All other brand or product names which may be mentioned in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or
organizations.
Philips Entertainment Lighting reserves the right to change details of design, materials and finishes. Information, graphics, drawings, specifications, etc. are
subject to change without notice. Some features may be the result of future software updates. Philips VARI❋LITE automated lighting equipment is made in
the USA.
Please check www.philips.com/entertainmentlighting for latest version. Philips Entertainment Lighting assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or
inaccuracies that may appear in this manual. All information and graphics are property of Philips Entertainment Lighting, a Philips group company, 10911
Petal Street Dallas, Texas 75238 USA.
Version as of: 13 February 2018
Part number: 02.9708.0002 A
VL6000 Beam Luminaire User’s Manual
©2014 - 2017 Philips Entertainment Lighting, a Philips Group company. All Rights Reserved.
FOREWORD
How To Obtain Warranty Service
A copy of the Philips Entertainment Lighting Limited Warranty was included in the shipping package
for this VARI❋LITE product.
To obtain warranty service, please contact customer service at 1-877-VARI-LITE (1-877-827-4548),
+1-214-647-7880, or entertainment.service@philips.com and request a Return Material Authorization
(RMA) for warranty service. You will need to provide the model and serial number of the item being
returned, a description of the problem or failure and the name of the registered user or organization. If
available, you should have your sales invoice to establish the date of sale as the beginning of the
warranty period.
Once you obtain the RMA, pack the unit in a secure shipping container or in its original packing box.
Go to the Philips Entertainment Lighting web site www.philips.com/entertainmentlighting, 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:
Philips Entertainment Lighting
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 Philips Entertainment Lighting system, service, and safety guidelines, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
As tested under this standard:
FCC 47CFR 15B clA*CEI
Issued:2009/10/01 Title 47 CFR Part 15 Subpart B Unintentional Radiators Class A
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.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, Philips Entertainment Lighting B.V., 10911 Petal Street, Dallas, Texas 75238, declare under our
responsibility for the products contained herein are in conformity with the essential requirements of
the following European Directives and harmonized standards:
Low Voltage Director (LVD), 2006/95/EC
EN 60589-2-17:1984+A1:1987+A2:1990 used in conjunction with 60598-1:2008/A11:2009
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC), 2004//108/EC
EN 55022:2010, EN55024:2010
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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 VL6000 Beam
Luminaire requires a certain type of lamp (see “Replacement Items/Accessories” on page 9 for all
lamp types). Installing another type or unapproved 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.
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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❋LITEScheinwerfer 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.
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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.
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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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
Introduction
About This Manual ......................................................................................................
Additional Documentation...........................................................................................
Text Conventions .........................................................................................................
Customer Service .........................................................................................................
1
2
2
3
Chapter 1. Description
Features
Overview...................................................................................................................... 6
Components
Included Items.............................................................................................................. 9
Replacement Items/Accessories................................................................................... 9
Luminaire Components.............................................................................................. 10
Major Components .............................................................................................. 10
Chapter 2. Installation
Power and Data Cabling Requirements
Power .........................................................................................................................
Current vs. Voltage..............................................................................................
Data Cables ................................................................................................................
Recommended Cable Types/Manufacturers........................................................
Termination Connector........................................................................................
Installation Procedures
Installing Lamp ..........................................................................................................
CAUTIONS & WARNINGS ..............................................................................
Align Lamp For Maximum Beam Irradiance ............................................................
Hanging the Luminaire ..............................................................................................
Floor Mounting the Luminaire...................................................................................
Connecting Data and Power.......................................................................................
Powering Up
Power-Up Procedure ..................................................................................................
Addressing
Program Starting Address ..........................................................................................
Program Starting Address Without Calibrating Luminaire........................................
Transporting
Overview....................................................................................................................
Transportation and Shipping Case Requirements ......................................................
14
16
17
18
18
19
19
21
23
28
28
29
30
30
31
31
Chapter 3. Operation
Color Control & Gobos
Fixed Colors............................................................................................................... 34
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Fixed Color Wheel 1 ...........................................................................................
Fixed Color Wheel 2 ...........................................................................................
Fixed Color Wheel 3 ...........................................................................................
Gobos .........................................................................................................................
Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 .......................................................................................
DMX Operation
VL6000 Beam Luminaire Channel Mapping.............................................................
16-Bit Channel Mapping .....................................................................................
Fixture Shutdown ................................................................................................
RDM Parameter IDs
VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Parameter IDs ........................................................
Updating Software
PEGASUS Software ..................................................................................................
Application ..........................................................................................................
Computer Requirements......................................................................................
Installing PEGASUS Software ..................................................................................
Troubleshooting .........................................................................................................
Upload Cable LED Status Messages...................................................................
Upload Cable Warning (Error) Message.............................................................
Installing or Updating Luminaire Firmware ..............................................................
USB Upload via USB Port ..................................................................................
Using PEGASUS Uploader.................................................................................
Important Notes & Warnings: .............................................................................
Transferring Software From Luminaire to Luminaire ...............................................
34
34
35
36
36
38
38
41
42
45
45
45
45
47
47
47
48
48
48
48
50
Chapter 4. Menu System
Menu Operation
LCD Display and Menu System ................................................................................
Menu Controls............................................................................................................
LCD Display and Menu System Operation.........................................................
DMX Address......................................................................................................
Other LCD Display Features......................................................................................
LCD Menu Battery Operation .............................................................................
Status Bar.............................................................................................................
LCD Menu Proximity Sensor..............................................................................
Menu Tree ..................................................................................................................
Menu System Functions.............................................................................................
Self Tests
Running Parameter Tests ...........................................................................................
Diagnostic Tests .........................................................................................................
Test Descriptions .................................................................................................
USB Logging .............................................................................................................
54
54
55
55
56
56
56
56
57
59
63
64
64
64
Appendix A. Maintenance
Equipment Handling
Locations/Use............................................................................................................. 68
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Lamps.........................................................................................................................
Servicing..............................................................................................................
Heat......................................................................................................................
Lamp Life ............................................................................................................
Solid State Electronics ...............................................................................................
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD).............................................................................
Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) ............................................................................
Troubleshooting
Error Messages...........................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Guide...............................................................................................
Routine Maintenance
Lamp Removal and Installation .................................................................................
Cautions and Warnings........................................................................................
Fixed Color Wheel Filter Removal and Installation ..................................................
Rotating Gobo Removal and Installation...................................................................
Cleaning Optical Lenses and Filters ..........................................................................
68
68
68
68
69
69
69
70
70
72
72
74
74
77
Appendix B. Technical Specifications
Mechanical ................................................................................................................. 81
Optical........................................................................................................................ 82
Operational................................................................................................................. 83
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Introduction
About This Manual
This manual provides necessary information regarding safety, installation, operation and routine
maintenance for VARI❋LITE VL6000 Beam Luminaire. 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 model:
Model
Part Number
Lamp Type
VL6000 Beam Luminaire
20.9708.0001
1500W Short Arc, Philips MSR Gold FastFit
Notes:
•
For complete product description, features, and specifications, refer to “Technical Specifications”
on page 81.
•
For power requirements, refer to “Current vs. Voltage” on page 16.
•
VL6000 Beam Luminaire accepts glass gobos only. Use of metal gobos will void the luminaire’s
warranty.
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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 on installing DMX512 control systems, the following publication is available for
purchase from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), “Recommended Practice
for DMX512: A Guide for Users and Installers, 2nd edition” (ISBN: 9780955703522). USITT Contact
Information:
USITT
315 South Crouse Avenue, Suite 200
Syracuse, New York 13210-1844 USA
Phone: 800-938-7488 or +1-315-463-6463
Fax: 866-398-7488 or +1-315-463-6525
Web Site: www.usitt.org
Text Conventions
The following styles and meanings are used throughout this manual:
Style
2
Meaning
[Button]
Front panel button. Example: Press [ESC].
[Up] / [Down] arrows
Press either [Up] or [Down] arrow button at Menu Display.
LAMP
LCD Menu Display read-out. Example: Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until
LAMP appears.
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Customer Service
Our Goal
At Philips Entertainment Lighting, we are committed to providing you the highest quality in customer
service. Our comprehensive resources are available to help your business succeed and ensure you get
the full benefit of being a Philips Entertainment Lighting 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 Philips Entertainment Lighting Customer Service Department, 7am - 6pm CST Monday
through Friday, at the following:
phone: 1-877-VARI-LITE (1-877-827-4548) or +1-214-647-7880
e-mail: entertainment.service@philips.com
Additional Resources
For additional resources and documentation, please visit our website at www.philips.com/
entertainmentlighting 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
VL6000 Beam Luminaire feature highlights:
Fixed Color Wheels
Three fixed color wheels each with six color filters are
capable of producing multi-color effects and variable
wheel rotations. Less saturated colors allow for limited
color mixing, which can be easily accessed from the
console.
Note, truss hooks shown are sold separately.
Truss and pipe by others.
Rotating Gobo Wheel
One gobo wheel to offer seven rotatable, indexable gobo
positions and one open position.
Edge and Pattern Focus
Variable beam focus to soften edges of gobos or iris.
Frost
Independent frost glass for softness control.
Intensity Control
Full field dimming designed for smooth timed fades as well as quick dimming effects.
Strobe
High-performance dual blade strobe system capable of ultra-fast operation.
Pan and Tilt
Smooth, time-controlled continuous motion by way of three-phase stepper motor systems.
• Range: Pan - 540°, Tilt - 240°.
• Accuracy: 0.3° resolution.
Weights
Unit weighs (luminaire only, without accessories) 61.5 lbs (28 kg).
Spacing
Unit hangs on 24.5 inch (662 mm) centers.
Operational Temperature
-4° to +122° F (-20° to +50° C)
IP22 Rating
This fixture is designed to have limited water protection in the instance of light rain. It is NOT
designed to run exposed to water for long periods of time. Users should check for water inside the
fixture after exposure to water.
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Note: This fixture is ONLY rated IP22 ONLY when hanging or sitting with the enclosure oriented no
more that 15° from horizontal. Improper use of the fixture in wet conditions will void the luminaire
warranty.
15°
Figure 1-1: Luminaire hung within 15° from Horizontal
IP22 Rating is defined as follows:
First digit: Solid particle protection
The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous
parts (e.g., electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects.
Table 1-1: IP Rating First Digit
Level Sized
2
Effective Against
Description
> 12.5 mm
Fingers or similar objects
Second digit: Liquid ingress protection
The second digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against harmful ingress of
water.
Table 1-2: IP Rating Second Digit
Level & Protection
2 - Dripping Water when
tilted at 15°
Effective Against
Description
Vertically dripping water shall have
no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle of 15°
from its normal position. A total of
four positions are tested within two
axes.
Test duration: 2.5 minutes for every
direction of tilt (10 minutes total)
Water equivalent to 3 mm rainfall per
minute
Cooling
Forced-air cooling.
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DMX Channels
23 Channels (16-Bit Mode).
Note: For complete information, refer to, “VL6000 Beam Luminaire Channel Mapping” on page 38.
RDM Control
Completely compatible with a wide variety of RDM devices. For RDM implementation see,
“VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Parameter IDs” on page 42.
Menu System
Full color LCD with battery powered control.
Mounting Position
The luminaire can be mounted and operated in any orientation. For spacing requirements,
refer to Figure B-1 on page 81.
Warning.
Risk Group 2
Caution: Possibly Hazardous optical radiation emitted from this product.
Do not stare at the operating light source.
The luminaire should be positioned so that prolonged staring into the luminaire at a distance closer
than 294 m is not expected.
Control
• DMX: Completely compatible with a wide variety of DMX512 consoles.
