
35
36
37
86
24
87
24
88
25
89
25
90
25
91
26
92
26
93
27
94
27
95
27
96
28
38
97
28
98
29
39
99
29
100
29
40
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69
101
30
102
30
103
30
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Table 3-13: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
104
31
41
105
31
106
32
107
32
108
32
109
33
110
33
111
34
112
34
113
34
42
43
44
114
35
45
115
35
116
36
46
117
36
118
36
47
48
49
50
51
119
37
120
37
121
38
122
38
123
38
124
39
125
39
126
39
127
40
128
40
129
41
130
41
131
41
132
42
52
133
42
134
43
53
135
43
136
43
54
55
56
57
38
= Seconds
137
44
138
44
139
45
140
45
141
45
142
46
143
46
144
47
145
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Table 3-13: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
= Seconds
146
47
147
48
58
148
48
149
49
59
150
49
151
49
60
61
62
63
50
50
154
50
155
51
156
51
157
52
158
52
159
52
160
53
161
53
162
54
163
54
164
54
165
55
65
166
55
167
56
66
168
56
169
56
64
67
68
69
70
170
57
171
57
172
58
173
58
174
58
175
59
176
59
177
59
178
60
179
60
180
65
181
65
182
65
183
70
72
184
70
185
75
73
186
75
187
75
71
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Table 3-13: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
188
80
74
189
80
190
85
191
85
192
85
193
90
194
90
195
95
196
95
75
76
77
197
95
198
100
78
199
100
200
110
79
201
110
202
110
80
81
82
83
84
203
120
204
120
205
120
206
130
207
130
208
140
209
140
210
140
211
150
212
150
213
160
214
160
215
160
216
170
85
217
170
218
180
86
219
180
220
180
87
88
89
40
= Seconds
221
190
222
190
223
200
224
200
225
200
226
210
227
210
228
210
229
220
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Table 3-13: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
= Seconds
90
230
220
231
230
232
230
233
230
91
234
240
92
235
240
236
250
93
237
250
238
250
94
95
96
260
260
241
270
242
270
243
270
244
280
245
280
246
290
247
290
248
290
249
300
98
250
300
251
310
99
252
310
253
310
97
100
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240
254
310
255
Follows Cue
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Updating Software
USB Download and Programming
To download files with a PC equipped with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port, you need the
VARI❋LITE USB Luminaire Programming Kit (28.8500.0054). The USB Luminaire Programming
Kit can be ordered directly from your Authorized VARI❋LITE Dealer.
The VARI❋LITE USB Luminaire Programming Kit (28.8500.0054) includes:
•
VARI❋LITE USB Upload Cable (25.9600.0001)
•
USB Luminaire Programming Kit CD (87.8500.0002)
•
Instruction Sheet (02.8500.0100)
•
VARI❋LITE carry bag (07.5044.0005)
Computer Requirements for the USB Luminaire Programming Kit
• PC running Microsoft® Windows®. Although the USB Luminaire Programming kit software is
not directly compatible with Apple Macintosh® computers, it does run with some Windows
emulators.
•
In addition to Windows, your computer must be running IE 5.01 or later, and Microsoft.NET
Framework Version 3.5 (or later), which you can download from http://www.microsoft.com and
search for .NET Framework downloads.
•
An available USB 2.0 port on the PC.
•
For Windows Vista (64-Bit) and Windows 7 (64-Bit) operating systems, refer to the Vari-Lite
Technical Notice TN-309 (in the product downloads section) on the Vari-Lite web site.
USB VLDownloader PC Program and .bin Luminaire Files
The USB VLDownloader program and current .bin files are available from the Product Downloads
page at www.vari-lite.com. Instructions for installing the USB VLDownloader program on your PC
are also available on the Product Downloads page. Use the USB VLDownloader program to transfer
updated versions of the luminaire operating software (.bin files) from your PC to the luminaires.
Note: Refer to instruction sheet 02.8500.0100 for detailed programming instructions for VARI❋LITE
luminaires.
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Lists specific versions of
downloaded software (on PC)
Click to download specific software
version to connected luminaire(s)
3
Device Connection Status and
USB Downloader Controls
Click logo to go to
Vari-Lite web site
(internet connection
required)
Download History
Will show current
progress of download
Figure 3-4: VL Download Program Window
Transferring Software From Luminaire to Luminaire
It is possible to transfer specific software versions between luminaires. As in the case of installing new
software versions, multiple luminaires can be programmed at the same time if they are data linked
together (refer to “Connecting Data and Power” on page 18), however a maximum of 32 luminaires
can be updated at once.
Hardware Requirements
Data cables used in this process must have two twisted pairs and a shield. It is also recommended that
cables meet all other USITT DMX specification requirements. Refer to “Data Cables” on page 13.
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A DMX termination connector is used in this process. Refer to page 14 for more information regarding
the construction of this connector.
Master luminaire containing
software version to download
Luminaire 1
requiring update

Luminaire 2
requiring update


AC In
AC In
AC In
Data Thru
Data Thru
Data In
DMX Termination
Figure 3-5: Software Transfer Setup
Transfer Procedure
This procedure is used to transfer software versions between luminaires.
Step
1. At last luminaire, install DMX termination connector into DATA THRU XLR connector.
Step
2. At master luminaire (first in chain) Menu Display, press [Menu].
Step
3. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Fixture appears.
