February 21, 2011

"As Arri" Light Kit Review

Awhile back I posted this article about an Arri knock-off kit that was referenced over at cheesycam.com. There were tons of questions surrounding quality, durability, authenticity, etc. So this little review addresses many of those questions.

Unfortunately, until I get my hands onto an actual 650w Arri light, I can't do a side by side comparison. However, I can say that because it uses the same bulbs the color temperature is very accurate and judging from my past experiences with Arri kits, the lights are almost spot on.

(Side Note: Although not the best candidate for seeing these lights in action, the lighting for this review was done with 2 of the 3 Arri lights.)


  1. Hello, thanks for the post, how long did it take for you to get the lights?

  2. one thing I heard about As Arri is that they tend to fail pretty quickly. Can you give an update on usage and if it holds up to the test of time?

  3. if they really fail quickly, I suppose it's only bulb issue, so you buy new bulb and get 1 extra life :)

  4. Thinking of getting these. How is reliability now since your last post?