• DMX Channels: 23 (16-bit mode)
• RDM Control: Completely compatible with a wide variety of RDM devices.
Power Requirements:
Standard AC power distribution from 200 - 240VAC, 50/60 Hz. The unit requires up to 11A depending
on the AC supply voltage.
Note: *For a breakdown of total luminaire current draw, see “Current vs. Voltage” on page 16.
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Components
Included Items
The following illustration shows all items included with the luminaire:
Included Items
Product Support
Sheet
QuickStart Guide
1500W MSR Gold
FastFit Lamp
Warranty Card
Product
Registration
Neutrik® powerCON TRUE1
AC Input Connector
Truss Hook Brackets
(truss hooks sold separately)
Figure 1-2: VL6000 Beam Luminaire Included Items
Replacement Items/Accessories
The following optional and/or replacement items can be ordered directly from your Authorized
VARI❋LITE Dealer. When ordering, please order by the Vari-Lite part number.
Vari-Lite Part No.
Accessory
PCT1BE
AC Input Cable, Neutrik® powerCON® True1 with Bare End (no connector), 1 Meter
PCT1GTL08
AC Input Cable, Neutrik® powerCON® True1 with Twist Lock (Male), 250V, 1 Meter
PCT1GP
AC Input Cable, Neutrik® powerCON® True1 with Stage Pin (Male), 1 Meter
PEGASUS
Luminaire Programming Software
22.9620.0194
Safety Cable Assembly
25.9661.0057
DMX Termination Connector Assembly
55.6840.0001
Truss Hook, Mega-Clamp, Round and Square
55.6841.0001
Truss Hook, Mega-Claw for 2” Round Tube
71.9708.1500
1500W Philips MSR Gold Fast-Fit*
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Luminaire Components
Below is a brief description of the major components and sub assemblies of the VL6000 Beam
Luminaires.
Major Components
Mounting Brackets For hanging the fixture.
Hooks are sold separately
and pipe shown by others
Enclosure Assembly Houses ballast, menu
system, pan motor, and
AC input connection, and
DMX512 connections.
Yoke Assembly Houses tilt motor and
routes cables to / from
head and enclosure
assemblies.
See detail below.
Luminaire Head Assembly Houses lenses, gobos, fixed color
filters, strobe, reflector, and lamp.
Note, truss hooks shown are sold separately. Truss and pipe by others.
Enclosure Assembly Details
Input Panel -
Menu System -
See “Power” on page 14 and
“Connecting Data and Power” on
page 28 for more information.
See “Menu Operation” on page 54 for
more information.
ESC
OK
Figure 1-3: Major Components
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Sub Assemblies
Head Covers
Each head cover is held in place
with four captive screws and
tether.
Lamp / Reflector
Assembly
Gobo Assembly
Strobe Assembly
Optics Assembly
1500W Lamp**
Tilt Lock*
Lamp Cover
CAUTION: *Pan and tilt
locks must be disengaged
before powering and
operating luminaire.
Pan Lock*
NOTE: ** 1500W Philips MSR Gold FastFit
lamp running at 1500W.
Figure 1-4: Sub Assemblies
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CHAPTER 2.
Installation
This chapter contains instructions for installation of the luminaire. It includes connecting power and
data, along with instructions for powering up the luminaire for the first time and addressing it within
your system.
• 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 200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. Current
required depends on the AC supply voltage and product model. Refer to “Current vs. Voltage” on
page 16 for all models covered in this manual.
Note: The mating Neutrik® powerCON® True1 connector is supplied, however, you will need to
purchase or construct a cable appropriate for your application. Available power input cables is found in
“Replacement Items/Accessories” on page 9.
AC Power Input
3-Pole Neutrik® powerCON® True1 for AC Input Power
Neutrik® powerCON® True1
AC Input Connector
Figure 2-1: Power Connector
Depending on the application, the luminaire’s AC input cable may require a different connector. If
required, install a new connector meeting your requirements using the following wire color code
reference:
Wire*
Connection
Green/Yellow
AC Ground
Blue
AC Neutral
Brown
AC Line
* International (Harmonized) Standard
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WARNING: DO NOT connect to three-phase service in countries with 240 volt power.
For single-phase power at 208 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
WARNING: It is not recommended to power any VARI❋LITE luminaire from a dimmer - even in
'NONDIM' mode. Dimmer and non-dim modules are not suitable sources of power because their
output modifies the AC wave form. This may work for a short time, but will eventually result in power
problems, luminaire mis-operation and/or failure and may void the luminaire’s warranty.
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Current vs. Voltage
Table 2-1, VL6000 Beam Luminaire - Current vs. Voltage (1500W Lamp*) provides the luminaire’s
current draw at specific voltages. Total Luminaire Current is calculated with the lamp on and all
motors sequencing.
WARNING: It is the responsibility of the user to adequately protect supply source with a correct size
and type circuit breaker and not overload circuits. AVERTISSEMENT: Il est de la responsibilité de
l'utilisateur de protéger adéquatement la source d'alimentation avec une taille correcte et le disjoncteur
de type et surchargez pas les circuits.*
Table 2-1: VL6000 Beam Luminaire - Current vs. Voltage (1500W Lamp*)
AC Voltage @ 60Hz
Total Luminaire Current (Motor + Lamp Current)
200V
10.5A
210V
10.1A
220V
9.7A
230V
9.3A
240V
8.9A
Note: *1500W Philips MSR Gold FastFit lamp (rated for 1200-1600W operation) running at 1500W.
WARNING: It is not recommended to power any VARI❋LITE luminaire from a dimmer - even in
'NONDIM' mode. Dimmer and non-dim modules are not suitable sources of power because their
output modifies the AC wave form. This may work for a short time, but will eventually result in power
problems, luminaire mis-operation and/or failure and may void the luminaire’s warranty.
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Data Cables
The 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 2.
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 (+)
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Data (+)
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
Z
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
PC224P
2
110
Polyurethane
22
Heavy Duty and Portable
105
PC224T
2
110
PVC
22
UL2464
105
PC226T
3
110
PVC
22
UL2464
Proplex Cables
* Characteristic Impedance
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
•
5-pin, male XLR connector.
•
Two 1/4W 5% 120 ohm resistors.
Note: A male termination connector is available as an accessory from Philips Entertainment Lighting.
See “Replacement Items/Accessories” on page 9.
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Installation Procedures
Installing Lamp
In the event the lamp was packed separately during shipment, follow the procedure in this section. For
lamp removal and replacement, refer to “Lamp Removal and Installation” on page 72.
WARNING: Disconnect fixture before relamping. Déconnectez le projecteur avant que le
changement de lampe.
CAUTIONS & WARNINGS
•
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 isopropyl
alcohol and cotton cloth to thoroughly clean glass portion of lamp.
•
Hot Lamp. Luminaire must remain powered on for 5 minutes after dousing lamp. Do not open for
5 minutes after switching off. Lampe chaude. Le luminaire doit rester en marche pendant 5
minutes après avoir éteindre la lampe. Ne pas ouvrir pendant 5 minutes après la coupure.
•
Risk of exposure to excessive ultraviolet radiation. Do not operate without complete lamp
enclosure in place or when lens is damaged. Risque d’exposition aux rayonnements ultraviolets
excessifs. Ne pas faire fonctionner sans le boîtier complet de lampe mis en place ou lorsque
l’objectif est endommagé.
To install lamp:
Step
1. Ensure power is completely removed from luminaire.
Step
2. Remove lamp from shipping box.
Step
3. Set the luminaire head horizontally.
Step
4. Engage tilt lock to secure luminaire head in position.
Step
5. At back of luminaire, using #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove lamp socket cover by loosening
the two quarter-turn captive screws. Note: lamp socket cover is connected with a safety
tether.
Lamp Socket
Lamp
Lamp Socket Cover
Quarter-Turn Screws
Figure 2-2: Lamp Socket Cover Removal
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Step
6. As shown in Figure 2-3, align lamp tabs with lamp socket.
Align tabs of lamp with
socket when installing
Lamp*
Lamp Socket Cover
Figure 2-3: Lamp Installation
Step
7. Install lamp fully into lamp socket, taking care not to touch lamp glass.
Step
8. Turn lamp clockwise to seat lamp into socket. Lamp base should be aligned as illustrated in
Figure 2-4.
Lamp
Note alignment of
fully seated lamp
Ensure lamp is completely
seated before reinstalling lamp
socket cover.
Figure 2-4: Installed Lamp
Step
9. Reinstall lamp socket cover. Make sure safety tether is completely encapsulated within lamp
socket cover.
Step 10. Disengage tilt lock to allow luminaire head to move freely.
Step 11. Align lamp as described in “Align Lamp For Maximum Beam Irradiance” on page 21.
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Align Lamp For Maximum Beam Irradiance
After a new lamp is installed in the luminaire, it will be necessary to align the lamp to optimize the
beam.
WARNING: Backcap and alignment screws will be HOT during lamp operation. Wear gloves and/or
use tools to prevent burns.
To align lamp:
Step 1. Set intensity to 100%.
Step 2. Position beam on a white wall at a distance of 10 to 20 feet.
Step 3. If frost is in beam, use console or internal luminaire menu controls to remove. Focus to a
hard edge. Be sure that beam-size iris is completely opened.
Step 4. Using three alignment screws (as indicated with Red Arrows in Figure 2-5) adjust hot spot
to center of beam.
Step 5. Check color uniformity as follows:
a. Check color uniformity as follows:
b. a. Position 60% Cyan or 60% Magenta filter in beam.
c. b. Verify that hot spot is centered (if lamp is misaligned, color will be concentrated to
one side of beam). If hot spot is not centered, readjust lamp using lamp alignment
screws.
Lamp (Beam)
Alignment Screws*
Rear of Luminaire
Do not loosen or use these
screws for adjustment.
NOTE: *Lamp Socket Cover removed for clarity. It is not necessary
to remove Lamp Socket Cover to align lamp.
Figure 2-5: Lamp Alignment Screws
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CAUTION: To prevent overheating, maintain a distance of 8.0mm between lamp and rear aluminum
housing as illustrated in Figure 2-6. ATTENTION: Pour éviter une surchauffe maintenir une distance
de 8.0mm entre le lampe et le couverture arriére comme illustré dans Figure 2-6.
8.0mm
SECTION SIDE-SIDE
Figure 2-6: Lamp Adjustment
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Hanging the Luminaire
The VL6000 Beam 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 and brackets:
Step
1. Install truss hooks (also refer to “Truss Hook Hardware (by others)” on page 23) for
additional information) on two provided truss hook brackets as required as shown in Figure
2-7.
Mega Claw Truss Hook
(not provided)
Example Truss
Hook Installation
Mount Bracket
Truss Hook Hardware
(not provided)
Figure 2-7: Truss Hook Installation
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.
Truss Hook Hardware (by others)
When installing hanging hooks on mounting brackets,
Philips Entertainment Lighting strongly recommends
the use of a Belleville washer (by others, Figure 2-8
shows examples) when installing a truss hook or claw
as shown in Figure 2-7.
The Belleville washer’s size should be approximately
0.505-inch (inner diameter) by 1.00-inch (outer
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diameter). Belleville washers are available in various thicknesses and any of the following thicknesses
(0.035-inch, 0.043-inch, 0.050-inch, 0.073-inch) are acceptable for the application described herein.
The washer serves two purposes:
•
To spread out the load. When a washer IS NOT used, the bolt head (without a washer)
concentrates the load in a smaller area, creating focused stress on the steel bracket, making
premature failure possible. A steel washer is recommended to spread this load over a larger surface
area.
