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ARRI M18 HMI with EB MAX High Speed Electronic Ballast Kit

BH #ARM18ADK • MFR #L0.0006575
ARRI M18 HMI with EB MAX High Speed Electronic Ballast Kit
Key Features
  • 1 x M18 HMI Lamp Head
  • 1 x EB MAX High Speed Ballast
  • 1 x Head-to-Ballast Cable
  • 1 x Four-Way Barndoor Set
B&H has put together this ARRI M18 HMI with EB MAX High Speed Electronic Ballast Kit to offer a plug-and-play solution to users who require a great deal of light. The kit includes the M18 HMI 1800W lamp head, an EB MAX 1.8 High Speed Electronic Ballast, head-to-ballast cable, and a set of four-way barndoors.
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ARRI M18 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2ARRI M18 HMI Lamphead (110/220 VAC)
  • 3ARRI Head to Ballast Cable 575/1200/1800W - 50'
  • 4ARRI EB MAX 1.8 High Speed Electronic Ballast with AFL, CCL, DMX, and AutoScan (US)
  • 5ARRI 4-Leaf Barndoors for ARRI T5 and ST2/3 Studio Fresnels

B&H has put together this ARRI M18 HMI with EB MAX High Speed Electronic Ballast Kit to offer a plug-and-play solution to users who require a great deal of light. The kit includes the M18 HMI 1800W lamp head, an EB MAX 1.8 High Speed Electronic Ballast, head-to-ballast cable, and a set of four-way barndoors.

ARRI M18 HMI Lamphead (110/220 VAC)

ARRI's M18 HMI Lamphead (110/220 VAC) is a newly designed, 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. The M18 is an open-face, lensless fixture that combines the characteristics of a PAR and a Fresnel, creating diverging rays of light to produce a very crisp shadow. It can operate on a 20A circuit. This lamp has a beam angle (HPA) of 20 to 60° with a wide usable field angle. The lamphead is silver.

110/220 VAC
1800W possible
ARRI Head to Ballast Cable 575/1200/1800W - 50'

This is an ARRI Head to Ballast Cable. The 50' (15.2 m) long cable is compatible with 575, 1200 and 1800W heads such as the ARRISUN 5, 12 Plus, 18, and 40/25 heads. It's also compatible with the ARRIMAX M18, the ARRI X X5 and X12, D5 and D12 Fresnels and the Compact 575 and 1200 heads.

ARRI EB MAX 1.8 High Speed Electronic Ballast with AFL, CCL, DMX, and AutoScan (US)

Optimized for ARRI's M8 and M18 as well as the True Blue D5 and D12 HMI lampheads, this EB MAX 1.8 High Speed Electronic Ballast will safely power up your fixture while also providing plenty of advanced features to improve performance. It works with lampheads ranging from 575W up to 1800W and offers AutoScan for optimizing light quality, even when working at frequencies up to 1200 Hz. Other built-in features include an Active Line Filter and Compensation of Cable Losses, ensuring light quality is consistent and that the power supplied is appropriate, even over longer distances. DMX control is provided as well, allowing from dimming from 50-100%, on/off controls, and the ability to adjust the operation mode and frequency. Additionally, it has a low frequency setting for minimizing noise and an array of LED status indicators for quickly viewing settings.

Optimized for M-series M7 and M18 or the True Blue D5 and D12, this high-speed ballast will provide power and advanced features to various lampheads, including 575, 800, 1200, and 1800W lamps.
AutoScan uses fully automatic scans of the lamp frequency to select and set the frequency for the ballast. These settings are constantly monitored and adjusted as required to provide a high-level of consistency at frequencies up to 1200 Hz. Manual frequency control is available as well as an AutoMan setting that permits manual frequency settings with automatic frequency control.
Active Line Filter (ALF) improves the power factor of the ballast, improving overall efficiency of the system.
Compensation of Cable Losses (CCL) adjusts power based on the cable length, ensuring power levels are maintained even when longer cables are used. This is available up to 164' with 120 VAC environments and 328' with 230 VAC environments.
DMX512 is supported with 5-pin XLR input and output available for connecting to your system. Three channels are available and users can then set dimming from 50-100%, turn on/off the fixture, select between the various modes (Low Noise, Standard, AutoScan, AutoMan, and Manual), and set the high-speed frequency of 300 or 1000 Hz.
High-speed frequency ranges can be set to 300 Hz, which covers 270-360 Hz, and 1000 Hz, which covers 900-1200 Hz.
Ignition supports cold start and hot restrike.
The ballast has automatic detection of the lamp wattage and lamphead.
A display can be used to see the DMX channel and lamp frequency, while LED status indicator lights are present for remote operation, successful ignition, overtemperature, protective earth, and lamp type.
ARRI 4-Leaf Barndoors for ARRI T5 and ST2/3 Studio Fresnels