Step
4. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Download appears. Press [Enter].
Step
5. OK? will be displayed. Press [Enter] to accept.
Step
6. Download will proceed. (Download will take 4-5 seconds.) The number of blocks displayed
will be less in a luminaire-to-luminaire download than in a PC-to-luminaire download for
the same software version.
Step
7. Once download is complete, luminaire will automatically recalibrate. Once recalibration is
complete, recalibrate luminaire one additional time.
Verify software version at luminaire:
Step 1. At Menu Display, press [Menu].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Fixture appears. Press [Enter].
Step
3. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Version appears. Press [Enter].
The first half of the version will be displayed as a date (MM/DD/YY). For example, 03/18/
03 (March 18, 2003).
Press [Enter] to display second half of version. This will be displayed as a time (HH:MM).
For example, 16.36 = 4:36 pm)
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Menu System
This chapter contains instructions for operating the luminaire using the Menu Display feature.
• Menu Operation
• Menu Functions
• Self-Tests
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Menu Operation
What Is the Menu System?
The menu system is a programmable set of commands used to configure, address, operate, and test the
luminaire. The menu system is controlled at the Menu Display available at the enclosure input panel.
Menu Display

Figure 4-1: Menu Display Location
Controls Operation
The menu system is controlled by four buttons. These buttons function as follows:
[Menu] button. Displays the menu, or if at first level, the current address.
[Enter] button. Selects the current menu option or stores current data value.
[Up] arrow. Scrolls menu options upward or increases current data value.*
[Down] arrow. Scrolls menu options downward or decreases current data value.*
Address
Menu function or value
Selects the current menu option
or enters current data value
Displays the menu, or if at
first level, the current address
Backlit LCD Display
Changes a value or
scrolls through menus *
MENU ENTER
* The arrows will have opposite functions if the luminaire is hung upside down in a hanging orientation
due to the automatic orientation feature. In other words, the arrow pointing downward always functions as down/decrease and the arrow pointing upward always functions as up/increase regardless of
the luminaire orientation.
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To enter the menu system, first press [Menu]. The functions displayed will be 1st level functions.
Scroll through the 1st level functions by pressing [Up] / [Down] arrows. Once the desired function
appears in the display, press [Enter]. You are now at the 2nd level. Once again, press the [Up] /
[Down] arrows to scroll through 2nd level functions. Press [Enter] to access 3rd level functions and so
forth. When the highest level for the function is reached, [Up] / [Down] arrows can be pressed to enter
a value or select a toggle activation such as On/Off. Press [Enter] to store the value or select an action.
For example:
1st Level
2nd Level
3rd Level
Test
All @1
RUN TEST
Default State
The menu display’s default state during normal operation is to display the DMX address. After 10
seconds of inactivity at the display, it will change to the default state.
After longer periods of inactivity, the menu display will switch to its off state. The default state for this
feature is 5 minutes, however, different time lengths can also be programmed.
To program a different time length for menu off feature:
Step
1. Press [Menu].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Config (Configuration) appears. Press [Enter].
Step
3. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows to access Display. Press [Enter].
Step
4. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows to select either 30 Sec (30 seconds), 5 Min (5 minutes), 10
Min (10 minutes), or ON (on indefinitely). Press [Enter] to set.
Shortcuts
A few button combinations are provided as shortcuts for frequently used menu functions. These
shortcuts are as follows:
•
Pressing [Enter] and [Up] at the same time = Lamp On
•
Pressing [Enter] and [Down] at the same time = Lamp Off
•
Pressing [Menu] and [Up] at the same time = Recalibrate
•
Pressing [Menu] at Power up interrupts calibration. See “Program Starting Address Without
Calibrating Luminaire” on page 20 for more information.
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Menu Functions
VL3015LT Spot Menu System Overview
The following is a graphic representation of the entire menu system.
Address - value (1 thru 512)
Manual
Setup
Configure
Normal
Flw Spot (follow spot mode)
Lamp
Power
Power Up
Lamp Level
Display
DMX
Data
XXXXX (value)
Rot Gobo 1
XXXXX (value)
30 Sec
5 Min
10 Min
Inv Tilt
Fixture
Status
XXX
(value)
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
OK? (or displays any errors)
Re-Calibrate
Luminaire ID
Version
48
Test
On
Inv Pan
OK?
XXX
MM/DD/YY
Fixture Hrs
XXXX #
Download
OK?
XXXXX (value)
XXXXX (value)
Gobo 2 Index
XXXXX (value)
Rot Gobo 3
XXXXX (value)
Gobo 3 Index
XXXXX (value)
Edge
XXXXX (value)
Zoom
XXXXX (value)
Frost
XXXXX (value)
Prism
Prism Index
XXXXX (value)
XXXXX (value)
On
OK?
Swap
Gobo 1 Index
Rot Gobo 2
Note: Manual is disabled if DMX512 signal is present.
Up
Down
Channel XX (1 - 36)
Pan/Tilt
XXXXX (value)
Lamp Off
Full
Enable
Disable
On
Off
Change Lum ID
XXXXX (value)
Magenta
XXXXX (value)
Display Tilt
Reset Default
XXXXX (value)
Yellow
CTO
Off Time
Dimmer Snap
XXXXX (value)
Cyan
Cal On
Enable
Disable
Movement
Head Mtr
XXXXX (value)
Strobe
XXXXX (value)
# of hours
Movement
Dimmer
Col Wheel 1
OK?
