ARRI celebrates decade of M18 lamphead with special edition

ARRI celebrates decade of M18 lamphead with special edition
Published: 17 July 2019 - 5:53 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira
To mark the 10th anniversary of the M18 daylight lamphead, the film technology company ARRI is offering a special edition of the fixture, limited to 500 units.

The lampheads, printed with the anniversary logo on the housing, will be ready for shipment starting in August.

The M18 was presented for the first time in 2009 at the IBC trade fair as the second model of the M-Series after the large ARRIMAX.

The compact, powerful 1,800 W daylight lamphead combines the optical system of the ARRIMAX—which received a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—with the design of the True Blue Series.

Since its launch, the M18 has enjoyed popularity and has become an integral part of almost every film set in the world. Recently, it provided light for the feature film productions “Dunkirk” and “Sauerkrautkoma” as well as for the series “Dark,” “Parfum,” and “The Alienist.”

Michael Matuschek, a commercial filmmaker said: “What I like most about the M18 is its versatility combined with its compact size and incredible performance. The M18's easy handling and its ability to be used with household plugs make it a good choice for my shoots.”

Even after ten years, no significant changes have been made to the certified system. With the same size as a 1,200 W lamp with parabolic reflector, the M18 provides around 70% more light output while maintaining the same colour quality.

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