•
To keep the bolt in place. The recommended Belleville washer maintains tension in the bolted
assembly and prevents it from vibrating loose.
If a Belleville washer is not available, a regular flat washer measuring in diameter of 1inch (minimum)
can be used in conjunction with a suitable split lock washer situated between the bolt head and flat
washer.
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Step
2. Determine required configuration of bracket installation. Brackets may be installed in many
different orientations as shown in Figure 2-9 on page 25.
Step
3. While pulling up on locking mechanism release, fit keyed holes onto raised mounting
buttons at bottom of enclosure. Slide forward and release locking mechanism to lock in
place. Ensure brackets are locked securely.
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WARNING: Ensure that the bracket locking mechanism is fully seated after the bracket is installed
on the luminaire. AVERTISSEMENT: Assurez-vous que le mécanisme de support de verrouillage est
complètement inséré après le support est installé sur l'appareil.
Example Truss Hook and Mounting Hardware (not included, sold separately)
Mount Bracket*
Raised Mounting Buttons (8 each)
Fit bracket’s keyed hole and locking mechanism
over raised mounting buttons and slide forward
to lock.
Locking
Mechanism
Locked
Mount
Bracket
Locking
Mechanism
Press up to
install or release
Keyed Hole
Bracket
Orientation
Brackets
Example Bracket
Orientations
Figure 2-9: Installing Brackets on Luminaire Enclosure
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 (refer to Figure 2-10 on page 26):
a. Loop safety cable at least once around safety cable anchor point rod.
b. Loop safety cable at least once around truss/pipe and secure around pipe.
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Safety Cable: Recommended for hanging installations. May be required by local codes. Safety cable is sold
separately.
Câble de sécurité: Recommandé pour les installations pendaison. Peut être exigé par les codes locaux.
Câble de sécurité est vendu séparément.
Safety Cable Anchor Point
(see note)
24.5”
(62.2 cm)
23.8”
(60.5 cm)
25.9”
(65.9 cm)
23.8”
(60.5 cm)
Note, truss hooks shown are sold separately. Truss and pipe by others.
Safety Cable Anchor Point
NOTE: The safety cable anchor point is tested and is in compliance
of the following safety standards:
- IEC / EN 60598-2-17.6.6
- UL1573
Figure 2-10: Safety Cable Installation / Luminaire Hanging
Step
4. Make sure tilt and pan locks are disengaged so luminaire moves freely.
Step
5. Connect power and data cables according to procedure given in “Connecting Data and
Power” on page 28.
When hanging the luminaire in a side hang position, orient the enclosure as shown in Figure 3. Natural
convection and the designed direction of the inlet and exhaust cooling fans dictate that the inlet should
be closest to the floor and the exhaust should be towards the ceiling. This eliminates the possibility of
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one luminaire blowing exhaust air into the inlet of the luminaire next to it when the luminaires are
side-by-side.
Figure 3: Side Hang Orientation
If the luminaires are stacked on top of one another in a side hang, a 45° enclosure orientation with the
fan inlet closest to the floor is preferred. Refer to Figure 4.
These two orientations in a side hang have the extra benefit of a stiffer pan interface in the luminaire.
REAR VIEW
Figure 4: Dual Fixture Side Hang Orientation
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Floor Mounting the Luminaire
All luminaires included in this manual are designed to sit directly on its base in a floor installation
application. When used in this type of application, be sure to leave enough space around the luminaire
to allow proper, uninterrupted airflow for cooling and movement.
Connecting Data and Power
A maximum of 32 luminaires may be connected in any one DMX data link.
Note: This maximum limit applies to the luminaire "daisy chain" only. Your system or console may
require fewer luminaires on a single data link path. Consult your console documentation for more
information.
To connect power and data:
Step
1. Connect data cable from console to first luminaire in chain at DATA IN connector.
Step
2. If required, connect additional data cables from DATA THRU connectors to DATA IN
connectors of remaining luminaires in link.
Step
3. At last luminaire in link, install male termination connector at DATA THRU connector.
(Luminaires and other devices on the same DMX chain may not function properly without
termination.)
AC In
AC In
AC In
Data In
Termination**
Data Thru
Data Thru
VL6000 Beam Luminaire Channel Requirements*
DMX512 Channels
Description
Menu Display
23 Channels
16-Bit Mode (default)
16
**DMX terminator required for last fixture on DMX line.
Figure 2-1: 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
When the luminaire is powered up for the first time, the default setting is enabled and the lamp will
remain off. 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.
CAUTION: Before applying power, be sure the luminaire is hung (or positioned), and the pan and tilt
locks are disengaged, 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.
Step
2. Luminaire will automatically step through calibration and stop at "home" position (only if
DMX is not present).
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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 54). 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.
DMX Address
To set, edit, and save a DMX address:
Step
1. Press [ESC].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Address appears. Press [OK].
Step
3. Use [Left] and [Right] arrow buttons to scroll through all digits.
Step
4. Once at desired digit, use [Up] and [Down] arrows to change highlighted digit.
Step
5. Once digit is set, use [Left] and [Right] arrow buttons to set other digits in DMX address.
Step
6. Once all digits are set in DMX address, press [OK] to set.
Step
7. DMX will display and is saved.
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 [ESC].
•
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.
Program starting address in Battery Mode:
•
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To activate menu in Battery Mode when the fixture is not connected to a power source, press [OK]
and [ESC] together. The LCD screen will come on. Address the fixture as described above. The
LCD screen will shut off after one minute of inactivity.
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Transporting
Overview
When shipping or transporting VARI❋LITE Luminaires, Philips Entertainment Lighting recommends
that the luminaire(s) be sufficiently protected against any (including, but not limited to) shock,
vibration, drops, jarring, exposure to the environment, etc.
Failure to sufficiently protect any VARI❋LITE luminaire during shipping or transportation will result
in damage and void the luminaire’s warranty. Philips Entertainment Lighting will not be responsible
for any shipping damage or breakage of any product under any circumstances. Philips Entertainment
Lighting will not be responsible for any third party case manufacturer’s cases.
Note: 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
Philips Entertainment Lighting technical notice (TN-235) "Transportation and Shipping Case
Requirements" in the "Support" area of the Philips Entertainment Lighting web site.
Transportation and Shipping Case Requirements
Cases to transport VARI❋LITE luminaires should meet the following loading requirements:
•
Luminaire head, yoke, and enclosure sub-assemblies shall be equally supported and constrained
where no one sub-assembly (head, yoke, or enclosure) fully supports the entire mass of the
luminaire.
•
The interior of the case shall be of high quality and uniform density foam. The foam shall be of the
same type and density throughout as to equally and uniformly support loading at every contact
surface.
•
The case shall, when laid on any of its six (6) surfaces, maintain the loading requirements outlined
above.
•
All cases not meeting the aforementioned loading requirements, with wheels, shall have markings
on the exterior of the case that the unit is to be transported on it wheels only (e.g. "Case must be
transported and remain [at all times] on its wheels").
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CHAPTER 3.
Operation
This chapter contains instructions for operating the luminaire using DMX control and for updating
the internal software.
• Color Control & Gobos
• DMX Operation
• RDM Parameter IDs
• Updating Software
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Color Control & Gobos
Fixed Colors
The following is a brief description of each color control and gobo projection capabilities
Fixed Color Wheel 1
Fixed Color Wheel 1 holds six color filters and has one open space as illustrated in Figure 3-1. Note,
the open space will not accommodate a filter.
Wheel 1: 100% Magenta, Blue, 60% Magenta, Flesh Pink, 30% Magenta, Green
100% Magenta
Green
30% Magenta
Blue
60% Magenta
Flesh Pink
NOTE: Colors show for illustrative
purposes only. Actual colors will differ.
Figure 3-1: VL6000 Beam Luminaire Fixed Color Wheel 1
Fixed Color Wheel 2
Fixed Color Wheel 2 holds six color filters and has one open space as illustrated in Figure 3-2. Note,
the open space will not accommodate a filter.
Wheel 2: 100% Cyan, Dark Fuchsia, 60% Cyan, CTO, 30% Cyan, Red
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100% Cyan
Red
Dark
Fuchsia
30% Cyan
60% Cyan
CTO
NOTE: Colors show for illustrative
purposes only. Actual colors will differ.
Figure 3-2: VL6000 Beam Luminaire Fixed Color Wheel 2
Fixed Color Wheel 3
Fixed Color Wheel 3 holds six color filters and has one open space as illustrated in Figure 3-2. Note,
the open space will not accommodate a filter.
Wheel 3: 100% Yellow, ½ CTO, 60% Yellow, Meadow Green, 30% Yellow, Congo Blue
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100% Yellow
Congo Blue
30% Yellow
½ CTO
60% Yellow
Meadow Green
NOTE: Colors show for illustrative
purposes only. Actual colors will differ.
Figure 3-3: VL6000 Beam Luminaire Fixed Color Wheel 3
Gobos
Each luminaire contains one rotating gobo wheel. This rotating gobo wheel offers seven rotatable,
indexable gobo positions and one open position.
CAUTION: VL6000 Beam Luminaires accept glass gobos only. Use of metal gobos in these
luminaires may damage gobo assembly and will void the luminaire warranty.
Note: For all available patterns and their associated numbers, refer to VARI❋IMAGE System page on
the Philips Entertainment Lighting web site or contact your local regional sales manager or Authorized
VARI❋LITE Dealer.
Rotating Gobo Wheel 1
Standard load rotating gobos for Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 are shown in Figure 3-4 and described in
Table 1, “Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 - Standard Effects and Positions”.
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Table 1: Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 - Standard Effects and Positions
Position
Gobo
Gobo Part Number
0 (Open)
None
None
1
Circle of Ovals
41.9708.6011
2
Medium Triangle
41.9708.4009
3
Chopped
41.9708.4428
4
Tri Cone
41.9708.6008
5
Ballz
41.9708.4440
6
Blades
41.9708.4430
7
4-Hole Ray
41.9708.4002
0
1
7
7
6
2
6
5
3
5
4
Figure 3-4: Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 - Standard Gobo Load
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DMX Operation
VL6000 Beam Luminaire 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.This section contains the DMX
channel map for the VL6000 Beam Luminaire.
•
“16-Bit Channel Mapping” (starting below)
•
“Fixture Shutdown” on page 41.
16-Bit Channel Mapping
Table 2 provides DMX channel mapping of the DMX512 control values when the VL6000 Beam
Luminaire is in 16-Bit DMX mode.
Table 2: VL6000 Beam Luminaire 16-Bit DMX Channel Mapping
Parameters
Range
(DMX)
Range
(%)
Default
Value*
1
Intensity
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
2
Pan High Byte
3
Pan Low Byte
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16-bit linear control of pan from 0° to 540°.
4
Tilt High Byte
5
Tilt Low Byte
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
32767
16-bit linear control of tilt from 0° to 240°.
6
Edge
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
DMX
Channel
Description / Operation
8-bit control of Fixture Intensity from 0 - 100%
8-bit linear control of edge functions.
8-bit linear control of all three Color Wheel Presets / Macros
See Channel 8 for options.
7
Color Wheels
Macro / Presets
8
Color Wheels
Transition
Control
0 - 255
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0 - 100%
0
0
0 = Open or Uses Color Wheel 1-3 channels.
1 = TBD
2 = TBD
3 = TBD
4 = TBD
5 = TBD
0 = Idle
1 - 255 = Cloak Transition Generator
Slow to Fast
1 = Fastest Time
255 = 10 Second
8-bit control of Color Wheel 1.
See Channel 10 for options.
