Vari Lite VL500 Wash Luminaires User`s manual

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VL500™ Wash Luminaire User’s Manual
The information furnished in this manual is for informational use only and is subject to change without notice. Please check www.vari-lite.com for latest
version. Vari-Lite assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this manual. All information and graphics are
property of Genlyte Group LLC, 10911 Petal Street Dallas, Texas 75238 USA.
Version as of: 01-March-2006
Part number: 02.9685.0001 0
VL500™ Wash Luminaire User’s Manual
©2006 Genlyte Group LLC. All Rights Reserved.
FOREWORD
How To Obtain Warranty Service
A copy of the 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 customerservice@genlytecontrols.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.
Go to the Vari-Lite web site www.vari-lite.com, click on the Support link, and download the RMA
form. Put the completed RMA form in shipping container along with a copy of your invoice (if
available). Write the RMA number legibly on or near the shipping address label and return the unit,
freight prepaid to:
Vari-Lite
Attention: Warranty Service (RMA#___________)
10911 Petal Street
Dallas, Texas 75238 USA
As stated in the warranty, it is required that the shipment be insured and FOB our service center.
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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 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 60598-1:200/A11:2000 + A12:2002 Luminaire Safety Standard, General Requirements
EN 60598-2 17:1989/A2:1991 Specification for Luminaires for Stage and Studio Lighting
EMC
EN 61000-6-4:2001 Emission Strandard for industrial environments
EN 61000-6-2:2001 Immunity for industrial environments
We certify that the product conforms to the protection requirements of council directives: 73/23/EEC
(LVD) and 89/336/EEC (EMC)
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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 VL500 wash
luminaire requires a certain type of lamp (see “Replacement Items/Accessories” on page 6 for all
Series 500TM wash lamps). 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, 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 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 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
Overview...................................................................................................................... 4
Components
Included Items.............................................................................................................. 5
Replacement Items/Accessories................................................................................... 6
Chapter 2. Installation
Power and Data Cabling Requirements
Power ........................................................................................................................... 8
Current vs. Voltage................................................................................................ 9
Data Cables ................................................................................................................ 11
Recommended Cable Types/Manufacturers........................................................ 12
Termination Connector........................................................................................ 13
Installation Procedures
Installing Lamp .......................................................................................................... 14
Hanging the Luminaire .............................................................................................. 15
Floor Mounting the Luminaire................................................................................... 17
Connecting Data and Power....................................................................................... 17
Powering Up
Power-Up Procedure .................................................................................................. 19
Addressing
Program Starting Address .......................................................................................... 20
Program Starting Address Without Calibrating Luminaire........................................ 20
Transporting
Pack Up Cue............................................................................................................... 21
Chapter 3. Operation
Color Control
CYM Crossfade Color Mixing...................................................................................
DMX Operation
VL500 Wash Channel Mapping.................................................................................
DMX Mapping
CYM Crossfade Color Mixing and Dimming............................................................
Beam Control .............................................................................................................
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Luminaire Timing
Luminaire Timing Channel Information ....................................................................
Control Channel Functions ........................................................................................
Updating Software
Reprogramming Luminaires ......................................................................................
Components Overview ........................................................................................
Reprogramming Procedure..................................................................................
Transferring Software From Luminaire to Luminaire ...............................................
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Chapter 4. Menu System
Menu Operation
What Is the Menu System? ........................................................................................
Default State ........................................................................................................
Shortcuts ..............................................................................................................
Lamp Hours Progress Bar (Arc Models Only)....................................................
Menu System Overview.............................................................................................
Menu System Functions.............................................................................................
Function Definitions ..................................................................................................
Self Tests
Running Parameter Tests ...........................................................................................
Diagnostic Tests .........................................................................................................
Test Descriptions .................................................................................................
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Appendix A. Maintenance
Routine Maintenance
Lamp Replacement .................................................................................................... 56
Front Glass Replacement ........................................................................................... 58
Cleaning Optical Lenses and Filters .......................................................................... 60
Appendix B. Technical Specifications
Mechanical .................................................................................................................
Optical........................................................................................................................
Operational.................................................................................................................
Photometric ................................................................................................................
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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 VARI❋LITE® VL500™ Wash Luminaires. Familiarizing yourself with this
information will help you to get the most out of your product.
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
VL500™ Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0001
Tungsten
120V or 230V, Standard Color System
VL500™ Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0011
Tungsten
120V or 230V, Pastel Color System
VL500DTM Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0002
Tungsten
120V , Integral IGBT Dimmer, Standard
Color System
VL500DTM Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0012
Tungsten
120V , Integral IGBT Dimmer, Pastel Color
System
VL500DTM Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0003
Tungsten
230V , Integral IGBT Dimmer, Standard
Color System
VL500DTM Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0013
Tungsten
230V , Integral IGBT Dimmer, Pastel Color
System
VL500 80VTM Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0004
Tungsten
80V, Dimmer (90 - 260V Input), Standard
Color System
VL500 80VTM Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0014
Tungsten
80V, Dimmer (90 - 260V Input), Pastel Color
System
VL500ATM Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0005
Arc
575W, Ballast, Standard Color System
VL500ATM Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0015
Arc
575W, Ballast, Pastel Color System
VL500ATM Wash Luminaire
20.9685.0006
Arc
700W, Ballast, Standard Color System
VL500A
20.9685.0016
Arc
700W, Ballast, Pastel Color System
TM
Wash Luminaire
Source
Comments
Additional Documentation
Note: Performing maintenance procedures may void the product warranty. Refer to the Vari-Lite
Limited Warranty card included in the product shipping package for more information.
For more information regarding DMX512 systems, refer to the following document available from
United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT):
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Digital Data Transmission Standard for Dimmers & Controllers plus AMX 192 Analog Multiplex
Data Transmission Standard for Dimmers & Controllers. (A copy of Recommended Practice for
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DMX512 is included.)
USITT Inc.
6443 Ridings Road
Syracuse, New York 13206-1111 USA
Tel: (800) 938-7488 Fax: (866) 398-7488 / www.usitt.org
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 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 Vari-Lite customer. Whether your needs are telephone troubleshooting assistance,
product training or technical service, our full-time staff of experienced professionals are on-hand 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 Service Center or Contact the 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: customerservice@genlytecontrols.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
Overview
Series 500TM Wash Luminaires feature highlights:
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Color Mixing System: The patented DICRO❋TUNETM color
mixing system using three sets of 16-radially mounted
dichroic blades - magenta, blue, and amber - designed to
produce smooth, full spectrum color cross-fades. The color
system is available in standard and pastel colors.
•
Variable Beam Angle:
•VL500: 12.5° to 20° (dependant upon lens type).
•VL500D: 12.5° to 20° (dependant upon lens type).
•VL500A: 7.5° to 16.5° (dependant upon lens type).
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Beam Control (VL500 and VL500D luminaires only): 16radially mounted diffuser planes to control beam spread.
•
Intensity Control (VL500A luminaire only): Internally mounted blackout panels to control
intensity.
•
Pan/Tilt: Smooth, time-controlled continuous motion by way of a three-phase stepper motor
system.
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Range: Pan - 540° , Tilt - 270°.
•
Pan/Tilt Accuracy: 0.3° resolution.
•
Weights:
•VL500: 43 lbs (19.5 kg)
•VL500D: 48 lbs. (21.8 kg)
•VL500A: 43 lbs. (19.5 kg), 13.5 lbs. (6.12 kg) external ballast
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Operational Temperature: -20° to +122° F (-29° to +50° C)
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Control by DMX512 protocol.
