High efficiency and even light distribution has always been ARRI’s highest objective. Whenever a lightweight fresnel spotlight using daylight characteristics with compact size and high efficiency is needed the Fresnel lampheads of ARRI like the True Blue D-Series and the discontinued Compact range are the preferred choice. Using short focal length lenses which give a wide-angle, highly controllable and even field of light these lampheads are ideal for all types of location lighting.
In 2017 ARRI discontinued the Compact 200, Compact 6000 Plus and the Compact 12000 Baby.
When developing the True Blue D-Series ARRI used the advantages of the Compact lampheads in order to build a reliable, compact and powerful product line. Therefore, the patented True Blue Cross cooling system, which maintains airflow at almost any tilt angle to keep the parts of the fixture within working limits, the easy access for maintenance as well as the separation of the electronic housing from the actual lamp housing to prolong the lifetime of the electronic components can still be found with the D-Series products.
Also, the elegant modular construction, using corrosion-resistant aluminum extrusions and lightweight die casting, offering great structural strength and weather resistance, can be found over the whole Daylight and Tungsten product portfolio.