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10
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Color Wheel 1
Color Wheel 1
Control
0 - 255
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0 - 100%
0
0
0-18 = OPEN
19-54 = MAGENTA 100% (Center at DMX 36)
55-91 = DARK BLUE (Center at DMX 73)
92-128 = MAGENTA 60% (Center at DMX 109)
129-165 = FLESH PINK (Center at DMX 146)
166-202 = MAGENTA 30% (Center at DMX 182)
203-239 = GREEN (Center at DMX 218)
240-255 = OPEN
Used as a control channel for different movement options of Color
Wheel 1
0-5 = Linear Movement using shortest (quickest) path.
6-10 = Linear Movement using normal (longest) path.
11-15 = Wheel Spin Forward (Fast to Slow)
16-20 = Wheel Spin STOP
21-25 = Wheel Spin Reverse (Slow to Fast)
26-56 = Color Shake Quickest Path (Slow to Fast)
57-87 = Color Shake Normal Path (Slow to Fast)
88-255 = Reserved Values.
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Table 2: VL6000 Beam Luminaire 16-Bit DMX Channel Mapping
DMX
Channel
Parameters
Range
(DMX)
Range
(%)
Default
Value*
Description / Operation
8-bit control of Color Wheel 2.
See Channel 12 for options.
11
12
Color Wheel 2
Color Wheel 2
Control
0 - 255
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0 - 100%
0
0
0-18 = OPEN
19-54 = CYAN 100% (Center at DMX 36)
55-91 = DARK FUSHIA (Center at DMX 73)
92-128 = CYAN 60% (Center at DMX 109)
129-165 = CTO (Center at DMX 146)
166-202 = CYAN 30% (Center at DMX 182)
203-239 = RED (Center at DMX 218)
240-255 = OPEN
Used as a control channel for different movement options of Color
Wheel 2.
0-5 = Linear Movement using shortest (quickest) path.
6-10 = Linear Movement using normal (longest) path.
11-15 = Wheel Spin Forward (Fast to Slow)
16-20 = Wheel Spin STOP
21-25 = Wheel Spin Reverse (Slow to Fast)
26-56 = Color Shake Quickest Path (Slow to Fast)
57-87 = Color Shake Normal Path (Slow to Fast)
88-255 = Reserved Values
8-bit control of Color Wheel 3.
See Channel 14 for options.
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14
Color Wheel 3
Color Wheel 3
Control
0 - 255
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0 - 100%
0
0
0-18 = OPEN
18-54 = YELLOW 100% (Center at DMX 36)
55-91 = 1/2 CTO 65% (Center at DMX 73)
92-128 = YELLOW 60% (Center at DMX 109)
129-165 = MEADOW GREEN (Center at DMX 146)
166-202 = YELLOW 30% (Center at DMX 182)
203-239 = CONGO BLUE (Center at DMX 218)
Used as a control channel for different movement options of Color
Wheel 3.
0-5 = Linear Movement using shortest (quickest) path.
6-10 = Linear Movement using normal (longest) path.
11-15 = Wheel Spin Forward (Fast to Slow)
16-20 = Wheel Spin STOP
21-25 = Wheel Spin Reverse (Slow to Fast)
26-56 = Color Shake Quickest Path (Slow to Fast)
57-87 = Color Shake Normal Path (Slow to Fast)
88-255 = Reserved Values
8-bit control of Gobo Wheel 1.
See Channel 18 for options.
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Gobo Wheel 1
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0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
0-5 = Open-No Gobo
6-10 = Gobo 1 (Circle of Ovals) Index
11-15 = Gobo 2 (Medium Triangle) Index
16-20 = Gobo 3 (Chopped) Index
21-25 = Gobo 4 (Tri Cone) Index
26-30 = Gobo 5 (Ballz) Index
31-35 = Gobo 6 (Blades) Index
36-40 = Gobo 7 (4-Hole Ray) Index
41-45 = Open-No Gobo
46-50 = Gobo 1 (Circle of Ovals) Rotate
51-55 = Gobo 2 (Medium Triangle) Rotate
56-60 = Gobo 3 (Chopped) Rotate
61-65 = Gobo 4 (Tri Cone) Rotate
66-70 = Gobo 5 (Ballz) Rotate
71-75 = Gobo 6 (Blades) Rotate
76-80 = Gobo 7 (4-Hole Ray) Rotate
81-85 = Open-No Gobo
86-90 = Gobo 1 (Circle of Ovals) Rotate with Mega Stepping
91-95 = Gobo 2 (Medium Triangle) Rotate with Mega Stepping
96-100 = Gobo 3 (Chopped) Rotate with Mega Stepping
101-105 = Gobo 4 (Tri Cone) Rotate with Mega Stepping
106-110 = Gobo 5 (Ballz) Rotate with Mega Stepping
111-115 = Gobo 6 (Blades) Rotate with Mega Stepping
116-120 = Gobo 7 (4-Hole Ray) Rotate with Mega Stepping
121-255 = Reserved Values
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Table 2: VL6000 Beam Luminaire 16-Bit DMX Channel Mapping
DMX
Channel
Parameters
16
17
Gobo 1 Rot/Index
High Byte
Low Byte
Range
(DMX)
Range
(%)
Default
Value*
Description / Operation
16-bit control of index and rotation of gobo wheel 1.
0 - 65535
0 - 100%
0
0-32756 = Rotate Fast to Slow
32757-32780 = Rotation STOP
32781-65535 = Rotate Slow to Fast
Used as a control channel for different movement options for Gobo
Wheel 1 (Channel 15)
0-5 = Gobo Selection using shortest (quickest) path.
6-10 = Gobo Selection using normal (longest) path.
11-20 = Reserved Values
21-50 = Wheel Spin Forward (Fast to Slow)
51-60 = Wheel Spin STOP
61-90 = Wheel Spin Reverse (Slow to Fast)
91-120 = Gobo Shake Quickest Path (Slow to Fast)
121-150 = Gobo Shake Normal Path (Slow to Fast)
151-180 = Gobo Twist Quickest Path (Slow to Fast)
181-210 = Gobo Twist Normal Path (Slow to Fast)
211-255 = Reserved Values
18
Gobo Wheel 1
Control
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
19
Iris
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Controls Iris mechanism from open (DMX 0) to Full (DMX 255)
20
Frost
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Controls Frost mechanism from open (DMX 0) to Full (DMX 255)
21
Strobe Speed
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
Controls Strobe rate from slowest (DMX 0) to fastest (DMX 255)
0
Control Channel for strobing functions
0-5 = Open
6-10 = Closed
11-15 = Normal Strobe
16-20 = Random Strobe
21-25 = Random Sync
26-255 = Reserved Values
22
Strobe Control
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Control Channel used for full fixture settings, lamp controls, and miscellaneous modes. Set descreet value of desired effect, wait >3 seconds,
then set value to 0 (Idle).
23
Luminaire
Control
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0
0-5 = Idle (Default)
6-10 = Full Luminaire ReCal-Also Used to Wake fixture up from shutdown
11-15 = Lamp ON
16-20 = Lamp OFF
21-25 = Fixture Shutdown
26-30 = Display-Menu ON
31-35 = Display-Menu OFF
36-40 = ReCal Position
41-45 = ReCal Color
46-50 = ReCal Gobo
51-55 = ReCal Beam
56-60 = ReCal Dimmer/Strobe
61-65 = Reset Fixture to Defaults
66-70 = Full Luminaire Reboot. This command will douse lamp and
reset all processors in fixture, then ReCal all parameters.
71-75 = Fixture Status On/Off. This command will enable the display to
show fixture status for 5 min. After this time, displays will return to
default configuration. Repeating the command in less than 5 minutes
will behave as a toggle.
76-80 = Dimmer Snap Off (default)
81-85 = Dimmer Snap On
86-90 = Pan / Tilt Normal (Default)
91-95 = Pan / Tilt Fast
95-255 = Reserved Values
Notes:
Default Values: *Denotes recommended console default settings.
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Fixture Shutdown
This command will turn the lamp OFF, disable all motors, and stop the luminaire from functioning
until either a Full Luminaire ReCal command or Lamp ON command is sent. When in the shutdown
state, the luminaires menu will display SHUTDOWN.
Note: The luminaire’s cooling fans will continue to run for 5 minutes after the shutdown command is
sent. After 5 minutes the luminaire fans will shutdown. A power cycle will also clear the shutdown
state.
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RDM Parameter IDs
VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Parameter IDs
The following tables outline and describe all the RDM parameters IDs associated with VL6000 Beam
Luminaires.
• Table 3, "VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Product Parameters IDs"
• Table 4, "VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM UID"
• Table 5, "VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Parameters IDs
Table 3: VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Product Parameters IDs
Model ID
Manufacturer
Model Description
Product Category
0x0030
Philips Entertainment Lighting
VL6000 Beam Luminaire
0x0100
Table 4: VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM UID
UID
MSB of ESTA
56H
LSB of ESTA
4CH
MSB of Serial
Second Byte
of Serial
Third Byte of
Serial
LSB of Serial
Table 5: VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Parameters IDs
Get
Allowed
Set
Allowed
RDM Parameter IDs
Value
Comment
Implemented
Category - Network Management
DISC_UNIQUE_BRANCH
0x0001
DISC_MUTE
0x0002
DISC_UN_MUTE
0x0003
PROXIED_DEVICES
0x0010
PROXIED_DEVICES_COUNT
0x0011
COMMS_STATUS
0x0015
Category - Status Collection
QUEUED_MESSAGE
0x0020
■
■
STATUS_MESSAGES
0x0030
■
■
STATUS_ID_DESCRIPTION
0x0031
■
CLEAR_STATUS_ID
0x0032
■
SUB_DEVICE_STATUS_REPORT_THRESHOLD
0x0033
■
Category - RDM Information
SUPPORTED_PARAMETERS
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0x0050
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supporting Parameters
beyond the minimum required
set.
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Table 5: VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Parameters IDs
Get
Allowed
Set
Allowed
RDM Parameter IDs
Value
PARAMETER_DESCRIPTION
0x0051
Comment
Implemented
Support required for
Manufacturer-Specific PIDs
exposed in SUPPORTED_
PARAMETERS message.
Category - Product Information
■
DEVICE_INFO
PRODUCT_DETAIL_ID_LIST
0x0070
■
DEVICE_MODEL_DESCRIPTION
0x0080
■
■
MANUFACTURER_LABEL
0x0081
■
DEVICE_LABEL
0x0082
■
■
■
0x0060
■
FACTORY_DEFAULTS
0x0090
LANGUAGE_CAPABILITIES
0x00A0
LANGUAGE
0x00B0
SOFTWARE_VERSION_LABEL
0x00C0
■
■
BOOT_SOFTWARE_VERSION_ID
0x00C1
■
■
BOOT_SOFTWARE_VERSION_LABEL
0x00C2
■
Category - DMX512 Setup
■
■
■
■
■
DMX_PERSONALITY
0x00E0
■
DMX_PERSONALITY_DESCRIPTION
0x00E1
■
DMX_START_ADDRESS
0x00F0
■
■
SLOT_INFO
0x0120
■
■
SLOT_DESCRIPTION
0x0121
■
■
DEFAULT_SLOT_VALUE
0x0122
■
Category - Sensors 0x02xx
SENSOR_DEFINITION
0x0200
SENSOR_VALUE
0x0201
RECORD_SENSORS
0x0202
Category - Dimmer Settings 0x03xx - FUTURE USE
Category - Power / Lamp Settings 0x04xx
■
DEVICE_HOURS
0x0400
■
■
LAMP_HOURS
0x0401
■
■
LAMP_STRIKES
0x0402
■
■
■
LAMP_STATE
0x0403
■
■
■
LAMP_ON_MODE
0x0404
■
DEVICE_POWER_CYCLES
0x0405
■
■
Category - Display Settings 0x05xx
■
■
DISPLAY_INVERT
0x0500
■
■
■
DISPLAY_LEVEL
0x0501
■
Category - Configuration 0x06xx
■
■
PAN_INVERT
0x0600
■
■
■
TILT_INVERT
0x0601
■
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Table 5: VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Parameters IDs
Get
Allowed
Set
Allowed
RDM Parameter IDs
Value
■
■
PAN_TILT_SWAP
0x0602
REAL_TIME_CLOCK
0x0603
Comment
Implemented
■
Category - Control 0x10xx
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■
IDENTIFY_DEVICE
0x1000
■
■
RESET_DEVICE
0x1001
■
POWER_STATE
0x1010
PERFORM_SELFTEST
0x1020
SELF_TEST_DESCRIPTION
0x1021
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Updating Software
PEGASUS Software
Application
With the USB Upload Cable (part number PEGASUS, sold separately) and the PEGASUS Software
(downloaded from our web site), you can connect any USB 2.0 compatible port on a computer to a
chain of up to 32 Philips Entertainment Lighting luminaires in order to update the luminaire software.
