To mark the tenth anniversary of the compact M18 daylight lamphead, the film technology company ARRI is offering a special edition of the fixture, limited to 500 units. The lampheads, printed with the anniversary logo on the housing, will be ready for shipment starting in August.
The M18 was presented for the first time in 2009 at the IBC trade fair as the second model of the M-Series after the large ARRIMAX. The 1,800 watt daylight lamphead combines the optical system of the ARRIMAX—which received a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—with the design of the True Blue Series.
No significant changes have been made to the certified system. With the same size as a 1,200 W lamp with parabolic reflector, the M18 provides around 70 percent more light output while maintaining the same color quality. The M-Series M18 fixture is adjustable from 20° to 60° and does not require any drop-in lenses. Operation is possible without a generator using household plugs. The weatherproof M18 meets IP23 requirements and is suited for outdoor use.
More information on the M18 can be found at www.arri.com/en/lighting/daylight/m-series/m18