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ARRI M18 HMI Lamp with Ballast Kit (ALF & DMX)

Abel Code: AR-L0.0006574
Mfr. Code: L0.0006574
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This kit includes the ARRI M18 HMI (Metal Halide 1800W/SE Lamp), a high-speed electronic ballast, cable and 4-leaf barndoor. The lamp produces a correlated color temperature of 6000K. Lamphead is size of a 1200W Par, but with 70% higher light output.
Key Highlights
  • HMI Lamp + Barndoor + Ballast + Cable
  • Metal Halide 1800W/SE lamp
  • Beam Angle: 20° to 60°


The ARRI M18 HMI is an 1,800 W open-face lamphead, combining the Academy Scientific and Engineering Award-winning lens-less optical technology of the ARRIMAX with innovative True Blue design. The result is a powerful lamphead as small as a 1,200W PAR, but with a 70% higher light output.

The M-Series M18 fixture is adjustable from a 20° to 60° beam angle without requiring spreader lenses with the 1800 W lamp. It includes an open face with facetted reflector made of aluminum with MAX Technology.

You can dim the ARRI M18 HMI from 50-100% using an ARRI Ballast Unit.


  • Metal Halide 1800W/SE lamp
  • Correlated color temperature: 6000K
  • Lens-less MAX Technology: Easy-to-use
  • 1800 W lamp with G38 lamp base
  • Runs from most domestic sockets worldwide
  • Uses existing 575/1200/1800 W cables
  • Can also be used with 1200 W lamps and ballasts
  • Cross Cooling allows safe operation at any tilt angle
  • Protection class IP 23
  • TRUE BLUE tilt lock holds even heavy Chimeras
  • Certifications: CE, CB, GS, cNRTL
  • Easy maintenance


ARRI M18 HMI Lamphead 

The ARRI M18 HMI Lamphead is virtually the same size as a 1200 W Par, but more than 70% brighter. It can operate from most domestic sockets worldwide and can plug into a 20A circuit. It features a CRI of approximately 90 and a color temperature equal to around 6000K.

Due to the nature of this HMI, it offers an open-face lamphead without a lens. It creates a crisp outline shadow.

Power: 110/220 V AC

Beam Angle: 20°-60° 

Mount Option: 1-1/8" (29mm) stand mount

Weight: 23.1 lb (10.5 kg)


Head to Ballast Cable - 50'

This 50 foot Head to Ballast Cable features a bayonet 7-pin connector. As its name suggests, it connects your Lamp Head to your Electronic Ballast. 


High Speed Electronic Ballast

This High Speed Electronic Ballast (1200/1800 W) supplies your lamp head with a greatly raised square wave current, allowing worriless shootings for many various application such as SFX, VFX, commercials, sports, industrial applications, and much more. It maintains constant control and automatic detection of the lamphead. It offers a flicker-free or high speed or low-noise mode.

Multiple indcators provide feedback on things like Lamp On, Remote/DMX, Output Mode (Frequency), Overtemperature. It also provides Compensation of Cable Losses (CCL), and Active Line Filter (ALF). 

The standard housing for ARRI High Speed Electronic Ballast features a blue body with black edges with a carry handle on larger units.


  • Power factor correction by Active Line Filter (ALF)
  • Compensation of Cable losses (CCL)*
  • DMX 512 for remote control operation
  • Cold start and hot restrike
  • Up to 1200 Hz lamp operation for frame rates up to 3000 fps**
  • 75 Hz for flicker free images at standard frame rates
  • 50 or 60 Hz for low noise operation in environments with low noise requirements (microphones)

*except EB 575/1200

** with multiple sources


4-Leaf Barndoor 

This ARRI 4-Leaf Barndoor fits T5 and ST2 Fresnel fixtures (sold separately) and the HMI lamphead in this kit. The light modifier attaches to the front of the light. Manipulate each leaf to shape your light beam and eliminate unwanted light spill. The barndoor is rotatable so you can position the light modifying elements right where you need them. It is also heat-resistant and durable.


What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • High Speed Electronic Ballast (1200/1800 W)
  • 4-Leaf Barndoor Set for ARRI T5 & ST2 Studio Fresnel
  • Head to Ballast Cable - 50'
  • ARRI M18 HMI Lamphead (110/220 V AC)


Key Highlights

  • HMI Lamp + Barndoor + Ballast + Cable
  • Metal Halide 1800W/SE lamp
  • Beam Angle: 20° to 60°
  • Active Line Filter (ALF) on Ballast
  • DMX 512 for remote control
  • 50' Head to Ballast cable
  • 4-Leaf Barndoor


Cable Length:
Over 20 - 50 foot
Cable Side A:
Bayonet - 7-Pin Male
Cable Male / Female:
Male to Female
Cable Side B:
Bayonet - 7-Pin Female


Input Connector/Port:
Bayonet - 7-Pin Female


Lamp / Bulb Type:
HMI - Metal Halide 1800 W/SE, with open-face facetted MAX Technology® reflector made of high purity aluminium
Beam Angle / Light Spread:
20º - 60º
Mfr Stated Similarity:
6000K Color Temp - HMI Lamphead
Lighting Kit:

Lighting Accessories

Effect Created:
Eliminate unwanted light spill - 4-Leaf Barndoor


Input Voltage:
90-240V AC - 90 - 130 V AC / 180 - 250 V AC - Ballast
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