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Old September 3rd, 2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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Smoking light???

G'day,

I was shooting a wedding on the weekend and the on camera Bescor light I was using starting to smoke a little. I switched it off and let it cool down for a couple of minutes and then could use it again for about 1 minute before it starting smoking again. After repeating this for about 4-5 times the light stopped smoking at started working ok. My question is: What was happening with the light? and is the light ok to use now or is it better to replace it altogether?

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Old September 3rd, 2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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Your lamp is fine. It's just some residue from the production process that is burned off in the first few minutes of use.

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Old September 3rd, 2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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Hi Tim,
Thanks for the quick response and assurance.

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Old September 7th, 2006, 11:12 AM   #4
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You can also see this when you re-lamp an instrument. It should be just a whif of smoke that generally clears quickly (less than a minute). Some folks like to wipe down new globes with a alcohol swap to help prevent this, although I have seen it even after a wipedown. Something on the base perhaps?
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