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Components
Included Items
The following illustration shows all items included with the luminaire:
VL500A Wash Models
Neutrik PowerCon ®
AC Input Connector
Lamp
(VL500 and VL500D models only)
VL500A Wash Luminaires
Warranty Card
Unpack & Quick
Start Guide
External Arc Ballast
Series 500 Wash CD ROM
(User’s Manual)
Ballast to Fixture
Lamp Cable
Product
Registration
Product Support
Sheet
VL500 and VL500D Wash Models
Unconnectorized
Lamp Power Cable
(VL500 Only)
IGBT Dimmer
VL500 Wash Luminaire
VL500D Wash Luminaire
Figure 1-1: VL500 Wash Luminaire Included Items
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Replacement Items/Accessories
The following optional and/or replacement items can be ordered directly from your Authorized
VARI❋LITE® Dealer or Vari-Lite. When ordering, please order by the Vari-Lite part number.
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Accessory
22.9620.0194
Safety Cable Assembly
25.9661.0057
DMX Termination Connector Assembly
28.9661.0054
Luminaire Programming (XLR5) Kit
42.9685.0201
Clear Lens (VNSP)
42.9685.0207
Stipple Lens (NSP) Standard with Fixture
42.9685.0203
8-Row Lenticular Lens (MFL)
42.9685.0206
10-Row Lenticular Lens (MFL)
42.9685.0204
12-Row Lenticular Lens (WFL)
42.9685.0205
Buxom Lens (VWFL)
55.6840.0001
Mega Clamp Truss Hook, Round and Square
55.6841.0001
Mega Claw Truss Hook, 2" Round
71.2529.0120
120V/1200W Tungsten Halogen Replacement Lamp
71.2526.0230
230V/1000W Tungsten Halogen Replacement Lamp
71.9685.0080
80V/1200W Tungsten Halogen Replacement Lamp
71.2528.0575
575W MSR Arc Replacement Lamp
71.9685.0702
MSR700/2 MSR Arc Replacement Lamp
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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.
• Power and Data Cabling Requirements
• Installation Procedures
• Powering Up
• Addressing
• Transporting
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Power and Data Cabling Requirements
Power
The luminaire requires standard AC power distribution from 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. Three amps to
twelve amps will be required depending on the AC supply voltage and product model.
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 service in countries with 240 volt power.
For single-phase power at 100 to 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
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Current vs. Voltage
The following tables provide the luminaire’s current draw at specific voltages. Total Luminaire
Current is calculated with the lamp on and all motors sequencing.
Table 2-1: VL500 Wash Luminaire - Current vs. Voltage (120V/1200W Lamp)
Voltage @ 60Hz
Total Luminaire
Current (Motor +
Lamp Current)
Motor Current
Lamp Current
90V
15.8A
2.5A
13.4A
100V
14.3A
2.3A
12.0A
110V
13.0A
2.1A
10.9A
120V
11.9A
1.9A
10.0A
130V
11.0A
1.8A
9.3A
Table 2-2: VL500 Wash Luminaire - Current vs. Voltage (230V/1000W Lamp)
Voltage @ 60Hz
Total Luminaire
Current (Motor +
Lamp Current)
Motor Current
Lamp Current
180V
6.9A
1.3A
5.6A
190V
6.5A
1.2A
5.3A
200V
6.2A
1.2A
5.0A
210V
5.9A
1.1A
4.8A
220V
5.7A
1.1A
4.6A
230V
5.4A
1.0A
4.4A
240V
5.2A
1.0A
4.2A
Table 2-3: VL500D Wash Luminaire - Current vs. Voltage (120V/1200W Lamp)
Voltage @ 60Hz
Current
90V
15.8A
100V
14.3A
110V
13.0A
120V
11.9A
130V
11.0A
Table 2-4: VL500D Wash Luminaire - Current vs. Voltage (230V Version)
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Current
180V
6.9A
190V
6.5A
200V
6.2A
210V
5.9A
220V
5.7A
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Voltage @ 60Hz
Current
230V
5.4A
240V
5.2A
Table 2-5: VL500A Wash Luminaire - Current vs. Voltage (575W Arc Lamp - Turbo Mode)
Voltage @ 60Hz
Current
90V
8.6A
100V
7.8A
110V
7.1A
120V
6.5A
130V
6.0A
140V
5.6A
180V
4.3A
190V
4.1A
200V
3.9A
210V
3.7A
220V
3.6A
230V
3.4A
240V
3.3A
Table 2-6: VL500A Wash Luminaire - Current vs. Voltage (700W Arc Lamp - Normal Mode)
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Voltage @ 60Hz
Current
90V
9.5A
100V
8.5A
110V
7.8A
120V
7.1A
130V
6.6A
140V
6.1A
180V
4.8A
190V
4.5A
200V
4.3A
210V
4.1A
220V
3.9A
230V
3.7A
240V
3.6A
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Data Cables
The 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 min. gauge for runs up to 1000 feet (300m).
•
22 AWG min. 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.
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.
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.
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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 (+)
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Data In
Cable Pinout
5
1
4
3
2
Female Conn.
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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.
Type
Pairs
ZΩ∗
Jacket
AWG
Use
Temp (F)
Belden Cables
1215A
2
150
PVC
26
IBM Type 6
Office cable
75
1269A
2
100
PTFE
22 (Solid)
High Temp, Plenum cable
200
8102
2
100
PVC
24
UL2919
80
8132
2
120
PVC
28
UL2919
80
8162
2
100
PVC
24
UL2493
60
82729
2
100
PTFE
24
High Temp, Plenum cable
200
88102
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
Heavy Duty and
Portable
105
105
Proplex Cables
PC224P
2
110
Polyurethane
22
PC224T
2
110
PVC
22
UL2464
PC226T
3
110
PVC
22
UL2464
* Characteristic Impedance
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Termination Connector
A XLR 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:
1
5
2
3
4
Solder resistors across
pins 2 & 3, and 4 & 5
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5-pin, male XLR connector.
•
Two 1/4W 5% 120 ohm resistors.
Note: A male termination connector is available as an accessory from Vari-Lite. See “Replacement
Items/Accessories” on page 6.
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Installation Procedures
Installing Lamp
In the event the lamp was packed separately during shipment, it will be necessary to install in the
luminaire before use.
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 install lamp (if applicable):
Step
1. Ensure power is removed from luminaire.
Step
2. Remove lamp from shipping box.
Step
3. Set the luminaire head horizontally.
Step
4. Engage service tilt lock to secure luminaire head in position.
Step
5. Unlatch and open back of luminaire.
Step
6. Install lamp into lamp socket taking care not to touch lamp glass.
Step
7. Close and re-latch back of luminaire.
Step
8. Disengage service tilt lock to allow luminaire head to move freely.
CAUTION:
Ensure lamp is seated
straight in socket before
re-installing backcap.
Backcap
Assembly
Latch
Lamp
Figure 2-1: Installing Lamp
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Hanging the Luminaire
The VL500 wash 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 truss hooks or other mounting
hardware are required. Many compatible truss hooks are available from different manufacturers for
your particular needs.
A minimum of two hooks per luminaire is required. If mounting method does not use truss hooks, two
attachment points, per luminaire, are required.
Install mounting hardware:
Step
1. Install truss hooks directly to the luminaire base (foot) as required.
Mega Claw Truss Hook
(not provided)
Example Truss
Hook Installation
VL500 Enclosure
Truss Hook Hardware
(not provided)
Note:
Some components not shown for clarity
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.
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2-4.
