I learned from the operator of a relatively big lighting rental outfit (who will remain anonymous) that Mole and particularly Arri make the most reliable HMI gear (I think the jokerbug stuff is good too, of course). He warned against Desisti and other brands, which have quality control issues, especially for rental use.
He didn't say anything about LTM and I know his shop sells their peppers but not HMIs. Are LTMs (pars with magnetic ballasts) any good? My only frame of reference is a magnetic arri ballast and 575w fresnel, which was of awesome build quality. These ballasts don't explode, right? And the output with the PAR is similar?
Edited by Matthew Wauhkonen, 28 October 2007 - 01:48 AM.