K 5600 Joker-Bug 200 / 400 Combination PAR Lamp Head Complete Kit, with Two Single Cases, AC / DC Anton Bauer

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About K 5600

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.

Joker-Bug 200:

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.

Joker-Bug 400:

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.

K 5600 Features

  • Silent Multi-Voltage Power Supplies: The included Power Supplies are electronic, square wave, flicker free. AC input is 90-265 Volts, 50/60Hz. The 200 watt power supply also functions with your 14-30 volt Anton Bauer battery pack or belt. They are convection cooled.
  • Joker Bug 400: The Joker-Bug 400 fixture throws a beam of light of 3860 footcandles 1' in diameter from 20 feet, with no lens mounted. It throws a beam of 47 footcandles 22' in diameter (44° spread from origin) with its Super Wide lens mounted. The other lenses in the kit offer other variations of intensity and beam spread.
  • Joker Bug 200: The Joker-Bug 200 fixture throws a beam of light of 1479 footcandles 1.3' in diameter from 20 feet, with no lens mounted. It throws a beam of 23 footcandles 21' in diameter (56° spread from origin) with its Super Wide lens mounted. The other lenses in the kit offer other variations of intensity and beam spread.
  • Full Light Control: The Super Wide, Wide, Medium Flood, and Frosted Fresnel lenses, the Beakers, and 4 Leaf Barndoor Sets allow ample control over the shape, spread, and intensity of the light emitted from each fixture. Add an optional 3200° filter, and scrims for even more control.
  • Beamers and Softboxes: The Beamers are detachable reflectors that intensify the light beam for 1-on-1 interviews. Remove the Beamer and mount the 16x22" softbox, which offers more output of light with no hot spots. The fronts of the softboxes are removable.
  • Two Wheeled Kit Cases: The wheeled hard kit cases are reinforced heavy duty, foam-lined, with ample room for all components. The lenses have their own cases.

K 5600 Specifications

Lamp Housing
Joker-Bug-200: Aluminum casting, high temperature black epoxy, striker compartment is clear anodized
Joker-Bug-400: Aluminum casting, high temperature black. Striker compartment is made of aluminum in light gray finish
Safety Glass Beaker
Borosilicate UV filter tempered
Joker-Bug-200: 5/8"Baby size receptacle, Aluminum casting black epoxy finish. Large brake area for use of front end light banks, speed rings, louvers and lanterns
Joker-Bug-400: Aluminum casting black high temperature finish. Large T-handle and large brake area for use with Light banks, SpeedRings, Louvers and Lanterns
Joker-Bug-200: MSR 200 HR, 5600 Kelvin, 200 hours life
Joker-Bug 400: 400 Watt MSR/SE daylight single ended discharge, 5600 Kelvin, 700 hours maximum life
Power Supply
Joker-Bug-200: Electronic, square wave flicker free AC input: 90-132 Volt or by sliding selector switch: 180- 265V. 50 or 60 Hz
Joker-Bug 400: Electronic, square wave flicker free. AC input
On/Off push button switch
Veam quarter turn quick locking
Extension cable
Joker-Bug-200: 25, 8 feet attached to the head
Joker-Bug 400: 25 feet shielded. Common to 200/400 and 800 (nine feet attached to the head)
Beamer housing
Joker-Bug-200: Solid one piece machined aluminum, with replaceable ears. Clear anodized
Joker-Bug 400: Solid one piece machined aluminum with replaceable ears. Black anodized. BEAMER reflector electrolytically coated 5"diameter specular parabolic, aluminum 90% reflectance
Accessory size
Joker-Bug-200: 5"
Joker-Bug 400: 6 5/8" Mounting/Grip Equipment. All standard 5/8" baby hardware
Joker-Bug-200: Reflector
3 3/4 diameter specular parabolic. Aluminum 90% reflectance electrolytically coated
Joker-Bug 400: Lamp Socket
GZZ 9.5 highly insulated for hot retsrike
Kit Dimension
17.5" x 12" x 16.5" (45 cm x 30 cm x 42 cm)
Kit Weight
66 lbs (30 kg)
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