Pan / Tilt
XXXXX (value)
Col Wheel 2
Low
Reset Hrs
XXXXX (value)
Tilt
On
Off
Lamp On
Medium
Lamp Hours
Pan
HH:MM
All Seq
Pan / Tilt
Pan
Tilt
Dimmer
Strobe
Cyan
Yellow
Magenta
CTO
Color 1
Color 2
Rot Gobo 1
Index 1
Rot Gobo 2
Index 2
Rot Gobo 3
Index 3
Frost
Prism
Lamp
Encoder
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Run Test
Note: Test mode is disabled if DMX512 signal is present.
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VL3015LT Spot Menu System Function Chart
The following is a detailed look at the internal menu system.
Table 4-1: VL3015LT Spot Menu System Chart
1st Level
2nd Level
3rd Level
Address
XXX Address value
Setup
Luminaire
Operational
Setup
Normal Normal Operational
Mode
Flw Spot "Follow Spot"
Operational Mode
Configure
Configuration
Lamp Lamp Operational
Settings and Options
Power Lamp Power
4th Level
5thLevel
ON (default)
OFF
Power UP Lamp Power-up State
Lamp On Lamp On
Cal ON Lamp On
After Calibration
Lamp Off Lamp Off
Lamp Level Lamp Operational
Power Level Setting
Full Full Power
Level
Medium Medium
Power Level
Low Lowest Power
Level
Lamp Hours Lamp Operational
Hours
XXXX Cumulative #
of Lamp Operation
Hours
Reset Hrs Reset Lamp Hours
OK?
Pan/Tilt Pan and Tilt
Movement Pan and Tilt
Movement
Enable Enable
Head Mtr Head Motor
Movement Head Movement
Enable Enable
Display Display Illumination
Off Time Sets display
illumination duration
30 Sec OFF in 30
seconds
Disable Disable
Disable Disable
5 Min OFF in 5
minutes
10 Min OFF in 10
minutes
ON ON indefinitely
Display Tilt Sets display
orientation in relation to the
upper enclosure
Dimmer Snap Dimmer
Operational Setting
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On Dimmer Snap On
Off Dimmer Snap Off
ResetDef Reset Default
OK?
Chg LumID Change
Luminaire ID
XXXX Value
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Table 4-1: VL3015LT Spot Menu System Chart
1st Level
DMX
DMX Data
2nd Level
3rd Level
4th Level
5thLevel
DATA
Channel XXX DMX Channel (1
through 36)
XXXX Current DMX
Value for selected
channel
Pan/Tilt Pan and Tilt
Options
Swap Swap Pan & Tilt
ON
Inv Pan Invert Pan
ON
OFF
OFF
Inv Tilt Invert Tilt
ON
OFF
Fixture
Manual*
Manual
Commands
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Status Status/Error Display
Scrolls error messages or
displays OK
Re-Cal Recalibrate
OK? Recalibrate the fixture
Luminaire ID Luminaire ID
XXXXXXXX Luminaire ID
Number
Version Version
MM/DD/YY (Page 1)
Fixt Hrs Fixture Hours
XXXX # Hours of Use (non
editable)
Download Download
Software
OK?
Pan
XXX Value
Tilt
XXX Value
Dimmer
XXX Value
Strobe
XXX Value
Cyan
XXX Value
Yellow
XXX Value
Magenta
XXX Value
Col Wheel 1 Color Wheel 1
XXX Value
Col Wheel 2 Color Wheel 2
XXX Value
CTO Color Temperature
Orange
XXX Value
Rot Gobo1 Rotating Gobo
Wheel 1
XXX Value
Gobo 1 Index Rotating
Gobo Wheel 1 Index
XXX Value
Rot Gobo2 Rotating Gobo
Wheel 12
XXX Value
Gobo 2 Index Rotating
Gobo Wheel 2 Index
XXX Value
Rot Gobo3 Rotating Gobo
Wheel 3
XXX Value
Gobo 3 Index Rotating
Gobo Wheel 3 Index
XXX Value
Edge
XXX Value
Zoom
XXX Value
Frost
XXX Value
Prism
XXX Value
Prism Index
XXX Value
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Table 4-1: VL3015LT Spot Menu System Chart
1st Level
Test
2nd Level
3rd Level
All Seq Test All
mechanisms - sequence
through each mechanism
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Pan/Tilt
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Pan
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Tilt
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Dimmer
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Strobe
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Cyan
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Yellow
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Magenta
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
CTO
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Color 1 Color Wheel 1
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Color 2 Color Wheel 2
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
RotGobo1
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
GobIndx1
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
RotGobo2
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
GobIndx2
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
RotGobo3
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
GobIndx3
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Frost
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Prism
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Lamp Disables Pan/Tilt and
executes Home position.
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
Encoder
RUN TEST Run-Test in Progress
4th Level
5thLevel
Press [Menu] to
stop tests
* For 16-bit parameters, the data displayed will be scaled to a range of 0-4095.
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Menu Function Definitions
For easy reference, each possible menu item is listed alphabetically in the first column by its display
abbreviation. The second column follows with a definition of the abbreviation and then a third column
provides an explanation of its purpose and function.
