VPL 1220·20

LED Video Pixel Linear

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Black RAL 9004
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  • IP66-rated Video Pixel Linear luminaire
  • IK09-rated, C-5M / CX (marine), UV and corrosion resistant
  • Up to 65 fixtures (79 meters) on a single circuit
  • Power and data in one cable with no need for external power supplies
  • 19.05 mm pixel pitch and 120º viewing angle
  • 1212 millimeter length per luminaire with integrated power supply
  • 64 Quad Full-Color LED Pixel Clusters (256 Full-ColorLEDs per unit)
  • 16 bit control, Real time remote monitoring, Auto addressing

The VPL 1220-20 is a video pixel linear designed to create powerful pixel mapping and media effects. It is a powerful and versatile tool for linear and radial installations where high-visibility and a very flexible setup are essential. This easily integrated fixture is suitable for a wide range of applications, including media façades, touring concerts, stadiums, theme parks or just about any fixed or temporary tight space installation. The VPL series are available in different lengths with multiple accessories like Opal lenses, brackets, and extension cables.


LED Technology
To achieve an outstanding luminous output in all the 64 Quad LED pixel clusters, the versatile and compact VPL 1220-20 uses a larger 6 x 6 mm imaging area with four Full-Color LED chips per pixel. By using this technology is possible to increase the output in all colors, while avoiding multi-color shadows and scalloping. The size of an SGM Quad pixel cluster is smaller than the visual acuity of a standard human eye, which means that the four LED chips in each cluster can be seen as a single large pixel at the distance of 6 meters. The LEDs expected lifetime is 50,000 hours.

Color mixing
The VPL 1220-20 uses a revolutionary In-Cluster color mixing technology to enhance the color homogeneity for each pixel. As a result, every color covers the full Quad pixel, achieving a bright and wide imaging area. The VPL 1220-20 is fully color calibrated to ensure consistency and uniformity, while containing the same powerful colors of the SGM's product family.

Superior direct view experience
Because of its top-end LED design, the VPL 1220-20 creates high visibility media patterns for viewers at large distances, but it also avoids the typical blinding effect of big pixels in close distances. By expanding the imaging area, increasing the pixel brightness and pre-mixing the colors inside the Quad cluster, SGM improves considerably the viewer's experience for direct view applications.

One single VAC circuit is able to run the fixtures, with no external power supplies needed. The same multi-core cable is able to handle both power and data. This smart media system has been designed as an easy and reliable solution for complex and large installations in tight space areas, adding important energy and cost savings. When connected together, there is no gap between connected fixtures, so they can work as a single LED pixel luminaire.

Color Temperature selection
Via SGM Video Pixel Administrator software, it is possible to set the color temperature preset for the VPL 1220-20 within a 2000K - 10000K range. This is a very powerful feature to create warm or cold ambient lighting, but also to emulate the white color temperature coming from other light sources.

To configure and manage its VP luminaires, SGM offers the Video Pixel Administrator software with real time monitoring and network capabilities. It is an intuitive, powerful, and state-of-the-art piece of software designed to take advantage of the revolutionary VPL 1220-20 technology via a single Ethernet connection. Just plug and play.

Optional data distribution
In order to give solutions for big media installations based on Video Pixel luminaires, SGM offers a powerful data distribution device: the VP Processor. This compact and reliable device can manage Gigabit ethernet networks, and it is fully compatible with ArtNet and sACN protocols. It also manages the new VP-Net protocol, created by SGM for the Video Pixel series.

IP, IK, and C-5M rating
The VPL 1220-20 is IP66-rated and IK05 protected, ensuring that the unit is kept free from externally induced particles and liquids, such as smoke fluid, dust, dirt, airborne pollution, and humidity. Being UV resistant and featuring C5-M (ISO 12944) corrosion class, it is ideal for outdoor applications, while being practically maintenance-free makes it a sustainable and long-lasting choice for indoor events and installations as well.

Thermal management
By using the Quad-pixel technology, SGM achieves a high reliability and consistency for each LED while offering a large addressable pixel. The heat is optimally distributed because each Quad-pixel Cluster is divided into four independent Full-Color LEDs. The LEDs' lifetime is ensured by this noiseless thermal management system.

Applications and Video capabilities
This video pixel linear product can achieve multiple effects and is perfect for video and lighting displays. The clear lens allows direct view of sharp pixels with an immense brightness. With its compact size, this versatile product can be used in tight space structures or integrated in big pixel-mapping setups.

Mounting options
To mount this fixture, simply attach the VPL 610-20 to any of the VPL Installation Brackets, and tighten up the screws in both sides of the profile. VPL Touring Brackets with adjustable locking knobs are also available. The VPL fixtures can be mounted in practically any installation or stage lighting application.


