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Arri M18 HMI Lamp Head With ALF/DMX Ballast Kit (Multi-voltage)

B&H # ARM18K Mfr # 518560
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Product Highlights
  • 1800W Possible
  • Can Operate on 20A Circuit
  • 90-125/180-250VAC

ARRI's M18 HMI Lamp Head With ALF/DMX Ballast Kit (Multi-voltage) is an open-face, lensless, more efficient lamp head built to work with a new power class of lamp--the 1800W SE HMI (not included), which has an average life of 750 hours, a luminous efficacy of 92 lumens/watt, and a Color Rendering Index (CRI) greater than 90 at 6000K. DMX control and ALF (Active Line Filter) together produce much more efficient power use in an already very efficient lighting fixture. The M18 combines the best aspects of a PAR and a Fresnel, creating diverging rays of light to produce a very crisp shadow. This fixture is supplied for use with 90-125/180-250VAC. This lamp has a beam angle (HPA) of 20 to 60°, with a wide usable field angle. The lamp head is silver.

Can operate on a 20A circuit
1800W possible
Constant lamp power and color temperature over the lifetime of the lamp
Light dims between 50 and 100%
Low noise switch--noise reduction in the luminary
Active Line Filter--power factor correction
Line over-voltage protection
Protection from overheating
Socket (Lampholder) G38 High Voltage
Connector Veam (included)
Lens (Condenser) N/A
Mounting 1 1/8" (29 mm) stand mount
Weight 23.1 lbs. (10.5 kg)
Dimensions 27.5 x 15.25 x 15.25" (69.85 x 38.73 x 38.73 cm)
Kit Weight 54.3 lbs (24.6 kg)

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ArriM18 HMI Lamp Head With ALF/DMX Ballast Kit (Multi-voltage)
 
5.0

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5.0

ballast is a must

By Mojito Mas

from Los Angeles

Comments about Arri M18 HMI Lamp Head With ALF/DMX Ballast Kit (Multi-voltage):

the lamp head itself is amazing, great for punching moonlight through a window, or just bringing up the ambient daylight in a room when you need to fill a space with daylight balanced light. whether you put it through a frame of Opel, or just bounced it into something , the m18 is the best bang for the buck and punch for the wattage. This truly is one of the only lights you can plug directly into a home 20 amp circuit and usually not blow a fuse or trip the circuit breaker. Typically, you can find this circuit in the bathroom, or in the kitchen with a ground fault interrupter circuit.in terms of the ballast, it is very light compared to the old magnetic style, it is fully dimmable from 50 to 100%, and will let you know if your circuit has a ground.another quick tip is that if you are using this light outdoors with a 6500 generator for instance, make sure you test your generator for a ground connection. I had the foresight to do this before dragging the light and the generator out to the middle of the desert for a night time shoot. Moral of the story is ALWAYS test it at home before you take it out.hot strike. The Arri people will tell you that you can hot strike within one minute. I usually wait about 2 minutes up to 5 minutes between shutting off and restriking the light.something else that happened to me once was I was using a hundred foot long stinger, SOOW 16/3, on a older 20 amp circuit. I believe there was too much line loss, and the circuit was too old. The m18 kept tripping the breaker, so I had to use a shorter stinger. in some cases, you may need to tap into another 20 amp circuit.one ray of hope is that in most new construction, you can plug this light into a 15 amp circuit, and the light will still work if you dim down to 50%. It really is all about the age of the circuit, how long it's been in use, and how much actual power you are drawing from it whether you are at 50% on the m18, or up to 100%.

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5.0

This lamp rocks!

By Lowery Lighting

from Durham, NC

Comments about Arri M18 HMI Lamp Head With ALF/DMX Ballast Kit (Multi-voltage):

The Arri M18 is absolutely the best HMI in the business that can run off a 20amp household circuit. I will be adding a second M18 soon.

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5.0

Amazing Powerful light

By ReKon Productions

from Santa Monica, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Bright
  • Consistent Output
  • Efficient
  • Long Power Chord
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Film
  • Video

Comments about Arri M18 HMI Lamp Head With ALF/DMX Ballast Kit (Multi-voltage):

Most powerful light you can use in a regular wall outlet. Great to use indoors if you have bright windows. Can use outside for fill. Great design and sturdy.

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5.0

just incredible

By giordany

from venezuela

About Me Pro Photographer

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Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting

    Comments about Arri M18 HMI Lamp Head With ALF/DMX Ballast Kit (Multi-voltage):

    i have read all the reviews for this light, all of them were nothing compare to the greatful experience of having it on your hand, this is a must have light

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