The ARRI 4-Leaf Barndoors fit both the T5 and ST2 Fresnel fixtures. The barndoors attach to the front of the fixture and restrict light from areas of a set. ARRI barndoors are heat resistant and rotatable. Other lights that these barndoors fit include are the L-series L10, M-series M18, ARRISUN 18 EVENT, True Blue D25, and Compact 2500 Theater.

ARRI M18 HMI Lamphead (110/220 VAC) Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x HMI PAR Light
Included Storage Case
No
Socket Type
1x G38
Included Lamps
No
Supported Wattage
1800 W
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Not Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Not Included)
Fixture Mounting
1-1/8" Stud
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x HMI PAR Light
Included Storage Case
No
Socket Type
1x G38
Included Lamps
No
Supported Wattage
1800 W
Power & I/O
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Not Included) *Requires Power Supply/Controller (Not Included)
Mounting
Fixture Mounting
1-1/8" Stud
Environmental
Environmental Protection
Dust/Water-Resistant (IP23)
General
Dimensions
27.5 x 15.25 x 12.2" / 69.85 x 38.73 x 38.73 cm
Weight
23.1 lb / 10.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
22 x 20 x 20"

ARRI Head to Ballast Cable 575/1200/1800W - 50' Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
20 x 20 x 5"

ARRI EB MAX 1.8 High Speed Electronic Ballast with AFL, CCL, DMX, and AutoScan (US) Specs

General
Lamp Type
HMI
Wattage
575 W
800 W
1200 W
1800 W
Lamp Frequency
Low Noise: 50/60 Hz
Standard: 75 Hz
High Speed: 300 Hz, 1000 Hz
Frequency Range
High Speed
300 Hz: 270-360 Hz
1000 Hz: 900-1200 Hz
Compensation of Cable Loss
120 VAC: Up to 164' / 50 m
230 VAC: Up to 328' / 100 m
DMX Connectors
5-pin XLR input
5-pin XLR output
DMX Channels
3
Dimming
50-100%
Connection
SOOW AWG 12/3 bare ends (6.6' / 2 m)
International lamphead connector (VEAM)
Power Input Requirement
90-130 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 25-19 A
180-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 13-10 A
Max Power
2600 VA
Power Factor
cos φ 0.98
Efficiency
Minimum: 0.88
IP Rating
IP21
Operating Conditions
Temperature: -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Dimensions
6.1 x 7.9 x 13.2" / 15.6 x 20.0 x 33.5 cm
Weight
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
22.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18 x 13.5 x 10.5"

ARRI 4-Leaf Barndoors for ARRI T5 and ST2/3 Studio Fresnels Specs

Item Type
4-Leaf Barndoors
Light Compatibility
13-1/2" Diameter Mount: For ARRI T5 Fresnel / ARRI ST2/3 Fresnel
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.4 x 12.5 x 2.8"

ARRI M18 Reviews

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So If using in California, what would the exact ...

So If using in California, what would the exact plug be? The one listed?
Asked by: nick
In most cases this unit will not run of a standard US outlet and 15a breaker. You will need a plug based on the location your shooting at specific wiring.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-09-27

Why does it list a male connector as an essential ...

Why does it list a male connector as an essential element to this kit? Do you have to manually do wire splicing to get this light to work?
Asked by: nick
Due to the input power requirements a plug is not included so that the end user can wire it according to their own needs. 90-130 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 25-19 A 180-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 13-10 A
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-09-25
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