Magazine article American Cinematographer

New from Lee Electric

Magazine article American Cinematographer

New from Lee Electric

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As HMI continues to ride high, two new "flicker-free" ballasts are introduced, plus a new line of HMI lamps for motion picture lighting

Lee Enterprises Limited, the world's foremost film and television lighting company, scored a resounding hit at PHOTOKINA '80 by maintaining the most picturesque and busiest beer bar on the grounds. Designed like a Paris bistro, the service was strictly English pub, and the camaraderie flowed like wine.

In addition to dispensing beer with true élan, the company has, for a number of years, been in the forefront of the development of advanced lighting equipment for the film and television industries. Most recently their efforts have been directed toward the technology of HMI lighting and it was in line with that policy that they displayed on their stand at PHOTOKINA '80 two new "flicker-free" ballasts for HMI lighting units, described as follows:



Completely strobe-free.

Uses standard 115V D.C. supply.

High efficiency: approximately one-third of the light output of a Brute arc for one-twentieth of the current.

Lead out to lamp head: 4-core lead.

Auto-start if input or output is interrupted.


Size: 13.4 x 16.5 x 12.4 inches

Weight: approx. 24 lbs

Power input: 115V D. …

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