Protec boosts Vari-Lite stock

VTI completes VL3500 Wash and VL300 Spot deal.
The Vari-Lite VL300 Spot.
The Vari-Lite VL300 Spot.


In a continued effort to expand into all global markets, Philips Vari-Lite has delivered 42 VL3500 Wash and 30 VL3000 Spot luminaires to Dubai-based Production Technology, for use on lighting productions throughout the Middle East. Since its founding by Steve Lakin in 1999, Production Technology, commonly referred to as Protec, has become one of the region’s largest production companies with over 70 highly-trained staff members.

Sold through Philips Vari-Lite distributor VTI, the VL3500 Wash luminaire has an output that exceeds 50,000 lumens, as well as internal zoomable beam optics, 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. The VL3000 Spot features a 6:1 zoom optics, CYM color mixing, variable CTO color temperature correction, a six-position color wheel, three gobo/effects wheels, a beam size iris and separate dimmer and ultra-fast strobe mechanisms.

“We are very excited to see continued growth in the Middle East.” said Bob Schacherl, Philips Vari-Lite Vice president of sales and marketing. “It has always been the goal of our management team to have a strong global presence, and in our new relationship with Production Technology we are committed to supporting them in any way we can to ensure our combined success.”

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