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 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.