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K 5600 Joker-Bug 800W HMI Kit

K 5600
Abel Code: K5-K0800JB
Mfr. Code: K0800JB
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K5600 K0800JB Joker-Bug 800W Kit is a one light kit that includes 4 lenses, 4 barn doors, beamer, cables and case.
Key Highlights
  • 800 Watt daylight HMI
  • Parabolic reflector (PAR)
  • Change lens to change beam spread
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This K 5600 Joker-Bug 800W HMI Kit can operate in any position. Joker-Bug draws only 11 amps allowing for a 400W to be used on the same circuit. The light will produce as much output as a 4,000 Watt quartz fixture. The Joker-Bug 800W kit fits in one airline case and weights only 38 lbs.

In the Bug-Lite mode (without optics) the lights are used as traditional light banks. It is also used as a lantern using the sides as a large reflector and collecting the max output of the lamp. This allows it to fill the front screen very evenly. The 800 Watt and 400 Watt fixtures are very powerful in daylight interiors and can operate in any position including pointing straight down.

The Joker is in Joker-Bug mode is when the Beamer Optical Accessory is in use. It becomes a directional PAR unit offering various beam patterns through quick lens changes.

Includes 4x lenses: 

  • Super Wide
  • Wide
  • Medium Flood
  • Frosted Fresnel

Joker-Bug 800W Light Fixture

Because of the increasing use of Chimera® Lightbanks for fine daylight interiors, two camera interviews, TV magazines, and documentaries, K 5600 designed the Joker-Bug 800W fixture to take full advantage of the large reflective material inside a Lightbank. Utilizing their BUG™ bare-bulb design the light can produce an amazing 50% more output than an optional Joker 1200.


  • Less is more - outputs 50% more light than a 1200
  • Small is great - fits in the same case size as a Joker 400 and is smaller than its nearest low wattage 575 fixture
  • Low power draw - draws only 11 amps so that you can power your Joker 400 on the same circuit
  • Solid, one piece machined aluminum housing
  • 7" diameter specular parapoblic reflector

Ready to Fly

Due to its small size, this light is also ideal for setting up quickly on location or on set, plus it travels well.

The Joker-Bug 800 fits in one small airline case and weighs only 38 lb. The next wattage up (1200, sold separately) is twice the size and weight. The actual size of the kit is exactly the same as a Joker-Bug 400 Kit.

Location Friendly

When working in practical locations such as homes, offices or business, your power consumption can become a key factor in your production. The Joker-Bug 800 will produce as much output as a 4,000 Watt quartz fixture with the power draw of only 11 Amps, without the risk of overloading your circuit. The next size up (1200) monopolizes an entire circuit whereas the Joker-Bug 800 will allow for another source such as the optional Joker-Bug 400 on the same circuit.

The Housing

Joker-Bug 800 is housed in an aluminum casting in high termperature black. The Striker compartment is manufactured from aluminum in a light gray finish for a stylish light fixture.

9" accessories can be mounted to it's front. 

Includes a shielded extension cable for powering.

The Bulb

Joker-Bug 800 accepts a G22 lamp socket 800W bulb. The socket is highly insulated for hot restrike.

Bulb features a 600 hour maximum life on average.


Joker-Bug 800 throws a 16 foot wide beam with 164 footcandles from 20 feet when using a Super Wide Lens (not all lenses are included). Here are additional photometrics for your reference:

Footcandles and Beam Throw @ 3 Foot Distance

  • Spot Lens = 232,667 footcandles (0.2H, 0.2V)
  • Medium Lens = 35,000 footcandles (1.4H, 0.7V)
  • Wide Lens = 20,122 footcandles (2.3H, 0.6V)
  • Super Wide Lens = 7,300 footcandles (2.4H, 2.4V)
  • Fresnel Frost = 4,311 footcandles (2.0H, 2.0V)

Footcandles and Beam Throw @ 6 Foot Distance

  • Spot Lens = 58,167 footcandles (0.5H,0.5V)
  • Medium Lens = 8,750 footcandles (2.7H, 1.4V)
  • Wide Lens = 5,031 footcandles (4.5H, 1.2V)
  • Super Wide Lens = 1,825 footcandles (4.5H, 1.2V)
  • Fresnel Frost = 1,078 footcandles (4.0H, 4.0V)

Footcandles and Beam Throw @ 10 Foot Distance

  • Spot Lens = 20,940 footcandles (0.8H, 0.8V)
  • Medium Lens = 3,150 footcandles (4.5H, 2.3V)
  • Wide Lens = 1,811 footcandles (7.5H, 2.0V)
  • Super Wide Lens = 657 footcandles (8.0H, 8.0V)
  • Fresnel Frost = 338 footcandles (6.7H, 6.7V)

Footcandles and Beam Throw @ 15 Foot Distance

  • Spot Lens = 9,307 footcandles (1.1H, 1.1V)
  • Medium Lens = 1,400 footcandles (6.8H, 3.5V)
  • Wide Lens = 805 footcandles (11.3H, 3.0V)
  • Super Wide Lens = 292 footcandles (12.0H, 12.0V)
  • Fresnel Frost = 172 footcandles (10.0H, 10.0V)

Footcandles and Beam Throw @ 20 Foot Distance 

  • Spot Lens = 5,235 footcandles (1.5H, 1.5V)
  • Medium Lens = 788 footcandles (9.0H, 4.7V)
  • Wide Lens = 453 footcandles (15.0H, 4.0V)
  • Super Wide Lens = 164 footcandles (16.0H, 16.0V)
  • Fresnel Frost = 97 footcandles (13.3H,13.3V)

What's in the Box

  • Joker-Bug 800W head
  • Lamp MSR/SE 800W, 5600K, 400hrs.
  • Electric power supply, 110V/240V, 50/60Hz
  • Beamer, Optical Accessory
  • Extension cable - 25 feet
  • Fresnel Frosted lens with ring
  • Super Wide Flood lens with ring
  • Wide Flood lens with ring
  • Medium Flood lens with ring
  • Four Leaf Barndoor
  • Carrying case with lens bag
  • Frosted Glass Beaker


Key Highlights

  • 800 Watt daylight HMI
  • Parabolic reflector (PAR)
  • Change lens to change beam spread
  • Includes 4x: lenses + barndoors + more
  • Comes with a case


Lamp Hours:
Up to 600 hours bulb life
Lamp / Bulb Type:
HMI - with G22 socket. Hot restrike.


18.25 in
18.25 in
18.5 in
45 lb
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