8ft Mega Double System, 230VAC
(Includes Mega Double Fixture, Ballast,
Mounting Plate, 25ft Head Extension)
Price excluding V.A.T
The 8ft and 6ft Mega Double portable lighting systems are reintroduced with a new ballast design. With new universal voltage from 100VAC-240VAC, the Mega Double ballast draws only 2.2A/120VAC (1.1A/230VAC), almost 50% less amps than the previous model. The 8ft and 6ft Mega Double systems are ideal for practical lighting in large areas such as warehouses or super markets where they can reproduce natural ambient light.
The first thing to note about the Mega Double System is that it consists of four components: Mega Double Fixture (fig. 1), Mounting Plate (fig. 2), Ballast (fig. 3) and Extension Cable (fig. 4). It was designed in this manner to allow the greatest flexibility when working on film production where the gaffer and DP are constantly being challenged to light unique locations and problem solve at a moment's notice.
Sometimes size does matter, so Kino Flo introduced a larger version of its popular 2ft and 4ft Select Double lighting systems. The new line is called Mega, as opposed to Select, and uses 6ft and 8ft T-12 bi-pin Lamps. The Mega series gives broader coverage to large areas, especially when using silks, backlighting photographic panels or building soft boxes to light automobiles or other large objects.
Even though it is a large source, the Mega Double 8ft system only draws 2.2 Amps at 120vac and can plug into any wall socket on location. With its narrow profile, the Mega Double can approximate the quality of light from bounced sources and create a tremendous amount of "wrap".
The Mega Double fixture houses the lamps and is comprised of a removable Louver (x2), Reflector, and Lamp Harness.
Note: The 8ft fixtures include two 4ft Louvers; the 6ft fixtures include two 3ft Louvers.
The Louver and Reflector are held in place with Velcro fasteners. There is a strain relief on the lamp harness to ensure the connectors don’t pull off the lamps during operation. To get the harness away from the fixture, turn the ¼ turn fastener and rotate counter-clockwise to release.
Trubicový káblový zväzok je farebne označený. Farba sa musí zhodovať na oboch stranách aby lampy riadne fungovali.
1) Complete fixture with all components combined.
2) "Harness Only"
The wiring harness is removed from the fixture so that the user can build a softbox, hide behind Plexiglass or rig into tight locations. The wiring harness uses Kino Flo designed lamp connectors that grab the lamp pins so lamps can be operated independently of the fixture.
3) "Harness + Reflector"
Same as above, but may want to use the reflector to give more punch and direction to the light.
4) Can use Louver to give direction to the light or remove louver to give broad coverage over an area, such as lighting blue and green screens etc.
The fixtures can take a variety of lamps. They can be used as a daylight source by using Kino Flo KF55 lamps or a tungsten source using Kino Flo KF32 lamps. A variety of visual effects for blue and green screen as well as designer colors are available.
Kino Flo lamps are color-correct and safety-sleeved. The lamps are safety-sleeved because they can operate inside the fixture or independently with only the wiring harness. Additionally, on a production set the lamps are often changed out. The safety-sleeving offers protection during lamp changes for the user as well as the talent on the set.
1) Kompletné svietidlo so všetkými súčasťami
2) "Len káblový zvätok"
Káblový zväzok sa odstráni z držiaka tak, že užívateľ môže vytvoriť softbox, ktorý môže skovať sa plexisklo alebo priamo alebo upevniť v tesných lokáciách. Káble používaju Kino flom navrhnuté trubicové konektory, ktoré sa uchytia na trubicové kolíky, takže trubice sa dajú použiť nezávysle od obalu svetla.
3) "Káblový zväzok + reflektor"
To isté ako v bode číslo 2 len s tým rozdielom, že niektorý chcú používať aj reflektor na usmernenie a zvýraznenie svetelného toku.
4) Može sa použit mriežka na zmenšenie a usmernenie svetelného uhla, alebo nepoužiť čo zabezpečí široký uhol svietenia , napríklad pri zelenom alebo modrom kľúčovaní.
Do svetla sa dá použiť niekoľko druhov trubíc. Možu byť použité ako zdroj denného svetla S trubicami KF55 alebo ranného svetla S KF32, zelené a modré na kľúčovanie, alebo niekoľko druhov rôznych farieb.
Kino Flo trubice sú farebne korektné a potiahnuté ochrannou fóliou. Táto ochranná fólia zabezpečuje aby pri náhodnom rozbytí trubice nedošlo k úrazu.
One of the design features that makes the fixture so popular is the twist-on removable Center Mount. When it's on, the fixture mounts easily to a light stand; when it's off, the fixture is flat and can be hand-held, or hidden in a space too small to place a stand-mounting fixture. When the mount is removed, the grommet holes along the edge of the fixture are designed to allow the fixture to be screwed to a wall or ceiling through its eyelets.
Jednou z konštrukčných vlastností, ktoré robia toto svetlo tak populárne je odnímateľný stredový úchyt - placka. Keď je nasadený na svetle, tak zaručuje ľahké nasadenie na statív, keď je odnaté tak svetlo je ploché a môže byť držané v rukách, schované v malom priestore, ktorý je príliš malý na to aby sa svetlo nasadilo na statív. Po okrajoch obalu svetla sa nachádzaju otvory vďaka, ktorým je možné svetlo uchytiť, alebo priskrutkovať na stenu alebo strop.
The standard Center Mount (MTP-KM) comes with a 1 1/8" (28mm) lollipop that mounts to a junior stand or junior receiver. The ball and socket mount allows the fixture to be oriented in a broad range of angles. The silver ring wire loops are there to provide attachment points for a safety chain.
A Ballast Baby Mount (MTP-BAL) is available as an accessory.
The MTP-BAL can be used with a Mafer clamp to mount the ballast onto a stand, for example.
Kino Flo developed its own Mega ballasts that can run 6ft & 8ft fixture heads remotely. Unlike conventional architectural ballasts that need to operate three to six feet from the fixture head, Kino Flo ballasts can operate the fixture heads from up to 75 feet (3 x 25ft extension cables).
The Kino Flo Mega Double is a high output, high frequency electronic ballast with universal voltage from 100-240VAC that can operate two lamps (6ft or 8ft) up to 75 feet between ballast and fixture. With a low amperage draw of 2.2A/120VAC (1.1A/230VAC) the ballast sends a high output current to the lamps to drive the light as brightly as possible. Its high frequency electronics prevent any type of flicker as well. A special heat-sink design and custom electronic engineering ensure stable operation without magnetic hum or cooling fans to interfere with the sound recording on set.
There is no delay when switching lamps. The ballast operates the lights on/off instantly. There is also a special Select switch designated as HO/Std (High Output/Standard Output) to raise or drop the wattage in the tubes for light output and color control. Keeping the ballast remote from the fixture and lamps makes the controls more accessible to lighting crews who might need to rig the fixtures into set designs or high up in a lighting grid, but switch them easily from a convenient location on the stage floor.
The Kino Flo Mega Double Ballast accomplishes all this and still out-performs tungsten lighting instruments when it comes to energy efficiency. In other words, the Mega Double uses less power to produce the same amount of soft light as incandescents. The Mega ballast works reliably under most normal conditions, but it's also trustworthy in more harsh conditions, such as extreme cold. The Mega ballast series is designed to operate at temperatures from 14F to 122F (-10C to +50C).