Using lights in snow... at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Photon Management
Shine an ever-loving light on you.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 17th, 2003, 10:51 PM   #1
High School Student
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Canton, Ohio, USA
Posts: 609
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...

Eh?

Thanks.
Alex Knappenberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2003, 11:46 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Bemidji, MN
Posts: 276
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.
__________________
"DOH"!!!
Harry Settle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2003, 07:44 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Adirondacks of New York
Posts: 210
Using Lights in snow……

Keep the lamps dry. Blowing snow will murder you.
__________________
Himself
Robert J. Wolff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2003, 06:56 PM   #4
Wrangler
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vallejo, California
Posts: 4,049
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.
__________________
Mike Rehmus
Hey, I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel!
Mike Rehmus is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:17 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network