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Lupolux HMI spotlights
Lupolux HMI lights take about three minutes to reach their peak brightness and correct colour temperature, just like a data projector. During this warm up phase the colour of the light will vary slightly. Once lit, the light will continue to burn for as long as you need. Once switched off, the 400 and 800 will not 're-strike' for about four or five minutes until the bulb is once again cool. The lamp life of these lights is over 12,000 hours and are extremely resilient, so you need not fear about the bulb blowing if switched on while still hot. Unlike other continuous lamps, the outer shell will get no hotter than an average household radiator and the light created will stay as cool as your subject.
The new 1200 model has a hot restrike capability which is a fantastic feature only previously found on much more expensive units. This means that when you switch the 1200 back on, it will return to its optimum colour temperature within seconds.
• Beautiful cool light rendering
• Flood and spot control
• Simple to use
• All the benefits of continuous lighting
• Super lightweight
• Small and compact
• Vastly more affordable than other HMI lighting
• Technical email support for all customers
• Quiet running ideal for videographers*
*except 1200 model
The Fresnel Spot Daylight 400 (5600°K)
The new 400 spot daylight utilises an HMI discharge bulb and is fitted with its own integral electronic power supply. It has a very low power consumption (75w) and a high luminous efficiency. The 400 has a light output roughly equivalent to an 400w tungsten light fitted with full CTB gel.
The Fresnel Spot Daylight 800 (5600°K)
The 800 is the same as the 400 but has a power consumption of 150w. The 800 has a light output roughly equivalent to an 800w tungsten light fitted with full CTB gel, hence the 800 in it's name. The Lupo 800 is super lightweight at just 2.5Kg and is a perfect match for the Arri 050 MKA stand.
The '800' is the photographers subtle light of choice to be used where an Arri 300w might have been chosen. It has a super wide even light pattern in full flood mode and can zoom into a football sized spot of light at 3m distance. It is silent in operation and perfect for movie making too. You can gel this lamp with a full CTO (colour temperature orange) gel to match a tungsten lit interior and still get the same light output as the Arri 300w unit. Temperature correction gels are available here. The bulbs last a great deal longer too, so in the long term the running cost of this light will be lower than the Arri.
The Fresnel Spot Daylight 1200 (6000°K)
• Hot re-strike - ability to switch light back-on when bulb is still hot
• Faster warm up time - immediate lighting up
• Improved colour rendering
The 1200 Spotlight also has a high luminous efficiency and low consumption (250W). It features a daylight lamp 6000° and can be used as a key light or back light and also features flood or spot light positioning.
The 1200 is the photographer's general purpose light of choice to be used where an Arri 650w might have been chosen or a 1k pup. It is a perfect soft key when used with Lee tough spun gels clipped onto the barn doors, or as a fill light when bounced into a wall or reflector. Used directly it will be perfect for a longer throw, say 5m, or when used to light an interior on sunny days. It is one stop brighter than the 800.
The 1200 has a moderate wide even light pattern in full flood mode, and can zoom into a football sized spot of light at 3m distance. It is very quiet in operation although there is a small internal fan that gives off a similar sound to a regular desktop computer. This might be a consideration if you are capturing sound for movies in very quiet interiors. This is a very versatile light and will make the difference between ISO 800 and ISO 400 use.
Lupolux lights come fitted with the plug relevant to your country of residence.
All Lupolux lights come supplied with a bulb (or bulbs in the case of the Quadlight). To ensure the safe delivery of bulbs they will not be fitted inside the lamp but wrapped up separately. They are very easy to fit however by simply unscrewing the front casing and inserting the bulb. The spare cold restrike bulb available below is only suitable for older non hot-restrike models.
Shipping and delivery times
Shipping to a UK address is absolutely free. We ship the lamps directly from Italy so delivery can take about 1 week. If you would like your Lupolux shipped to an address outside of the UK please email us for a shipping quote before you place your order.
Offers combined with the 'Lovegrove Inverter Packs' require additional postage charges, as they will be couriered separately from us.
All Lupolux lamps come with a one year warranty.
