Amidst all the developments of this tumultuous autumn, a significant industry anniversary passed with little notice. Vari-Lite Inc. turned 20. It was on September 25, 1981, that a Genesis concert in Barcelona, Spain, featured moving light units called Vari*Lites, an event which essentially transformed the lighting industry.Since then, many other companies have sprung up, offering designers an astonishing array of choices. The growing competition has caused many problems for Vari-Lite, which ...

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