HE-VAN High-Efficiency Variable Arc Nozzles

High-Efficiency Variable Arc Spray Nozzles

Rain Bird HE-VAN nozzles offer even coverage throughout the spray pattern, delivering a healthy, beautiful landscape. Gentle close‑in watering eliminates dry spots around the spray head. HE-VAN nozzles also generate large wind-resistant water droplets that prevent misting and airborne evaporation, so the right amount of water is delivered to the right place.

The high efficiency of the HE-VAN nozzle allows you to shorten your sprinkler run times by up to 35%, saving you water and money. Even coverage makes them the perfect choice for homeowners looking to conserve water while maintaining a healthy beautiful landscape.

Now available in popular 8', 10', 12’, and 15’ radii, HE-VAN nozzles also offer matched precipitation with Rain Bird MPR and U-Series nozzles.

Perfectly Paired for Pressure Regulation
When used with 1800 PRS-30 Sprays, Rain Bird R-VAN Rotary Nozzles provide ultimate efficiency at 45 psi.

MWELO Certification
This product has been tested to meet or exceed 0.65 distribution uniformity for California MWELO compliance
LEED Certification Logo
This product qualified for LEED Points


HE-VAN’s even coverage allows you to shorten run times by up to 35%, saving you water and money, while still maintaining a healthy lawn
HE-VAN has more than a 40 percent even-coverage improvement over existing variable arc nozzles
HE-VAN nozzles have a unique stream pattern, designed for superior coverage and wind resistance
Low-trajectory spray and large water droplets prevent misting and airborne evaporation, so the right amount of water is delivered to the right place
Gentle close-in watering eliminates dry spots around the spray head
HE-VAN nozzles throw to the exact specified radius, delivering the cleanest edge of any VAN on the market today
Reduced zone run times, compared to competitive nozzles, help stay within tight watering windows, conserve water, and save money
With full adjustability from 0° to 360°, you'll be able to efficiently water landscapes of all shapes, while saving time and stocking fewer nozzles
Matched precipitation rates allow you to install Rain Bird HE-VAN, MPR, and U-Series nozzles on the same zone
HE-VAN nozzles have a tactile click to keep the arc setting from drifting over time
Three-year trade warranty


Spacing: 6 to 15 feet (1.8 to 4.6 m)*
Pressure: 15 to 30 psi (1.0 to 2.1 bar)
Optimum pressure: 30 psi (2.1 bar)**
* These ranges are based on proper pressure at nozzle
** Rain Bird recommends using 1800/RD1800 PRS Spray Bodies to maintain optimum nozzle performance in higher pressure situations
Efficiency Ratings
Rain Bird HE-VAN Nozzles deliver an average DULQ of 70%, more than a 40% improvement over typical variable arc spray nozzles
Rain Bird HE-VAN Nozzles deliver a SC less than or equal to 1.6, which is 35% lower than the typical variable arc spray nozzle

Model Comparison

  • HE-VAN-8: 6 to 8 feet (1.8 m to 2.4 m)
  • HE-VAN-10: 8 to 10 feet (2.4 m to 3.0 m)
  • HE-VAN-12: 10 to 12 feet (3.0 m to 3.7 m)
  • HE-VAN-15: 12 to 15 feet (3.7 m to 4.6 m)