Four fast shutter blades with smooth and precise movement in the new Robe BMFL Blade lighting fixture. Individually angled and positioned within a frame - which itself can rotate through 90 degrees, providing a sharp or soft, precisely repeatable, frame for the projected image. Producing a new series of fast-moving in-air effects through pre-programmed shape and movement sequences of the blades, gobo images can be trimmed or framed in a regular, triangular or trapezoid shape. Each pair of opposing blades can close to a complete blackout. Two gobo wheels – one rotating with six slot&lock gobo positions plus another with 8 static gobos can be combined with the Animation wheel to create numerous dynamic projected effects. Add all this to the already acclaimed Robe BMFL Blade features including: exceptionally smooth linear dimming, Imperceptible high definition color mixing, full width beam, Output in excess of 250,000 lux at 5 meters – and the Robe EMS (Electronic Motion Stabilizer) technology, enabling the Robe BMFL Blade to both move and stop faster and more precisely than any other fixture in its class - all this housed in a compact body profile weighing just 37.9 Kgs.


The Robe BMFL Blade sports the following features:

Lamp: Compact short-arc metal halide lamp
Base: PGJX28
Approved model: OSRAM Lok-it! HTI 1700/PS
Lifetime: 750 hours @ 1700 W / 1500 W / Quiet mode
CRI: 92+
Color Temperature: 6.000 K
Control: Automatic and remote on/off
Ballast: Electronic


High – efficiency zoom optical system, ratio 11:1
Zoom range: 5° – 55°
Output Lens diameter: 160 mm
Dichroic glass reflector for maximizing the light efficiency
High efficient component optics
Fixture total lumen output:

  • 40.000 lm @ 1700 W
  • 36.500 lm @ 1500 W
  • 32.000 lm @ 1200 W (Quiet mode)

Light output: 250.000 lx @ 5 m, 2.500 lx @ 50 m


Cyan: 0-100 %
Magenta: 0-100 %
Yellow: 0-100 %
Variable CTO: 2.700 – 6.000 K
Color Wheel 1: 6 fixed dichroic colors: deep red, deep blue, orange, green, magenta, congo blue + white
Color Wheel 2: 6 replaceable “SLOT&LOCK” dichroic colors: pink, lavender, laser green, 9000 K CTB, minus half and minus green + white
Framing shutters: 4 individually positionable blades plus rotation of the complete frame system +-45°
Rotating Gobo wheel: 6 rotating, indexable, replaceable “SLOT&LOCK” glass gobos + open
Static Gobo wheel: 8 static, replaceable “SLOT&LOCK” glass gobos + open
Animation wheel: Aluminum animation wheel, used alone or in combination with gobos, rotating in both directions at variable speed
Prism 1: 6 facet linear
Prism 2: 6 facet circular
Iris: Motorized, stepless, pulse effects up to 3 Hz
Frost: Variable Light, Medium and Heavy Frosts
Motorized zoom and focus
Shutter: Separate dual blade system, Variable strobe effect up to 10 Hz, full black out
Dimmer: Optimized dual blade system for exceptional smooth dimming


Display: QVGA Robe touch screen with battery backup, gravitation sensor for auto screen positioning, operation memory service log with RTC, stand-alone operation with 3 editable programs (each up to 100 steps), built-in analyzer for easy fault finding
Protocols: USITT DMX-512, RDM, ArtNet, MA Net, MA Net2, sACN
REAP – Robe Ethernet Access Portal
Wireless CRMX technology from Lumen Radio – on request
DMX Protocol modes: 2
Control channels: 49, 42
Pan/Tilt resolution: 16 bit
CMY & CTO: 8 bit
Color wheel positioning: 8 or 16 bit
Framing shutters module movement & rotation: 8 bit
Rotating gobo wheel positioning: 8 bit
Gobo indexing & rotation: 8 or 16 bit
Static gobo wheel positioning: 8 bit
Animation wheel: 8 bit
Animation wheel rotation: 8 bit
Iris: 8 or 16 bit
Frost: 8 bit
Zoom: 8 or 16 bit
Focus: 8 or 16 bit
Dimmer: 8 or 16 bit


Pan movement: 540°
Tilt movement: 270°
Movement control: Standard and Speed
Controllable speed of Pan/Tilt movement
EMS: Electronic Motion Stabilizer system for Pan & Tilt reducing beam deviation caused by truss movement or vibration
Automatic Pan/Tilt position correction


6x rotating glass gobos
Outside diameter: 30.8 mm
Image diameter: 25.0 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Max. thickness: 3.5 mm
High temperature borofloat or better glass


8x static glass gobos
Outside diameter: 30.8 mm
Image diameter: 25.0 mm
Max. thickness: 1.1 mm
High temperature borofloat or better glass


Single animation wheel
Material: Aluminum
Diameter: 109 mm
Can be used alone or in combination with rotating gobos
Rotating in both directions, variable speed


Shutters: 4 Blades, each with separate movement and +- 25° rotation control
Movement: Smooth with variable speed, ultrafast blade movements for creating mid-air effects
Pre-programmed: Shape and blade sequences
Rotation: 90° of the complete framing system


Maximum ambient temperature: 45 °C (113 °F)
Maximum surface temperature: 170 °C (338 °F)
Minimum operating temperature: -5°C (23°F)
Total heat dissipation: max. 5800 BTU/h (calculated)


Power supply: Electronic auto-ranging
Input voltage range: 200-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 2000 W at 230 V / 50 Hz
Power in connector: True1 Male to Neutrik powerCON Female
Data in/out: Locking 3-pin & 5-pin XLR
Ethernet port in: RJ45


Height: 813 mm (32″)
Width: 483 mm (19″)
Depth: 335 mm (13.2″)
Weight: 37.9 kg (83.6 lbs)
Ingress protection rating: IP20

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