Figure 3-5: USB Upload Cable (sold separately)
Note: PEGASUS Software is compatible with previous versions of the VARI❋LITE USB Upload
Cable (25.9600.0001).
Computer Requirements
•
PC running Windows. Although the programming kit software is not directly compatible with
Macintosh computers, it does run with some Windows emulators.
•
An available USB 2.0 compatible port on your computer.
•
Internet access the Philips Entertainment Lighting web site ( www.philips.com/entertainmentlighting) to download the PEGASUS Software.
Note: Internet access is only required to download the PEGASUS Software and product firmware
files. Internet access is not required to use the program.
Installing PEGASUS Software
To install the PEGASUS Software:
Step
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1. As described in “Computer Requirements” , visit the Philips Entertainment Lighting web
site and download PEGASUS Software ZIP File.
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Step
2. Unzip file to a folder on your computer.
Step
3. Double click on pegausinstall.msi icon.
Step
4. Follow all prompts in program’s installation wizard.
Step
5. Insert USB Upload Cable (sold separately) into a USB 2.0 compatible port on your
computer.
WARNING: Do not use a USB hub, always connect directly to a USB port on your computer.
Step
6. When prompted by Windows for upload cable USB driver, use browser window to point to
"USB Driver" folder that came with PEGASUS Software and press OK.
Step
7. After USB cable is ready to use, proceed to next step.
Note: Refer to ““Upload Cable LED Status Messages” ” about the three-color LED on the XLR end
of the cable.
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Troubleshooting
Upload Cable LED Status Messages
Table 6: USB Upload Connector LED Colors
XLR LED Status
Meaning
Continuous Red
Do not use the cable to download software; contact
customer service for assistance.
Continuous Purple
Driver software is not installed.
Continuous Blue with Purple
pulse every five seconds.
Cable is ready, but data is not being transmitted.
Flashing Blue (twice per
second)
Data is being transmitted.
LED
USB Upload
Cable
Figure 3-6: USB Upload Cable
Upload Cable Warning (Error) Message
If you see a warning message (as shown in Figure 3-7) on your
computer screen and the USB Upload Cable is properly connected to
USB 2.0 compatible port on your computer, it may not be detected by
your computer.
•
Disconnect USB Upload Cable from computer and reconnect.
•
Reinstall USB Upload Cable Driver as described in, “Installing
PEGASUS Software” .
If either of the these do not resolve the error message, you may have a
defective Upload Cable. Contact customer service at 1.214.647.7880
or entertainment.service@philips.com for assistance.
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Figure 3-7: Upload Cable
Error Message
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Installing or Updating Luminaire Firmware
Luminaire firmware, for the VL6000 Beam Luminaire can be loaded via PEGASUS or via the USB
port. This section describes both methods.
USB Upload via USB Port
To upload luminaire software to a luminaire using a USB Flash drive.
Step
1. On a computer connected to the Internet, download the luminaire software from the Philips
Entertainment Lighting web site. Save the downloaded .bin file to the root directory on a
USB flash drive (not supplied, by others). Do not store the .bin file in any folder on the
USB flash drive.
Step
2. Insert USB flash drive into luminaire’s USB port.
Step
3. Press [ESC].
Step
4. Press [UP] / [DOWN] arrows until Fixture appears. Press [OK].
Step
5. Press [UP] / [DOWN] arrows until USB appears. Press [OK].
Step
6. Press [UP] / [DOWN] arrows until USB Upload appears. Press [OK].
Step
7. The display will show download progress.
Note: To determine software version at luminaire, see “Verify software version at luminaire:” on
page 50.
Using PEGASUS Uploader
When luminaires are data linked together, you can program up to 32 luminaires at the same time; refer
to “Connecting Data and Power” on page 28. To program more than 32 luminaires (or devices),
program them in batches of 32 or less.
Important Notes & Warnings:
•
DMX Data must be disconnected before uploading software to luminaires. Do not merge
firmware files with DMX signals.
•
You can upload multiple firmware files to a variety of luminaires that are data linked together.
Each model of Philips Entertainment luminaire recognizes its own software and only
downloads the appropriate file.
•
Do not use a USB hub, always connect directly to a USB port on your computer.
To install or update luminaire firmware using PEGASUS upload cable:
Note: DMX Data must be disconnected before uploading software to luminaires. Do not merge
firmware files with DMX signals.
Step
48
1. Visit Philips Entertainment Lighting web site (www.philips.com/entertainmentlighting) and
download product firmware you wish to update.
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Step
2. Unzip firmware file you downloaded to a folder on your computer.
Step
3. Insert USB Upload Cable (sold separately) into a USB 2.0 compatible port on
your computer (do not use a USB hub).
Step
4. Double click on PEGASUS Software shortcut on your desktop.
Step
5. When application opens:
3
a. Select Vari-Lite for luminaire type (as shown in Figure 3-8.).
A
B
Figure 3-8: PEGASUS Software Selection Screen
b. As indicated in Figure 3-8, click on Select Folder button to open browser window.
Step
6. In browser window, navigate to folder where Vari-Lite firmware was extracted.
a. Click on any file in folder.
b. Click Open button on bottom of screen.
Step
7. Click on bin file for luminaire to be updated (for example, VL6000_101716.bin) as
highlighted in Figure 3-9.
NOTE: Select High Speed
option when uploading to
16 or less luminaires.
Progress Bar
Figure 3-9: bin File Selection
Step
8. As indicated in Figure 3-9, click on Update Devices to start upload.
a. During upload, PEGASUS and luminaire screens will display a progress bar showing
upload status.
b. Once progress bar shows completed on computer screen, wait approximately one minute
before moving to next step. Note, The progress bar on luminaire LCD display may
continue for a short time after computer progress bar shows completed.
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c. Once the firmware upload is complete, the VARI❋LITE luminaire(s) will automatically
recalibrate.
9. Close PEGASUS Software using Close button at bottom of program screen.
Step
Note: You can confirm the software version in the luminaire menu.
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 28), 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 17.
A DMX termination connector is used in this process. Refer to page 18 for more information regarding
the construction of this connector.
AC In
AC In
Data In
Luminaire 1
requiring
update
Data Thru
Master luminaire containing
software version to download
AC In
Data Thru
Termination*
Luminaire 2
requiring
update
*DMX terminator required for last fixture on DMX line.
Figure 3-10: Software Transfer Setup
Transfer Procedure
This procedure is used to transfer software versions between luminaires.
Step
1. At last luminaire, install DMX termination connector into DATA THRU XLR connector.
Step
2. At master luminaire (first in chain) Menu Display, press [ESC].
Step
3. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Fixture appears. Press [OK].
Step
4. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Crossload Software appears. Press [OK].
Step
5. OK? will be displayed. Press [OK] to accept.
Step
6. The status bar will show download progress.
Verify software version at luminaire:
Step 1. At Menu Display, press [ESC].
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Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Fixture appears. Press [OK].
Step
3. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Version appears. Press [OK].
3
The first half of the version will be displayed as a date (MM/DD/YY). For example, 03/18/
17 (March 18, 2017).
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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CHAPTER 4.
Menu System
This chapter contains instructions for operating the luminaire using the Menu Display feature.
• Menu Operation
• Self Tests
• USB Logging
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Menu Operation
LCD Display and Menu System
The VL6000 Beam Luminaire’s LCD Display and Menu System provides local control for accessing
the following fixture’s settings:
•
Address – to set the DMX address
•
Configure – various parameter settings, set luminaire ID
•
DMX – change the map, view incoming DMX, invert pan/tilt
•
Fixture – fixture status, recalibrate, reboot, software version, view fixtures hours, service, etc.
•
Manual – manual control of parameters
•
Test – test functions of parameters
The menu system is controlled at the Menu Display available at the enclosure input panel. If there are
multiple luminaires in a system, any settings or changes would need to be made at each LCD Menu as
desired.
Menu Controls
The menu system is controlled by an OK (Enter), ESC (Escape), and four Arrow () buttons.
These buttons function are shown in Figure 4-1.
LCD Menu Proximity Sensor
Automatically enables the menu display (turn on
the backlight) as you reach for the front panel.
LCD Display
Displays all Data and
Luminaire Settings
Arrow Keys (Up/Down/Left/Right)
Menu Navigation / Data Selection
OFF
LAMP
NO
SHDN
NO
ERRORS
001
ADDR
VL6000B Luminaire
OK
ESC
OK (Enter) Button
To Select or Change a
Setting or Data Value
ESC (Escape)
Used to Access Main Menu Parameters,
Exit, or Return to Previous Menu Item
Figure 4-1: Menu Control
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LCD Display and Menu System Operation
The LCD Display Menu system consists of several categories. Use the Menu Buttons to access and
make changes to the menu items. When the desired menu item is reached, press the desired Menu
Button to display the menu options and to navigate and configure the menu options as required.
To navigate and access menu settings/selections:
Step
1. Make sure unit is powered and turned on.
Step
2. Press [ESC] to access menu categories.
Step
3. Use four Arrow () buttons to navigate through the various options and settings.
Step
4. Once menu item is reached, press [OK] to access the menu item parameters.
Step
5. Make changes to parameters as desired.
Step
6. Press OK [Enter] button to accept changes.
DMX Address
To set, edit, and save a DMX address:
Step
1. Press [ESC].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Address appears. Press [OK].
Step
3. Use [Left] and [Right] arrow buttons to scroll through all digits.
Step
4. Once at desired digit, use [Up] and [Down] arrows to change highlighted digit.
Step
5. Once digit is set, use [Left] and [Right] arrow buttons to set other digits in DMX address.
Step
6. Once all digits are set in DMX address, press [OK] to set.
Step
7. DMX address will display and is saved.
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Other LCD Display Features
LCD Menu Battery Operation
The LCD menu system utilizes a battery powered system for operation when the luminaire is not
connected to power. The primary purpose of this mode is to allow basic setup and configuration of the
luminaire.
To enable the battery operation of the menu system:
Step
1. Press and hold [ESC] and [OK] for two seconds.
Step
2. Once enabled, the menu will function as normal.
Note: Any commands that require full power (calibrate, lamp strike, etc.) will be ignored while the
menu system is in battery operation mode.
Step
3. To exit battery mode, press and hold [ESC] and [OK] for two seconds. Note, luminaire will
automatically exit this mode after one minute of inactivity.
