Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting,
today announced the latest addition to its Philips Vari-Lite range of intelligent, high-
performance entertainment fixtures – the VL6000 Beam.

After setting the trend for hybrid luminaires with the Philips Vari-Lite VL4000
BeamWash, Philips Entertainment Lighting is leading the way again with a new
generation of beam light. Hailed as a ‘revolutionary essential’, the Philips VL6000
Beam is a feature-rich, mid-air effects light with a large 19″ front aperture. It uses
a new exclusive Philips ellipsoid reflector array system, producing a retro style
searchlight effect from a high output column of light with a tight, 6.4° beam angle.

Reminiscent of the much-loved and iconic Philips Vari-Lite VL5 with its distinctive
look, the Philips VL6000 Beam merges a plethora of new features with handpicked
Philips Vari-Lite favourites to offer designers a fresh yet familiar approach to large-
scale rock and roll and event lighting.

Philips Entertainment Lighting’s Product Segment Manager Martin Palmer said: “We
saw a real gap in the market for a beam light that not only offers exclusive effects
and a rich colour system, but also has an iconic aesthetic that is instantly
recognizable in a rig. The Philips VL6000 Beam is just that.”

Perfect for arena size applications, the Philips VL6000 Beam offers a super bright
output that exceeds 55,000 lumens. A range of effects can be created through its
aerial beam and image projection system, with 7 gobos selected from much-loved
Vari-Lite images, including a break-up effect from the VL4000 series and tri-cone
from the original 500 series. The ability to adjust the sharpness of the beam edge
and image appearance adds a new dimension to the traditional Vari-Lite gobos.

The Philips VL6000 Beam’s dynamic static colour system allows the fixture to
maintain its highest output at all times. It offers lighting designers 18 direct colours
from 3 colour wheels as well as colour mixing to achieve up to 55 vibrant
combinations, including highly sought-after coppery gold and pastel colours, and
endless split-colour effects. The system is also ahead of the curve thanks to its
exclusive Cloak Transition Generator (CTG) system, which can be used to create
auto-timed fades between colour combinations. This subtle but crucial characteristic
allows programmers to painlessly and discretely change colours during slower

Colin Kavanagh, General Manager for Philips Entertainment Lighting, said: “As part
of Philips Lighting, we have access to pioneering research and development teams
as well as the latest technology around the world. With this, we will continue the
legacy of Philips Vari-Lite and our other industry-leading brands, with new
innovations throughout 2017. The Philips VL6000 Beam is the tip of the iceberg.”