Altman 65Q Fresnel Light (750W/120V)

Altman 65Q Fresnel Light (750W/120V)

Altman 65Q Fresnel Light (750W/120V)

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Product Highlights

  • 9 to 70-Degree Beam Spread
  • 6" Fresnel Lens, Optional 750W Bulbs
  • Includes Color Frame and Safety Cable
  • For Theater, Museums, Clubs

Lamp Base: Medium prefocus socket


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Medium prefocus socket

Voltage: 120 VAC, 50 Hz

120 VAC, 50 Hz 240 VAC, 60 Hz

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Altman 65Q overview

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A good choice for theater, museum, club, and public space applications, the 65Q Fresnel Light from Altman is a versatile tungsten light source with a 6" Fresnel lens and wide 9 to 59-degree focusing range for broad flood coverage or spotlight effects. The fixture has a yoke with a 1/2" hole for an optional 5/8" receiver, 1 1/8" Junior pin, or a clamp for hanging. A safety cable is provided for hazard prevention. This version has a medium prefocus socket for 120V lamps.

In the Box
Altman 65Q Fresnel Light (750W/120V)
  • Power Cord (3')
  • Color Frame, Black - 7-1/2" 19cm)
  • Steel Safety Cable, Black - 36" (91cm)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Altman 65Q specs

    Material of Construction Steel
    Rating 750 W max.
    Beam Angle 9 - 59°
    Socket Medium prefocus socket
    Lens 6.0" / 15.2 cm Pyrex Fresnel lens with stippling on flat surface
    Reflector Alzak aluminum, spherical design
    Mounting 0.5" / 12.5 mm hole on yoke
    Yoke Steel flat blade
    Finish Black epoxy sandtex
    Cable 36" / 91.4 cm Teflon leads in fiberglass sleeving (bare ends)
    Focusing Bottom-mounted locking thumbscrew
    Photometrics With 750 W BTN Lamp
    At 9°: 231 fc @ 20' / 6.0 m, with beam diameter of 5.6' / 1.7 m
    At 59°: 22 fc @ 20' / 6.0 m, with beam diameter of 28' / 8.5 m
    Voltage 120 VAC, 50 Hz
    Listings UL, cUL, and CE
    Dimensions 8.75 x 8.25 x 13.25" / 22 x 21 x 35 cm (including yoke)
    Weight 11 lb / 5.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 12.4 x 12.2"

    Altman 65Q reviews

    65Q Fresnel Light (750W/120V) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from No locking arm for gel frames/barndoors You can't expect them to be outstanding quality for the price but they a have a few issues that I think could have been addressed and still kept the cost down. 1. There is no arm or locking mechanism to hold the gel frames or barndoors in place. These lights were intended to be used in an almost vertical position aiming downward. In this position the barndoors can easily slip out and crash to the floor. 2. The screw that holds the lens door in place has a lot of play in it so there's a lot of rattling. This is only an issue in between takes when the heater/AC is running and the vibration of it makes them rattle.
    Date published: 2012-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very robust light This Altman light is really good quality, but everyone knows Altman makes good stuff, anyway. With a 500 watt bulb and a set of barn doors I am able to light a stage for video and spot the presenter with really good separation of the spot from the on-stage video projector screen. It is a Fresnel so the spot isn't clearly defined on the edges like an ellipsoidal, but if you need to isolate a spot this will do it. The barn doors on front make it that much easier. In wide flood mode it produces a nice, even spread - kind of like a Par 64 can.
    Date published: 2016-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very robust light, good directional control The 65Q is a high quality, well-built Fresnel which is what we've all come to expect from Altman. Its got a nice spot ranging from wide flood to narrow spot with the spotlight adjustment on bottom. Spots are not defined like a focused ellipsoidal, more like a Par 64. With a 500 watt bulb and set of barn doors I was able to spot a presenter on a stage for video and completely isolate the on-stage projection screen from any spillover light.
    Date published: 2016-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built very well This fixture is built very well. Not quite like tank, but fairly close to it. A note of caution: this unit is very hot. A 750 watt bulb will be hot, I assumed. But I didn't realize the cowling/fixture would get as hot as it gets. Duh. But wow, it is bright. I have to be very careful where I set up this fixture. However, this is my first foray away from inexpensive LED lights. A very important lesson learned, but well worth the money.
    Date published: 2018-05-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Old workhorse gets the job done. We use about 20 of these Altmans to light our school's stage from overhead. These aren't the most efficient light fixtures, but the price is right. Make sure you're buying the version of this fixture that has your desired power coupling. This one has the standard house plug variety.
    Date published: 2010-11-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good buy for the money. I've just retired from 47 years in Commercial/public television(lighting,shooting,editing)and have a lot of very good equipment in all those areas. I have personally invested in a kit with ARRI fresnels(4) along with various other brands of lights. Favorite not made anymore is the Lowell 2K softlite (lucky I have two). Never been much of a fan of Altman products. They are economy in construction which makes all the line more affordable. In this case I wanted a small fresnel for my living room as an actual working light for focusing on my reading chair etc. I purchased a small in line dimmer to go with this fixture and it is working great. When I set up the light w/ it's barndoors I was pleasantly surprised at how good this fixture is. It will live in my living room mostly but I would not hesitate to take it on location for a shoot. I treat all my equipment with care and I feel good about this Altman. By the way it has a nice short throw pattern, the lens seems pretty good. When you consider what another ARRI would have cost and the main purpose I had, well, I'm very happy.
    Date published: 2013-11-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little fixture I've used several of these, and they always produce the results I need. For this kinda price, it is a great light fixture. I know I'll buy more.
    Date published: 2012-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Spot We were purchasing these to swap out for some spots that weren't working. Easy to install - reliable units.
    Date published: 2012-05-29
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