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Discontinued 12/2018

Kino Flo’s award winning 4ft 4Bank portable lighting system is reintroduced with a new design.  With new universal voltage from 100VAC to 240VAC, the 4Bank can be used anywhere in the world.  The 4Bank is brighter than a 1,000W softlight, yet draws only 2.6A (120VAC), 50% less than the previous model.  New features include new graphics, new color coded connectors and new power switches.  The lighter weight 4Bank ballast has the same classic features: individual light control, HO/Standard switching and the same high quality standards: flicker-free, instant-on, dead quiet operation.  Color temperature doesn’t shift when light levels change.  With its new and classic features, the popular 4Bank remains to be a favorite tool among lighting professionals in the studio or on location. 


The 4-Lamp Fixture
• Built-in Barndoors
• Removable Lamp Harness, Reflector and Louver
• Twist-on, locking Center Mount
• True Match® daylight and tungsten lamps
The High Output Ballast
• 4Bank and 4Bank DMX
• Universal input 100VAC-240VAC
• HO/Standard switching
• Individual lamp control
• Auto terminate for DMX
• Flicker-free, remote operation
• Instant-on, dead quiet
  4Bank System Highlights

• 4-Lamp remote fixture w/ built-in barndoors
• Fixture includes removable Lamp Harness, Reflector and Louver
• Same fixture takes daylight and tungsten lamps
• Mounts to stand, light enough to be hand-held or taped to a wall
• Removable center mount
• High output, flicker-free ballasts
• Universal input voltage from 100-240VAC can be used anywhere in the world
• Instant-on, dead quiet
• Individual lamp switching – no color shift
• HO/Std switching
• Low amperage draw at 2.6A/120VAC
• Same ballast runs 4ft and 2ft lamps
• Auto terminate for 4Bank DMX ballast
• Operates at 1/3 the power of conventional tungsten softlights
• High color rendering (CRI 95) True Match® lamps in 3200K and 5500K
• UL listed, CE approved
  4Bank/DMX Kits    
Gaffer DMX Kit (2-Unit)    

Gaffer DMX Kit, Univ 120U

2 4ft 4Bank Fixture
2 4Bank DMX Ballast
2 MTP-BW41 Mount w/
   Baby Receiver (16mm)
2 Extension, 25ft
2 Lamp Case
1 Gaffer Ship Case


56.5 x 13 x 21.5”
(143.5 x 33 x 55cm)


73.5 lb (33.5kg)
  The 4Bank DMX Ballast
                                                        4Bank DMX Ballast (Model BAL-457 Controls View)

A) Circular Output Connector: Provides electrical power to the lamp head with the use of a 4Bank extension cable.
B) DMX-In & DMX-Out: DMX-In receives DMX signals from Dimmer Board. DMX-Out relays DMX signals through other Fixtures or
    Note: Each BAL-457 ballast has an “AUTO TERMINATE” feature. The last ballast that does not have an XLR cable attached to the
    DMX “Out” port will automatically terminate.
C) DMX Address: Sets DMX Address of Fixture. (Channels 1~4 = Lamps; Channel 5 = 4ft/2ft)
D) DMX OK: Lights if valid DMX signal is present and conforms to DMX512/1990 protocol.
E) Manual Switches: Turns lamps on and off manually.
F) Lamp Select Switch: Set to 4ft for 4ft lamps and 2ft for 2ft lamps.
G) Fuse: Provides circuit protection. Note: If Fuse is “blown” or “open”, replace with same type of fuse rating as marked.


Our 4Bank DMX ballasts can be run manually like the standard 4Bank ballast or via a separate DMX control board.  The 4Bank DMX ballast uses five DMX addresses. Four addresses control lamps 1-4 and the 5th address controls the 4ft/2ft setting.

In addition, each 4Bank DMX ballast (457 Series) has an “Auto Terminate” feature.  The last fixture that does not have an XLR cable attached to the DMX “Out” port will automatically terminate.  This can be a timesaver as it takes the guesswork out of knowing which DMX ballast is the last one that needs to be “closed” or “terminated” for proper DMX signals.

For more detailed DMX inform­ation, see the Operation Manual

The Kino Flo 4Bank & 4Bank DMX ballast accomplishes all this and still out-performs tungsten lighting instruments when it comes to energy efficiency. In other words, the ballast uses 1/3 the power to produce the same amount of soft light as incandescents. The 4Bank and 4Bank DMX ballasts draw only 2.6A at 120VAC and 1.4A at 230VAC. The ballast works reliably under most normal conditions, but it's also trustworthy in more harsh conditions, such as extreme cold. The ballasts are designed to operate at temperatures from 14F to 122F
(-10C to +50C).

In extremely cold temperatures, the ballast may not strike the lamp(s) initially because the lamp may need to warm up. Switch the ballast
to Off, wait seven seconds and try again. If the ballast does not strike after two or three attempts, turn off the ballast, check that the extension and harness connections are secure and re-strike. Once operating for a few minutes, the lamps should re-strike instantly.

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