The Joker design offers so many possibilities it is tempting to 'stick it' in almost any optical system one runs across. One obvious and popular device is the ETC Source-4. This elegant design of a pattern and Gobo projector has showed up in various applications and is widely accepted throughout the entertainment industry.
The BUG-A-BEAM Adapter is the part that makes the mating of a Source-4 and our Bug-Light 400 or 800 not only possible but quick and easy. The 400 (or 800) MSR/HMI lamp offers many advantages in this particular application; its 6 mm arc gap is punctual enough and very well suited for such optical design. The 4 to 1 efficiency ratio of HMI versus Tungsten incandescent explains the two full stops gain.
This huge increase in light level allows patterns to be visible in higher ambient light levels, longer distances as well as through the deepest color gels.