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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:
Base
(Foot)
a. Connect end of cable to luminaire cable mounting
hole on front of foot.
b. Loop at least once around truss/pipe and attach other end of cable to cable mounting
hole.
Safety Cable:
Recommended for hanging installations.
May be required by local codes.
Note:
Some components not shown for clarity
Figure 2-3: Safety Cable Installation
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Step
2
4. Connect power and data cables according to procedure given in “Connecting Data and
Power” on page 17.
Figure 2-4: Hanging Dimensions and Clearances
Floor Mounting the Luminaire
VL500 wash luminaires are not designed nor sufficient to sit directly on its base (foot) in a floor
installation application without a suitable floor mount plate. When used in this type of application,
attach a floor mounting plate to the base and make sure the mounting surface is flat and sturdy. Be sure
to leave enough space around the luminaire to allow proper, uninterrupted airflow for cooling and
movement (See “Hanging Dimensions and Clearances” on page 17.)
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.
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Step
3. At last luminaire in link, install male termination connector at DATA THRU connector.
(Luminaires and other devices on the same DMX chain may not function properly without
termination.)
Data In
from console
AC In
AC In
AC In
Data Thru
Data Thru
Termination
Figure 2-5: Data Link
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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.
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Powering Up
Power-Up Procedure
All Models
Since Lamp On is the default state, the lamp will come on (tungsten models) or strike (arc models)
when the luminaire is powered up for the first time. When AC power is applied, the luminaire will
immediately begin a calibration sequence that steps it through full pan and tilt movements. The
internal color 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 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.
Arc Models Only
Subsequently, depending on the luminaire’s setting for Lamp Power-Up State (refer to “Menu
Operation” on page 42), when power is applied, the arc lamp will either a) "strike" or ignite - Lamp On
(default), b) await calibration 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.
To power up:
Step
1. At each luminaire, apply power connecting the power cable to the unit. Luminaire will
automatically step through following procedure:
a. If Lamp Power-Up State is set to Lamp On, lamp will come on (tungsten models only).
b. Luminaire will cycle through calibration and stop at "home" position (only if DMX is
not present).
c. For arc models only, 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 42). 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 scroll to 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].
•
When display changes from "Starting" to the DMX address, program address as in Program
Starting Address above.
Note: The luminaire will require a reset to restore control.
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Transporting
Pack Up Cue
When shipping or transporting a VL500 wash luminaire, certain settings should be used to minimize
the possibility of damaging internal components. Because of the complexity and delicate nature of the
64 panes of dichroic glass filters used in the VL500 wash luminaire, extra care should be observed to
minimize damage.
As a precaution, Vari-Lite recommends the following settings as a "Pack-Up" cue before putting the
luminaires in their flight cases and/or shipping boxes.
•
The Pan should be set to 50% or a DMX value of 128.
•
The Tilt should be set to 50% or a DMX value of 128.
•
All Colors and Diffuser Glass should be set to 100% or a DMX value of 255.
•
On Arc units, Dimmer Panels should be set to 0% or a DMX value of 0.
WARNING: The Pan and Tilt service locks should not be engaged while shipping. These locks are
for service only and are not designed to be engaged during transport.
WARNING: As with all automated luminaires, proper handling and suitable protective shipping cases
should be used when transporting fixtures to reduce the risk of damage. For more information, please
refer to Vari-Lite technical notice (TN-235) "Transportation and Shipping Case Requirements" in the
"Support" section on the Vari-Lite web site.
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Operation
This chapter contains instructions for operating the luminaire using DMX control and for
updating the internal software.
• Color Control
• DMX Operation
• DMX Mapping
• Luminaire Timing
• Updating Software
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Color Control
The VL500 Wash Luminaire’s color system is composed of the patented DICRO❋TUNETM CYM,
color mixing mechanism. The following sections describe the various components of the VL500 wash
luminaire.
CYM Crossfade Color Mixing
The color mixing mechanism is made up of two individual color bulkheads that contain Cyan, Yellow,
and Magenta (CYM). These color mixing bulkheads are comprised of 16-radially mounted dichroic
glass elements to provide full-spectrum color crossfades from pastel to saturated colors.
Front Bulkhead - Amber & Diffuser
(VL500/VL500D/VL500 80V Only)
Front Bulkhead - Amber & Dimmer
(VL500A Only)
Rear Bulkhead - Magenta & Blue
(All Models)
Figure 3-1: VL500 Wash Color Bulkheads
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DMX Operation
VL500 Wash 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.
Figure 3-2: VL500 Wash Luminaire Channel Mapping
DMX Channels
Parameters
Extended
16-Bit
Mode
Range
16-Bit
Mode
8-Bit
Mode
Intensity
0 (closed) - 255 (open)
1
1
1
Pan Hi Byte
0 - 65535
2
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
Pan Lo Byte
Tilt Hi Byte
0 - 65535
Tilt Lo Byte
Easy
Mode
3
Cyan Mixer
0 (open) - 255 (full saturation)
6
6
4
Yellow Mixer
0 (open) - 255 (full saturation)
7
7
5
Magenta Mixer
0 (open) - 255 (full saturation)
8
8
6
Diffuser
0 - 255 Tungsten units only - Blank for Arc
9
9
7
Focus Timing
0 (fast) - 255 (proportional)
10
-
-
Color Timing
0 (fast) - 255 (proportional)
11
-
-
Beam Timing
0 (fast) - 255 (proportional) Tungsten units only
12
-
-
Intensity Timing
0 (fast) - 255 (proportional) Arc units only
12
-
-
Control*
See Table 3-6 on page 34
13
10
8
*Notes:
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 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 “Luminaire
Timing” on page 27 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
Console Timing: The Console calculates the time duration between the DMX increments to be sent for a given time and transition.
Timing Channel Mapping:
Focus timing: Pan and Tilt
Color Timing: Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta.
In VL500 Arc Units: Intensity Timing is LUMINAIRE TIMING and VL500A Arc Units still use 13 channels although it does not have a diffuser
mechanism and Intensity Timing in place of Beam Timing.
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DMX Mapping
CYM Crossfade Color Mixing and Dimming
CYM Crossfade Color Mixing
Table 3-1: DMX Map For CYM Crossfade Color Mixing
% Value
DMX Value
Action
0
0
Open (White)
100
255
Closed (Full
Saturation)
Dimming
Table 3-2: DMX Map For Dimmer
% Value
DMX Value
Action
0
0
Closed
100
255
Open
Beam Control
Beam (Diffuser)
Table 3-3: DMX Map For Beam (Diffuser) - Tungsten Model Only
% Value
DMX Value
Action
0
0
Narrowest (far focus)*
100
255
Widest (near focus)*
* Depending on lens used.
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Luminaire Timing
Luminaire Timing Channel Information
Timing channel control improves the timed moves of certain groups of parameters. Three timing
channels are provided, one for Pan and Tilt, one for color parameters and one for beam parameters.
Timing channels support time values of up to six minutes.