Table 4-2: Menu Function Definitions
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Display
Definition
Purpose
10 Min
10 Minutes
Sets Menu Display to automatically shut off after 10 minutes of non-use.
30 Sec
30 Seconds
Sets Menu Display to automatically shut off after 30 seconds of non-use.
5 Min
5 Minutes
Address
Address
All SEQ
All Sequence
Cyan
Cyan
Cal ON
Calibration On
Chan XXX
DMX Channel
Chg LumID
Change Luminaire ID
Sets Menu Display to automatically shut off after 5 minutes of non-use.
Accesses option for setting luminaire DMX starting address.
Tests all internal mechanisms in sequence for X steps.
Specifies cyan color parameter for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Configures arc luminaire so that lamp will strike after calibration.
Specifies DMX channel for display of current data value.
To set luminaire identification number
ColrMix
Color Mixer
Specifies color mixing mechanism for testing (Test).
Col Wheel #
Color Wheel
Specifies color wheel (1 or 2) for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Config
System
Configuration
Accesses options for setting lamp, pan/tilt, and Menu Display defaults. Also accesses
lamp information such as number of hours used, along with its respective reset function.
CTO
CTO Function
Specifies CTO (color temperature orange) parameter for manual control (Manual) or
testing (Test).
Data
DMX Data
Dimmer
Dimmer
Accesses option for setting DMX address channel.
Dimmer Snap
Dimmer Snap Operation
Disable
Disable
Disables a function.
Display
Display
Accesses options for Menu Display illumination defaults.
DMX
DMX
Download
Download
Edge
Edge
Specifies dimmer mechanism for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Specifies dimmer mechanism for either normal or snap modes.
Accesses options for DMX system settings.
Initiates download of luminaire software.
Specifies edge function for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Enable
Enable
Enables a function.
Encoder
Encoder
Accesses pan/tilt encoders for diagnostic testing.
FAIL
Test Fail
FixGobo
Gobo Wheel 1
Specifies gobo wheel 1 (rotating gobo wheel) for manual control (Manual) and testing
(Test)
Indicates that a test has failed.
Fixt Hrs
Fixture Hours
Displays total number of hours luminaire has been powered on.
Fixture
Fixture
Flw Spot
Follow Spot
Accesses luminaire information such as serial number, software version, and total
operation hours. Also accesses recalibration and download options.
Sets the luminaire to follow spot operational mode where the pan and tilt are disabled
(not controllable by DMX commands). Focus, zoom, gobo/effects, and color are still
controllable by DMX.
Frost
Frost Mechanism
Head Mtr
Head Motor
Specifies frost function for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Inv Pan
Invert Pan
Reverses pan action for special focus requirements.
Inv Tilt
Invert Tilt
Reverses tilt action for special focus requirements.
Configures head movement options.
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Table 4-2: Menu Function Definitions (Continued)
Display
Definition
Lamp
Lamp
Purpose
Accesses lamp power-up options, reset and information (Config) or presets the Zoom
and Edge to a specific setting for Lamp adjustment (Test).
Lamp OFF
Lamp is Off
Lamp ON
Lamp is On
Configures arc luminaire so that lamp will strike upon power up.
LampHour
Lamp Hours
Displays total number of lamp operating hours.
Displays unique luminaire ID number.
Lum Id
Luminaire ID
Magenta
Magenta
Manual
Manual
Movement
Movement
Configures arc luminaire so that lamp will not strike upon power up.
Specifies magenta parameter for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Accesses options for luminaire mechanism control by entry of data values.
Enables or disables pan and tilt movement.
OFF
Off
OK
Okay
Indicates calibration has completed and no errors have occurred.
OK?
Okay?
Prompt for pressing [Enter] before an action is executed.
ON
On Indefinitely
Pan
Pan
Pan/Tilt
Pan/Tilt
PASS
Test Pass
Power
Lamp Power
Power Up
Power Up
Prism
Prism Mechanism
Prism Index
Prism Index
Program
Programming
Turns off a function.
Sets Menu Display to stay on until programmed otherwise (Display) or turns on a
function.
Specifies pan function for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Accesses pan and tilt options for focus swap function, movement enable/disable, manual control and testing.
Indicates that a test has passed.
Accesses options to adjust lamp power setting.
Accesses options for lamp power up state.
Specifies prism parameter for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Specifies prism parameter for manual control (Manual).
Currently programming the new version of software.
Re-Cal
Recalibrate
ResetDef
Reset Defaults
Recalibrates luminaire.
ResetLmp
Reset Lamp
Rot Index #
Gobo Index #
Specifies rotating the gobo index for manual control (Manual) and testing (Test) (EOT
sensor, etc.) for each rotating gobo wheel assembly (1 through 3)
Rot Gobo #
Gobo Wheel #
Specifies rotating gobo wheel for manual control (Manual) and testing (Test) for each
rotating gobo wheel assembly (1 through 3)
RUN TEST
Run Test
Indicates that a mechanism test is in progress.
Sensor
Sensors
Accesses sensor types for diagnostic testing.
Setup
Setup
Resets default system configuration values.
Resets lamp hour and strike counters. (For use when new lamp is installed.)
Accesses unit model type options (do not change).
Status
Status/Error
Strobe
Strobe
STST
Sensor Test
Swap
Swap
Test
Test
Accesses diagnostic tests for internal mechanisms.
Tilt
Tilt
Specifies tilt function for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Version
Version
Displays current software version date and time (in two pages).
