The Joker's design offers so many possibilities that it's tempting to 'stick' it into almost any optical system you'll come across. An obvious and popular device is the ETC Source-4. This elegant design of a pattern and a Gobo projector has appeared in various applications and is widely used in events.
The BUG-A-BEAM Adapter is the part that makes mating a Source-4 and our Bug-Light 400 or 800 not only possible but quick and easy. The MSR/HMI 400 (or 800) lamp offers many advantages in this particular application; its 6mm arc gap is quite spot-on and very well suited for such an optical design. The efficiency ratio of 4 to 1 of the HMI compared to the tungsten incandescence, explains the gain of two Stops/diaph.
This huge increase in light level allows patterns to be visible in higher ambient light levels, over longer distances as well as through the densest color gels.
The Bug A Beam 800 System kit includes: a BAB400/800 adapter ring, a standard ETC back with larger mirror opening, a G22 socket extension.
Item width, height, depth and weight:
Head: 13cm x 13cm x 13cm; 1.8kg.
Ballast: 10x20x26cm; 6kg
Extension G22: Ceramic
Metal gobo holder