Table 3-4: Channel Function / Timing Channel Relationship
Channel Function
Timing Channel
Focus Time
Pan (Hi Byte/Lo Byte)

Tilt (Hi Byte/Lo Byte)

Color
Color Time
Beam Time
Intensity

Diffuser (Tungsten Only)

Dimmer (Arc Only)

A timing value of zero is full speed. A time value of 100% (or 255 in DMX) causes 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 and diffuser 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:
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Table 3-5: Timing Channels Map
% Value
1
2
= Seconds
0
Full Speed
1
0.2
2
0.4
3
0.6
4
0.8
5
1
6
1.2
7
1.4
3
8
1.6
9
1.8
4
10
2
5
6
11
2.2
12
2.4
13
2.6
14
2.8
15
3
16
3.2
17
3.4
7
18
3.6
19
3.8
8
20
4
21
4.2
22
4.4
23
4.6
24
4.8
9
10
11
12
13
28
DMX
25
5
26
5.2
27
5.4
28
5.6
29
5.8
30
6
31
6.2
32
6.4
33
6.6
34
6.8
35
7.0
14
36
7.2
37
7.4
15
38
7.6
39
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Table 3-5: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
40
8
16
41
8.2
42
8.4
17
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
18
19
20
21
22
55
11
56
12
57
12
58
13
23
59
13
60
14
24
61
14
62
14
63
15
64
15
65
16
66
16
67
16
68
17
27
69
17
70
18
28
71
18
72
18
25
26
29
30
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73
19
74
19
75
20
76
20
77
20
78
21
79
21
80
21
81
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Table 3-5: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
= Seconds
32
82
22
83
23
84
23
85
23
86
24
34
87
24
88
25
35
89
25
90
25
33
36
37
26
92
26
93
27
94
27
95
27
96
28
97
28
98
29
99
29
100
29
101
30
102
30
103
30
104
31
41
105
31
106
32
42
107
32
108
32
38
39
40
43
44
45
46
47
48
30
91
109
33
110
33
111
34
112
34
113
34
114
35
115
35
116
36
117
36
118
36
119
37
120
37
121
38
122
38
123
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Table 3-5: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
124
39
49
125
39
126
39
50
51
52
53
54
55
127
40
128
40
129
41
130
41
131
41
132
42
133
42
134
43
135
43
136
43
137
44
138
44
139
45
140
45
141
45
142
46
56
143
46
144
47
57
145
47
146
47
147
48
148
48
149
49
150
49
151
49
152
50
153
50
154
50
155
51
156
51
58
59
60
61
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157
52
158
52
159
52
160
53
63
161
53
162
54
64
163
54
164
54
165
55
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Table 3-5: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
= Seconds
65
166
55
167
56
168
56
169
56
170
57
67
171
57
172
58
68
173
58
174
58
66
69
59
176
59
177
59
178
60
70
179
60
180
65
71
181
65
182
65
183
70
184
70
185
75
186
75
187
75
188
80
74
189
80
190
85
75
191
85
192
85
72
73
76
77
78
79
80
81
32
175
193
90
194
90
195
95
196
95
197
95
198
100
199
100
200
110
201
110
202
110
203
120
204
120
205
120
206
130
207
130
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Table 3-5: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
208
140
82
209
140
210
140
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
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211
150
212
150
213
160
214
160
215
160
216
170
217
170
218
180
219
180
220
180
221
190
222
190
223
200
224
200
225
200
226
210
227
210
228
210
229
220
230
220
231
230
232
230
233
230
234
240
235
240
236
250
237
250
238
250
239
260
240
260
241
270
242
270
243
270
244
280
96
245
280
246
290
97
247
290
248
290
249
300
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Table 3-5: Timing Channels Map (Continued)
% Value
DMX
= Seconds
98
250
300
251
310
252
310
253
310
254
310
255
Follows Cue Data
99
100
Control Channel Functions
The following control actions must be accomplished with zero time transition or with timing disabled.
Discrete values must be used and not manual controls such as faders or encoders.
Table 3-6: Control Channel Functions
Control Channel Value
Control
Channel
Function
% Value
DMX Value
After
3 Secs
Soft Reset
33
81 - 87
0
Lamp OFF
66
165 - 171
0
99
249 - 255
0
Lamp ON
Note: Remaining DMX values are for future use.
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 reset). Hold value for 3
seconds.
Note: A numerical keypad is required for sending values. An encoder or fader does not allow for a
“snap” value change, which is required to affect the control functions.
Step
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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.)
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Updating Software
Reprogramming Luminaires
In some cases, it may be desirable to upgrade the luminaire’s operating software. This process requires
a PC, VLDownload.exe, .bin files and the Luminaire Programming Kit (28.9661.0054).
Components Overview
Computer Requirements
• PC running Windows 95/98, Windows NT (4.0 or higher), Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
(Program is not compatible with Macintosh computers.)
•
Serial (DB9 connector) communication port. (RS-232 only, USB not supported.)
VL Download Program
The VL Download.exe program allows you to transfer new versions of the operating software (.bin
files) to the luminaires via the PC. The VL Download.exe and current .bin files are available from the
Product Downloads page at www.vari-lite.com. Instructions for installing the program on your PC are
also available on the Product Downloads page.
Luminaire Programming Kit
The luminaire programming kit allows you to connect your PC to the luminaire chain in order to
update software.
Luminaire Programming Kit (28.9661.0054) components:
•
6-Ft. Serial Straight Thru DB9M-F Cable (46.6033.0006)
•
RS-232 to RS-485 Interface Converter (46.6036.0001)
•
6-Ft. RJ45 to 5-Pin Female XLR Cable (25.9661.0055)
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Reprogramming Procedure
Note: Up to 32 luminaires can be programmed at the same time if they are data linked together. Refer
to “Connecting Data and Power” on page 17. (Programming more than 32 luminaires will require
programming in batches of 32 or less.)
To update luminaire software:
Step
1. From Product Downloads page at www.vari-lite.com, download and install the
VLDownload.exe program and required .bin files onto your PC (following instructions at the
website).
Step
2. Assemble Luminaire Programming Kit components by connecting Serial Straight Thru
Cable and RJ45-to-XLR cable to Interface Converter.
Interface Converter
PC
Serial Straight
Thru Cable
RJ45-to-XLR Cable
Luminaire
(DMX In)
Figure 3-3: Hardware Setup
Step
3. Connect Serial Straight Thru cable to serial Comm Port of PC and connect RJ45-to-XLR
cable to DMX In connector of luminaire.
Step
4. Apply power to PC and luminaire(s).
Step
5. Run VLDownload.exe program by selecting from Start menu Programs list or by selecting
C:\ProgramFiles\Vari-Lite\VLDownload Program from directory. (Luminaire Software
Download window will open.)
Step
6. At Select Comm Port section of window (refer to Figure 3-4 on next page), select serial
Comm Port (Comm Port 1, Comm Port 2, Comm Port 3, or Comm Port 4) where Serial
Straight Thru Cable is connected.
Note: DMX Data must be disconnected before downloading software to luminaires. (Do not merge
with DMX signal.)
Step
7. At Select Software to Download section of window, select required luminaire software
version to download by clicking its button or select Download All. (Software version is
identified by the date and time: MM/DD/YY and HH:MM.) The buttons function as follows:
VL500 button downloads the software to all VL500 luminaires.
Download All button is the equivalent of executing all of the specific software version
buttons shown in the window (if applicable). They will be executed one at a time in the order
they appear in the window. This button can be used when any combination of VARI❋LITE
luminaires are connected to the PC.
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Note: Version dates shown in this graphic are for illustration purposes only and may not correspond to
the version you are downloading.
Click to download all
listed software versions
to connected luminaire(s)
Click to download specific software
version to connected luminaire(s)
Lists the specific versions
of software that have been
downloaded
Select PC serial
port where cable
is connected.
Will show current
progress of download
Figure 3-4: Download Interface Window
Step
8. Download will proceed.
Step
9. Click Close to exit.
Note: The History section of the window shows what specific types of luminaire software have been
downloaded since the beginning of the session (window will reset once the program is closed and reopened).
