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Old October 31st, 2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Dumb, but short questions about lighting gear

What is a yoke? Is that a stirrup?
If they're different, is the stirrup that U-shaped thing that you mount to the stand?
What is a spigot?
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Old November 1st, 2011, 03:11 AM   #2
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Re: Dumb, but short questions about lighting gear

A yoke is the U shaped bracket on a lamp that mounts it on top a stand that has a spigot on the end of it to clamp onto!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stage_lighting_instrument

You can also get double ended spigots that can be used with clamps to fix lights: http://www.doughty-engineering.co.uk...howprod_T73900

I would imagine a stirrup is the same as a yoke.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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Re: Dumb, but short questions about lighting gear

So the stirrup is a yoke. Thanks, wanted to clarify that.

So the spigot is the piece on the end of a stand that the light sits on?

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/227...ith_spigot.jpg

^ the uppermost metal-looking part. that's a spigot?

One of my lights came with a little thing that once you put the light's yoke/stirrup onto that little piece that I pointed out above, it goes over the top of it and then you tighten it down with a grip head. I was thinking that the little locking clamp piece was actually a spigot.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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Re: Dumb, but short questions about lighting gear

Hey Gary,

What you call a spigot out here on the west coast of the USA I believe is called a spud. Always interesting to learn about different terminology.

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 12:28 AM   #5
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Re: Dumb, but short questions about lighting gear

Well here in the UK a spud is what you make fries with! ;0)

http://ilovespud.com/
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