Yellow
Yellow
Specifies yellow color parameter for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Zoom
Zoom Function
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Allows scrolling through error list or displays OK if no errors.
Specifies strobe function for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
Indicates that a system sensor test is in progress.
Swaps pan/tilt action for special focus requirements.
Specifies zoom function for manual control (Manual) or testing (Test).
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Self-Tests
Running Parameter Tests
The luminaire is capable of running self-tests by using the Test menu functions.
When running tests on multiple luminaires, a DMX termination connector is required at the last
luminaire in the link. Refer to “Connecting Data and Power” on page 18 for more information
regarding the construction of this connector.
Note: After 10 seconds of inactivity, the menu display will change to the default state showing the
address.
To connect luminaires for simultaneous testing:
Step
1. At last luminaire, install a DMX termination connector into DATA THRU XLR connector.
Step
2. At master luminaire Menu Display, press [Menu].
Master Luminaire
Luminaire 1


Data Thru
Luminaire 2

Data Thru
DMX Termination Connector
Figure 4-2: Testing Setup
To run tests:
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Step
1. Press [Menu].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Test appears. Press [Enter].
Step
3. Use [Up] / [Down] arrows to select a parameter to test. Refer to “VL3015LT Spot Menu
System Function Chart” on page 49 for a complete list of test parameters which can be
chosen.
Step
4. Press [Enter] to run test.
Step
5. Press [Menu] to stop test at any time.
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Movement Disable
The Movement option allows pan and tilt to be disabled so that the luminaire can be placed in any
position for testing without movement occurring. In order to regain full control of the luminaire,
Movement will need to be enabled after testing.
Note: When using the Movement option, pan and tilt will be disabled for all the luminaires that are
linked.
WARNING: If the Followspot Handle accessory is installed, you must use the FLW Spot (Follow
Spot Operational Mode) setting in Setup menu. Movement Disable is temporary setting and is not
retained when power is disengaged from the fixture. The FLW Spot setting is retained when power is
disengaged until changed in the menu setting by the user.
To set movement option:
Step
1. Press [Menu].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Config appears. Press [Enter].
Step
3. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Pan/Tilt appears. Press [Enter].
Step
4. Movement will be displayed. Press [Enter].
Step
5. Use [Up] / [Down] arrows to select Enable or Disable. Press [Enter] to select.
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APPENDIX A.
Luminaire Care and
Routine Maintenance
This appendix provides instructions for troubleshooting and routine maintenance which may be
necessary during the life of the luminaire.
• Equipment Handling
• Troubleshooting
• Routine Maintenance
WARNING: All maintenance procedures are to be performed with power removed from the
luminaire. Never remove covers or backcap while lamp is in operation.
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Equipment Handling
Below are some basic tips and information on handling luminaires and their associated components.
Locations/Use
VARI❋LITE luminaires are designed for dry locations only. Exposure to rain or moisture (including,
but not limited to, fog machines, misters, etc.,) may damage luminaire.
Lamps
Servicing
•
When handling a lamp, hold it by the ceramic base while wearing cotton gloves or finger cots. Do
not touch the glass envelope (bulb). If you touch the glass with bare fingers, immediately wipe off
any fingerprints with isopropyl alcohol.
•
Use care when opening and closing the rear castings (or covers) of luminaires and cleaning
reflectors. Any jarring can undo the optical alignment of the lamp.
Heat
When lamps are lit, the interior of the luminaires becomes very hot. To aid in the airflow circulation
within the luminaires, after dousing the lamps, wait ten minutes before removing power to the
luminaires. This will provide enough time for the equipment fan to cool off the unit. Users should wait
until the unit is cool to the touch before servicing or handling.
Lamp Life
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•
When operating arc lamps, allow luminaires to operate for at least 3 minutes. It takes about 3
minutes for the fill components (mercury and halogen-metal compounds) in the lamp tubes to
vaporize completely. If the lamps are switched off earlier than 3 minutes, the fill components are
partially vaporized. The inadequately vaporized fill components and the electrode material
(tungsten) are deposited in the areas of the lamp tubes that have remained cool. As a result, the
lamp tubes blacken prematurely and reduce the service life of the lamps.
•
If system will be unattended for more than two hours, luminaire lamps should be doused. Standby
mode should not be used for more than two hours.
•
When the lamp is struck, the luminaire should be maintained in a horizontal position when not in
use.
•
For arc lamp luminaires, heads should be tilted horizontal before starting lamps. Lamps generate
light by an electrical discharge arc, whereby the electrons from two electrodes excite the fill
components to give off light. Because of the alternating current “position”, the electrons are
alternately given off by the two electrodes. When a lamp is set in a vertical position, the halogenmetal compounds, which determine the color temperature of the lamp, collect at the top end of the
glass envelope. When the lamp is started, color deviations occur since the concentration of halogen
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compounds is greater around the top electrode than the bottom electrode. In addition, the fill
components that are difficult to vaporize congeal around the bottom electrode, thereby reducing
lamp life.
Solid State Electronics
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) presents a significant danger to solid state electronic components
(semiconductor devices and PC board assemblies). Static electricity can build on a variety of common
objects (including people) simply by handling or moving. ESD rarely results in immediate failure of a
component, but shows up later as an intermittent problem or severely reduces the life of the
component. All VARI❋LITE equipment uses solid state electronics and appropriate precautions to
protect them should be observed when servicing.
Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
All PC boards should be shipped in electrostatic shielding bags. When handling PC boards or
components, devices such as conductive mats and conductive wrist straps should be used whenever
possible. If these precautionary devices are not available, handling of PC boards and components
should be avoided.
CAUTION: Black foam (used to package solid state electronics) should never be used for packing
batteries or put in contact with PC boards which contain batteries.
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Troubleshooting
Error Messages
If a problem occurs during luminaire calibration, at the end of the calibration sequence the Menu
Display will cycle through any applicable error message(s) until the end of the list is reached. To
review the error messages again, it will be necessary to access them using the Status function.
To access error messages:
Step
1. Press [Menu].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Fixture appears. Press [Enter].
Step
3. Press [Up]/ [Down] arrows to access Status. Press [Enter]. (Display will now scroll
through any error messages or display OK if no errors.)
Table A-1: Error Messages
Display
Message
OK
No Errors Found
Pan/No Sens
Pan/Encoder/Fail
Pan encoder failure.
Tilt/No Sens
Tilt sensor not found.
Tilt/Encoder/Fail
Tilt encoder failure.
Index1/No Sens
Gobo 1 Index sensor not found.
RotGobo1/No Sens
Index2/No Sens
RotGobo2/No Sens
Index3/No Sens
RotGobo3/No Sens
Dimmer/No Sens
Rotating Gobo wheel 1 sensor not found.
Gobo 2 Index sensor not found.
Rotating Gobo wheel 2 sensor not found.
Gobo 3 Index sensor not found.
Rotating Gobo wheel 3 sensor not found.
Dimmer sensor not found.
Cyan/No Sens
Cyan sensor not found.
Yellow/No Sens
Yellow sensor not found.
Magenta/No Sens
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Pan sensor not found.
Magenta sensor not found.
ColWheel1/No Sens
Color wheel 1 sensor not found.
ColWheel2/No Sens
Color wheel 2 sensor not found.
CTO/No Sens
CTO sensor not found.
Zoom/No Sens
Zoom sensor not found.
Edge/No Sens
Edge sensor not found.
Frost/No Sens
Frost sensor not found.
Prism/No Sens
Prism sensor not found.
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Troubleshooting Guide
If a problem is suspected, first try recalibrating the luminaire to prompt an error message. The chart
below provides possible causes and remedies for various error messages and/or symptoms.
Table A-2: Troubleshooting Chart
Message
Symptom
Description
Lamp
Power
Douse
Lamp does not strike
upon start-up
Lamp Off option is configured
n/a
Lamp douses frequently
Lamp Douse
Fan failure...
- check fans for proper connection and operation.
n/a
Lamp will not strike
Lamp Strike Failure
Lamp cutout switch engaged...
- check lamp cutout switches at lamp box and fan
ducts.
Bad lamp...
- replace lamp.
Low input voltage...
- check input power (must be 200 to 264 VAC).
n/a
Luminaire behaves
oddly
Profile Not Matched
Profile not set correctly...
- confirm console patch matches fixture DMX
address.
- confirm DMX protocol matches console profile.
n/a
Luminaire does not
power up
No power
Switch not turned on...
- verify switch is turned on.
Not plugged in...
- ensure A/C cable is connected to power source.
n/a
Self tests will not run or
software download does
not work.
DMX Data Input
Detecting DMX data...
- disconnect DMX input cable.
n/a
No response to DMX
data
DMX Failure
MCB connector disconnected...
- check MCB DATA IN connection.
n/a
Erratic control of
luminaire
DMX Termination
No DMX termination or termination not correct...
- check for DMX terminator.
n/a
No control of pan or tilt
movement from DMX
(console) commands
Pan/Tilt do not respond to
DMX
Pan/Tilt do not respond to DMX...
- Turn off Followspot Mode in Setup menu. (Ensure
that Followspot handle accessories are not
installed!)
- Pan/Tilt transport locks need to be disengaged.
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- Reconfigure lamp startup option in Lamp config
menu.
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Routine Maintenance
Lamp Replacement
WARNING: Ensure that power is removed from luminaire when installing lamp.
CAUTION: Wear cotton gloves or other covering while installing lamp. Touching lamp glass with
bare fingers will leave oil and may cause the lamp to explode or reduce lamp life. If touched, use
alcohol and cotton cloth to thoroughly clean glass portion of lamp.
To replace lamp:
Step
1. Ensure power is removed from luminaire.
Step
2. At rear of luminaire head, loosen four 1/4-turn screws and slide lamp box back and out (it is
hinged).
Step
3. One side at a time, press lamp lock lever forward and remove current lamp.
Step
4. Position new lamp with dimple side down. One side at a time, press lamp lock lever forward
and insert lamp connector. Ensure lamp is seated fully in place.
Step
5. Close lamp box and re-tighten 1/4-turn screws.
Step
6. Align lamp as detailed in “Align Lamp” on page 63.
Lamp (dimple side down*)
CAUTION:
Allow lamp to cool
before servicing.
CAUTION:
Do not touch lamp or
reflector with bare fingers.
Lamp Connector
Reflector
Lamp Box
NOTE: *Dimple, on lamp, towards reflector.
