Anyone used a Fluorescent 3- Lamp Module with their Rifa? at

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

Photon Management
Shine an ever-loving light on you.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 7th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chehalis, WA
Posts: 513
Anyone used a Fluorescent 3- Lamp Module with their Rifa?


I have a couple of Rifa lights and am looking at this: Lowel | Rifa eXchange Fluorescent 3- Lamp Module | FLO-X3 | B&H

I'm wondering how much of a 'hit' you take in light output using something like this as compared to the 1000w (Rifa 88) tungsten bulb that comes with the Rifa.


Reel Inspirations -
Commercials, Dramas, Image Pieces, Documentaries, Motion Graphics
James Huenergardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 8th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #2
Inner Circle
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (formerly Winnipeg, Manitoba) Canada
Posts: 4,086
Perrone Ford (a regular DVI contributor) uses them and thinks quite highly of them. DO a quick Google search on the site and you should get some great feedback.
Shaun C. Roemich Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC - Videographer - Webcaster Blog:
Shaun Roemich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2009, 10:26 AM   #3
Major Player
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: New York City
Posts: 613
If you look at the photometric data, its surprising how little output they give out despite the lumen output of CFL globes. I'm not sure CFL is best suited for softboxes, although i imagine the result is probably even softer light than halogen globes would give you.

If you look at the photometrics, the highest rating it has for FLO-X3 at 10' is 10fc. Thats about equivalent to the 200w or 250w halogen in the same fixture. Granted, its nice to be able to put out the same amount of light as 200W halogen for only 75W (3x25W) especially with much less heat, but if you're looking for punch it might be tough to get out of CFLs. What's also weird, is that the data on the 3x65W bulbs looks about the same as the 27W. Not sure whats going on there.

Of course if you need 5600k light, its a different story since it looks like a 1000w halogen bulb with full-ctb would have similar output to 3x25W CFL as it would not need any CC.

oh btw heres the photometric data im looking at:
Noah Yuan-Vogel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2009, 10:44 AM   #4
Inner Circle
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 4,100

Think around this a bit....
DVX100, PMW-EX1, Canon 550D, FigRig, Dell Octocore, Avid MC4/5, MB Looks, RedCineX, Matrox MX02 mini, GTech RAID, Edirol R-4, Senn. G2 Evo, Countryman, Moles and Lowels.
Perrone Ford is offline   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

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

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

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, 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



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:28 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network