I was looking into the VL1000T because from my understanding it would be perfect (hypothetically) for our high school. It seems like it is low-cost, with an incandescent lamp, and a bunch of nice features as well. It really looks like a great moving light. The one option there is to consider (again, hypothetically) is shutters vs. iris. I read somewhere, can't find the link now, that you can effectively use shutters, as an iris, which makes absolutely no sense to me, unless you want a square light. To me it seemed like the iris would be a better option, because on first thought I couldn't think of a situation where I'd need to shutter off a moving light (but then again I have never worked with one). Then I thought, well shuttering off would be great, because it allows so much more control over the light. Well then I looked at the beam angle. Lowest is 19º. That didn't thrill me too much. I mean, I was (hypothetically ) hoping to get a little smaller diameter, but I know from our 19º S4s, that it's a pretty wide angle for our throws. Now I don't know if this was designed as a wash moving light, or a spot moving light (too which I still don't understand the difference. I mean, one is narrower, right? Why would you need a huge angle on a moving light? I mean, if it's that big, where the heck is it supposed to move to?) it just seems like they are both two great features, and I can't figure out which would be better in the long run. So anyways, I was trying to hypothetically consider which option would be of more use.