Status Bar
The Status Bar (as illustrated in Figure 4-2) is present at all
times and displays luminaire operational information of the
luminaire. The Status Bar contains the following
information:
OFF
LAMP
NO
SHDN
NO
ERRORS
001
ADDR
•
LAMP – indicates current lamp state - ON or OFF.
•
SHDN – indicates shutdown time in hours NO
indicates NO shutdown time.
•
ERRORS – Displays a number indicating the total amount of current errors. When errors are
present, messages will appear in Red text. When no errors are present, NO will display.
•
ADDR – Displays the current DMX address for the fixture. NOTE, when the fixture does not
detect a DMX input signal, the DMX address text will display in Red text.
VL6000B Luminaire
Figure 4-2: LCD Display Status Bar
LCD Menu Proximity Sensor
The LCD menu system uses a proximity sensor to automatically enable the menu display (turn on the
backlight) as you reach for the front panel. If the display is off, it will turn on when your hand is within
a few inches of the display. Note, when the luminaire is not connected to power and the LCD menu is
operating on battery, this proximity sensor is disabled.
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Menu Tree
Figure 4-3 and Figure 4-4 on page 58 are graphical representations of the menu system.
Address - value (1 thru 489)
Configure
DMX
Lamp
Power
On*
Off
Lamp Off*
Lamp On
Cal On
Power Up
Lamp Hours
# of hours
Reset Lamp
Hours
Pan / Tilt
Are you sure?
Movement
Head Motors
Enable
Disable
Movement
Display
Enable
Disable
Orientation
Auto
Up
Down
On Time
Cloud Search
Enable
Disable
Reset Defaults
Are you sure?
Change Luminaire ID
Fixture
Status
Data**
Ch 1 - Intensity XXX (Value)
Ch 2 - Pan High Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 3 - Pan Low Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 4 - Tilt High Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 5 - Tilt Low Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 6 - Edge XXX (Value)
Ch 7 - Color Presets/ Splits/ Actives
Ch 8 - CTG
Ch 9 - Col Whl 1 XXX (Value)
Ch 10 - Col Whl 1 Ctrl XXX (Value)
Ch 11- Col Whl 2 XXX (Value)
Ch 12- Col Whl 2 Ctrl XXX (Value)
Ch 13- Col Whl 3 XXX (Value)
Ch 14- Col Whl 3 Ctrl XXX (Value)
Ch 15- Gobo Whl 1 XXX (Value)
Ch 16- Gobo 1 Indx High XXX (Value)
Ch 17- Gobo 1 Indx Low XXX (Value)
Ch 18- Gobo 1 Ctrl XXX (Value)
Ch 19- Iris XXX (Value)
Ch 20- Frost XXX (Value)
Ch 21- Strobe Speed XXX (Value)
Ch 22- Strobe Ctrl XXX (Value)
Ch 23- Luminaire Ctrl XXX (Value)
Auto
30 Sec
5 Min
10 Min
On
######
Fixture OK...or displays a list of
errors encountered during
calibration process or operation.
ReCalibrate Fixture
Are you sure?
ReBoot Fixture***
Are you sure?
Luminaire ID
######
Software Version
MM/DD/YY
Fixture Hours
HH:MM
XXXXXX Hours
Crossload Software
Send
Sending Version
XX/XX/XX XX:XX
Crossload
Complete
Service#
USB
Diagnostics
Ballast Info
Fan Check
Board Check
Debug
Update OS
Log File
Download
Reset
Pan/Tilt
Swap Pan/Tilt
Save Config
Invert Pan
Restore Config
Invert Tilt
Notes:
*CTG=Cloaked Transition Generator
*Factory default setting.
**Channel and Dimmer information displayed simultaneously.
***Reboots entire fixture including processor.
DMX Map
Off*
On
Off*
On
Off*
On
16-bit Enh*
16-bit
Figure 4-3: Menu Tree Part 1
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Continued from previous page:
Manual
Intensity
Pan
Tilt
Edge
Programming Control
Color Presets
CTG
Color Wheel 1
Col Wheel 1 Control
Color Wheel 2
Col Wheel 2 Control
Color Wheel 3
Col Wheel 3 Control
Gobo Wheel 1
Gobo 1 Index/Rotate
Gobo 1 Control
Iris
Frost
Strobe Speed
Strobe Control
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 65535
Value 0 - 65535
Value 0 - 65535
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 65535
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Test
ALL Test
Pan/Tilt
Dimmer
Strobe
Color Wheel 1
Color Wheel 2
Color Wheel 3
Gobo 1
Iris
Edge
Frost
Running 'ALL TEST'
Running 'PAN/TILT TEST'
Running 'DIMMER TEST'
Running 'STROBE TEST'
Running 'COL WHL 1 TEST'
Running 'COL WHL 2 TEST'
Running 'COL WHL 3 TEST'
Running 'GOBO 1 TEST'
Running 'IRIS TEST'
Running 'EDGE TEST'
Running 'FROST TEST'
Figure 4-4: Menu Tree Part 2
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Menu System Functions
Table 4-1: Menu System Chart
1st Level
2nd Level
Address
DMX Address
XXX
DMX Address value 1 to 512
Configure
System
Configuration
Lamp Lamp Options
3rd Level
Power
4th Level
5thLevel
ON (default)
OFF
Power Up
Lamp Power-up State
Lamp OFF (default)
Lamp Off
Lamp ON Lamp On
Cal ON
Lamp Hours
Lamp Hours Used
XXXX Cumulative #
of Operation Hours
Lamp Strikes
Number of Lamp Strikes Performed
XXXX Cumulative #
of Lamp Strikes
Reset Lamp Hours
Resets Lamp Hour Counter
Are you sure?
Resets Lamp Hour
Counter to 0000
Movement
Position Recovery
Enable
Speed
Pan / Tilt movement speed
Auto
Head Motors
Movement
Enable
Display Display / Menu
Illumination
Orientation
Pan/Tilt Pan and Tilt Options
Confirmation that
reset has been
executed
Disable
Normal
Reduced
Disable
Auto Flips to
enclosure position
Up
Down
On Time
30 Seconds
OFF in 30 seconds
5 Minutes
OFF in 5 minutes
10 Minutes
OFF in 10 minutes
ON
ON indefinitely
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Reset Defaults
Reset luminaire to default
settings?
Are you sure?
Change Luminaire ID
######
Sets Luminaire ID Number
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reset has been
executed
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Table 4-1: Menu System Chart (Continued)
1st Level
DMX
DMX Data and
Pan/Tilt Mode
2nd Level
3rd Level
4th Level
DATA
Note: Channel and Dimmer
information displayed
simultaneously
Ch 1 - Intensity XXX (Value)
Ch 2 - Pan High Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 3 - Pan Low Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 4 - Tilt High Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 5 - Tilt Low Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 6 - Edge Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 7 - Color Presets/Splits/Actives Byte
XXX (Value)
Ch 8 - CTG
Ch 9 - Color Wheel 1 Byte XXX (Value)
Ch 10 - Color Wheel 1 Ctrl XXX (Value)
Ch 11 - Color Wheel 2 XXX (Value)
Ch 12 - Color Wheel 2 Ctrl (Value)
Ch 13 - Color Wheel 3 XXX (Value)
Ch 14 - Color Wheel 3 Ctrl (Value)
Ch 15 - Gobo Whl 1 XXX (Value)
Ch 16 - Gobo 1 Indx High XXX (Value)
Ch 17 - Gobo 1 Indx Low XXX (Value)
Ch 18 - Gobo 1 Ctrl XXX (Value)
Ch 19 - Iris XXX (Value)
Ch 20 - Frost XXX (Value)
Ch 21 - Strobe Speed XXX (Value)
Ch 22 - Strobe Control XXX (Value)
Ch 23 - Luminaire Ctrl XXX (Value)
Pan/Tilt Pan/Tilt Options
Swap Pan / Tilt
Swap Pan & Tilt operation
OFF (default)
Invert Pan
Inverts Pan operation
OFF (default)
Invert Tilt
Inverts Tilt operation
OFF (default)
DMX Mode
Sets DMX Mapping Mode
5thLevel
ON
ON
ON
16-bit Enh
16-Bit Enhanced DMX Mode (default)
16-bit
16-bit DMX Mode
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Table 4-1: Menu System Chart (Continued)
1st Level
Fixture
Displays fixture
information,
condition or
downloads new
software
2nd Level
3rd Level
Status
Status/Error Display
Fixture OK
. . . Or displays a list of errors encountered
during calibration process or operation.
ReCalibrate Fixture
Recalibrate (re-homes) all
mechanical parameters of the
fixture
Are you sure?
ReBoot Fixture
Reboots entire fixture including
processor
Are you sure?
Luminaire ID
Displays luminaire’s ID number
######
Software Version
Current software installed in
fixture
XX/XX/XX
Software Version Date
Fixture Hours
Fixture Hours On (powered)
XXXXXX
Hours
Crossload Software
Download (send) fixture’s
software to other connected
fixtures.
Send
Service
For use by authorized service
technicians only.
Diagnostics
4th Level
5thLevel
Confirmation that
recalibration has
been executed
XX:XX
Software Version
Time
Sending Version
XX/XX/XX XX:XX
Sending Software
Version Date / Time
Crossload
Complete
Fan Check
Board Check
Sensor Check
Debug
USB
Update OS
List of Files
OR
No Card Inserted
Log File
Download
Reset
Manual
Manual
Commands
Note: Manual is
Disabled if
DMX512 signal is
present.
Intensity
Pan
Tilt
Edge
Color Presets
CTG
Col Whl 1
Col Whl 1 Ctrl
Col Whl 2
Col Whl 2 Ctrl
Col Whl 3
Col Whl 3 Ctrl
Gobo Whl 1
Gobo 1 Index
Gobo 1 Ctrl
Iris
Frost
Strobe Speed
Strobe Control
Luminaire Control
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 65535
Value 0 - 65535
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 65535
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
Value 0 - 255
For Service Settings and USB menu descriptions, refer to the following:
•
“USB Logging” on page 64 (for Log File)
•
“Installing or Updating Luminaire Firmware” on page 48 (for Update OS)
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Table 4-1: Menu System Chart (Continued)
1st Level
Test*
System Test
Note: Test is
Disabled if
DMX512 signal is
present.
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2nd Level
ALL Test
Pan/Tilt
Dimmer
Strobe
Color Wheel 1
Color Wheel 2
Color Wheel 3
Gobo 1
Iris
Frost
3rd Level
Running 'ALL TEST'
Running 'PAN/TILT TEST'
Running 'DIMMER TEST'
Running 'STROBE TEST'
Running 'COL WHL 1 TEST'
Running 'COL WHL 2 TEST'
Running 'COL WHL 3 TEST'
Running 'GOBO 1 TEST'
Running 'IRIS TEST'
Running 'FROST TEST'
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4th Level
5thLevel
Press [Menu] to
stop tests
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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 64.
When running tests on multiple luminaires, a DMX termination connector is required at the last
luminaire in the link. (Refer to page 18 for more information regarding the construction of this
connector.).
AC In
AC In
Data In
Luminaire 1
requiring
update
Data Thru
Master luminaire containing
software version to download
AC In
Data Thru
Termination*
Luminaire 2
requiring
update
*DMX terminator required for last fixture on DMX line.
Figure 4-5: Test Setup
To run tests:
Step
1. Press [ESC].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Test appears. Press [OK].
Step
3. Use [Up] / [Down] arrows to select a parameter to test. Refer to “Menu System Functions”
on page 59 for a complete list of test parameters which can be chosen.
Step
4. Press [OK] to run test.
Step
5. Press [ESC] to stop test at any time.
Note: Connected luminaires may not respond on the first action (may delay) of the master luminaire.
