The M8 is the latest and smallest lighting fixture in ARRI’s highly successful M-Series of HMI lampheads. Like the rest of the M-Series, the M8 is equipped with MAX Technology, a unique, patented reflector design that unifies the advantages of a Fresnel and a PAR fixture.

The combination of an open face design and the unrivalled efficiency of the MAX reflector makes the M8 exceptionally bright; in fact, the light output produced by its 800 W lamp comes close to the output from a 1,200 W Fresnel or PAR (with lens). The unit can be focused between 15° and 62° just by turning the focus knob, producing a remarkably even light field and a crisp, clear shadow. By eliminating the need for bulky, easily breakable spread lenses, the M8 will speed up workflows on set.

Technical Specs

Lamphead Type: Open Face with Facetted Reflector, 800 W
Reflector Type: MAX reflector made of high purity aluminium
Lamp Type: Metal Halide 800 W/SE
Power Consumption: 800 W
Voltage Range: 90-130 V / 180-250 V
Lamp Base: G22
Dimmability: Yes, 50 - 100% via ARRI Ballast Unit
Correlated Color Temperature: 6000 K
Beam Angle: 15 - 62°
Weight of the Head: 7.8 kg / 17.2 lbs. (8.7 kg / 19.2 lbs with Barndoors)
Size of the Head(HxWxL): 458 x 344 x 311 mm / 18.03" x 13.5" x 12.2"
Weight of the Ballast: 6.5 kg / 14.3 lbs.
Size of the Ballast(HxWxL): 142 x 202 x 334 mm / 5.6" x 7.9" x 13"
Lens Diameter: 200 mm / 7.87"
Accessory Diameter: 230 mm / 9.06" (Scrim)
Barndoor Size: 245 mm / 9.65"
Mounting: Spigot 28 mm / 1 1/8" (1.1")
Protection Class: I/IP 23
Certifications: CE, CB, GS, cNRTL

Our Kit

Our rental kit includes:

  • ArriMax M8 800W HMI Par Head
  • ArriMax M8 Flicker Free 1000Hz HIGH SPEED Electronic Ballast (ALF, DMX)
  • ArriMax M8 50' Head Cable
  • ArriMax M8 Barndoors
  • ArriMax M8 Scrim Set w/ Bag: 2 x Double, 1x Single
  • 2 x MSR 800 Single Ended HMI Bulb

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