ARRI M18 HMI Lamp Head with ALF/DMX Ballast Kit

ARRI M18 HMI Lamp Head with ALF/DMX Ballast Kit

ARRI M18 HMI Lamp Head with ALF/DMX Ballast Kit

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ARRI M18 HMI Lamp Head with ALF/DMX Ballast Kit

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  • 1800W Capacity
  • Can Operate on 20A Circuit
  • 90-250 VAC

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ARRI M18 overview

  • 1Description

ARRI's M18 HMI Lamp Head with ALF/DMX Ballast Kit is an open-face, lens-less, improved efficiency lamp head built to work with 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 effective light source in an already very impressive 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 90-250 VAC mains voltage. This lamp head has a beam angle (HPA) of 20 to 60°, with a wide usable field angle.

  • 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
  • 4-Leaf Barndoor Set for ARRI T5 & ST2 Studio Fresnel

    This is an ARRI 4-Leaf Barndoor Set that fits both the T5 and ST2 Fresnel fixtures. Barndoors attach to the front of a light and are used to restrict light from areas of a set. ARRI barndoors are heat resistant and rotatable.

  • 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.

  • 1200/1800W Electronic Ballast with DMX and ALF (120-220 VAC)

    The ARRI 1200/1800W Electronic Ballast with DMX and ALF is intended for use with the newly designed, more efficient ARRI M18 and Arrisun AS18 Fresnel lamp heads (not included). This ballast has DMX for precise remote control and ALF (Active Line Filter) which provides a higher Power Factor resulting in more efficient power use. This is accomplished by shifting the voltage and current waveforms in phase and minimizing harmonics and spikes. The ALF also minimizes the current carried back on the neutral leg of the power systems. Cable Loss Compensation, which prevents power loss in head-to-ballast cables up to 300' (91 m) long, is also featured. The ballast has a low-noise switch and a power factor of 0.98.

    Cable Loss Compensation prevents power loss in head-to-ballast cables up to 300' (91 m) long
    Active Line Filter (ALF) increases power efficiency
    DMX 512 for precision remote control
    Low-noise switch
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Veam Connector
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

Note: Lamp Not Included

Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • M18 HMI Lamphead (110/220 VAC)
    Socket (Lampholder) G38 high voltage
    Lens (Condenser) N/A
    Mounting 1 1/8" / 29 mm stand mount
    Weight 23.1 lb / 10.5 kg
    Dimensions 27.5 x 15.25 x 12.2" / 69.85 x 38.73 x 38.73 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 20.0 x 20.0"
  • 4-Leaf Barndoor Set for ARRI T5 & ST2 Studio Fresnel
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.4 x 12.5 x 2.8"
  • Head to Ballast Cable 575/1200/1800W - 50'
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.0 x 20.0 x 5.0"
  • 1200/1800W Electronic Ballast with DMX and ALF (120-220 VAC)
    Lamp Power 1200 / 1800 W
    Input Voltage 120 - 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Dimmer Yes
    Cable Bare leads, no plug
    Certifications & Approvals ETL
    Dimensions 6.1 x 7.9 x 13.2" (15.5 x 20 x 33.5 cm)
    Weight 17.7 lb (8 kg)

ARRI M18 reviews

M18 HMI Lamp Head with ALF/DMX Ballast Kit is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ballast is a must 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%.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lamp rocks! 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.
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Powerful light 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.
Date published: 2013-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just incredible 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
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money Exceeded my expectations! I've heard from many other film makers that if you're going to own just own HMI, this is it. Tested on household power with no issue. Just check your circuit breaker to ensure that it's the only source on that line. I highly recommend this light!
Date published: 2016-04-25
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