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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 date will be displayed as MM/DD/YY (month/day/year): For
example, 07/21/02 = July 21, 2002
Press [Enter] to display second half of version date.
The second half of the version date will be displayed as XX.XX (For example, 14.36 =
2:36 pm).
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 17), 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 11.
A DMX termination connector is used in this process. Refer to page 13 for more information regarding
the construction of this connector.
Master luminaire containing
software version to download
Luminaire 1
requiring update
Data Thru
Luminaire 2
requiring update
Data Thru
DMX Termination Connector
Figure 3-5: Software Transfer Setup
Transfer Procedure
This procedure is used to transfer software versions between luminaires.
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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.
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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, reset (recalibrate again) luminaire.
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
• Self Tests
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Menu Operation
What Is the Menu System?
The menu system is controlled by four buttons. These buttons function as follows:
Series 500 Menu Display
LCD Display
Menu Display
Softkeys - The menu has four softkey
buttons that change to accommodate
menu selection.
Figure 4-1: Menu Display Location
The menu offers four softkey button that change dynamically according to the menu selected at each
level. 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
select a value or select a toggle activation such as ON/OFF. Press [Enter] to store the value or select an
action. Some of the softkey buttons offered are:
[Menu] button Displays the menu, or if at first level, the current address. Can also enable menu to
exit a menu level.
[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.
For example, the Address function has one sub-level: DMX. The Address function is a 2-level menu.
1st Level
2nd Level
Address
DMX (value xxx)
* 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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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.
The menu system has seven main functions which are referred to as “1st level.” Within these main
functions, there can be up to four additional sub-functions (levels 2 thru 5), making five total levels.
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 SEQ
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 backlight in 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. If
display turns off, always hit [Menu] to reactivate.
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 (Arc fixtures only)
•
Pressing [Enter] and [Down] at the same time = Lamp Off (Arc fixtures only)
•
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.
•
Pressing [Menu] and [Down] at the same time = flips display (when auto orientation is off).
•
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Lamp Hours Progress Bar (Arc Models Only)
For arc models, there is a Lamp Hours Progress Bar representing lamp hours used on the lamp. It is
tied directly to the lamp hours within the MCB. The bar, when fully extended across the full width of
the menu display, represents 750 lamp hours (as indicated in Figure 4-2). Resetting lamp hours will
reset progress bar. This bar is only for a quick graphical representation of the lamp hours used. For
actual lamp hours used, please read the note below.
Note: 750 hours is the default setting for the Lamp Hours Progress Bar. However, the scale of the
progress bar is user definable by adjusting "Warning Hours" in [Config] .When the lamp hours exceed
the allotted (or defined) hours, the display will reverse contrast with a warning of "Exceeded Lamp
Hours".
Series 500 Menu Display
Arc Lamp Hours Progress Bar
575W ARC NORMAL
750 Hours
MENU
169
ENTER
Menu Display
Softkeys - The menu has four softkey
buttons that change to accommodate
menu selection.
Figure 4-2: VL500A™ Luminaire Menu Display
Note: To identify the exact number of hours used, users should still refer to the [Config] - [Lamp] "Lamp Hours" setting within the menu system.
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Menu System Overview
The following is a graphic representation of the entire menu system.
Address
Setup
value (1 thru 512)
Lamp
Type
Arc
575W Lamp?
Set Level
700W Lamp?
Dimmer
Configure
DMX
EXTERNAL
230V
120V
100V
80V
Mode
Data
Pan/Tilt
Set Level
Normal
Turbo
Lamp Saver
Normal
Lamp Saver
Test
Swap
Inv Tilt
data
All Seq
Pan/Tilt
Pan
Tilt
Dimmer
Diffuser
Cyan
Extended
16 Bit
8 Bit
Easy
Chan XXX
Pan
Tilt
Dimmer
Diffuser
value
value
value
value
Cyan
Yellow
Magenta
value
value
value
Note: Manual Mode is disabled if
DMX present
Power
Inv Pan
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ON*
OFF*
Power
Lamp ON*
Up
Lamp OFF*
Cal ON*
Lamp
Normal
Levels
Lamp Saver
Turbo*
Lamp Hours # of hours
Reset Hrs OK?
Warning Hrs Value (Arc Only)
Dimmer Curves Linear
Square Law
JATET A
JATET B
Pan/Tilt
Movement
Enable
Disable
Speed
Mode A
Mode B
Display
OFF Times
ON
30 Sec
5 Min
10 Min
Disp Tilt
Tilt Auto
Display
Reset Def
OK?
Display
CHG LUMID
#
Fan Mode
Auto *Inactive if External
Off
Dimmer Selected
Lamp
Manual
CNFRM 575?
Fixture
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
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Pan 1
Pan 2
Tilt 1
Tilt 2
Dimmer 1
Dimmer 2
Dimmer 3
Diffuser 1
Diffuser 2
Diffuser 3
Cyan 1
Cyan 2
Cyan 3
Yellow
Yellow 1
Yellow 2
Yellow 3
Magenta
Magenta 1
Magenta 2
Magenta 3
Encoder
Pan
Tilt
Fans
1
7
(Fan Level 0 = Off to 7 = Fastest)
Temp
LVS Temp
MCB Temp
(Reads in oC)
Status
ReCal
scrolls errors or displays OK
OK?
Lum Id
Version
Fixt Hrs
Download
#
XX/XX/XX
# of hours
OK?
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Menu System Functions
Table 4-1: Menu System Chart
1st Level
2nd Level
Address
DMX Address
XXX Address value
SetUp
Luminaire Set Up
Lamp Type
3rd Level
Arc
4th Level
575W LAMP? /
CNFIRM 575?
5thLevel
Normal
Turbo
Lamp Saver
700W LAMP? /
CNFIRM 700?
Dimmer
Normal
Lamp Saver
External External Dimmer
230V Internal Dimmer
Voltage Setting (For use
with the Internal 230V
IGBT Dimmer Only)
120V Internal Dimmer
Voltage Setting (For use
with the Internal 120V
IGBT Dimmer Only)
100V Internal Dimmer
Voltage Setting (For use
with 120V IGBT Dimmer
Only)
80V Internal Dimmer
Voltage Setting (NOT
USED - FOR FUTURE
USE)
"Configure" is continued on the next page
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Table 4-1: Menu System Chart (Continued)
1st Level
Configure
System
Configuration
2nd Level
3rd Level
Power * Lamp Power
Lamp Lamp Options
* These lamp options are inactive
(disabled) if external dimmer is
selected in SetUp.
4th Level
5thLevel
ON * (default)
OFF
Power Up * Lamp Power-up
State
Lamp ON * Lamp On
(default)
Lamp OFF * Lamp Off
Cal ON * On after
Calibration
Lamp Levels * Lamp Drive
Selection
Normal * Normal Drive
lamp for standard output
Lamp Saver * Drive lamps
for prolonged lamp life
Turbo * Increased Drive
lamp for more output
Lamp Hour Lamp Hours
Used
XXXX Cumulative # of
Operation Hours (Not
editable)
Reset Hrs Reset Lamp Hour
Counter
OK?
Warning Hrs Lamp Hour
Progress Bar
Value Number of hours to
be displayed by bar
Dimmer Curves Dimmer
curve set up
Linear Standard linear
dimming curve
Square Law IES square
wave sine dimming curve
JATET A Japanese JATET
A dimming curve
JATET B Japanese JATET
B dimming curve
Pan/Tilt Pan and Tilt Options
Movement Position Recovery
Enable Enable
Disable Disable
Speed Two operational speed
settings
Mode A Increased
Responsiveness
Mode B Normal
Display Display Illumination
OFF Times Display state
ON ON indefinitely
30sec OFF in 30 seconds
5Min OFF in 5 minutes
(default)
10Min OFF in 10 minutes
DISP TILT Display orientation
* = Inactive/Disabled when "External" Dimmer setting is selected.