USA Customers :
The 400 and 800 models need a step down power converter from 220V to 110V to work in North America. They are quite cheap and easy to find in any electronics store.
Alternatively you can "upgrade" to the 1200 model which works at 110 V or choose the Dayled 650 or Dayled 1000, which also work at 110 V.
Who are Lupolux?
Lupolux is one of the best known Italian manufacturing firms in the field of photography. Founded in 1932 by Carlo Lupo it immediately made its mark with its renowned "studio cameras" for portraiture and enlargers for the darkroom.
Lupolux fresnel lights offer low power consumption, high efficiency, lightweight construction and a beautiful cool daylight balanced light output. The fresnel lenses are a full 150mm and offer a wide range between spot and flood modes. The lightweight metal barn doors do a great job in controlling the light into crisp clean rectangles when used in flood mode. All in all, these lights are great value for money.
Feedback from customers
Stephen said: Lupo arrived today, thanks for great service and advise, can't wait to get creative with it now.
Nick said: Great to see more images using the Lupo, so pleased with that light, it goes to every shoot now.
Andrew said: Having great fun with the Lupo’s bought from you at Focus, used at recent wedding for backlighting in the dark, great fun.
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A guide to exposure values when using Lupolux spotlights
The output of the Lupolux spotlights depends upon the size of your subject. Unlike a flash head, the Lupolux spotlights have a flood and spot control. This means at a given distance, the amount of light can vary enormously depending upon where you set that control. For example, a Lupolux 1200 on full spot could easily give ISO 200, 1,125th at f/4 at about 25m distance but it would still only light the same area as the same lamp on full flood from 3m. An example of some commercial shots taken with the Lupolux 1200 and 800 together, then mixed with a splash of flash can be seen here.
I can shoot headshots using the Lupolux 400 spotted in and work at ISO 200, 1/125th at f/4. If I want to shoot full length I can use the Lupolux 800 and work at ISO 400, 1/60th at f/4. If I want to reflect the light or use a gobo I tend to use the Lupolux 1200 and then I'm shooting at ISO 800, 1/60th at f/4. If I shoot with the Lupolux 1200 direct at full length then I can work at ISO 200, 1/60th at f/4 or 1/125th at f/2.8. For my hand held work lit with Lupolux lights, I usually end up on ISO 800 and I regularly shoot at f/2.8 because I love the look at that aperture.
I rarely light my subjects conventionally so I often use my Lupolux spotlights from beyond my subject pointing back towards the camera. I also select the power of the light needed by the amount of ambient light in the room rather than the exposure values that I want to shoot at. If I'm in a dark room and I want to keep the low key look I'll go for the Lupolux 400 every time. If I'm in a big bright space I'll use the 1200.
Here is another shoot using Lupolux spotlights.
I've seen a similar product on the market for about the same money. Why is Lupolux better?
Unlike other models, Lupolux Spotlights have a spot / flood mechanism whereas other brands have a fixed bulb. Lupo spots also have a fresnel lens which gives that beautiful vignetting quality to the light.
Don't HMI lamps require a separate ballast?
Normally they do but Lupolux spotlights have the ballast contained within the undercarriage of the light making it far more convenient to carry and operate.
What are the main advantages over the LED range?
The HMI range has a smaller more spherical bulb and delivers a finer quality of beam pattern. They also have an even higher colour rendering index than the LEDs meaning that colour critical reproduction can be easily achieved.
Padded bag for Lupolux spot daylights
Hard-wearing black canvas bags designed specifically to fit your Lupolux. They come in two sizes and the handles come fitted with clear polythene grip sleeves for added comfort and rigidity when carrying your equipment. (This bag is not suitable for the Lupolux Quadlight)
Super compact luminaires with excellent directability and luminous efficiency. They provide an extremely intense light throughout their entire life with a 30% longer life than most other systems.
Lovegrove Correction Gels
This collection contains 16 gels comprising of eight different pairs. Each gel is 15x15 inches and has been specifically chosen to diffuse or reverse correct the daylight balanced light produced by HMI Spotlights towards the colour temperature of tungsten light. Simply clip the gels onto the barndoors of your light and instantly re-balance your lighting conditions.
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