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Most people have not yet used HMI lighting due to it’s relative  expense compared to alternatives. But it has some significant aspects to its characteristics that make it an interesting alternative to shooting with studio flash or tungsten for stills, plus the latter again for video.

It has always been the case that the price would start to come down, so this new light from Hedler is  interesting. As a brand it is not that well known in the UK, but I am sure the new importers will raise it’s profile. Here is the official release:


Flaghead Photographic, the exclusive UK & Ireland distributor of HEDLER SYSTEMLICHT products, are pleased to announce the release of the groundbreaking HEDLER DX-15 HMI Daylight light unit.

Hedler DX-15 HMI Light

The most compact and lightweight “One-Piece” HMI light in its class!

Tough, well build Aluminium construction

150 Watt Metal Halogen Lamp (equivalent to 650 W tungsten!)

6,000 hour operating lamp life

Flicker-Free light balanced at approx. 5800 deg Kelvin

Unique: Build-In Ballast!!

Perfect for sound recording, NO fan!

For Film, Video, TV and Stills Imaging

Huge accessory range: reflectors, barndoors, filters, softboxes.

Only £409.00 + Vat (incl. 1 x 150W lamp)

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This brand-new, continuous HMI daylight light unit is unique: It incorporates the light source and the ballast unit in the same housing! This reduces weight (2350gram) and eliminates extra cables, providing the neatest HMI unit on the market. The HEDLER DX15 does not need a fan for cooling, which makes it ideal for sound recordings. Using a special 150 W/SE Metal-Halogen lamp it produces a flicker-free light of approx. 5800 Kelvin colour temperature. Designed for professional use, the lamp has an average lifetime of approx. 6000 operating hours and the Electronic Ballast will last approx. 60,000 operating hours. The HEDLER DX15s lamp produces a continuous light output that equates a 650 Watt standard Tungsten halogen lamp!

And for those who prefer to work with Tungsten colour balanced light: a special lamp with approx. 3000 K is available for the DX 15 (like the DX 15 metal halide lamp: at a current consumption of 150 Watts it produces a continuous light output power that equates to a 700 (!) Watts standard halogen lamp). The average lifetime of this special, efficient halogen lamp is approx. 4000 hours. The DX-15 produces a light beam that creates a relatively low temperature in terms of heat, a very important feature for heat sensitive materials and humans. The HEDLER DX-15 is compatible with a vast range of light shaping accessories used by other Hedler light units: reflectors, honeycombes, softboxes, striplites, reflex umbrellas and many other accessories.

The Hedler DX-15 is available as a single light unit or in Two & Three Head Kits.

The perfect light source for Video, Film, Broadcast and stills imaging!

Hedler DX-15 HMI light with Safety glass, 150 W/SE M/H lamp, U-Bracket with Quick-Lock Light Stand Attachment 5/8 inch, built-in Electronic Ballast. £409.00 (ex vat) £490.80 (inc vat)

DX-15 PRO2KIT, £1180.00 (ex vat) £1416.00 (inc vat)

DX-15 PRO3KIT, £1767.00 (ex vat) £2120.40 (inc vat)

FourWay Barndoor, 360 degr. Rotating £94.60 (ex vat) £113.52 (inc vat)

150w/SE Metal-Halogen bulb £39.50 (ex vat) £47.40 (inc vat)

MAXISOFT 50 x 50 cm Softbox £199.00 (ex vat), £238.80 (inc vat)

MAXISPOT 65mm reflector £108.00 (ex vat),  £129.60 (inc vat)

MAXINORM 180mm reflector £59.90 (ex vat), £71.88 (inc vat)

The HEDLER range is available from good photo & video retailers.

For more details contact:

Flaghead Photographic

Tel 01202 733 123

End. (24/01/11).