Tilt Auto Auto orientation
Display Orientation is
always down
Display Orientation is
always up
Reset Def Reset Default Values
OK?
ChgLumID Change Lum ID
### Set Number
Fan Mode Fan Operation
Auto Fans operate normally
Off Fans are off and will not
operate
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Table 4-1: Menu System Chart (Continued)
1st Level
DMX
DMX Data and
Pan/Tilt
2nd Level
3rd Level
Mode
4th Level
5thLevel
Extended Operates in
extended 16 bit mode
16 Bit Operates in standard
16 bit mode
8 Bit Operates in 8 bit mode
Easy Operates in a limited
mode
Data
Chan XX DMX Channel
XXXX Data
Pan/Tilt Pan/Tilt Options
Swap Swap Pan & Tilt
ON
OFF (default)
InvPan Invert Pan
ON
OFF (default)
InvTilt Invert Tilt
ON
OFF (default)
Fixture
Manual
Manual
Commands
StatusStatus/Error Display
Scrolls error messages *
or displays OK
Re-Cal Recalibrate
OK?
Lum Id Luminaire ID
XXXX. Luminaire ID Number
Version Software Version
XX/XX/XX Version Date
Fixt Hrs Fixture Hours On
(powered)
XXXX Hours
Download Download Program to
Luminaires
OK?
Pan Pan Motor
XXXX Data
Tilt Tilt Motor
XXXX Data
Dimmer * Dimmer
XXX Data
Diffuser Diffuser
XXX Data
Cyan Cyan Color
XXX Data
Yellow Yellow Color
XXX Data
Magenta Magenta Color
XXX Data
* = Inactive/Disabled when "External" Dimmer setting is selected.
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Table 4-1: Menu System Chart (Continued)
1st Level
Test **
System Test
2nd Level
3rd Level
ALL SEQ Sequence Through All
Tests
RunTest
Pan/Tilt Pan/Tilt
RunTest
Pan Pan
Pan 1
4th Level
5thLevel
Press [Menu] to stop tests
Pan 2
Tilt Tilt
Tilt 1
Tilt 2
Dimmer Dimmer
Dimmer 1
Dimmer 2
Dimmer 3
Diffuser Diffuser
Diffuser 1
Diffuser 2
Diffuser 3
Cyan Cyan Color System
Cyan 1
Cyan 2
Cyan 3
Yellow Yellow Color System
Yellow 1
Yellow 2
Yellow 3
Magenta Magenta Color System
Magenta 1
Magenta 2
Magenta 3
Encoder Encoder (Allows hand
movement to check values)
Pan
Value Displays encoder
value
Tilt
Value Displays encoder
value
Fans Fans Test
Value 1 (slow) to 7 (fastest)
Temp Temperature
LVS Temp Low Voltage
Supply temperature
Value Displays
temperature in oC
MCB Temp Main Control
Board temperature
Value Displays
temperature in oC
** Refer to “Diagnostic Tests” on page 54 for more information.
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Function Definitions
Each menu item is listed in the first column by its display abbreviation. The abbreviations appear in
alphabetical order as opposed to their position in the menu display sequence for easy reference.
Table 4-2: Menu Function Definitions
Display
Definition
Purpose
10Min
10 Minutes
Sets Menu Display to automatically shut off after 10 minutes of non-use.
100V
230V IGBT Dimmer
Setting
(DIMMER) setting - for setting/identifying the internal IGBT dimmer to 100V (For use
120V IGBT Dimmer
Setting
(DIMMER) setting - for setting/identifying the internal IGBT dimmer to 120V (For use
230V IGBT Dimmer
Setting
(DIMMER) setting - for setting/identifying the internal IGBT dimmer to 230V (For use
120v
230v
50
with the Internal 120V IGBT Dimmer Only)
with the Internal 120V IGBT Dimmer Only)
with the Internal 230V IGBT Dimmer Only)
30sec
30 Seconds
5Min
5 Minutes
575W
LAMP?
575W Arc Lamp
Selects 575W Arc Lamp Option.
700W
LAMP?
700W Arc Lamp
Selects 700W Arc Lamp Option.
80V
FOR FUTURE USE
Address
Address
ALL SEQ
All Sequence
Arc
575W Arc Lamp
Cal ON
On after Calibration
Chan XX
DMX Channel
Specifies DMX channel for display of current data value.
ChgLumID
Change the luminaire ID number
Allows access to change or set the luminaire ID number.
CNFIRM
575?
Confirms 575W Arc
Lamp
Questions if 575W arc lamp option is desired.
CNFIRM
700?
Confirms 700W Arc
Lamp
Questions if 700W arc lamp option is desired.
Configure
System
Configuration
Cyan
Cyan Color System
Data
DMX Data
Diffuser
Diffuser
Specifies diffuser function for manual control (Manual) or for testing (Test).
Dimmer
Dimmer
Specifies dimmer function for manual control (Manual) or for testing (Test).
Dimmer
Curves
Dimming Curve
Selection
Disable
Disable
Display
Display Illumination
Sets Menu Display to automatically shut off after 30 seconds of non-use.
Sets Menu Display to automatically shut off after 5 minutes of non-use.
FOR FUTURE USE - NOT USED
Accesses functions for setting luminaire starting address in DMX (DMX) controlled
systems.
Performs all tests in sequential order.
Sets luminaire for 575W or 700W arc lamp (SetUp).
Configures arc luminaire so that lamp will strike after calibration procedure is complete.
Accesses functions for setting lamp start up, pan/tilt, Menu Display, changing luminaire ID, and resetting luminaire default values.
Specifies Cyan color system for manual control (Manual) or for testing (Test).
Accesses function for displaying DMX data by channel number and type. Also references DMX address.
Specifies dimmer curve selection (Linear, Square Law, JATET A, or JATET B).
Disables a function.
Accesses options for Menu Display on and off times.
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Table 4-2: Menu Function Definitions (Continued)
Display
Definition
Purpose
DMX
DMX
Download
Download
Enable
Enable
Encoder
Encoders
External
External Dimmer
Fan Mode
Fan Mode
Sets the luminaires to operate normally (Auto -fans engage when preset thermal
limits are surpassed) or off (Off).
Fans
Fan Speed
Tests luminaire’s fan speed (0 = off to 7 = fastest).
Accesses functions for setting DMX mode or pan/tilt options.
Downloads program to luminaires.
Enables a function.
Accesses pan or tilt encoder for diagnostic testing (Test).
Sets luminaire to operate with an external dimmer.
FAIL
Test Fail
Fixt Hrs
Fixture Hours
Indicates that sensor test has failed.
Fixture
Fixture
InvPan
Invert Pan
Reverses pan action for special focus requirements.
InvTilt
Invert Tilt
Reverses tilt action for special focus requirements.
JATET A
JATET A Dimming
Curve
Selects JATET A (Japanese dimming standard) dimmer curve operation.
JATET B
JATET B Dimming
Curve
Selects JATET B (Japanese dimming standard) dimmer curve operation.
Lamp
Saver
Lamp Saver Drive
Option
Sets the luminaire to decreased lamp drive to prolong lamp life.
