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#1 Robert Ford

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:33 PM

What happens if you use a light made for use in America in Europe? Will the bulb explode?

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:36 PM

What happens if you use a light made for use in America in Europe? Will the bulb explode?

Thank you very much.

Yes.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:12 AM

What about using a transformer? 220v to a 110v, when i lived in the UK, that's how all my stuff worked with no problem.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:46 AM

What about using a transformer? 220v to a 110v, when i lived in the UK, that's how all my stuff worked with no problem.


Just get some 240V/230V bulbs.. alot easier than lugging transformers around.. and some travel plugs ofcourse! Also 50hz so watch out for flicker from flories /tv screens if your not shooting 25p/25fps
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:14 PM

Just get some 240V/230V bulbs.. alot easier than lugging transformers around.. and some travel plugs ofcourse! Also 50hz so watch out for flicker from flories /tv screens if your not shooting 25p/25fps



Or you could do that.
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#6 Simon Wyss

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:11 PM

As much as I know you have 120 Volt in the mains in the U. S. A., haven't you? I measure 233 Volt here today. They are going to go to 240 Volt but nobody knows when. I think that about 5 percent of the population has an idea of the line tension. Housewives buy energy saving bulbs, as they're called. Half of them fail to burn the noted hours because the starter dies from overtension . . .
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