Included SGM technologies

This thermal management techonology provides Advaced Temperature Control monitored via sensors and software, keeping optimal LED junction temperatures, and ensuring maximum reliability for long-term use. The ThermalDriveTM system includes cutting-edge heat removal via passive thermal tecniques and active forced-air cooling (depending on the product), specifically designed to maintain LED efficiency while extending fixture's lifetime.

SGM uses Full Range Calibration in all LED fixtures over CIE space and black body curve, measured via spectrometer and SGM Illumination Lab software. To provide the best user experience, SGM's Color Match procedure ensures accurate wavelength reproduction within the product range via colored LEDs, dichroic filters, or CMY mixing (depending on the product); all of them specified to match the SGM color palette.


Optical Data
LED expected lifetime 50,000 hours
Lightsource 256 x high-power RGB LEDs
Native lens options Clear 120°
Pixel per meter 52 px/m
Pixel pitch 19.05 mm
Pixel size 6 x 6 mm Quad LED Pixel Clusters
Color temperature range 2000K - 10000K
Luminance 8400 nits (modular spacing 38mm)
8400 Nits (cd/m2)
Luminance efficacy 10.14 Nits/W
Color options Black - RAL 9004
Corrosion class CX (C5-M - ISO 12944)
Effective Projected Area 0.68 Square ft
IK rating IK09
IP class IP66
Material Aluminium
Net dimensions 1212 x 52 x 38 mm
Net dimensions inches 47.8 x 2 x 1.5 inches
Net weight 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs)
Addressable pixels 64
Auto adressing Yes
Color calibration SGM proprietary, full color calibration
White calibration for RGB
Dimming Smooth fade in, gamma corrected curve
On-fixture test Yes
Other Can be linked up to 79 meters / 65 units
LED frequency control via SGM Network Admin
Remote monitoring Yes (Real Time)
View angle 120°
Electrical protection Overload protection with automatic recover
Input voltage, nominal 200 - 240 VAC; 50 / 60 Hz
Max inrush current 230VAC 1.9 A
Max power consumption 35 W
Power factor 0.98 PF (230 V)
Power per meter 29 W/m
Power Supply Unit Auto-ranging electronic switch-mode
Standby power consumption 2.8 W
Programming and Control
16-bit control Red, Green, Blue
Data communication 100 Mb
Data distribution SGM Power and Data Joiner
DMX channels 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 192 or 384
DMX modes 8
Protocol ArtNet (up to 120 Hz)
Setting and addressing SGM VP Administrator
Data / Power input Multicore 8 pin cable 1xShield, 2xPower, 4xSignal
Data / Power output Multicore 8 pin cable 1xShield, 2xPower, 4xSignal
Orientation Any
Rigging possibilities Installation mounting profiles (not included)
Hanging / horizontal mounted or ceiling / wall mount (optional)
Cooling Passive
Humidity (max.) 98 %
Temperature range, operating -20°C to 60°C
Temperature range, start-up -20°C to 60°C
Temperature range, storage -40°C to 80°C
Thermal protection Automatic overtemperature protection
Total heat dissipation, max power 119.4 BTU per hour
Total heat dissipation, standby 9.6 BTU per hour
Included items
Included items Safety instructions and installation quick guide
Conforms To
CE - 2014/30/EU: EMC Directive EN 55103-2
EN 55015
EN 61547
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 55024
EN 55032
CE - 2014/35/EU: Low Voltage Directive EN 60598-1
EN 60598-2-17
EN 62471
EN 60529
EN 62368-1
RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU
UL UL Std. 1573
Certified To
CSA CSA E60598-1, Ed: 2
CSA-E598-2-17-98, Ed: 1

Certifications & classifications


Ordering information

Product name Item number
VPL1220-20, AG 80080053
VPL1220-20, BL 80080058
Accessories Item number
VPL Touring bracket 83060633
VPL Rounded Opal lens 83061074
VP Power Inserter 83062047
VP Touring Power + Data Joiner 83062049
VP Data Redundancy Interface 83062048
VPL Single installation bracket 83060634
VPL Dual installation bracket 83060635
VP Extension cable 83062051
VP Connector End cap 83062056
SGM Network Admin
VP Power + Data Joiner 83062046
VPL Smoked clear lens 83061079
GND/Earth wire for VPL, 1m 83062050
VPL Opal / Black lens 83061083
VP Processor 80070238
VPL Smoked Frosted lens 83061087
VPL Rounded Smoked Opal lens 83061091

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