Battery Lights: How do you mount your batteries on the stand? 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 May 19th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #1
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 2,979
Battery Lights: How do you mount your batteries on the stand?

I have a Matthews stand for travel to get my Ledzilla off axis. However, since I power it with the d-tap on SWIT 8U62 batteries, I was coming up with ways to mount it on the light stand. Not really happy with any of them thus far. Anyone tackled this problem with battery powered lights?
Les Wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,609
Re: Battery Lights: How do you mount your batteries on the stand?

In the past I've used a small utility tool bag from the big box home improvement store put the battery in it and then used a super clamp on the stand and attached the bag to it. the bag is a smaller sized utility bag not a big tool bag. Currently I power of a Bescor double battery belt and hang it off the super clamp. I made a "patch cord" to go from the power tap cable from the light to a cig adapter on the battery belt. It works fine.
Sometimes we just gotta invent stuff as we go. I think we're all more tinkerers than anything else. ;-)
__________________
What do I know? I'm just a video-O-grafer.
Don
Don Bloom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2011, 07:47 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Posts: 2,979
Re: Battery Lights: How do you mount your batteries on the stand?

Yes. I think hanging is the way to go. I looked at my collection of pouches and the ones from Westside AV are the perfect size for the SWIT 8U62 batteries. THe D-Tap is nicely exposed out the top and the pouch has a built-in plastic hook at the top so the weight goes straight down. A small hole in the top quicklok tab of the stand with a key ring provides a mount point. Tinker ..... tinker.... indeed.
Les Wilson 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 04:05 AM.


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