This luminaire’s patented and innovative DICHRO*TUNE™ radial color mixing system employs three sets of 16 radially mounted dichroic blades – magenta, blue, and amber – designed to produce a smooth, full spectrum of color cross-fades. For intensity control, it employs a mechanical dimming mechanism consisting of 16 radially-mounted metal dimmer blades to regulate fixture output. For beam control, the fixture includes a stipple lens; optional interchangeable lenses – clear, 8-row, 10-row, 12-row, and Buxom – are also available and rent separately. The on-board, backlit, invertible LCD display is easy to read with or without the backlight on. Simply plug in DMX512 and power, and the VL500A may be controlled through a variety of DMX512 lighting control consoles.