ARRI Orbiter Beam optic with optimal brightness for long-throw applications

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ARRI has introduced a new Orbiter Beam optic that was designed to specifically create optimal brightness for long-throw applications. Essentially the Obiter Beam turns the Orbiter into a parallel beam light that can be used either for long throw distances or if you need to indirectly bounce a light source.

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Despite the Orbiter being around for quite a few years now, the Orbiter Beam is actually the very first beam optic in the ARRI LED lighting portfolio. It is a new optical concept that was developed especially for this reflector. The Orbiter Beam’s intensity level has a comparable output to the ARRI Daylight M-Series M18 within a tighter beam angle. For the first time, these high intensity values can be achieved with a high-quality full-color spectrum LED source. According to ARRI, this makes the Orbiter Beam the brightest full-color LED spot light on the market.

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This new Orbiter optic provides a defined and strong 4° parallel light beam with homogenous light. The Orbiter Beam optic is an ideal option for creating the illusion of distant natural lights. The unique and authentic look of this optic in combination with the versatile Orbiter fixture makes it a go-to choice for filmmakers when simulating the natural light of the sun or moon in film projects. It also becomes a great option for use with reflector panels like the Light Bridge CRLS system.

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The Orbiter Beam features a large aperture in a compact (approx. 573 mm x 548 mm x 548 mm / 22.6 in x 21.6 in x 21.6 in) and lightweight (5.9 kg / 13 lbs.) housing. The reflector’s diameter of 530 mm (20.9 in) is similar in size to the M90 luminaire.

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The two elements of the optic, the reflector and snoot, can be separated and stacked for storage and transport.

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The Orbiter Beam comprises a unique manual hot-spot adjustment allowing variation from hard to soft edge light. The beam is a great addition to the already existing Orbiter Open Face optics 15°, 30°, and 60°. No additional accessories for the Orbiter Beam optic such as barndoors or snoots are required as the light beam produced is already nicely focused.

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Orbiter’s Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) system allows the Orbiter Beam to be mounted safely and quickly. Any Orbiter running the firmware LiOS2 or later is able to operate the Orbiter Beam.

Price & Availability

The Orbiter Beam is available in black and it is now shipping for $1,060 USD.

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