Lamp
Type
Lamp Options
Lamp
OFF
Lamp Off
Configures arc luminaire to strike lamp on manual command.
Lamp ON
Lamp On
Configures arc luminaire to strike lamp at power up.
Lamp
Hours
Lamp Hours
Linear
Linear Dimming
Curve
LumId
Luminaire ID
Magenta
Magenta Color System
Specifies Magenta color system for manual control (Manual) or for testing (Test).
Manual
Manual
Commands
Accesses functions for controlling luminaire mechanisms and timing by entry of an
absolute data value.
Mode A
Pan/Tilt Operation
Selects increased responsiveness mode to Pan/Tilt DMX commands.
Mode B
Pan/Tilt Operation
Selects normal responsiveness mode to Pan/Tilt DMX commands.
Movement
Movement
Enables and disables pan and tilt movement and auto-correction.
NoProg
No Program
Normal
Normal
OFF
Off
Displays total number of hours luminaire has been powered on.
Access luminaire specification information such as software version, along with status information and download function.
For accessing lamp options and configuration (Config) or for Setup to set lamp type.
Displays total number of lamp operating hours.
Selects Linear dimmer curve operation.
Displays unique ID number for the luminaire.
Indicates that there is no software present in the luminaire.
Sets lamp input drive level to normal drive.
Turns off a function.
OK
Okay
Indicates that luminaire is ready to accept commands.
OK?
Okay?
Prompt for pressing [Enter] before an action is executed.
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Display
Definition
ON
On Indefinitely
Pan/Tilt
Pan/Tilt
Pan
Pan
PASS
Test Pass
Power
Lamp Power
Power Up
Lamp Power Up
Re-cal
Recalibrate
Purpose
Sets Menu Display to stay on until programmed otherwise (Display), turns on a
function, or turns on a menu item.
Accesses pan and tilt options for DMX function, system configuration, and testing.
Specifies pan function for manual control (Manual) or pan encoder for testing (Test).
Indicates that sensor test has passed.
Accesses function to turn lamp on or off.
Accesses options for lamp power up: on, off, or after calibration.
Recalibrates luminaire.
Reset Def
Reset Default
Reset Hrs
Reset Lamp Info
RunTest
Run Test
SetUp
Luminaire Set Up
Square
Law
Square Law Dimming
Curve
Status
Status/Error Display
Swap
Swap
Swaps pan and tilt functions for special focus requirements such as moving mirror
mechanisms.
Temp
Temperature
Displays the temperature at the LVS (Low Voltage Supply) or MCB (Main COntrol
Board) in degrees C.
Test
System Tests
Accesses diagnostic tests for luminaire’s mechanisms.
Tilt
Tilt
Turbo
Turbo
Version
Software Version
Warning
Hrs
Lamp usage hours
(progress bar)
Yellow
Yellow Color System
Resets default system configuration values.
Resets lamp hour counter. For use when new lamp is installed.
Indicates that a system test is in progress.
For selecting which color type (Standard or Pastel) and lamp used in luminaire.
Selects IES standard sine-wave type dimmer curve operation.
Provides the status of the fixture (Fixture) and any error messages.
Specifies tilt function for manual control (Manual) or tilt encoder for testing (Test).
Increased lamp drive input to for more lamp output (575W Arc Only)
Displays current software version by date (XX/XX/XX).
Selects the amount of hours to be displayed by the lamp hour usage progress bar.
Note, this is for quick reference only - for actual lamp hours, see Lamp Hours.
Specifies Yellow color wheel for manual control (Manual) or for 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. For complete
details and values for each test refer to “Diagnostic Tests” on page 54.
When running tests on multiple luminaires, a DMX termination connector is required at the last
luminaire in the link. (Refer to page 13 for more information regarding the construction of this
connector.)
Note: There is a known issue with all versions of code for the VL500™ wash luminaires concerning
the “Test” menu options. Issues arose when running a test from one VL500™ wash luminaire to
multiple VL500™ wash luminaires (of a different type) across the VL500™ wash platform. To
alleviate this, when testing in groups, only test same Lamp Type luminaires (for example: VL500A™
wash [575W arc] with other VL500A™ wash [575W arc] lights, VL500™ wash [120V/1200W
tungsten] wash with other VL500™ wash [120V/1200W tungsten] lights, etc.). The issue, described
above, does not pose any problems when operating VL500™ wash luminaires during normal operation
under DMX control.
Master luminaire containing
software version to download
Luminaire 1
requiring update
Data Thru
Luminaire 2
requiring update
Data Thru
DMX Termination Connector
Figure 4-3: Test Setup
To run tests:
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 “Menu System Functions”
on page 46 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.
Note: Connected luminaires may not respond on the first action (may delay) of the master luminaire.
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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.
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.
Diagnostic Tests
The following diagnostic tests are available in the test menu.
Test Descriptions
All Seq................. Tests all functions in sequential order.
Pan/Tilt ................ Tests different pan and tilt movements.
Pan...................... Tests different pan movements.
Tilt ....................... Tests different tilt movements.
Dimmer................ Tests different dimmer moves/operation.
Diffuser................ Tests diffuser movement.
Cyan.................... Tests Cyan color wheel movements.
Yellow .................. Tests Yellow color wheel movements.
Magenta .............. Tests Magenta color wheel movements.
Encoder............... Disables pan and tilt and displays encoder value.
Fan ...................... Tests fan level (speed 1 to 7, 7 is fastest).
Temperature ........ Displays LVS or MCB temperatures (in oC).
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Maintenance
This appendix provides instructions for performing routine maintenance which may be necessary
during the life of the luminaire.
• Routine Maintenance
WARNING: All maintenance procedures are to be performed with power removed from the
luminaire. Never remove covers or open front lens or backcap assemblies while lamp is in
operation.
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Routine Maintenance
Lamp Replacement
WARNING: Remove power from luminaire before performing maintenance.
To remove and replace lamp:
Step
1. Remove power from luminaire.
WARNING: Lamps will be extremely HOT after operation. Allow lamp to cool before replacing.
Step
2. Set the luminaire head horizontally.
Step
3. Engage service tilt lock to secure luminaire head in position.
Step
4. At backcap assembly, open latch and swing open back of luminaire.
CAUTION:
Ensure lamp is seated
straight in socket before
re-installing backcap.
Backcap
Assembly
Latch
Lamp
Figure A-1: Replacing Lamp
WARNING: Wear cotton gloves or other covering while servicing lamp. Touching lamp glass with
bare fingers will leave oil and may cause the lamp to explode or reduce lamp life. If required, use
alcohol and soft, lint-free cloth to thoroughly clean glass portion of lamp.
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Step
5. Remove lamp by pulling straight out of socket.
Step
6. Carefully clean reflector and facing UV glass lens with soft, lint-free cloth to remove dust
and other debris.
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Step
7. Install lamp by pressing firmly into socket. Ensure lamp is fully seated in socket with base
of lamp against socket base.
Step
8. Install lamp into lamp socket taking care not to touch lamp glass.
Step
9. Close and re-latch back of luminaire.
Step 10. Disengage service tilt lock to allow luminaire head to move freely.
Step 11. If required, reset lamp hour counter as follows. (Refer to “Menu System Functions” chapter
on page 46 for more information.)
a. Power up luminaire.
b. At Menu Display, press [Menu].
c. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until CFG (Configuration) appears. Press [Enter].
d. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until LAMP appears. Press [Enter].
e. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows to access RHrs. Press [Enter] to reset lamp hour and strike
counters.
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Front Glass Replacement
WARNING: Remove power from luminaire before performing maintenance.
