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#1 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 05:45 AM

Anyone used these as lighting for night exteriors? I remember that they put out a fair amount of light.
Any experiences, tips, tricks, opinions? I've got a film coming up where they could be useful. Need mobility and a genny is impractical.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:27 AM

hi dont know about Coleman , brand , but think you will find they will give a greenish light . john holland ,london .
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 02:00 PM

Best to run some tests. A gas mantle gives off light by an incandescent ash mantle with "rare earth" chemicals to enhance light output (radioactive thorium used to be used). I recall the color seemed to vary with the gas flow / intensity:

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Gas_mantle

Definitely not a black body radiator like a tungsten lamp would be.
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#4 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 11:38 PM

Glad you asked this question. When camping with a coleman I asked myself the same thing. If you do any tests please share results.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:32 AM

Also remember to check with the guys from the sounddepartment. We were about to use a coleman gaslantern in a scene, but it made too much noise and interferred with the dialog so we went back to a flashlight. Just a side thought. good luck
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