Incandescent bulb recomendation 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 August 3rd, 2006, 07:50 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 255
Incandescent bulb recomendation

Oh my gosh I could shoot myself in the foot. In fact I think I have. I saw a video of some lighting guy at some bug DV expo talking about bulbs. Or maybe it was web page, I'm just not sure.

I do remember he said Sylvania bulbs because they don't have a sharp red in them but I can't remember what they were called.

If you can help with a bulb choice please do. This is for indoor lighting in my grassroots worklight kit.

Thanks.
Dennis Khaye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2006, 09:21 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,259
Well, this is pretty open-ended.

For incandescent lamps for studio lights, people I know usually buy what they can get. Ushio, GE, OSRAM/Sylvania? Whatever fits their lights & is available.

For home-brew fluorescent systems I've never heard a preference for Sylvania. But the presence or lack of a "sharp red" doesn't sound like fluorescent. Usually you'd look for a high CRI (color rendition index) rating, meaning that the bulb would be even across the color spectrum. If I remember, anything over about 81 is considered a high CRI.

If you are looking for fluorescent bulbs for home-brew systems, search the forum, there were a number of threads a while back.
Seth Bloombaum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2006, 05:08 PM   #3
Hawaiian Shirt Mogul
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: northern cailfornia
Posts: 1,261
i don't remember the exact names of each - in general look for FULL spectrum bulbs ... GE i think calls theirs line REVEAL ... westinghouse calls theirs ReaLite ..

also some refer to full spectrum as "Neodymium " light bulb/ fluorescent ( neodymium type bulbs claims more natural daylight then the reveal line )
Don Donatello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2006, 12:15 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 255
Ah yes, thanks you guys. That 81 CRI rings a bell.
Dennis Khaye 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 03:36 AM.


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