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Old September 17th, 2003, 09:51 PM   #1
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Using lights in snow...

I'm wondering if theres any concerns about using your lights (for me, a 750w tota, and a bunch of worklights) in snow and cold conditions, other then your stands rusting and all that...

Would the cold temperature kill the bulbs in anyway? You have to worry about condensation also, right?

I'll probably put plastic around the bottoms of the stands, and duct tape the connections on the extension cords, and wrap my camera in plastic also, heh...


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Old September 18th, 2003, 10:46 AM   #2
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The cold should extend the life of most bulbs, relative to the lenght of time they are used at lower temps. Heat is the worst enemy of most electrical equipment. However, if you use fluorescen, you may run into problems with them getting up to temperature.
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Old September 25th, 2003, 06:44 AM   #3
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Using Lights in snow……

Keep the lamps dry. Blowing snow will murder you.
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Old September 25th, 2003, 05:56 PM   #4
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Depending on conditions, there could be a safety issue. Snow melts easily and becomes a reasonable conductor if it has any impurities in it.

Any cold shock to the lamps could result in an explosion. Another reason not to use them. Certainly make certain the screens that Lowell supplies are in place.

I'd suggest you strongly consider battery-powered lights.
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