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ARRI 650W Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240 VAC)

BH #ARF650 • MFR #L1.79400.A
ARRI 650W Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240 VAC)
Key Features
  • 4.3" (110mm) Lens
The ARRI 650W Plus Fresnel features smooth focusing and a bright, even beam. The beam angle in the flood position is 52° and a narrow 14.5° in the spot position. This light is available individually or in portable kits.
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ARRI 650 Plus Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Large Lens
  • 3Housing
  • 4Reflector
  • 5Lamp specifications

The ARRI 650W Plus Fresnel features smooth focusing and a bright, even beam. The beam angle in the flood position is 52° and a narrow 14.5° in the spot position. This light is available individually or in portable kits.

This fixture is equipped for 120 VAC operation. It will also function at 220-240 VAC with the appropriate bulb and plug adapter, available separately.

Large Lens

Has a 4.3" (110mm) low expansion, borosillicate Fresnel lens


Ribbed housing for cooler operation


Has a spherical, specular, high purity reflector

Lamp specifications

Uses 300, 500 or 650W lamps

ARRI 650 Plus Specs

Light Fixture
Beam Angle14 to 54°
Color Temperature3200K
Bulb Type1 x GY9.5
Max Bulb Wattage650 W
Lens TypeFresnel
Lens Diameter4.5" / 11.4 cm
Photometrics650 W at 13°
4900 fc / 52,750 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
544 fc / 5861 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
196 fc / 2110 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m
650 W at 54°
998 fc / 10,750 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
110 fc / 1194 Lux at 9.8' / 3 m
39 fc / 430 Lux at 16.4' / 5 m

*B&H Standard Metric Supplied by the Manufacturer
Built-In DimmerNone
Front Accessory Mount6-5/8"
Umbrella MountNone
AC Input Power90 to 250 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Mounting5/8" Receiver (via Included Yoke Mount)
Cable Length9.8' / 3 m
Inline SwitchYes
CertificationsCB, CE, cNRTLus, GS, as per Manufacturer
IP RatingIP20
Dimensions12 x 8.7 x 7.5" / 30.5 x 22.1 x 19.1 cm
Weight5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.735 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 10.2 x 8.7"

ARRI 650 Plus Reviews


By buttontd/button
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-25


A must

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-13

My productions company (SquareUp Studios) pretty much always has 4 of these on set at all times. I like some of these LED fresnels but there’s nothing like this classic.

Tungsten lights

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-23

These are not for small interior shooting as they get very hot, I consider ARRI some of the the best light equipment you could have; this kit is great, very complete, tripoids are very sturdy and the filters are a big plus.

Great customer service

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-09

I already knew what product I was getting, it's great for outdoors film but... the customer service was awesome, I was concerned about shipping so I contacted b&h and they solved my issues in no time with the best attitude. They just arrived and everything is perfectly packed. Thank you guys.

Great, powerful light.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-07

I just started using this light at weddings (I'm a videographer) and it creates a great cast of light over the dance floor during the reception! I bought the dimmer with it, just in case it gets too harsh.

Awesome stuff

By B. King
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-14

Of course its Arri, so you get the quality for it to last long into the future, and just easy of operation and maintenance makes it a winner.

Great multi use spotlight

By Bruce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-19

This is a great spotlight. I use this in my art studio for drawing models in a moderate size space. I finally purchased my own after borrowing the same ARRI spot from a photographer friend. It is light weight, variable adjusting beam and well made.

best backlight on the market

By Benjamin Anthon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-22

I work with my local church's worship band and with covid, we have had to upscale out video output tremendously and these lights have been a key part in making these videos cinematic. Beautiful flaring and great output just be careful with the lights they get ridiculously hot. For back or dramatic tungsten lighting nothing beats these

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I need the light bulbs only, do you sell it? Please
Asked by: Giuliana O.
You can find bulb options on the accessories tab of the page.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

How many Lumen does the Arri 650 put out? I most ...

How many Lumen does the Arri 650 put out? I most often use the Arri 650 but I'm switching to LED's and want to find out which LED's put out a similar amout of lumen.
Asked by: Mickey
This Mole Richardson measures on a light meter very similarly to a 650w tungsten fresnel. Overall the ratio from LED to tungsten is about 5:1 when comparing similar fixtures. Fresnel to fresnel or softbox to softbox. 100w LED is about 500w tungsten.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-08-26

What gels can I clip on to the barn doors in ...

What gels can I clip on to the barn doors in order to play with the colors? The gels I already own started warping, so I took them off the barn doors.
Asked by: Jesse
You can use Lee or Rosco gels but don't keep the gels too close to the light.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-23


I want to use this with a 220v bulb. What do I need as far as power conversion to make this work from an American 120V Edison power supply? Will a standard power converter work or do I need something different?
Asked by: Jove K.
The ARRI 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC) is a dual-voltage light fixture that is compatible for international usage. As such, all you would need is the correct bulb, the ARRI CP89 Lamp (650W/220V), B&H # ARLF650X, as well as a plug adapter to convert the US 3-prong plug to the plug used in your country. You did not indicate in which country the light fixture is to be used, so I cannot make a recommendation for a plug adapter, but they should be relatively easy to find.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Can these be use for stage lights?
Asked by: Michael M.
In addition to Kirks response, you probably shouldn't leave it on for too long.
Answered by: Julieta W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is this 650W enough to use as a main light for ...

Is this 650W enough to use as a main light for talking head videos?
Asked by: Maral
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2020-08-27

What's the difference between the 'Plus' and the ...

What's the difference between the 'Plus' and the Arri lights that are non-plus?
Asked by: Kyle
The Plus series on ARRI Fresnel are the latest redesigned lights. They are more compact than the standard models.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-07-07


Do you recommend a particular size or size limitation for a softbox over the arri 650? I'd also like to get boom arm setup for the light. I'm currently using the lightweight Arri AS-1 Tripod. Any basic considerations I should consider, and perhaps a recommendation? Thank You.
Asked by: Bobby A.
Hi Bobby. Sorry for the late reply! I have never used a softbx for an Arri before. Normally just use scims that are supplied with the light and then clamping on various gels or defuser. (normally with wooden clothes pegs as they don't burn.melt) Theses run pretty hot so not sure which - in any - soft boxes can be used. I use a heavy duty Matthews C-Stand with my Arri's but any stand will work
Answered by: Paul B.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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