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ARRI has announced two new additions to the popular L-Series range of LED Fresnels: a tuneable tungsten model – the L7-TT – and an optional active cooling version for all fixtures.
NAB attendees will be able to see the L7-TT (Tuneable Tungsten) in its first U.S. showing, as a tuneable 2600 K - 3600 K tungsten version of the popular L7-C. The L7-TT is over 20% brighter than the L7-C, while maintaining the same size and weight. It offers the same calibrated color quality and adjustable green-magenta point as the L7-C, and is well suited to applications requiring precise color matching to conventional tungsten lampheads.
Additionally, all versions of the L7 are premiering an active cooling option with reduced size and weight, making them ideal for location shoots, portable lighting kits and space-constrained studios.
L-Series fixtures can reduce electricity usage by more than 75% with further savings from the exceptional life span of the LED light engine (lasting approximately 200 times longer than a conventional tungsten lamp). The reduced maintenance and minimized power distribution combine with other cost-saving attributes such as built-in dimming to provide a rapid return on investment for both studio and location applications.
L7 lampheads provide the same light quality and simplicity-of-use as conventional tungsten Fresnels, and can easily be used alongside them. This allows studio facilities to make a gradual transition from older tungsten fixtures to the L-Series, spreading the cost over a longer period without workflow inefficiencies or changes to working practices.
ARRI has also introduced a new fixture from the award-winning ARRIMAX/M-Series, thus completing the range between 1,200W and 18,000W. The M90 introduces a new power class for daylight fixtures at 9,000 W - exactly half the wattage of the ARRIMAX and just over double the wattage of the M40/25.
Like all M-Series lampheads, the M90 is equipped with MAX Technology, a unique, patented reflector technology that unifies the advantages of a Fresnel and a PAR fixture. The unit is open-faced and as a result, very bright. The unit is also focusable from 16° up to 49° just by turning the focus knob, producing a remarkably even light field and a crisp, clear shadow. The elimination of spread lenses speeds up the workflow on set and reduces the risk of lost production time due to glass breakage.
To fit this lamphead, a new 9,000 W lamp has been developed by Osram according to ARRI’s specification, very similar in size to the 6,000 W lamp. This new lamp allowed ARRI to design the M90 in a very compact housing, close to the dimensions of the ARRISUN 60. Since the accompanying EB 6/9 kW ballast uses the housing of the current EB 6000 Baby, and existing 6K head-to-ballast cables, the whole system is highly efficient and comes close to the light output of a traditional 12K PAR (with lens), but within the dimensions of a 6K PAR system.
The new EB 6/9 kW sports ALF (Active Line Filter) and CCL (Compensation for Cable Loss) technology, which compensates for power losses even in very long head-to-ballast cables. This new, incredibly small ballast will also be available in a 1,000 Hz version for high speed shooting with minimized flicker.
See the M90 and L7-TT during NAB at ARRI, Booth # C4337.
10th April 2013
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