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#1 F Bulgarelli

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:01 PM

Hello,

I need a flashlight with a strong beam that would read in smoke.
Can't afford a xenon flashlight, is there any affordable alternatives?

Thanks
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#2 Aaron Moorhead

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:56 PM

A good high-end Mag-lite reads in haze well -- smoke, not quite so much. To eye, it reads great in smoke, but it's really illusory, and you don't get exactly the same effect on film.
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#3 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:26 PM

CREE LED flashlights can put out a lot of lumens, max around 200. EagleTac, Surefire, and Inova are all US based manufacturers of those flashlights.
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#4 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:33 AM

You can also trick out a large flashlight with a 12 volt halogen bulb run the power cable up the actors sleeve to a slab battery concealed on the actor.
Did this on a few films with 50 watt bulbs and it was really effective.
Just remember that those halogens get hot so be careful and turn it off between takes.
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