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 lampheads, printed with the anniversary logo on the housing, will be ready for shipment starting in August.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the M18 daylight lamphead, film technology company ARRI will be 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 1,800 W daylight lamphead combines the optical system of the ARRIMAXwhich received a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scienceswith the design of the True Blue Series.
Since its launch, the M18 has become an integral part of several film sets across 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.
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, said Michael Matuschek, who is a commercial filmmaker and gaffer.
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. The M-Series M18 fixture is adjustable from 20° to 60° and, like all M-Series luminaires, does not require any drop-in lenses. Operation is possible without a generator almost anywhere in the world using household plugs. The weatherproof, easy-to-maintain M18 meets IP23 requirements and is therefore ideally suited for outdoor use.
Currently, the ARRI M-Series consists of the ARRIMAX, M90, M40, M18, and M8.
For all its daylight systems, ARRI offers an extended warranty of five years.