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HMI Lights

HMI Light

HMI (Hydrargyrum Medium-Arc Iodide) is a type of light which uses an arc lamp instead of an incandescent bulb to produce light.

HMI lights are high-quality and correspondingly expensive. They are popular with film and television production companies but their price puts them out of reach of those with modest budgets.

HMI lights require a ballast, an electronic (or magnetic) device which provides the ignition pulse and regulates the arc.

Advantages of HMI lights include: