Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile is a flexible mover for So You Think You Can Dance

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile is a flexible mover for So You Think You Can Dance

Multiple EMMY Award-winning lighting designer Bob Barnhart chose 80 VL2600 Profile luminaires from Vari-Lite, a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, as his “workhorse” tool for the 16th season of Fox’s popular TV show, So You Think You Can Dance. The new LED fixtures helped Barnhart to deliver an endless variety of looks in the tightest of time-frames.
 

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Produced by 19 Entertainment, Dick Clark Productions and Conrad Sewell Productions, the show sees around 900 dancers compete to be declared “America's favorite dancer”. During the show’s final stages Barnhart needed to light almost 80 dances, usually with just 20 minutes available to decide each unique design.

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile is a flexible mover for So You Think You Can Dance

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“The challenge is keeping the different looks fresh, so we try to use lighting equipment that can do a wide variety of things,” said Barnhart. “A ‘workhorse’ in this situation is much more valuable to me than a ‘one trick pony’.”
 

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile is a flexible mover for So You Think You Can Dance

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Key to that flexibility is the fixture’s framing capability. “The shutters give us a whole new tool to play with,” says Barnhart. “It’s been really helpful in finding that variety we need to separate each dance.”
 

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile is a flexible mover for So You Think You Can Dance

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In addition, Barnhart praises the camera-friendly features of the VL2600’s light output and color temperature control. “I really like the VL2600’s flat field and consistent color temperature,” he says. “The VL2600, with that consistency, and tools like the variable CTO, is good to have in your workbox.”

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile is a flexible mover for So You Think You Can Dance

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Completing in September 2019, the 16th season of So You Think You Can Dance was won by Bailey Muñoz.
 

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile is a flexible mover for So You Think You Can Dance

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About Vari-Lite and Strand
For over a hundred years, we’ve been blending innovative engineering and a love of performance to create the high-quality solutions that drive some of the world’s most extraordinary experiences. With advanced optics, innovative control, and complete end-to-end entertainment lighting system solutions for installation and rental, Vari-Lite and Strand enhance the passion and performance of artists around the globe, whether that’s a school play or a world tour. Vari-Lite and Strand are part of the Signify portfolio of brands.
 

About Signify
Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2018 sales of EUR 6.4 billion, we have approximately 28,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.
 

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