Identify these lights? 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 April 16th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: new orleans / baton rouge
Posts: 46
Identify these lights?

I picked these up recently, second hand.

I broke one of the front diffuser plate things in the front, and needed to replace it.

So I started to look on the light for a model # or such, and found NO writing anywhere on the lights. NOTHING. Opened them up, no where anywhere on them is any kind of identification on who made them, model, etc.

So, anyone have an idea as to who makes them and what they are?

Here are some pics: [img]

http://labpromag.com/temp/dolemite/lights/1.jpg

http://labpromag.com/temp/dolemite/lights/2.jpg

http://labpromag.com/temp/dolemite/lights/3.jpg
Chris Trainor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2005, 06:40 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sweden - Helsingborg
Posts: 283
They could be home built?
Perhaps you could figure out what material the diffusionmaterial is.
Buy it and cut a new one yourself.

Regards,
Andreas
Andreas Fernbrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2005, 08:28 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 936
It appears to be an aquarium hood with a stirrup added to it. The top tube is definitely an aquarium tube... you can see the typical asymetrical biax color temp even when the tube is off... see how the top biax tube appears blue and white?

From the pics it appears to be well-made if it is a home-built. How much did they cost? Any options for dimming? Can you switch on/off individual tubes? And finally can you see the ballast or any info on the ballast?

If you remove one of the tubes you should be able to see the make and color temp at the base. Since this fixture appears to have three different tubes in it I'd pop 'em out and at the very least get three matching tubes... mixing color temps is great for aquariums but bad for video.
Matt Gettemeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2005, 12:13 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: new orleans / baton rouge
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Gettemeier
From the pics it appears to be well-made if it is a home-built. How much did they cost? Any options for dimming? Can you switch on/off individual tubes? And finally can you see the ballast or any info on the ballast?

If you remove one of the tubes you should be able to see the make and color temp at the base. Since this fixture appears to have three different tubes in it I'd pop 'em out and at the very least get three matching tubes... mixing color temps is great for aquariums but bad for video.


Cost: well, I purchased them in a bundle, along with an XLS1, wireless mics, little mixer, the lights, and some audio gear. Not knowing ANYTHING about fluorescent lights, I think I itemized them at $150 or so.

Power: There is no fuction on it whatsoever. Just on and off.

These are the bulbs that are currently installed.

The top and bottom are:
Phillips PL-L 36W/35/48

And the middle is:
Osram Dulux L 36W/12/950


Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Any where I can read up on the proper usage/placement and techniques of these? What are the primarily used for?
Chris Trainor 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 07:53 AM.


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