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ARRI M8 HMI System I High Speed

Abel Code: AR-L0.0006566
Mfr. Code: L0.0006566
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.
Features the latest and smallest lighting fixture in ARRI’s highly successful M-Series of HMI lampheads, with an output nearly equivalent to a 1,200W Fresnel or PAR (with lens).
Key Highlights
  • 800W HMI
  • 1,200W equivalent output
  • Focusable 15-60°


This set includes the following items:

  • M8, Blue/Silver (L1.37200.B)
  • EB® 575/800 HS with ALF, CCL, DMX, 1000 Hz (L2.76184KH)
  • 4-Leaf Barndoor, True Blue® - 9.7"/245mm (L2.39870.0)
  • Head-to-Ballast Cable 575/800/1200/1800W - 23'/7m (L2.75600.0)


The ARRI M8 HMI System I High Speed features 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 efficiency of the MAX Technology reflector makes the M8 exceptionally bright; the light output produced by its 800W lamp is nearly the same output as a 1,200W Fresnel or PAR (with lens). The unit can be focused between 15° and 60° by turning the focus knob, producing a remarkably even light field and a crisp, clear shadow. By eliminating the need for bulky, delicate spread lenses, the M8 increases efficiency on set. 


  • Lensless MAX Technology is easy to use
  • Light output comparable to 1,200W fixture
  • Smallest lamphead with MAX Technology reflector
  • Highly mobile for a wide range of uses
  • Focusable between 15° and 60°
  • Cross-Cooling allows safe operation even at 90° tilt
  • Uses existing 230mm & 245mm accessories (not included) from ARRI True Blue D12 and from Chimera
  • Compensation for Cable Losses (CCL)
  • Uses existing 575-1,800W cables with international connector
  • Suitable for high frame rate images
  • IP Rating: IP23
  • Tilt locks to securely hold heavy accessories

NOTE: Globe/bulb sold separately.

What's in the Box

  • Head-to-Ballast Cable 575/800/1200/1800W - 23'/7m (L2.75600.0)
  • 4-Leaf Barndoor, True Blue® - 9.7"/245mm (L2.39870.0)
  • EB® 575/800 HS with ALF, CCL, DMX, 1000 Hz (L2.76184KH)
  • M8, Blue/Silver (L1.37200.B)


Key Highlights

  • 800W HMI
  • 1,200W equivalent output
  • Focusable 15-60°


Lamp / Bulb Type:
Metal Halide 800 W/SE - ONLY! (G22 Base)
Beam Angle / Light Spread:
Mfr Stated Similarity:
1200W Fresnel / PAR (with lens)
Open Face with Facetted Reflector - MAX Technology reflector, made of high purity aluminum
Dimming Range:
50-100% via ARRI Ballast Unit


Input Voltage:
180-250V AC
90-130V AC
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