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#1 Alexander Disenhof

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 09:07 AM

I would like to get at least a 500W (if not more powerful) tungsten balanced globe for a chinese lantern - should I use a photoflood or is there something else I should use?
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 10:49 AM

hi

i use photo-flood 500w on my home made Lateran but you need ceramic household or else it will melt
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#3 John Brawley

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:49 PM

I would like to get at least a 500W (if not more powerful) tungsten balanced globe for a chinese lantern - should I use a photoflood or is there something else I should use?


Hi Alexander,

Aside from the danger of melting your base, an even greater danger is setting fire to a PAPER lantern. You really shouldn't be using anything brighter than 500w in a paper lantern and making sure that it is secure in such a way that the globe can't flop about inside. (and touch the paper)

If you like the look of a paper lantern but want more bullets, there are several chimera style fabric versions that you should be looking into.

JB
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:23 PM

Has anyone tried using these instead of Photofloods?

http://www.filmtools...hoba2532qu.html
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#5 Jon Kukla

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:48 PM

If using store-bought paper lanterns, I would always spray down the paper with a fire retardant material well ahead of time - it's common sense and no hire house would supply ones that hadn't been given such a treatment. That being said, it's not a safety blanket - you still need to keep an eye on them.

(Also give your photofloods LOTS of time to cool. I was taking out a bayonet mount one that I thought was cooled - but since my pain receptors decided to wait two seconds before screaming otherwise, I had to hold onto it until I finished climbing down the ladder - it was one of our last surviving bulbs... It's no fun having cooked flesh. :( )

Edited by Jon Kukla, 08 October 2007 - 11:51 PM.

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#6 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:45 PM

...I would always spray down the paper with a fire retardant material well ahead of time


I was wondering what material you use. I tried to find some at a local hardware store, and they didn't carry it in spray form for its toxicity.
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#7 Bob Hayes

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:18 PM

Has anyone tried using these instead of Photofloods?

http://www.filmtools...hoba2532qu.html


What an odd looking light. It looks like a unit that takes three "aquarium" style bulbs right next to each other. Regualr bulbs would be too wide to fit.
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#8 Mark Stuen

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:57 PM

They say it has a 100 hour life and it's dimensions are much smaller for $12. Has anyone used them? Are they as good as they sound or are there other issues?
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#9 Chris Walters

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:05 AM

You really can use any kind of globe that you would put in a household lamp in the china balls or lanterns. There are practicle globes called 211 212 and 213 that I use a lot because they last longer than photofloods and depending on the number it alters the wattage and color temp. 211- 75 watt 2900 K 212 150 watt 3200 K and 213 300 watt 3400 K. They are 5 bucks each at filmtools in burbank.
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:05 AM

You really can use any kind of globe that you would put in a household lamp in the china balls or lanterns. There are practicle globes called 211 212 and 213 that I use a lot because they last longer than photofloods and depending on the number it alters the wattage and color temp. 211- 75 watt 2900 K 212 150 watt 3200 K and 213 300 watt 3400 K. They are 5 bucks each at filmtools in burbank.
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#11 Chris Walters

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:09 AM

Sorry about the double posting and maybe I should read more clearly what you asked... 500 watts! Sorry about that! Thats getting closed to having to use an actual quartz lamp and you're better off using a 650 watt light with a chimera ball instead of a paper lantern cause it will burn up after extended use. Let me know if you find anything practicle of that size.

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#12 Alexander Disenhof

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:07 AM

thanks everyone for their imput! I will look into all your suggestions, and let you know what I find!
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#13 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:32 PM

Has anyone tried using these instead of Photofloods?

http://www.filmtools.com/nehoba2532qu.html

These will burn paper lanterns as well, beware.
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#14 T. Arthur DeSmidt

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 11:52 PM

I use 24 inch Lantern Locks with 1k mogul bulbs and have never had a problem.
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#15 Alexander Disenhof

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 08:15 AM

Is this globe 3200K balanced? - http://lanternlock.com/mogul.html. Also, I think I've seen these lanternlocks on set before, but I just want to make sure this site is legit before I buy (only because it looks kind of shady - www.lanternlock.com. If anyone else has experience with these, or can tell me this site is the real deal, let me know.

Edited by Alexander Disenhof, 26 October 2007 - 08:15 AM.

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#16 Riku Naskali

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 08:41 AM

How about bulbs in 240V world? Any tips? I've never found bigger than 200W's.
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#17 Tim Terner

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 08:44 AM

Is this globe 3200K balanced? - <a href="http://lanternlock.com/mogul.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://lanternlock.com/mogul.html</a>. Also, I think I've seen these lanternlocks on set before, but I just want to make sure this site is legit before I buy (only because it looks kind of shady - www.lanternlock.com. If anyone else has experience with these, or can tell me this site is the real deal, let me know.


I bought some of him about 5 months ago and had no problem whatsoever. I think they took about a week arriving here in Prague, Czech Republic. I must also add that they are top good quality fixtures
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