Luminaire Head Not Shown For Clarity
Figure A-1: Installing Lamp
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Align Lamp
The design of the VL3015LT Spot Luminaire optical system allows for a flat or peaked field. A flat
field is one where there is no detectable hot spot and a peaked field is one where the intensity of the
beam is greater at the center of the beam than at the perimeter.
After a new lamp is installed, it will be necessary to align the lamp to optimize the beam. Knobs
located at the luminaire’s backcap will allow adjustment.
WARNING: Backcap and adjustment knobs will be HOT during lamp operation. Wear gloves to
prevent burns.
To align lamp:
Step
1. Power-up luminaire.
Step
2. At Menu Display, select Lamp from Config menu (refer to “VL3015LT Spot Menu
System Overview” on page 48). (If using console, set intensity to 100%, open beam size iris
and focus for hard edge.)
Step
3. Position beam on a white wall at a distance of 10 to 20 feet.
Step
4. At backcap, using X, Y and Z adjustment knobs, adjust beam as required.
CAUTION:
RISK OF FIRE. USE ONLY 1500 WATT, H TYPE 100V METAL HALIDE LAMP,
SFc10-4 BASE.
ATTENTION:
RISQUE D'INCENDIE. UTILISER UNIQUEMENT UNE LAMPA HALOGENE EN METAL DE
TYPE H, 1500 WATT, 100V ET UN SUPPORT SFc10-4.
CAUTION:
Backcap
RISK OF EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION. DO NOT OPERATE
WITHOUT COMPLETE LAMP ENCLOSURE IN PLACE OR WHEN LENS IS DAMAGED.
X
DISCONNECT FIXTURE
BEFORE RELAMPING
CAUTION: HOT LAMP
DO NOT OPEN FOR 5 MINUTES
AFTER SWITCHING OFF.
Y
Z
Figure A-2: Aligning Lamp - Lamp Alignment Knobs
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Gobo Replacement - Gobo Wheels
Tools:
#2 Phillips screwdriver
WARNING: Remove power from luminaire before performing maintenance. Gobos may be HOT
after operation. Allow to cool before replacing.
To replace a rotating gobo:
Step
1. Remove power from luminaire.
Step
2. Remove top and/or bottom head cover by loosening four 1/4-turn screws to access the three
gobos wheels.
Step
3. If removing gobos via bottom of head assembly, undo fan tray assembly with thumb screw
to access.
Step
4. Rotate desired gobo wheel until required gobo position is accessible.
CAUTION: Do not push on gobo glass. Press on gobo carrier only.
CAUTION: Do not touch gobos with bare fingers. Wear cotton gloves or other covering while
replacing. To clean, refer to “Cleaning Optics, Filters and Gobos” on page 68.
Step
5. Remove current gobo by carefully pressing on edges of gobo carrier with fingers, pressing
gobo toward front end of luminaire (toward lens), and out of wheel.
Step
6. Install new gobo as follows:
a. Align three tabs on gobo carrier with three notches in wheel (gobo can only be oriented
in one direction).
b. Insert gobo carrier into wheel, ensuring that carrier snaps into place.
Step
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7. Replace cover(s).
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Top Head Cover *
1/4-Turn Screw (4 per head cover)
Gobo Wheel
(see detail)
Bottom Head Cover *
* Head covers are attached by tethers.
CAUTION:
Do not touch glass with bare fingers.
Press on gobo carrier only.
ROTATING GOBO WHEELS
Rotating Gobo Wheel
Front of luminaire
Gobo Assembly
Carrier
Press from this side
Figure A-3: Replacing Gobos
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Fixed Color Filter Replacement
Tools:
#2 Phillips screwdriver
WARNING: Remove power from luminaire before performing maintenance. Filters may be HOT
after operation. Allow to cool before replacing.
To replace a fixed color filter on Color Wheel 1 (closest to the lamp):
Step
1. Remove power from luminaire.
Step
2. Remove bottom (relative to backcap label) head cover by loosening the four 1/4-turn screws.
Step
3. Undo fan tray assembly with thumb screw to access filters.
CAUTION: Do not touch filters with bare fingers. Wear cotton gloves or other covering while
replacing filters. To clean filters, use isopropyl alcohol and soft cloth. Strong cleaning solutions can
damage coating. Fingerprints or other grease deposits on filters can cause the glass to break.
Step
4. As shown in Figure A-4, rotate Color Wheel 1 until the filter you are changing is accessible.
Step
5. To improve access to the filter, rotate the mixed color wheels to position the cut-outs next to
the filter you are changing.
Step
6. Gently press the color filter toward the lamp until it is free of the lock pins. Remove filter.
Step
7. Orienting coated side of filter towards lamp, slide new filter under the spring clip until it is
securely retained by the lock pins.
Step
8. Replace the head cover.
To replace a fixed color filter on Color Wheel 2 (closest to the lens assembly):
Step
1. Remove power from luminaire.
Step
2. Remove top (relative to backcap label) head cover by loosening the four 1/4-turn screws.
CAUTION: Do not touch filters with bare fingers. Wear cotton gloves or other covering while
replacing filters. To clean filters, use isopropyl alcohol and soft cloth. Strong cleaning solutions can
damage coating. Fingerprints or other grease deposits on filters can cause the glass to break.
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Step
3. Rotate Color Wheel 2 until the filter you are changing is accessible.
Step
4. To improve access to the filter, rotate the mixed color wheels to position the cut-outs next to
the filter you are changing.
