The Joker News 400 system was designed specifically for the fast pace and quick set ups of news coverage. The ultra fast re-strike lamp starter assures quiet and immediate lamp ignition and re-ignition. This innovative fixture has retained the qualities of the Joker-Bug system, offering two fixtures in one: an Omni-directional fixture and a directional focus-able open face Flood.
The Joker News 400 requires virtually no set up time, the focusing of the parabolic reflector changes the beam pattern from Spot to Flood in a 3 to 1 ratio, achieving beam angles from 16 to 45 degrees. Used without optics (News Beamer detached) the Joker News becomes a Bug-Lite. This very open source is ideal to fill evenly a Lightbank or a Lantern making it the perfect light for interviews. Its lightweight allows it to hang safely at the end of a boom arm.
Lamp Housing: Aluminum casting, high temperature black epoxy, striker compartment is light gray epoxy.
Yoke: 5/8" Baby size receptacle, Aluminum casting black epoxy finish. Large brake area for use of front end lightbanks, speed rings, louvers and lanterns.
Lamp: MSR 400 HR, 5600 Kelvin, 400 hours life.
Power Supply: Electronic, square wave flicker free. AC input: 90-132 V or by sliding selector switch: 180-265 V. 50 or 60 Hz. Dual function ON-OFF push button switch. Completely silent (convection cooled)
Connectors: Veam quarter turn quick locking.
Extension Cable: 25', 8 feet attached to the head.
NEWS BEAMER: Solid one piece machined aluminum with replaceable ears.
Clear anodized. Focusing by very short radial action. Integrated design.
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