Before the M-Series with its Academy Award-winning reflector design was launched the ARRISUN Daylight lampheads have been the workhorses of location lighting and back then set the world standard in film and television lighting.
The ARRISUN product range includes the ARRISUN 2, ARRISUN 5, AS 18, AS 40/25 as well as ARRISUN 60 and ARRISUN 120.
Even though the ARRISUN range has been discontinued in 2017 and therefore is not produced anymore, the lampheads are still used for lighting. Especially when punch or bounce is required on set, they can be found together with its predecessor the ARRI M-Series.
Whereas the M-Series has many advantages due to the facetted reflector design the ARRISUN lampheads use a wide range of spread lenses to ensure maximum beam control in all situations.
When developing the M-Series ARRI used the advantages of the ARRISUN lampheads in order to build a reliable, compact and powerful predecessor. Therefore, the patented True Blue Cross cooling system, which maintains airflow at almost any tilt angle to keep the parts of the fixture within working limits, the easy access for maintenance as well as the separation of the electronic housing from the actual lamp housing to prolong the lifetime of the electronic components has been reused from the ARRISUN range.
In the active portfolio of ARRI there are conversion kits from AS 18 to M18, from AS 40/25 to M40 and vice versa available. For further information see the ARRI Lighting Product Catalog.
All information about the predecessor range M-Series can be found under: M-Series
- Uses existing ARRISUN 1200 lenses
- Virtually the same size as a 1,200 W lamphead but more than 70 % brighter
- Runs from most domestic sockets world-wide
- Uses existing 575/1200 cables
- Can be used with 1,800 W lamps and also with 1,200 W lamps and ballasts
- Cross cooling allows safe operation at any tilt angle
- True Blue tilt lock holds even heavy Chimeras
- Easy maintenance
- Protection class IP23