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#1 Cody Jacobs

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 02:58 PM

What is the safe range of tilt for a 2K open faced fixture such as a Mighty Mole?
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#2 Chris Pritzlaff

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 11:07 PM

What is the safe range of tilt for a 2K open faced fixture such as a Mighty Mole?



I don't think there is an issue with tilt on a 2k tungsten light. I know that I have had them pointed straight down before without a problem. Anyone else?
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:33 AM

Thanks for the response...I had had some heat issues with 8'' Jr's before, then again they could have just been extremely shoddy.
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#4 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:33 AM

If it's a double-ended linear tube in there, or an axial-mounted single-ended bulb, then tilt won't effect the life and safety of the globe itself, but heat concentration and dissipation through the housing can be an issue. Hanging a (filament) lamp sideways is never a good idea though - drooping hot wire stressed outside its design will blow bubbles real fast. Manufacturers' spec sheets will give safe operating angles. There's usually a sticker on the yoke as well.
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#5 Mario C. Jackson

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:03 AM

From my experience you can tilt them as much as you like. I have never had a problem with them.
Hope this helps
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