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Old March 17th, 2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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I just bought 3 Photoflex silverdomes and have some Lowel Lights that have a standard household type ceramic base that I was considering using instead of the starlight. I also have some simple ceramic sockets available.

Any suggestions as to what type of bulbs I could use in them? The smallest box is rated at 500 watts, the larger is 2k watts. I want to have a selection of wattages. I also have some aluminum grid material that I will fit to the outside occasionally.

This is a similar question to another that I asked but I didn't get much response. I decided against using the starlight because I already have the other parts, and some SV lights for example which work fine. But I want to try some alternatives.

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Old March 17th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #2
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I found one source for the 500 watt version that will work with the mogul adapter.

http://item.express.ebay.com/Cameras...mdZExpressItem

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Old March 18th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #3
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Did you already decide against fluorescent too?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #4
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hmmm

I bought some and I could hear them hummmmmmmmmm.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 07:28 PM   #5
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I bought some JTT 500 watt bulbs from lights64 from ebay and finally got the parts together. The socket works great in my silverdome but the light seems more red than 3200 K and don't look as bright as some lower wattage bulbs. Maybe it's an efficiency issue.

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 07:33 PM   #6
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sorry. double post.

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Old March 30th, 2007, 08:11 AM   #7
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I bought some more softboxes and starlights from ebay....

The bulbs that come from Photoflex are marked 3200. The generic ones that cost about 1/4 the price are not marked 3200 on the bulb and don't put out the same color light. It is noticeably warmer.

Also, the generic bulbs I bought start making noise after they have been on for a few minutes. Definitely not acceptable. I'll test a bit more....
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