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Old December 12th, 2013, 03:31 AM   #1
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Dedolight DHLM

I'm going tomorrow to buy a used Dedolight DHLM, which is an older model that I can't find much info about on the web; seems to be pretty obsolete these days. Paying $400 for the 100w DHLM with attached 100w 120V ballast, DP1 with 85mm lens, and DPIR adjustable iris. I'm buying from someone I have dealt with in the past, and says this was new gear that was put aside as a spare long ago and never used. The other gear I bought from him was from around 1985 so I suspect this is very old.

I'm curious if anyone has suggestions for specific things to check, and any gotchas to be aware of before I pull the trigger. From reading on the web it seems that the newer DHLM4-300 and DHL4 heads are better designed with aspheric lenses that are said to give twice the output. That is okay with me; lower output might actually be better for most of the uses that I'd make of this light (backgrounds, eye light, spotted back light, even faking morning /evening sun in spot mode). The 100w limit versus the 150w of newer lamps also will help me avoid dimmers. The DHLM lacks the dimmer control that the newer units have, but dedolight said via email that I can use an external 120V electronic dimmer. They also say that most of the dedolight classic accessories work with the DHLM.

I've only worked with dedos once, so I'm open to anything I should know!
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Old December 15th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Re: Dedolight dlhm

Typo: DLHM not DHLM is the model. I am using it on set today and it is a heck of a lot more even and precise than my Lowel pro lights.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Re: Dedolight DHLM

They're wonderful, wonderful lights. I'm about to get some of their big boy units and really looking forward to it. The main thing you'd want to check out with a used unit, is the condition of the sled that the bulb and rear lens element travel along, since that's the only real moving mechanical part it's the weakest link in the chain with dedos. If it's smooth and the bulb and lens travel up and down without issue - then I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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