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.
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To set movement option:
Step
1. Press [ESC].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Config appears. Press [OK].
Step
3. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Pan/Tilt appears. Press [OK].
Step
4. Movement will be displayed. Press [OK].
Step
5. Use [Up] / [Down] arrows to select Enable or Disable. Press OK] to select.
Diagnostic Tests
The following diagnostic tests are available in the test menu. Press [Menu] at anytime to stop test.
Test Descriptions
Test Name
Display
ALL Test ................... Running 'ALL TEST'
Pan/Tilt ..................... Running 'PAN/TILT TEST'
Dimmer..................... Running 'DIMMER TEST'
Strobe....................... Running 'STROBE TEST'
Color Wheel 1 .......... Running 'COL WHL 1 TEST'
Color Wheel 2 .......... Running 'COL WHL 2 TEST'
Color Wheel 3 .......... Running 'COL WHL 3 TEST'
Gobo 1 ..................... Running 'GOBO 1 TEST'
Iris ............................ Running 'IRIS TEST'
Edge......................... Running 'EDGE TEST'
Frost ......................... Running 'FROST TEST'
USB Logging
The VL6000 Beam Luminaire stores error messages in a log file within the luminaire. This
information along with specific luminaire settings can be saved as a .csv (comma-separated values)
file to a USB flash drive connected to the USB port.
To save the current log file to a USB Flash Drive:
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Step
1. Insert a USB flash drive (not supplied, by others) into luminaire’s USB port.
Step
2. Press [ESC].
Step
3. Press [UP] / [DOWN] arrows until Fixture appears. Press [OK].
Step
4. Press [UP] / [DOWN] arrows until USB appears. Press [OK].
Step
5. Press [UP] / [DOWN] arrows until USB Log appears. Press [OK].
Step
6. Press [UP] / [DOWN] arrows until DOWNLOAD appears. Press [OK].
Step
7. Once the download is complete, the display will read "Reset Current Lum error log
file?" Press [OK] to reset or [ESC] to exit.
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4
8. Press [OK] to clear the current log file in the luminaire or [ESC] to keep it.
The .csv log file on the USB Flash Drive can be read via any computer system. The file name will be
as follows: 4KSxxxxx.csv (the xxxxx will be the unique luminaire ID of the fixture). Each log file
contains labels and values as shown in Table 5 on page 66.
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Table 5: .csv Log File Information
Parameter
Example Information
Meaning
Model
VL6000 Beam Luminaire
The fixture model
Fixture Hours
142
The total of number of hours the fixture has been operating
DMX Address
1
Current DMX address of the fixture as set by the user
RDM UID
56:4c:2f:0:7:2a
Refer to “RDM Parameter IDs” on page 42 for information
Luminaire ID
1834
Current luminaire identification number
Software Version
1/6/2015
Current software version loaded in the fixture
DMX Map
16-bit
Current DMX mode setting (16 bit )
Swap Pan/Tilt
No
Current pan and tilt setting
Invert Pan
No
Current pan operation setting
Invert Tilt
No
Current tilt operation setting
Lamp Power Up
Lamp Off
Current Lamp Power Up option setting (Lamp Off, Lamp ON, or Cal
On)
Lamp Level
Standard
Current operating mode of the fixture (Standard)
Lamp Strikes
518
Total number of lamp strikes initiated by the fixture
Lamp Hours
140
Total number of lamp hours since the last lamp hour reset
Fixture Hour
Error Type(s)
Lists any errors and their associated fixtures hour (in example
shown, a pan error occurred at fixture hour 138)
138
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Pan no sensor
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APPENDIX A.
Maintenance
This appendix provides instructions for performing routine maintenance which may be necessary
during the life of the luminaire.
• Equipment Handling
• Troubleshooting
• Routine Maintenance
WARNING: All maintenance procedures are to be performed with power completely removed from
the luminaire. Also, allow at least of five minutes cooling time before opening covers. Never remove
covers or lamp cover assembly while lamp is in operation.
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Equipment Handling
Below are some basic tips and information on handling luminaires and their associated components.
Locations/Use
VARI❋LITE luminaires are designed for dry locations only. Exposure to rain or moisture (including,
but not limited to, fog machines, misters, etc.,) may damage luminaire.
Lamps
Servicing
•
When handling a lamp, hold it by the ceramic base while wearing cotton gloves or finger cots. Do
not touch the glass envelope (bulb). If you touch the glass with bare fingers, immediately wipe off
any fingerprints with isopropyl alcohol.
•
Use care when removing and replacing covers of luminaire and cleaning reflectors. Any jarring
can undo the optical alignment of the lamp.
•
Hot Lamp. Luminaire must remain powered on for 5 minutes after dousing lamp. Do not open for
5 minutes after switching off. Lampe chaude. Le luminaire doit rester en marche pendant 5
minutes après avoir éteindre la lampe. Ne pas ouvrir pendant 5 minutes après la coupure.
•
Risk of exposure to excessive ultraviolet radiation. Do not operate without complete lamp
enclosure in place or when lens is damaged. Risque d’exposition aux rayonnements ultraviolets
excessifs. Ne pas faire fonctionner sans le boîtier complet de lampe mis en place ou lorsque
l’objectif est endommagé.
Heat
When lamps are lit, the interior of the luminaires becomes very hot. To aid in the airflow circulation
within the luminaires, after dousing the lamps, wait 5 minutes before removing power to the
luminaires. This will provide enough time for the equipment fan to cool off the unit. Users should wait
until the unit is cool to the touch before servicing or handling.
Note: Also, refer to “Fixture Shutdown” on page 41 for additional information.
Lamp Life
•
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When operating arc lamps, allow luminaires to operate for at least 3 minutes. It takes about 3
minutes for the fill components (mercury and halogen-metal compounds) in the lamp tubes to
vaporize completely. If the lamps are switched off earlier than 3 minutes, the fill components are
partially vaporized. The inadequately vaporized fill components and the electrode material
(tungsten) are deposited in the areas of the lamp tubes that have remained cool. As a result, the
lamp tubes blacken prematurely and reduce the service life of the lamps.
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If the luminaire will be dimmed out for more than two hours, the lamp should be doused.
Solid State Electronics
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) presents a significant danger to solid state electronic components
(semiconductor devices and PC board assemblies). Static electricity can build on a variety of common
objects (including people) simply by handling or moving. ESD rarely results in immediate failure of a
component, but shows up later as an intermittent problem or severely reduces the life of the
component. All VARI❋LITE equipment uses solid state electronics and appropriate precautions to
protect them should be observed when servicing.
Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
All PC boards should be shipped in electrostatic shielding bags. When handling PC boards or
components, devices such as conductive mats and conductive wrist straps should be used whenever
possible. If these precautionary devices are not available, handling of PC boards and components
should be avoided.
CAUTION: Black foam (used to package solid state electronics) should never be used for packing
batteries or put in contact with PC boards which contain batteries.
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Troubleshooting
Error Messages
If a problem occurs during luminaire calibration, at the end of the calibration sequence the Menu
Display will cycle through any applicable error message(s), one at a time until the end of the list is
reached. To review the error messages again, it will be necessary to access them using the Status
function. Also, the VL6000 Beam Luminaire stores error messages in a log file within the luminaire.
The log file can be downloaded from the fixture’s USB port as described in “USB Logging” on
page 64.
To access error messages:
Step
1. Press [ESC].
Step
2. Press [Up] / [Down] arrows until Fixture appears. Press [OK].
Step
3. Press [Up]/ [Down] arrows to access Status. Press [OK]. (Display will now scroll through
any error messages or display OK if no errors).
Table A-1: Error Messages
Display
Meaning
OK
No Errors Found - All Sensors Responded Properly
Pan Sensor
Pan Sensor (Encoder) Error
Tilt Sensor
Tilt Sensor (Encoder) Error
Tilt Encoder
Tilt Encoder Error
Dimmer Sensor
Dimmer Sensor Error
Color Whl1 Sensor
Color Wheel 1 Sensor Error
Color Whl2 Sensor
Color Wheel 2 Sensor Error
Color Whl3 Sensor
Color Wheel 3 Sensor Error
Gobo Whl1 Sensor
Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 Sensor Error
Gobo 1 Index Sensor
Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 Indexing Sensor Error
Troubleshooting Guide
If a problem is suspected, first try recalibrating the luminaire to prompt an error message. The chart
below provides possible causes and remedies for various error messages and/or symptoms.
CAUTION: Some troubleshooting is included for reference only. Performing remedies may void
product warranty. Refer to the Vari-Lite Limited Warranty card included with the product.
Table A-2: Troubleshooting Guide
Message
Lamp Power
Douse
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Symptom
Description
Lamp does not strike upon
start-up
Lamp Off option is configured
Possible Cause/Remedy
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Message
A
Symptom
Description
Possible Cause/Remedy
n/a
Lamp douses frequently
Lamp Douse
Fan failure...
- check head and enclosure fans for proper operation.
Ballast overheating...
- operating within the specified ambient temperature?
- check enclosure vents for debris / dirt.
- check fan settings in menu.
- check enclosure fans for proper operation.
NOTE: Upon initial power up, ballast fans will run for a few
seconds and then operate as needed. Enclosure vents
must be clear of debris and dirt to allow proper airflow.
n/a
Lamp will not strike
Lamp Strike Failure
Lamp cutout switch disengaged...
- check lamp cutout switches at lamp box and fan ducts.
Bad lamp...
- replace lamp.
Low input voltage...
- check input power (must be 200 to 240 VAC).
Fan failure...
- check head and enclosure fans for proper operation.
n/a
Luminaire behaves oddly
DMX Map Not Matched
Console library not set correctly...
- check console library matches DMX map of luminaire.
n/a
Luminaire does not power
up
No power
Circuit not energized...
- verify circuit breaker (at source) is turned on.
Not plugged in...
- ensure A/C cable is connected to power source.
n/a
Self tests will not run or
software download does
not work from luminaire.
DMX Data Input
Detecting DMX data...
- disconnect DMX input cable.
n/a
No response to DMX data
DMX Failure
DMX connector disconnected...
- check DMX DATA IN connection.
n/a
Erratic control of luminaire
DMX Termination
No DMX termination or termination not correct...
- check for DMX terminator.
- Luminaire DMX address does not match console patch.
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Routine Maintenance
Lamp Removal and Installation
WARNING: Disconnect fixture before relamping. Déconnectez le projecteur avant que le
changement de lampe.
Cautions and Warnings
•
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 isopropyl
alcohol and cotton cloth to thoroughly clean glass portion of lamp.
•
Hot Lamp. Luminaire must remain powered on for 5 minutes after dousing lamp. Do not open for
5 minutes after switching off. Lampe chaude. Le luminaire doit rester en marche pendant 5
minutes après avoir éteindre la lampe. Ne pas ouvrir pendant 5 minutes après la coupure.
•
Risk of exposure to excessive ultraviolet radiation. Do not operate without complete lamp
enclosure in place or when lens is damaged. Risque d’exposition aux rayonnements ultraviolets
excessifs. Ne pas faire fonctionner sans le boîtier complet de lampe mis en place ou lorsque
l’objectif est endommagé.
To replace lamp:
Step
1. Ensure power is completely removed from luminaire.
Step
2. Set the luminaire head horizontally.
Step
3. Engage tilt lock to secure luminaire head in position.
Step
4. At back of luminaire, using #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove lamp socket cover by loosening
the two quarter-turn captive screws. Note: lamp socket cover is connected with a safety
tether.
