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Product Update - K5600 released the Evolution of Joker @ NAB 2018

April 30 2018

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Joker² is the Evolution of the previous Joker.

 

During NAB 2018 K5600 reveals the Joker². For 25 years, Jokers have been the industry standard for powerful, controllable light sources, with thousands in use every day on film, television and still sets around the world. Joker² are more than refreshed, they’re redesigned––from the Ballast to the Beamer. In 400, 800 & 1600 watt sizes, they incorporate all we’ve learned in the 25 years we’ve been around.

 

 

The Joker² 400 gives 25% more output than the previous version of the Joker-bug 400. The fixture offers a very similar output to a 575W HMI with 30% less electrical consumption and a smaller size and weight.

 

Bug-Lite and PAR configuration

 

Like all the Joker² fixtures, the 400W can be used without a reflector which makes it ideal for use in Lightbanks; the light is evenly spread on the front screen without any hotspots. The included PAR beamer and the set of four lenses allow it to turn into a directional PAR unit allowing for more beam pattern options.

 

High-Speed Ballast & Wireless Capabilities

 

The 400W ballast is High Speed optimized meaning the user can choose between the 300 and 1000 Hz frequencies. Using the "Lumenradio" protocol, the new ballast now has an antenna and DMX panel allowing for it to be controlled via a tablet or smartphone.

 

Versatility

 

The choice of accessories designed by K5600, such as the Big Eye or the Softube, makes the already versatile and compact lighting system even more favorable to professionals for their interviews, documentaries, TV shows...

 

 

The Joker² 800, designed around a UV-block bulb originally commissioned by K5600, was the first unit of this wattage introduced on the market.More Output in Lightbanks

 

Designed specifically to take full advantage of the large reflective material inside a Lightbank, this fixture provides 50% more output than a regular PAR 1200W, and a better spread of light thanks to the bare-bulb design of the Bug-Lite.

 

Two Beamers Available

 

Like the Joker² 1600W, the Joker² 800W can be used with two different Beamers :
The PAR beamer which features a specular reflector and can be used with the classic set of four lenses supplied in all Joker-Bug kits (Medium, Wide, Super Wide and Frosted Fresnel).


The Zoom Beamer which consists of a segmented reflector, focusable from 15 to 55 degrees.

 

High Speed Ballast & Wireless Capabilities

 

The 800W comes with a dimmable ballast, which is able to work at 300 or 1000 Hz frequencies for High Speed shoots. Using the "Lumenradio" protocol, the new ballast now has an antenna and DMX panel allowing for it to be controlled via a tablet or smartphone. 

 

Convenience & Travel

 

Coming in a hard case like the other units in the Joker line, the 800W is easy to take on flights making it the ideal travel companions for gaffers. The complete kit weighs only 47lbs and is compact making it perfect for tiny spaces, and can be run on domestic electrical supply.

 

 


The 1600W is the most powerful unit of the Joker² range. At 1600W, this Joker is comparable to over 6000W of a Quartz fixture’s output and produces one full stop more than our Joker² 800.

 

 

Three Configurations

 

JOKER² : without optics, the bare-bulb output is optimal for use in Lightbanks and lanterns due to its ability to create perfectly even distribution within these accessories.


JOKER² (PAR VERSION) : it features a specular reflector and a set of four PAR 64 lenses (Medium, Wide, Super Wide and Frosted Fresnel). These lenses provide various light patterns and a maximum output due to the reflector design (parabolic reflector) and finish.


JOKER² (ZOOM VERSION) : revolutionary, this lensless and focusable beamer gives 15 to 60 degrees of even light output. With its physical similarities to a faceted umbrella, the soft finish beautifully distributes light across your subject.

 

High Speed Ballast & Wireless Capabilities

 

The 1600W comes with a dimmable ballast, which is able to work at 300 or 1000 Hz frequencies for High Speed shoots. Drawing only 15 amps on a 120VAC line, the 1600W ballast can run on any available house power. Using the "Lumenradio" protocol, the new ballast now has an antenna and DMX panel allowing for it to be controlled via a tablet or smartphone.

 

Convenience & Travel

 

With its rolling case, the Joker² 1600W is a powerful fixture easy to take along on any journey. Additionally, because It can be run on domestic electrical supply, there is no need for a generator.

 

 

A new case has also been designed to fit either the 400 or 800. They are on wheels and stackable so you can roll away many kits in one trip.

 

The new Joker² accepts all existing accessories except the Bug A Beam 400 and 800 for which a new ring is requested.

 

Joker² 400/800 and 1600 are now available.

 

Request a Quote / Schedule a Demo: ‎+(63)9171671168 / sales@wampacific.com

**WAM Pacific is the exclusive Philppines distributor of k5600.  

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