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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.

Safety Glass Beaker: Borosilicate UV filter tempered.

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.

Reflector: 4 3/4" diameter stippled parabolic electrolytically coated.

Accessory Size: 6 5/8"

Accessories: Barndoor, Dicroic, Scrims.

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Distance Spot fc. Diam. ft. Flood fc. Diam. ft.
3' 8400 0.8 2800 2.5
6' 2100 1.7 700 5

The Joker-Bug System