There's been a couple of threads here about hanging lights for 360 degree shooting or in other occasions where hanging lights overhead is the way to go, so I wanted to point the ones who don't know it yet to these very nice wall spreaders. They're a lot stronger than polecats - you have to basically hang your full weight on them to check if they are hanging tight enough (be careful though), and just as easy to use.
I don't know what the English term is, but you use extendable pipes that are also used in parallels. The one thing you have to be 100% sure of is the strength of the walls you use them on, in other words, use them on a bearing wall only.
On this site you can find some pictures: http://www.technofil...ll_spreader.htm
I don't know if the ones I used are of this particular brand, but it was the only similar spreader I could find an image of.
Edited by Alex Wuijts, 17 July 2007 - 11:16 AM.