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Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash FX


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Pre-owned VL3500 Wash FX in dual case tested and found to be in good working condition, with some cosmetic scratches and marks that are standard with a fixture used in corporate engagements.

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With an output that exceeds 70,000 lumens, as well as options for color and beam control, the VL3500 Wash luminaire is the standard by which all wash lights are measured. The VL3500 Wash luminaire features internal zoomable beam optics with either Fresnel or Buxom options, an interchangeable front lens system, and an aperture wheel. The fixture provides CYM color mixing, variable CTO color temperature correction, dual five-position color wheels, a separate dimmer, and an independent dual blade strobe mechanism. In conjunction with its zoomable optics system,

The FX model allows users to harness the tremendous intensity of the luminaire to project effects patterns. The aperture wheel from the VL3500 Wash is replaced with a pattern wheel that provides four rotatable and indexable positions in addition to open. When used in conjunction with the Plano Convex–ULTRA Clear front lens, the fixture boldly projects effects. The luminaire comes with four standard patterns which are interchangeable. Custom patterns may be installed by the user.

VL3500 Wash FX Data

Color System

Six color control wheels total. A three filter CYM cross fading system, two fixed color wheels with five interchangeable color filters each capable of continuous wheel rotation for additional effects, and a variable CTO color temperature correction wheel.

Beam Control

A zoomable beam spreader mechanism provides continuous beam size control for rapid or smooth timed changes. The VARIBRITE mode, accessible from all zoom positions, splits the beam spreader and produces a tight, intense column of light. Easily interchangeable glass panels (included) allow user to choose either Fresnel or Buxom spreader patterns. Beam may also be controlled through the use of one of three easily interchangeable front lenses: Plano Convex-ULTRA Clear, Plano Convex-Stipple, and Fresnel - all three included. All front lens assemblies have mounting points to allow for attachment of aftermarket accessory hardware.
One rotating FX pattern wheel provides four rotatable and indexable positions and one open position. Additional catalog and custom FX Patterns available upon request.

Intensity Control

Full field dimming designed for both smooth timed fades as well as quick dimming effects.


High-performance dual blade strobe system independent of dimmer wheel and capable of ultra-fast operation.

Pan and Tilt

Smooth, time-controlled continuous motion by way of three-phase stepper motor systems.


Pan - 540°, Tilt - 270°.


0.3° resolution.




Triple wattage, double-ended lamp. The lamp is capable of operation at 900W, 1200W or 1650W - mode selectable from fixture or console.

Color Temperature

6000K at 1650 Watts and 6300K at 900W and 1200 Watts

Fixture Output

>50,000 lumens in 1650 Watt mode.

Power Requirements

Standard AC power distribution from 200– 264 VAC, 50/60 HZ. The unit requires 7 to 12 A depending on the AC supply voltage.


Precision glass reflector system with dichroic cold mirror coating.

Operational Temperature

-20° to 104°F (-29° to 40°C).


Forced air cooling.


Completely compatible with a wide variety of DMX512 consoles. DMX Channels: 22

Mounting Position

The VL3500 Wash FX luminaire can be mounted and operated in any orientation.


Hangs on 28 in. (71.2 cm) centers.


Approximately 97 lbs (44 kg).




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