Lamp Socket
Lamp
Lamp Socket Cover
Quarter-Turn Screws
Figure A-1: Lamp Socket Cover Removal
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5. To remove lamp, grasp lamp base by hand, twist lamp counter-clockwise until lamp’s tabs
align with slots in lamp socket (see Figure A-2 on page 73 for more information), and
remove lamp by pulling it straight out of socket.
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Step
6. Remove replacement lamp from shipping box.
Step
7. As shown in Figure A-2, align replacement lamp tabs with lamp socket.
A
Align tabs of lamp with
socket when installing
Lamp*
Lamp Socket Cover
Figure A-2: Lamp Installation
Step
8. Install lamp fully into lamp socket, taking care not to touch lamp glass.
Step
9. Turn lamp clockwise to seat lamp into socket. Lamp base should be aligned as illustrated in
Figure A-3.
Lamp
Note alignment of fully seated lamp
Caution: Ensure lamp is
completely seated before
reinstalling lamp socket cover..
Figure A-3: Installed Lamp
Step 10. Reinstall lamp socket cover. Make sure safety tether is completely encapsulated within lamp
socket cover.
Step 11. Disengage tilt lock to allow luminaire head to move freely.
Step 12. Align lamp as described in “Align Lamp For Maximum Beam Irradiance” on page 21.
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Fixed Color Wheel Filter Removal and Installation
Fixed color wheel filters in the VL6000 are glued into the color wheel. Filters cannot be removed and
installed while bulkhead is in the fixture.
Rotating Gobo Removal and Installation
CAUTION: VL6000 Beam Luminaires accept glass gobos only. Use of metal gobos in these
luminaires may damage gobo assembly and will void the luminaire warranty.
WARNING: Remove power from luminaire and allow luminaire to cool completely before
performing this procedure.
To remove and replace rotating gobos:
Step
1. Remove power from luminaire.
Step
2. Remove head cover assembly as indicated in by loosening four captive screws and lifting
cover away from luminaire head.
Note: Note: head cover is attached by a safety tether.
* Each head cover is secured with a tether.
Captive Phillips
Screws (x4)
Head Cover Assembly
to access Color Wheel 1*
Color/Gobo Assembly
Luminaire Head
Assembly
Pan Lock
Figure A-4: Replacing Rotating Gobos
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Step
3. At rotating gobo wheel, slowly rotate wheel by hand until gobo to be removed is visible on
assembly.
Step
4. Carefully remove spring. Use pliers to help lift spring if necessary. Remove gobo glass.
CAUTION:
Do not touch glass with bare fingers.
Handle by gobo carrier only.
Open Position
(no gobo)
Rotating Gobo
Wheel Assembly
Front of Assembly Shown
(side towards front lens)
Gobo Glass
Spring
Note:
Assembly shown for clarity.
Figure A-5: Rotating Gobo Wheel - Gobo Installation
Step
5. To install new gobo:
a. Align flat of glass to flat in carrier.
b. Replace spring. Ends of spring should be on carrier flat. Confirm that all corners of
spring are secured in groove.
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Rotating Gobo Assembly
Rotating Gobo Wheel Assembly
Align gobo flat with carrier flat.
Gobo Glass Assembly Orientation
Rotating Gobo Assembly
VERY IMPORTANT!
L
O
VL6000 Beam Luminaires accept glass gobos only. Use of metal
gobos in these luminaires may damage gobo assembly and will void
the luminaire warranty.
G
Rear of gobo is the REFLECTIVE side and MUST be towards lamp.
O
Side shown (to right) is the non-reflective side. The non-reflective
side must face the front lens.
Figure A-6: Align Gobo Flat to Carrier Flat
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves or other protective covering while handling gobos to avoid
leaving fingerprints. If dirty, clean with isopropyl alcohol and a soft, lint-free cloth.
Note: For the standard load of rotating gobos, refer to “Rotating Gobo Wheel 1” on page 36 or
“Rotating Gobo Wheel 1 - Standard Gobo Load” on page 37
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6. After gobo is installed, reinstall head cover(s).
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Cleaning Optical Lenses and Filters
WARNING: Remove power from luminaire before performing maintenance.
WARNING: Acetone is a harsh cleaning agent and solvent. Acetone is very flammable. Please handle
acetone according to manufacturer’s safety instructions and precautions.
CAUTION: Never use glass cleaners containing ammonia as they will damage the optical coatings.
The front lens, optics/color filters, and reflector may require cleaning after extended use.
•
FRONT LENS: Use a isopropyl alcohol with a soft, lint-free cloth to clean the front lens.
•
OPTICS/COLOR FILTERS/ GOBOS: Use Acetone or Isopropyl Alcohol along with a soft, lintfree cloth to clean the optics/color filters.
•
REFLECTORS: Use Acetone or Isopropyl Alcohol along with a soft, lint-free cloth to clean the
reflectors.
CAUTION: Do not continuously rub color filters or reflectors - it may damage or remove the optical
coating.
CAUTION: Take special care when cleaning the front lens and reflectors. Failure to do so can
damage the IP22 rated seals and affect the alignment of the optics.
To access the front of the lens group, the primary reflector, and secondary reflector for cleaning,
follow these steps in order. Refer to Figure A-7.
Step
1. Disconnect luminaire from power source and place luminaire on sturdy flat surface.
Step
2. Remove both head covers by loosening four captive screws per cover with #2 Phillips
screwdriver.
Step
3. Remove both front inlet covers and associated air filters by removing 2 x 6-32 3/8” PPB
SEMS screws per cover. This step must be completed before removing the front lens
assembly.
Step
4. Clean air filters with mild soap and warm water. Ensure filters are dry before reinstalling.
Step
5. Remove front lens assembly by removing the 8 x 6-32 3/8” PPZ SEMS screws from inside.
Step
6. Remove the spider assembly by removing the 3 x 6-32 3/8 PFZ screws.
The front of the lens group, the primary reflector, and the secondary reflector can now be accessed for
cleaning.
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Front Lens Assembly
6-32 3/8” PFZ Screw (x3)
Spider Assembly with Secondary Reflector
Primary Reflector
6-32 3/8” PPB SEMS screw
6-32 3/8” PPZ SEMS Screw (x8)
6-32 3/8” PPB SEMS screw
Front Inlet Cover (x2)
Note:
Head covers not shown
Figure A-7: Remove Parts for Cleaning
Once cleaning is complete, replace parts and screws in order as follows:
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1. Install the spider assembly and secondary reflector. One of the spider legs aligns with the V
in the logo at the center of the secondary reflector. The leg must install in the slot centered
between the yokes. See Figure A-8 for correct alignment.
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Align spider assembly so
the top leg is in line with
the logo on the secondary
reflector
CORRECT ALIGNMENT
A
INCORRECT ALIGNMENT
INCORRECT ALIGNMENT
Figure A-8: Spider Alignment
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2. Install the front lens. There are three tabs inside the front lens. Figure A-9 shows the correct
alignment of the front lens. Ensure that the tabs do not rest on top of the spider assembly
legs.
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Front Lens Tabs (x3)
Front Lens
When correctly aligned, the bottom front
lens tab should be opposite the top spider
assembly leg
Figure A-9: Front Lens Installation
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Step
3. Install the two inlet covers. Ensure the filter in installed inside the cover. Make sure the
gasket on the front lens is tucked inside this cover and not rolled. If gasket comes loose from
cover, it should be replaced.
Step
4. Install head covers and test luminaire.
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B
APPENDIX B.
Technical Specifications
Note: Philips Entertainment Lighting reserves the right to change details of design, materials and
finishes. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Some features may be the result of future
software updates. Philips Entertainment Lighting automated lighting equipment is made in the USA.
Mechanical
Fixed Color Wheels
Three fixed color wheels each with six color filters are capable of producing a multi-color
effect and variable wheel rotations. Less saturated colors allow for limited color mixing, which
can be easily accessed from the console.
Rotating Gobo Wheel
One gobo wheel to offer seven rotatable, indexable gobo positions and one open position.
Edge and Pattern Focus
Variable beam focus to soften edges of gobos or iris.
Frost
Independent frost glass for softness control.
Intensity Control
Full field dimming designed for smooth timed fades as well as quick dimming effects.
Strobe
High-performance dual blade strobe system capable of ultra-fast operation.
Pan and Tilt
Smooth, time-controlled continuous motion by way of three-phase stepper motor systems.
•
Range: Pan - 540°, Tilt - 240°.
•
Accuracy: 0.3° resolution.
Weights
Unit weighs (luminaire only, without accessories) 61.5 lbs (28 kg).
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Spacing
Unit hangs on 24.5 inch (662 mm) centers.
24.5”
(62.2 cm)
23.8”
(60.5 cm)
25.9”
(65.9 cm)
23.8”
(60.5 cm)
Figure B-1: Luminaire Hanging & Spacing Requirements
Optical
Note: VL6000 Beam Luminaires accept glass gobos only. Use of metal gobos in these luminaires may
damage gobo assembly and will void the luminaire warranty.
Edge and Pattern Focus
Variable beam focus to soften edges of gobos.
Source
1500W Philips MSR Gold FastFit lamp running at 1500W.
Reflector
Precision faceted, elliptical glass reflector system with dichroic cold mirror coating.
Color Temperature
6000K
Fixture Output
56,000 lumens
Intensity Control
Full field dimming designed for smooth timed fades as well as quick dimming effects. It also
features a high-performance dual blade strobe system capable of ultra-fast operation.
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Operational
Power Requirements
Standard AC power distribution from 200 - 240VAC, 50/60 Hz. The unit requires up to 11A
depending on the AC supply voltage.*
Note: *For a breakdown of total luminaire current draw at different voltages, see “Current vs.
Voltage” on page 16.
Operational Temperature
-33°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
IP22 Rating
This fixture is designed to have limited water protection in the instance of light rain. It is NOT
designed to run exposed to water for long periods of time. Users should check for water inside the
fixture after exposure to water.
Note: This fixture is ONLY rated IP22 ONLY when hanging or sitting with the enclosure oriented no
more that 15° from horizontal. Improper use of the fixture in wet conditions will void the luminaire
warranty.
15°
Figure B-2: Luminaire hung within 15° from Horizontal
IP22 Rating is defined as follows:
First digit: Solid particle protection
The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous
parts (e.g., electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects.
Table B-1: IP Rating First Digit
Level Sized
2
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Effective Against
Description
> 12.5 mm
Fingers or similar objects
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Second digit: Liquid ingress protection
The second digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against harmful ingress of
water.
Table B-2: IP Rating Second Digit
Level & Protection
2 - Dripping Water when
tilted at 15°
Effective Against
Description
Vertically dripping water shall have
no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle of 15°
from its normal position. A total of
four positions are tested within two
axes.
Test duration: 2.5 minutes for every
direction of tilt (10 minutes total)
Water equivalent to 3 mm rainfall per
minute
Cooling
Forced-air cooling.
Control
Control by DMX512 protocol. Compatible with a wide variety of DMX512 consoles.
DMX Channels
23 Channels (16-Bit Mode).
Note: For complete information, refer to, “VL6000 Beam Luminaire Channel Mapping” on page 38.
RDM Control
Completely compatible with a wide variety of RDM devices. For RDM implementation see,
“VL6000 Beam Luminaire RDM Parameter IDs” on page 42.
Menu System
Full color LCD with battery powered control.
Mounting Position
The luminaire can be mounted and operated in any orientation. For spacing requirements,
refer to Figure B-1 on page 82.
CAUTION:
Possibly Hazardous optical radiation emitted from this product.
Do not stare at the operating light source.
The luminaire should be positioned so that prolonged staring into the luminaire at a
distance closer than 294 m is not expected.
Risk Group 2
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1.214.647.7880
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