Hive Lighting Wasp 1000 Plasma Par Light with Remote Ballast (220V Ballast)


Hive Lighting Wasp 1000 Plasma Par Light with Remote Ballast (220V Ballast)

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Hive Lighting Wasp 1000 Plasma Par Light with Remote Ballast (220V Ballast)

Hive’s Wasp 1000 is the brightest light you can plug into any wall socket. It is safe to use on a standard U.S. 15amp circuit, requiring only 9.5amps. Two Wasp 1000s can be plugged into a 120V 20 Amp circuit.  The Wasp 1000 has a full spectrum 98 CRI with daylight color temperature adjustable between 4500K and 6500K.  Like all Hive Lighting products, the Wasp 1000 is completely flicker free at any frame rate, shutter angle or combination, making it the perfect light for all slow motion “high speed” production.

Hive Lighting’s Wasp 1000 pairs a single point source 1000W plasma bulb with a mirror coated parabolic reflector to create a tight powerful beam, perfect for high output, long throw applications as well as being used with diffusion, soft boxes, bounce cards and reflectors. The Wasp 1000 has comparable output to 1,800 watt and 2,500 watt HMI lights or up to 10,000 watts of Tungsten. At fifty feet away the Wasp 1000 provides an F16 at spot and an F4/5.6 at flood for a camera with an 800 ISO.

The Wasp 1000 weighs only 21.5 lbs. in the head, and uses standard 13.5” accessories.  The Wasp 1000 is 15.5” x 14” x 14” including the reflector.  The Wasp 1000 has a dual “baby” receiver / “junior” pin and can be used on stands with a 16mm (5/8”) “baby” pin or a 28.5mm (1 1/8”) junior receiver. Included in the kit is a 4 HDP Lens Set, a 5 Piece Scrim Set,a 4 Leaf Barn Door, and a 32ft. (10m) Header Cable and AC Power Supply.

  • Wasp 1000 Head with 5600K 1000 W Bulb
  • 12-Degree Parabolic Reflector
  • 220 VAC Power Supply
  • 32′ Header Cable
  • Accessory Mounting Ring
  • 5-Piece Scrim Set
  • 4-Piece HDP Lens Set
  • Four-Leaf Barndoor Set
  • 98+ CRI
  • Electronic Dimming Control

Hive Wasp 1000 vs. Arri M18 

Power Consumption: Wasp uses 55% less

Wasp – 9.5 Amps

M18 –  21 Amps 


Cost:  Wasp is $2000 less on average ($3000 for high speed)  

Wasp 1000 Kit – $8K 

M18 Kit – $10K  


Output: equivalent output 

(at 24fps, 400ISO, 180 shutter) 


25ft  Wasp 1000 Spot – F22

25ft             M18 Spot – F22

25ft  Wasp 1000 Flood – F5.6/F8 split

25ft            M18 Flood –  F5.6/F8 split


50ft  Wasp 1000 Spot – F8/F11 split

50ft             M18 Spot – F8/F11 split

50ft  Wasp 1000 Flood – F2.8/4 split

50ft            M18 Flood –  F2.8/4 split 


Weight and Size: Is smaller and weighs less  

Wasp1000 head  – 21.5 lbs   15.5” x 14.5” x 14″
M18 head – 23.1lbs               27.5″ x 15.25 x 15.25″


Color: we have a higher CRI 

Wasp1000 – 98CRI at 5600K

M18           – 90CRI at 5600K  

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