Step
5. As shown in Figure A-4, gently press the color filter toward the lens until it is free of the
lock pins. Remove the filter.
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Fixed Color Filter Replacement (continued)
Step
6. Orienting coated side of filter towards lamp, slide new filter under the spring clip until it is
securely retained by the lock pins.
Step
7. Replace the head cover.
Top Head Cover *
1/4-Turn Screw
Color Wheel
(see detail)
Bottom Head Cover *
* Head covers are attached by tethers.
FIXED COLOR WHEELS
Color Filter
Color Filter
Fixed Color Wheel
Assembly With Color Wheels
(Note, shown removed for clarity only.
Do not remove assembly)
CAUTION:
Do not touch filter with bare fingers.
Wear cotton gloves.
Figure A-4: Replacing a Color Filter
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Cleaning Optics, Filters and Gobos
WARNING: Remove power from luminaire before performing maintenance.
WARNING: Acetone is a harsh cleaning agent and solvent. Acetone is very flammable. Please
handle acetone according to manufacturer’s safety instructions and precautions.
The front lens, optics/color filters, and reflector may require cleaning after extended use.
•
FRONT LENS: Use a isopropyl alcohol with a soft, lint-free cloth to clean the front lens.
•
OPTICS/COLOR FILTERS/ GOBOS: Use Acetone or Isopropyl Alcohol along with a soft, lintfree cloth to clean the optics/color filters.
•
REFLECTOR: Use Acetone or Isopropyl Alcohol along with a soft, lint-free cloth to clean the
reflector.
CAUTION: Do not continuously rub color filters or reflector - it may damage or remove the optical
coating.
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APPENDIX B.
Technical
Specifications
VL3015LT Spot Luminaire
PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTIONS
Color System
Six color control wheels total. A three filter CMY cross fading
system, two fixed color wheels with five interchangeable color
filters each capable of continuous wheel rotation for additional
effects, and a variable CTO color temperature correction wheel.
Zoom Optics
A 13-element 10:1 zoom optics system, covering a range from 6° to
60°.
Beam Size Control
A mechanical iris provides continuous beam size control for rapid
and smooth timed beam angle changes.
Intensity Control
Full field dimming designed for smooth timed fades as well as quick
dimming effects.
Strobe
High-performance dual blade strobe system capable of ultra-fast operation.
Rotating Gobo Wheels
Three gobo/effects wheels combine to each offer four rotatable, indexable gobo positions and one
open position.
Edge and Pattern Focus
Variable beam focus to soften edges of gobos or spots. Remarkable depth of field capability allows
morphing effects between all pattern and effects wheels.
Variable Frost
Independent, drop-in armature that holds variable frost glass.
Rotating Prism
Independent, drop-in armature which rotates and holds a 3-facet prism.
Pan and Tilt
Smooth, time-controlled continuous motion by way of three-phase stepper motor systems.
Pan and Tilt Range
Pan - 540°, Tilt - 270° (Accuracy: 0.3° resolution)
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OPTICAL
Source
Triple wattage, double-ended lamp. The lamp is capable of operation at 900W, 1200W or 1650W mode selectable from fixture or console.
Color Temperature
6000K at 1650W and 6300K at 900W and 1200W
Output
42,487 lumens
Reflector
Precision glass reflector with dichroic cold mirror coating.
Color Filter
Fixed wheel color filters: .044" thick, 2.039" diameter.
Gobo
Gobos are E size. Metal gobos are not acceptable.
OPERATIONAL
Power Requirements
Standard AC power distribution from 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. The unit requires up to 12 A depending
on the AC supply voltage.
Operational Temperatures
-20° to 104°F (-29° to 40°C)
Cooling
Forced air cooled.
Control
Compatible with a wide variety of DMX512 consoles.
DMX Channels
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Mounting Position:
The VL3015LT Spot luminaire can be mounted and operated in any orientation.
Weight
115 lbs. (52.3 kg)
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions
Hangs on 31.0 inch (79 cm) centers. Luminaire can be mounted and operated in any orientation.
21.7 in /
551.2 mm
16.7 in /
424.2 mm
150.3o
150.3o
40.7 in /
1033.8 mm
6.1 in /
155.0 mm
19.2 in /
487.7 mm
18.0 in /
457.2 mm
270o
270o
30.5 in / 774.7 mm
14.1 in /
16.4 in /
358.1 mm
416.6 mm
33.5 in /
850.9 mm
33.5 in /
850.9 mm
32.7 in /
830.6 mm
24.3 in /
617.2 mm
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PHOTOMETRIC
1500W Short Arc Lamp
Zoom Lens
Position
CENTER BEAM
CANDELA
CENTER BEAM
FOOT-CANDLE
TOTAL
LUMENS
FIELD ANGLE
(degrees)
FIELD
DIAMETER
TN*
NFOV
1,619,083
5,168
24,097
6.3
0.1107
MFOV
555,807
11,343
38,251
25.7
0.4545
WFOV
109,368
13,950
42,487
40.3
0.7215
NOTES:
A. All data taken with a seasoned light source at 20 hours of life.
B. * Multiply throw distance by Tn to determine coverage.
C. To calculate center beam illuminance (I) at a specific distance (D): I = cd / D2
-- if (D) is in feet, (I) is in foot candles
-- if (D) is in meters, (I) is in lux
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