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#1 Patrick McGowan

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 07:46 PM

I'm guessing this might be in another topic somewhere, but I can't find it.

Are there tungsten-balanced bulbs that will fit some regular incandescent fixtures? Are these full spectrum bulbs?

Any safety issues with using these bulbs?

If anybody has any insights I would appreciate them.

thanks
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#2 Jon Kukla

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 07:53 PM

For practicals, higher wattage bulbs are often used. Just be careful about the socket's rated wattage and be aware that not only will the bulbs run HOT, but they tend to have a much shorter lifespan. Porcelain sockets are your friend, if you can find/make any.
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#3 Patrick McGowan

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 12:45 AM

Well are these bulbs 3200k balanced and where can I find them?
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#4 Amit Bhattacharya

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 01:02 AM

Well are these bulbs 3200k balanced and where can I find them?



A generic name for these blubs is 'photoflood'. They are made by various manufacturers under different brand names. I think the ones made by GE are called 211 (75W), 212 (150W) and 213 (250W). There is also one called BCA which close to daylight balance. All these are available in professional photography stores or better still, in film related expendable outlets.
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#5 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:12 PM

incandescent bulbs, the regular household ones that dont have that funky blue coating are tungsten. The "soft white" ones and "photoflood" is all 3200K.
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#6 Frank Barrera

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 09:29 PM

Well are these bulbs 3200k balanced and where can I find them?

Here are the 75 Watt 211 at a great price. This site has all the other wattage bulbs as well.
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