Proudly built in the USA, the VARI*LITE VL550 Wash luminaire is still based upon the Emmy® Award-winning VL5 Wash luminaire, but with significant design improvements including a drive system that quiets the operation of all two-phase motors in the fixture during movement and while in static positions. This luminaire is now available in the VL550 and VL550D models.
The patented and innovative DICHRO*TUNE radial color mixing system employs three sets of 16 radially mounted dichroic blades - magenta, blue, and amber - designed to produce a smooth, full spectrum of color cross-fades.
This luminaire is also available with pastel versions of the standard colors. The pastel colors offer a softer Broadway-type color palette often used in live theater.
The VL550 wash utilizes 16 radially mounted diffuser planes control beam spread. For additional beam control, the VL550 may be purchased with six interchangeable lens options, including clear, stipple (included in stock fixture), 8-row, 10-row, 12-row, and Buxom.