Dry Hire Lighting First to Take Delivery of Showline SL BAR 640


High Wycombe-based Dry Hire Lighting has become the first UK rental house to take delivery of Showline's new LED linear SL BAR 640 luminaire - and will soon offer the SL BAR 660 as well.

Dry Hire Lighting's Nic Tolkien first became interested in the SL BAR 640 during the 2012 PLASA show in London: "We had been looking for the 'next generation' of LED batten fixtures for some time and the Showline SL BAR 640 seemed to tick all the boxes. We've had tremendous success over the past couple of years with the Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlaze and ColorBlaze TRX fixtures but felt that now was the time to enhance our offering and get into some of the newer technology and add a fixture with the homogenized RGBW. Of course we were very happy to be able to do this with another Philips product. The SL BAR 640 looks fantastic as a direct view fixture and is phenomenally powerful as a wash or cyc batten."

"Being committed to providing the entertainment industry with the most innovative lighting products today, Philips Entertainment is extremely excited about the new SL BAR 640 linear luminaire - and its sister the SL BAR 660," said Brad Schiller, Showline Product Manager.  "As part of a well-planned family designed specifically for the entertainment lighting industry, the SL BAR 640 and SL BAR 660 are designed to work seamlessly together. They feature the Harmonize Color Calibration System, which gives designers the assurance that the luminaires will match not only from fixture-to-fixture, but also pixel-to-pixel."


Offering lighting designers a complete lighting tool, the SL BAR 660 produces 20,000 lumens of output and the SL BAR 640 produces over 13,000 lumens of output. Both luminaires also feature a 60 degree beam angle, built-in effects and chases, an auto-orienting LCD menu, multiple dimming curves and colour modes, full RDM implementation, a unique strobe control paradigm, plus industry standard Powercon in/out and 5-pin DMX connectors.

Martin Palmer, Vari-Lite & Showline Product Manager EMEA adds: "We are delighted to see respected rental operations such as DHL incorporating the SL BAR 640 and 660 into their stock. These powerful 4-foot and 6-foot RGBW linear wash luminaires deliver exceptional light output and endless creative possibilities. The Harmonize Color Calibration System and the paired module control of the pixels along with simple batten-to-batten connections also ensure the SL BAR 640 and SL BAR 660 offer maximum flexibility and ease of set up and programming for designers and technicians alike.
"Furthermore, design options are endless with smooth transitions and endless arrays of colours whether used for direct illumination or as 'eye candy'."
To see a product video for the SL BAR 640 and SL BAR 660, and to learn more about the complete Showline family, log-on to the official Showline YouTube channel