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The traditional Joker by K5600 has been the industry standard for powerful and controllable light sources for 25 years. In 2017, at IBC, K5600 presented the successor to their flagship design with the Joker². The knowledge they’ve gained with their two and a half decade tenure has allowed them to make upgrades to an already stellar design.

A new modern design sees a more simplified parts list and rounded edges while still emitting more lumens than any competing light source of the same wattage. The newly designed head makes use of a threaded ring to mount a clear or frosted borosilicate lamp (Beaker), allowing for a quick and tool-less relamping. With its easy-to-use plug-in igniter it converts from HMI to 2K tungsten in less than a minute. A new three way axis stand mount and yoke design features a strengthened braking system that allows the light to remain in position even with larger light shaping tools like light banks, softubes, etc. Additionally, a hook has been added to help keep lenses close to the source!

The 1600W Joker² comes with a dimmable ballast, which can work at 300 or 1000Hz frequencies for High Speed shoots. It draws only 15 amps on a 120VAC line, meaning it can be used on any available house power. The ballast also has LumenRadio wireless DMX capabilities through its use of the built in antenna port to be controlled by your tablet or smartphone!

The Joker² 1600W is the most powerful of this line of lights. It is comparable to over 6000W of a Quartz fixture’s output. All Joker² models we carry have two base configurations depending on the style of light you require. Without optics, the Joker² is best suited for chimeras and lanterns due to its incredibly even light distribution. The second configuration is achieved by adding one of the PAR 64 lenses allows for varying light patterns depending on your choice of lens: Medium, Wide, Super Wide, or Frosted Fresnel.

Technical Specs

HEAD:

  • Connector: Veam quarter-turn quick-locking
  • Cable: 9' / 2.7m, attached to head
  • Power Consumption: 7.4A at 230V, 16A at 110V
  • Dimensions: 19.25 x 10.00" / 48.9 x 25.4cm
  • Weight: 14.4lbs / 6.5kg

BALLAST:

  • Compatibility: Joker² 1600W, Backward Compatible with Old Joker 1600W
  • Dimmable: Yes
  • Wireless DMX Protocol: LumenRadio
  • Operating Frequencies: 300 and 1000 Hz

Our Kit

Our rental kit includes:

  • K5600 Joker² 1600w HMI Par Head
  • K5600 Joker² 1600 Beamer w/ UV Glass
  • K5600 Joker² 1600w Electronic Ballast 100Hz High Speed / Wireless DMX
  • K5600 Joker² 1600w Electronic Ballast Antenna for Wireless
  • K5600 Joker Bug 1600 25’ Head Cable
  • K5600 Joker Bug 1600 Four Leaf Barndoors
  • K5600 Joker² 1600 Clear Beaker w/ Safety Wire
  • K5600 Joker² 1600 Frosted Beaker w/ Safety Wire
  • K5600 Joker Bug 1600 Drop In Lens Kit: Frosted Fresnel, Medium, Wide, Super Wide
  • K5600 Joker Bug 1600 Lens Bag
  • K5600 Joker Bug 1600 Scrim Set: 1 x Single, 2 x Double
  • CSR 1600W Single Ended HMI Bulb (2)
  • K5600 Joker² 1600 Carry Case w/ Wheels & Handle (20” Wide x 21” Tall x 13” Deep; 60lbs when Loaded)

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