Reprinted from an ARRI press release:
ARRI Inc. introduces the new ARRI X Ceramic 250. The ARRI X Ceramic employs the new Ceramic ST 250 HR discharge lamp from Philips, which produces a 3200K Tungsten quality light.
This new lamp from Philips provides almost the same light output as a 1K Halogen lamp, yet consumes just a quarter of its power. Besides considerable cost savings due to the low power consumption (250W) the fixture dissipates significantly less heat than a Halogen fixture, making it a “cool” unit which can be touched with bare hands even after hours of operation. Talent will appreciate looking good with less discomfort.
The ARRI X Ceramic 250 is based on the design of the ARRI X Series, but includes a built in ballast and igniter and can be directly plugged to power.
Using the ARRI X reflector technology guarantees excellent light distribution, perfect for a smooth and cool background or fill light. With optional snoot and eggcrates a smooth but directional source makes the Arri X Ceramic a great key. Alternately you can create sharp shadows by switching to a black reflector and a clear safety glass.
The ARRI X Ceramic 250 provides a very wide spread and is therefore ideal for lighting situations in narrow spaces where maximum output is required.
The new fixture will be available in late November 2004.
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