The K 5600 Combo 200/400 Watt Kit is a 2 light, 600 watt system that contains Joker-Bug 200 Watt as well as Joker-Bug 400 Watt lamp heads.
The output of the Joker-Bug 200 can be compared to a 750/1000 Watt quartz fixture, but with a power draw of only 3 Amps. It has become a standard for small interiors, interviews, documentaries, and car shots. The system will travel and operate in 110 and 220 Volt environments as well as on 24/30 Volt belts or packs with a Slimverter 200 or 400 (a dedicated 200 Watt Slimverter is available to accommodate two Anton Bauer ProPac).
The PAR type design was preferred for its spot to flood ration (80 to 1), compactness (no focusing), ease of use and efficiency through diffusing material. The popular set of four lenses (3 x PAR36 and a Frosted Fresnel) and barndoor will help to control the beam patterns from 5 degrees to 65 degrees. The "Bug-Lite" configuration is designed to fill evenly a Lantern or any size Lightbank, making it the perfect light for interviews. Its lightweight allows it to hang safely at the end of a boom arm.
The Joker-Bug 400 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 Joker-Bug 400 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). 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.