Parts:
as needed:
GLASS, FRONT, CLEAR (Vari-Lite part: 42.9685.0201)
GLASS, FRONT, STIPPLE (Vari-Lite part: 42.9685.0207)
GLASS, FRONT, MED. FLOOD 8-ROW LENT. (Vari-Lite part: 42.9685.0203)
GLASS, FRONT, MED. FLOOD 10-ROW LENT. (Vari-Lite part: 42.9685.0206)
GLASS, FRONT, MED. FLOOD 12-ROW LENT. (Vari-Lite part: 42.9685.0204)
GLASS, FRONT, VERY WIDE FLOOD - BUXOM (Vari-Lite part: 42.9685.0205)
To remove and replace front glass:
Step
1. Remove power from luminaire.
Step
2. At front ring assembly, open latch and swing open.
Front Ring
Assembly
Head Assembly
Front Lens
Hinge Latch
Figure A-2: Replacing Front Glass
CAUTION: Wear thick, protective gloves or other protective covering while handling front lens. The
lens is extremely fragile and can break if too much force is applied. If dirty, clean with common glass
cleaner and a soft, lint-free cloth.
Step
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3. At front ring assembly, carefully press front side of lens inward with thumbs while holding
ring with fingers until glass is free of holder. Remove lens.
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WARNING: When installing a new or replacement lens in a VL500ATM (ARC) Wash, all lens types
must be installed curve out (convex). In tungsten fixtures (VL500TM, VL500DTM, and VL500 80VTM
Wash), Clear and Stipple lenses may be installed curve in (concave) and all Lenticular (8-Row, 10Row, and 12-Row) and Buxom lenses must be installed curve out (convex).
Step
4. Position new glass in front ring assembly. Be sure glass is fully and properly seated.
Step
5. Close and latch front ring assembly.
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Cleaning Optical Lenses and Filters
WARNING: Remove power from luminaire before performing maintenance.
The front lens, optics/color filters, and reflector may require cleaning after extended use.
•
FRONT LENS : Use a common glass cleaner along with a soft, lint-free cloth to clean the front
lens.
•
OPTICS/COLOR FILTERS: Use Acetone or Isopropyl Alcohol along with a soft, lint-free 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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Technical Specifications
Mechanical
Color
Enhanced DICHRO❋TUNETM radial color changing mechanism featuring independent
blue, amber, and magenta color control capable of smooth, timed color crossfades or
changes.
Pastel (Dichroic Glass) Option:
As an option, all versions of the VL500 wash luminaire are available with “pastel” or
lighter colored blue and magenta color filters. VL500 wash luminaires fitted with pastelcolored dichroic glass maintain the electrical specifications of the standard version of the
VL500 wash.
Intensity Control
Tungsten models offer an optional integral dimmer or may be dimmed with a customer
supplied external dimmer. Arc models contain an internal mechanical douser.
Beam Control
In all models, a selection of six, easily interchangeable front lenses provide a variety of
beam size and shape options. In the VL500 and VL500D an internal, variable diffuser
mechanism provides additional beam control. With stipple lens in place and adjustment of
diffusion, beam angle is capable of variance from 8-24°.
Pan and Tilt
Smooth, time-controlled continuous motion by way of a three-phase stepper motor
system. Range: Pan - 540° , Tilt - 270°.
Pan/Tilt Accuracy
0.3° resolution.
Weight
•
VL500: 43 lbs (19.5 kg)
•
VL500D: 48 lbs. (21.8 kg)
•
VL500A: 43 lbs. (19.5 kg), 13.5 lbs. (6.12 kg) external ballast
Spacing
Refer to illustration on page 17.
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Optical
Source
Model
Lamp
Color Temperature
VL500 (120V)
Tungsten, 120V, 1200W
3200oK
VL500 (230V)
Tungsten, 230V, 1000W
3200oK
VL500D (120V)
Tungsten, 120V, 1200W
3200oK
VL500D (230V)
Tungsten, 230V, 1000W
3200oK
VL500A (575W)
Arc, 575W
6000oK
VL500A (700W)
Arc, 700W
7200oK
Reflector
Precision glass reflector with dichroic cold mirror coating.
Lens and Lens Options
Factory lens is a stipple. Accepts standard Par 64 cover lenses (optional - Clear, 8-Row
Lenticular, 10-Row Lenticular, 12-Row Lenticular, and Buxom).
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Operational
Power Requirements
Model
Lamp
Operating Voltage
VL500
Tungsten, 120V, 1200W
90 - 120VAC, 50/60Hz
Tungsten, 230V, 1000W
216 - 230VAC, 50/60Hz
VL500D
Tungsten, 120V, 1200W
90 - 120VAC, 50/60Hz
Tungsten, 230V, 1000W
216 - 264VAC, 50/60Hz
VL500 80V
Tungsten, 80V, 1200W
90 - 264VAC, 50/60Hz
VL500A
Arc, 575W
90 - 264VAC, 50/60Hz
VL500A
Arc, 700W
90 - 264VAC, 50/60Hz
Note:
•
Current draw depends on input voltage. For specific current draw, please refer to the VL500 wash
"Current vs. Voltage" tables starting on page 9.
Operational Temperature
-20° to 122°F (-29° to 50°C)
Cooling
Natural convection cooled supported by on-demand micro fans for high-temperature
applications.
Control
Compatible with a wide variety of DMX consoles.
DMX Channels
8 - 13 channels depending upon mode selected.
Mounting Position
The luminaire can be mounted and operated in any orientation.
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Photometric
1200W, 120V Tungsten Lamp (3200K Color Temperature)
Foot Candles
Lux
(cd)
(measured at 124
inches)
(measured at 3.149
meters)
7,241
352,139
3,300
6,933
164,545
1,542
Lens
Lumens
CANDELA
Clear
Stipple
Beam Angle
Field Angle
(degrees)
(degrees)
35,501
5.5
14.5
16,589
9.5
20
Beam Angle
Field Angle
(degrees)
(degrees)
1000W, 230V Tungsten Lamp (3200K Color Temperature)
Foot Candles
Lux
(cd)
(measured at 124
inches)
(measured at 3.149
meters)
5,472
322,260
3,020
32,489
5
12.5
5,179
155,261
1,455
15,652
8.5
18.5
Beam Angle
Field Angle
(degrees)
(degrees)
Lens
Lumens
CANDELA
Clear
Stipple
1200W, 80V Tungsten Lamp (3200K Color Temperature)
Foot Candles
Lux
(cd)
(measured at 124
inches)
(measured at 3.149
meters)
8,400
587,753
5,508
59,256
5
11
7,904
271,894
2,548
27,411
8
16.5
Beam Angle
Field Angle
(degrees)
(degrees)
Lens
Lumens
Clear
Stipple
CANDELA
575W, Arc Lamp (6000K Color Temperature)
64
Foot Candles
Lux
(cd)
(measured at 124
inches)
(measured at 3.149
meters)
14,550
1,830,175
17,140
184,426
3.5
7.5
13,161
519,672
4,870
52,401
7.5
15
Lens
Lumens
Clear
Stipple
CANDELA
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Photometric (continued)
700W, Arc Lamp (7200K Color Temperature)
Lens
Lumens
CANDELA
Foot Candles
Lux
(cd)
(measured at 124
inches)
(measured at 3.149
meters)
Clear
15,441
1,941,035
18,190
Stipple
14,402
694,467
6,510
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Beam Angle
Field Angle
(degrees)
(degrees)
195,724
4
8
70,047
8
16.5
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