Date Added: Wednesday 22 December, 2010
CL-MP1200 Cool Lights 1200w HMI Par
by Glenn Hanns
Ive been using the CL-MP1200 HMI from Cool Lights now for 2 months shooting the Discovery Channels CI TV Series "Deadly Women". On arrival the first thing I noticed was how well the unit was packaged, the head unit isnt the smallest for a 1.2K but on the flip side is constructed solidly, a must for gaffers working on a fast paced TV series. It has a die cast aluminium front off which the rest of the unit is attached making all of the weight hang from this solid point to the yoke. It punches out a lot of light for a 1.2K has a focus adjustment knob and can be supplied with 3 lenses for different spread. The included universal voltage ballast is constructed from a solid hard thermal plastic compound making it safe, light and quiet. All connections to the header cable are solid metal. It allows for the conventional 50Hz, 60Hz and flicker free options via a knob on the front of the ballast. The customer feedback is exceptional and Richard was able to answer every question I had, unlike other suppliers of these sorts of lights he has worked in the Business for a number of years and knows his stuff. The best value for the $ HMI on the market.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]