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Old April 13th, 2008, 01:30 AM   #1
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Lowel Pro Light - keeping them straight?

Anyone else have problems keeping the Lowel Pro Light attached tightly to your light stand? Mine always manage to loosen and tilt slightly.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 08:12 AM   #2
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Add some star or lock washers.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thank you, I'll check those out.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 07:01 AM   #4
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I am also having this problem. What are star or lock washers? I have it with my Pro Light but also with my Omni light.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:48 AM   #5
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If you Google images (not web) using 'lock washer' you will see photos of these and star washers.

They are used between a nut and the surface that the nut is being tightened onto, to stop the nut from coming undone.

You place them into the threaded part before you put the nut on and then tighten the nut. Because the washer is springy and is under compression it stops the nut from vibrating or working loose.

You can probably get them from a hardware store, your equipment dealer or a friendly garage.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #6
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Thanks Richard. Seems like a good solution.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #7
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Interesting: My Lowel Pros are about 5 years old (I own 6 of them) and I've had no issues at all. Are the ones you're having problems with newer?
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