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Arri M8 HMI Lamp Head With Power Gems Ballast Kit (POR)

The M8 HMI System I with High Speed Ballast from Power Gems I provides everything you'll need but an optional lamp, to get up and running on-set with dynamic high speed technology. The kit includes an M8 lamp head with MAX technology, the EB 575/800W 1,000Hz High Speed Ballast, a 50' head to ballast cable and a 4-way barndoor set.


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The M8 HMI High Speed Head uses lens-less MAX technology to combine the characteristics of a Fresnel and PAR source. With a focus range of 14.7 - 16°, normally only achieved with supplementary lenses, the M8's output more closely resembles that of a 1,000W or 1,200W HMI Fresnel but with a far more compact form factor. That translates to more light output with less physical labor and heavy breakable glass. Innovations include CCL, which compensates for power loss when using long cables and Cross Cooling which separates the electronics from the lamp housing and allows safe tilting of the head up to 90 degrees.

The EB 575/800W 1,000Hz High Speed Ballast powers the ground-breaking M8 lamp head with MAX reflector technology, offering 1,000Hz capability for frame rates of 1,000 fps and beyond. The EB 575/800W allows flicker-free high speed shooting of sports events, industrial applications, automotive, component testing and ballistics or material testing. This versatile power source has been streamlined and packed with features like CCL to compensate for power loss over long cable runs and Active Line Filter to counter electromagnetic interference

  • M8 800W High Speed HMI Head
  • 4-Way Barndoor Set
  • High Speed Ballast 575/800W
  • 50' Head to Ballast Cable
  • 50-100% Dimming
  • HighSpeed Ballast
  • DMX control
  • Low Noise Mode
Arri M8 Lamp Head 
Rating 800W
Lamp Type Metal Halide 800 W/SE
Socket (Lampholder) GX22
Color Temperature 6,000K With optional lamp and ballast
Lens (Condenser) No, High output MAX reflector
Accessory Size 9.06" (30 mm)
UV glass diameter: 7.87" (200 mm)
Mounting 1 1/8" (28 mm) Pin
Protection Class IP23
Power Consumption 800W
Cable VEAM, Schaltbau options
Certifications CE, CB, GS, cNRTL
IP Rating IP23 - Weather resistant
Dimensions 18 x 13.5 x 12.2" (458 x 344 x 311 mm)
Weight 17.2 lb (7.8 kg)
Power Gems Ballast
Max Lamp Power 800W
Output Frequency Options 1000Hz, 300Hz, 100Hz, Silent Mode
Current Draw 3.7A@230V, 7.2A@120V
DMX Built In Yes
Width 225mm/8.9"
Length 350mm/13.8"
Output Power Options 800W, 575W
Input Voltage Range 90-265V AC
Power Factor >0.98
Max Ambient Temperature 50°C/122°F
Height 115mm/4.5"
Weight 7.5kg/16.6lb


  • M8 HMI Lamp Head
  • Four Leaf Barndoor
  • Head to Ballast Cable 575/1200/1800W - 50'
  • Power Gems High Speed Ballast 800W, 575W

1. FREE Standard Shipping

Free Economy Shipping is available on all orders exceeding R8,000.(T's&C's apply)

*Terms and conditions to qualify for free shipping:

  • Shipping may only be to a physical address within the borders of South Africa. No P.O Box's allowed.
  • Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
  • The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays

2. Courier Guy Courier Service (local)

We use Courier Guy couriers as our preferred method of delivery.

Your parcel is well packaged and handled with care while in transit.

Delivery Charges:

Shipping charges are all depended on the following:

  • Volumetric and Physical weight
  • Courier Option

If Item is in stock, your item can be delievered between 1-2 Business Days - Main Cities are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Other cities/towns will take more than 1-2 delivery time.

If Item is being collected from our suppliers, you item can be deeilevr between 2-7 Business Days - To all areas.

If the item has been pre-ordered for you, this can take anything from 4 - 8 weeks.

*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed. This period does not include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

3. UPS Courier Service (International) Please note:

International orders are generally subject to local import duties and taxes (VAT)

DT Film Services is not responsible for, nor can we offer, any specific advice regarding any customs related fees that you may incur. For specific information, please consult with your local government import office.

Privacy: Your privacy is important to us. We strive to exceed your expectations for privacy. Cross-border shipments are subject to inspection by customs authorities. We may also be called upon to provide certain order, shipment, and product information to our international carriers. Carriers may communicate such information to customs authorities for the purpose of facilitating customs clearance and compliance with local laws.

Delivery Charges: 4. Collect from DT Film Services in Durban

You are welcome to place your order online, pay for it and collect it from our Durban branch. You will need to bring in a print out of the order for collection. Please ask for Louise in Sales on arrival.

DT Film Services - Durban

Open: Mon-Fri 8 to 5PM

5 Nunhead Road

Manor Gardens

Durban, 4001

South Africa

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Stock is going in and out all the time, so to be 100% sure that we have an item available, please phone (031) 261-6961 or email