ARRI Introduces Special Edition M18 Lamphead

To mark the tenth anniversary of its M18 daylight lamphead, ARRI is offering a limited run of 500 special edition units of the fixture. 

ARRI said the M18 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 larger ARRIMAX. The compact, powerful 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.

Since its launch, the M18 has become an integral part of almost every film set in the world. Even after a decade, no significant changes have been made to the certified system. With the same size as a 1,200 watt 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-degrees and does not require any drop-in lenses. Operation is possible without a generator almost anywhere in the world using standard household outlets. The weatherproof, easy-to-maintain M18 meets IP23 requirements and is suited for outdoor use. 

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