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Old February 17th, 2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Lowel-Light LL-1 with BR-40 barn doors

Does anyone have any experience with this particular fixture and Barndoor set. I'm wondering how controllable a 250watt R-40 reflector lamps are with this set up. I'm considering ordering one from B&H.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...x=11&image.y=9

Its says that it can handle up to 500watts. The highest wattage I have seen for an R-40 reflector lamp is 250watts. Most everything above 250w seems to be a "Heat Lamp". Does anyone know where I can find this kind of wattage in an R-40 reflector (non-heatlamp)?


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Old February 17th, 2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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Old February 17th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Richard. Did you happen to see the rated life of these lamps. It indicates that they are only good for 6 hours. I wonder if that is a mistake?
maybe I should just stick with the 250watt.

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Old February 17th, 2006, 05:20 PM   #4
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never mind.....found this one.


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Old March 2nd, 2006, 05:48 PM   #5
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I finally ordered this light fixture and the barn doors to go with it. I will purchase different wattage R-40 lamps and use them accordingly. Does anyone at all on here have experince with this light fixture? Just wondering how much control these barn doors really give. I guess I'll find out in about a week.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 11:19 PM   #6
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Steve,
I have a set of the original Lowel Lights (circa 1964); 5 to a kit including the barn door assemblies. Don't bother with the 6 hour life photoflood type R-40s.
150w spots and 300w floods are a great match for today's crop of video cameras and the 3000k color temperature of the globes can be easily white balanced. Bulb life on these seems to be at least a couple hundred hours.
The doors provide a pretty good cut for walls, etc...no multiple shadows.
I use them with the 150s for accents on table top spots.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 09:23 AM   #7
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Thankyou Ken. If I'm not mistaken the 150w spots and 300w floods can be purchased at most places with hardware and lighting depts. The only 500w that I have found are available only on the internet. Thanks for the insight.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #8
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barn doors

Steve. How are those light working out? I have 4 of them without any barn doors and was considering buying some. Mine are in a black case and must be the original ones.

They are so small and light that traveling with them can't be a problem.

What bulbs did you end up using?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #9
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They work fine but to be honest I really haven't used them too much yet. The barn doors are a nice feature but you could save your money and just use cinefoil/blackwrap to get the same (or even better) results.

I thought they were neat but haven't found a real NEED for them.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #10
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Several years ago I took a week long seminar with Peter Aaron at the Palm Beach Photo Workshops in Delray, FL.

He shoots for architectural magazines and clients. One of his assistants turned him on to them as a way of adding accent lighting. When I found some for $5.00 I bought them.

Easy to put on a stand or tape to the wall with gaffer tape. Sure would want anything to touch them when the lights are on, however.

By the way, they came with lots of 375 watt reflector photofloods: Sylvania Movie Light EBR 375 watts. Super bright.

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