Lupo 800 HMI fresnel
“An HMI lamp uses mercury vapour mixed with metal halides in a quartz-glass envelope, with two tungsten electrodes of medium arc separation.” – Wikipedia
The noticeable difference between a Lupo LED light and a Lupo HMI light is that it takes about three minutes for an HMI light to reach peak brightness and correct colour temperature, just like a data projector. During this warm up phase the colour of the light will vary slightly. Once lit, the light will continue to burn for as long as you need. Once switched off, the Lupo 800 will not ‘re-strike’ for about four or five minutes until the bulb is once again cool.
The lamp life is over 12,000 hours, which is very good but cannot match the reliability of LED units (50,000+ hrs). The Lupo 800 is extremely resilient, so you need not fear about the bulb blowing if switched on while still hot. Unlike other continuous lamps, the outer shell will get no hotter than an average household radiator and the light created will stay as cool as your subject.
All Lupo HMI lights come supplied with a bulb. To ensure the safe delivery of bulbs they will not be fitted inside the lamp but wrapped up separately. They are very easy to fit however by simply unscrewing the front casing and inserting the bulb.
Features of Lupo 800 HMI continuous lighting
- Beautiful cool light rendering
- Ideal for hollywood lighting
- Flood and spot control
- Simple to use
- All the benefits of continuous lighting
- Super lightweight construction
- Small and compact
- Vastly more affordable than other HMI lighting
- Technical email support for all customers
- Quiet running ideal for videographers
The Fresnel Spot Daylight 800 (5600°K)
The Lupo 800 HMI has a power consumption of 150w a little more than Lupo 650 LED fresnel and 1000 LED fresnel but considerably less than traditional tungsten lights. The light output “roughly” equivalent to an 800w tungsten light fitted with full CTB gel, hence the 800 in it’s name.
The ‘800’ is the photographers subtle light of choice to be used where an Arri 300w might have been chosen. It has a super wide even light pattern in full flood mode and can zoom into a football sized spot of light at 3m distance. It is silent in operation and perfect for movie making too.