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400w k5600 Joker Bug

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The 400w k5600 Joker Bug combines the characteristics of the BUG-LITE 400, a 400 Watt daylight HMI system without optics, with those of the JOKER 400, a PAR 46 fixture using a specular parabolic reflector and a set of 4 lenses. The 400w k5600 Joker Bug is comparable to a 1500/2000Wquartz fixture but with a power draw of only 5.5 Amps.

In the Bug-Lite mode (no optics) the main application is in traditional Lightbanks as well as Lanterns where it uses the sides as a large reflector, collecting the maximum output of the lamp and filling the front screen very evenly. It is very powerful in daylight interiors and can operate in any position including pointing straight down.

The BEAMER optical accessory turns the BUG-LITE into a JOKER-BUG, a directional PAR unit offering various beam patterns through quick lens changes. The JOKER-BUG 400 offers the most flexible optical configuration for location lighting by achieving Spot to Flood ratios of 80 to 1 with beam angles from as narrow as 5 degrees to as wide as 55 degrees.

The JOKER-BUG 400 is delivered with a Clear Glass Beaker when reaching for full intensity is important, and a Frosted Glass Beaker when light quality is the prime concern. The 400W MSR lamp was selected for its size/weight and the sizes/weights of the components needed to operate it. The MSR lamp with its GZZ 9.5 base is considerably smaller than the next traditional Wattage, the 575 (G22 base); this in turn allows for more compact and shorter fixture design. The shorter arc gap of the 400 makes up for the difference of output between 400 and 575 and the lower Wattage does not require forced air cooling of the power supply.

The small, quiet ballast can be hidden anywhere and plugs in any circuit without risk of overloading. With the Slimverter 400 and two 30 volt batteries, the JOKER-BUG 400 is the largest 30 volt battery powered HMI. Motion Picture Gaffers and Freelance Cameramen have adopted the JOKER-BUG 400 for fine daylight interiors, car shots, two camera interviews, TV magazines, documentaries and industrials.

Includes: Ballast, Head Cable, Lens Set, Barndoor, 3pc Scrim Set, Spare Globe


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Rent for $145.00/day
Rent for $145.00 per day
Rating 400 watts
Socket (Lampholder) GZZ 9.5
Lens 4 lenses supplied
Mounting 5/8″ Stand mount
Weight Head: 4.5 lbs (2 kg)
Ballast: 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Dimensions Head: 10.5 x 7.9 x 3.3″ (26.7 x 19.7 x 7.9 cm)
Ballast: 6.5 x 3.5 x 6.5″ (16.5 x 8.9 x 16.5 cm)
Kit Weight 36 lbs (16 kg)
Product Info
Rental Includes

Fixture with 400w Lamp, Barndoor, Set of 3 Scrims & Set of 4 Lenses in Lens Bag, 1-Clear Beaker, 1-Frosted Beaker, 1-25' Lamphead to Ballast Cable, 400w Electronic Ballast & ATA Kit Case.

  • LAMP HOUSING: Aluminum casting
  • SAFETY GLASS BEAKER: Borosilicate UV filter tempered
  • YOKE: Aluminum casting with large t-handle and brake area for use with Lightbanks, SpeedRings, Louvers and Lanterns
  • BEAMER HOUSING: Solid one piece machined aluminum with replaceable ears
  • BEAMER REFLECTOR: 5" diameter specular parabolic, aluminum 90% reflectance electrolytically coated
  • SCRIM SIZE: 6 5/8"
  • MOUNTING: All standard 5/8" baby hardware
  • LAMP: 400 Watt HMI/SE daylight single ended discharge
  • CONNECTORS: Veam quarter-turn quick locking
  • EXTENSION CABLE: 25 foot shielded. Common to 200/400 and 800 (nine feet attached to the head)
    • Electronic, square wave flicker free ballast
    • AC input: 90-132 Volt or by sliding selector switch: 180-265V. 50 or 60Hz
    • Dual function On/Off push button switch
    • Completely silent (convection cooled)
  • Kit Weight: 37 lbs
  • Kit Dimensions: 17.5" LR x 12" FB x 16.5" TB

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