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Old May 26th, 2004, 06:01 PM   #136
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They might be OK if you're not shooting sound. I've only run across one light with a cooling fan in person, and it was too noisy to shoot around.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 07:12 PM   #137
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Thanks Bill, I haven’t seen the actual light in action, will the cool fan sound noisy during Event shot? Means not advisable to buy the light with cooling fun???
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 07:26 PM   #138
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Differences lighting power voltages

Hi I very new to lighting, a very basic question that confusing me. Is the power supply (voltages) in USA and Asia (Malaysia) different? What is AC / DC stand for? I live in MALAYSIA, If ordering lighting kit from USA, which type of lighting kit I need to purchase? Are the power “same”? What Brand recommended? Thanks


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Old June 3rd, 2004, 08:03 PM   #139
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Andrew,
I don't know the standard voltage in Malaysia. But, around the world:

A/C = alternating current. This is the electricity supplied from your power company through an outlet or from a generator.

D/C = direct current. This is electricity supplied from a battery, such as common 12v batteries.

Here in the U.S. the standard a/c power supplied to most home and office outlets is 120 volts.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 10:29 PM   #140
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Thanks KEN

Let say I order Lowel lighting Kit from B&H, do l need to specify the voltage in my country which is 240 Volts or additional accessories adaptor for that.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 11:48 PM   #141
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On-cam light for wedding use

Hi, can anyone recommend an on-cam video light that would be suitable for shooting a wedding?

I have a small camcorder (panasonic gs100k), and would like to keep the price around the $100 mark. I've just started searching around, but would really appreciate some suggestions. Especially recommendations on wattage.

BTW, I would like something with a battery and that would last at least around an hour. Thanks in advance.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 12:18 AM   #142
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Here are pages of threads (found via "Search") in this section concerning wedding-related lighting and power. Make a pot of coffee and have at it!
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Old June 11th, 2004, 08:34 AM   #143
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A New Type of Light Bulb

While so far they're only talking about home lighting implementations, I wonder what the possibilities are for film and theatrical lighting? I also wonder what the color temperature is.

http://msn-cnet.com.com/Reinventing+...6906&tag=tg_ns
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Old June 11th, 2004, 08:35 AM   #144
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Dimming bright lilliput heads

I have a 3 head set of Lilliput lights (650watt) and they are bright as hell. Great for some applications, but way too bright for most indor situations. I can but lower 300watt bulbs, but is it possible to also purchase some kind of dimmer to adjust the brightness of the output? I checked and 300watt was the lowest bulbs they take.

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Old June 12th, 2004, 03:31 PM   #145
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focal spots and snoots

Hello:

I have an LTM Pepper (fresnel). I'm looking into getting either the focal spot or the snoots. I have found very little information on the subject. I'm wondering if anyone in the forum has experience with this as to which one to get. Thanks for any help in advance. Also, the focal spot is twice as expensive as the snoots.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 09:01 AM   #146
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Hi Allen,

could you tell us a bit more, like what you are trying to do and why
you think you need this stuff?

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Old June 14th, 2004, 09:06 AM   #147
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Very interesting. The U of M just got a grant to do Nano material creation
simulation. 160 duel 2gig Xserves will be crunching the simulations.
Looks like Nano technology is going to be ramping up and the possibilities
are exciting.

I thought this post might be about LED lights. IMHO, the light those
give off looks really ugly (grey).
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Old June 17th, 2004, 11:41 PM   #148
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Digital Lighting

Can I use my hardware store bought lights with my light kit? What kinds of gels should I use? If I can at all. I am using a XL1S and am in the learning stages. I have 3 tungsten lights that are too powerful so I want to use some normal (100 watt etc) practical light bulbs. Can I do this? What do I need. Hope this isn't a stupid question but I pose it anyway.

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Old June 18th, 2004, 09:14 AM   #149
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You can use gels just fine. Best thing to do in your situation is to use 12"x12" gels and clip them on with wooden clothespins.

As to sources of gels try http://www.rosco.com

or

http://www.leefiltersusa.com

lee makes packs of 12"x12" gels in various assortments you can get them at http://www.filmtools.com

or

go to your local university or little theatre, if nearby, and ask for scraps.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 01:22 PM   #150
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I use those black binder clips to attach filters to my worklights. Works great. Try opal if you want a softer more even spread.
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