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Old March 9th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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Poll -- What to do with 2k Mole Jr. Fresnel

Leave it as is? It works.

Convert to "HMI" CMH

Most votes wins.

The Cool Lights HMI discussion has piqued my curiosity about just how this could work.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #2
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Leave it as-is and get a large chimera for it, at least 4'x4', but maybe larger.

And of course dedicate one 20amp electrical circuit to it. If you don't have a circuit for it, then yes, it's a candidate for freakish hybrid experiments or sell it.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #3
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Ahhhh.... the ubiquitous 20a dedicated circuit.

Unfortunately, my studio electrical arrangement looks like what was behind the tree in "A Christmas Story."

"A quick flash... a whiff of ozone... and..."

That's kind of the deal. Make an insane amount of light with little bitty power.

It would be a fairly easy retrofit. Just finding the right bulb/ballast combination. Like the 400 watt lumenlabs kit, but there's room to go bigger.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #4
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well it depends. is the glass in it good ? or has it gone yellow ? is the reflector good ?

a 575 conversion is one thought if you have the skills & tools. given how ungreen tungsten is, I hate using it now because its just not efficient to use. you can get these lights cheap enough. I would not try a chimera on it because these lights are not the most efficient Fresnel around. better to use an open face if doing a chimera because you get more light per watt. if you want to soften it, a 4X4 silk works well, or frame with 250/251.
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