Vari-Lite Updates Iconic Workhorse VL2600 SE Series with Best-in-Class Output

May 8, 2024

Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head light fixture and Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced the new VL2600 SE Series, an upgraded version of the iconic VL2600 Series of fixtures that includes the recently announced SE Upgrade Engine built-in.

“The VL2600 Profile is, to date, one of the most popular Vari-Lite fixtures ever produced and it’s possible to rent a VL2600 Series luminaire on every continent on the globe,” explains Martin Palmer, Vari-Lite marketing and product management leader at Signify. “The VL2600 SE Series maintains everything that makes the family of powerful, versatile fixtures so iconic, including excellent light quality, a broad colour palette and a wide range of features. With the new light engine, the VL2600 SE Series fixtures are now also among the brightest in their class.”

The new SE versions of the fixtures, which include both a profile and a wash, feature an upgraded 570W light engine. The VL2600 SE Profile offers 23,750 lumens of output, while the VL2600 SE Wash offers 27,500 lumens. Existing VL2600 Series fixtures can easily be upgraded to receive the same output by using the previously announced VL2600 SE Upgrade Engine, exemplifying why the VL2600 SE Series is the smart choice product with a sustainable future.

Both fixtures provide a broad choice of saturated colours thanks to the CMY colour system and variable CTO adjustment. Great for touring, studio or stage, the VL2600 SE Series offers full features for live events, along with a colour range and CRI suitable for theatrical and studio productions. Both fixtures also include a fixed colour wheel for snap colour changes and split colours.

The VL2600 SE Profile has a wide range of features, including full-wipe framing shutter, wide zoom, iris, fixed and rotating/indexing gobo wheels, dual prism and variable control frost. The workhorse VL2600 SE Wash includes the most versatile range of wash looks in its class thanks to a wide zoom range, adjustable beam edge softness, and a built-in automated barn door system as standard.

“It’s no wonder the VL2600 Series is highly specified around the world for tours, theatrical productions, theatrical and house of worship installations, and more,” says Palmer. “The new SE Version extends the life of this powerful family of luminaires with a class-leading output to go along with the existing competitive feature set. This ensures designers have the capabilities they need in a fixture they’re familiar with, and facilities and rental houses have a luminaire they can trust for a longer lifecycle. This is the sustainable approach customers expect from Vari-Lite.”