L1.37200.B M8-1


More light, less work

The M8 is the latest and smallest lighting fixture in ARRI’s highly successful M-Series of HMI lampheads. Like the rest of the M-Series, the M8 is equipped with MAX Technology, a unique, patented reflector design that unifies the advantages of a Fresnel and a PAR fixture.

The combination of an open face design and the unrivalled efficiency of the MAX Technology reflector makes the M8 exceptionally bright; in fact, the light output produced by its 800 W lamp comes close to the output from a 1,200 W Fresnel or PAR (with lens). The unit can be focused between 15° and 60° just by turning the focus knob, producing a remarkably even light field and a crisp, clear shadow. By eliminating the need for bulky, easily breakable spread lenses, the M8 will speed up workflows on set. 


  • Lens-less MAX Technology: Easy to use
  • Light output comparable to 1,200 W fixture
  • Smallest lamphead with MAX Technology reflector
  • Highly mobile for a wide range of uses
  • Focusable between 15° and 60°
  • Cross-Cooling allows safe operation even at 90° tilt
  • Uses existing 230 & 245 mm accessories from ARRI True Blue D12 and from Chimera
  • Compensation for Cable Losses (CCL)
  • Uses existing 575 to 1,800 W cables with international connector
  • Suitable for high frame rate images
  • IP Rating IP23
  • Tilt locks to hold heavy accessories stable
Technical Data
M-Series M8
Mains Plug
Lamphead Type
Open Face with Facetted Reflector, 800 W
MAX Technology reflector made of high purity aluminium
Lamp Type
Metal Halide 800 W/SE (Only 800 W, no 575 W lamps)
Power Consumption
800 W
Voltage Range
90 to 130 V / 180 to 250 V
Lamp Base
yes, 50 to 100 % via ARRI Ballast Unit
Correlated Color Temperature
6,000 K
Beam Angle
15° to 62°
Weight in kg net*
approx. 8.5 kg
Weight in kg packed*
approx. 10.7 kg
Weight in lbs. net*
approx. 18.50 lbs
Weight in lbs. Packed*
approx. 23.50 lbs
Measurements (HxWxL) incl. Pin in mm*
591 x 350 x 310 mm
Measurements (HxWxL) excl. Pin in mm*
458 x 350 x 310 mm
Measurements (HxWxL) incl. Pin in inch*
23.3 x 13.8 x 12.2"
Measurements (HxWxL) excl. Pin in inch*
18.0 x 13.8 x 12.2"
Measurements (HxWxL) Packed size in mm*
440 x 400 x 460 mm
Measurements (HxWxL) Packed size in inch*
17.3 x 15.8 x 18.1"
Lens / UV-Protection Glass Diameter in mm
200 mm
Lens / UV-Protection Glass Diameter in inch
Accessory Diameter in mm
230 mm
Accessory Diameter in inch
9.1" (Scrim)
Barndoor in mm
245 mm
Barndoor in inch
Spigot 28 mm / 1 1/8" (1.1")
Housing Color
Protection Class / IP Rating
I / IP23

Note *Weight and dimensions are rounded values.