The Dedolight DedoPAR 400/575W HMI Light Head is a lamp base that gives you the option of using it as a PAR light which takes 3 optional lenses or as a soft light which can be used in bare bulb mode or with Dedoflex and Chimera softboxes.
This base itself weighs a mere 2.2 lb and even with the optional PAR weighs in at only 4.2 lb, making it eminently portable. And speaking of portability, you can use it virtually anywhere there's electricity thanks to the multi-voltage (90 - 260V AC) DEB400D ballast which also powers the DLH400 series soft lights. The DedoPAR has both a 5/8" receiver for standard "baby" accessories and a 1 1/8" stud for "junior" accessories. Convenience features include an On/Off button on the head while safety is ensured by an auto cut-off circuit that shuts the head down when its protective glass is damaged or missing.
Note: This is a lamp base only. It requires the Dedolight PAR or Direct/Soft attachment for use. It also requires separate purchase of a lamp and ballast.
Multi-use Lamp Base
The DedoPar lamp base gives you the option to use it as a PAR light or as a soft light by purchasing the PAR reflector or the Direct/Soft Attachment.
As a Par Light
The PAR light option has high light efficiency due to advanced reflector design and focusing control. As with other PAR lights, the beam can be modified (flood to spot) with the use of one of the 3 interchangeable lenses.
As a Soft Light (Direct/Soft)
The front part (reflector) of the DedoPAR can be replaced with the direct/soft attachment. The removable and rotatable speed ring accepts Dedoflex small and medium silver and white domes as well as Dedoflex Octodome and many Chimera and Photoflex soft boxes. This attachment is fitted with a quartz glass tube which serves as a very efficient UV-cut filter. A safety switch is included, which will shut the light down if the protective glass filter tube is missing or damaged.