With the external ballast, the CMTs can be dimmed to approx.
30% of their maximum output with a minimum change in the
colortemperature (approx. 100° Kelvin). Operating at 40
- 70kHz all ballasts are flickerfree and camera speed and
shutter angle can be adjusted freely. The ballasts can be
switched from 18W to 36W which enables the utilisation of
either 60cm (2ft) or 120cm (4ft) CMTs.
The CMT is fully compatible with other systems. With mechanical
and electrical adapters tubelights or ballasts of other
manufacturers can be used.
With two different colored grids (silver or black) the light
can be directed as desired. The grids are being fastened
to the lamps with velcro straps and are secured by two safety
The design with a flexible shaft increases the lifetime
of the foldable wings considerably. The wings serve as reflectors
or barndoors and also protect the tubes during transportation.
Metal edges reinforce the black housing. The inner wings
A quick release ball-socket bracket plate slides into an
interlocking plate on the housing to speed up installation.
The plate is secured by a screw. Two versions of the mounting
plate are available: spigot or socket.
Each singular tube or the complete unit can be disconnected
and reconnected from or to the ballast at any time without
damage to electronics or the tubes. All tubes are covered
with a splinter protection for more security in transport