Practical bulb adapters for compact flourescents
Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:24 AM
Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:52 PM
However the compact flourescents us a 2pin system titled G23. I have looked online for an adapter to no avail. Has anybody figured out a solution for this?
No. The problem is that these have the electronics built into the fixture, so there's no direct mains power available at the pins. This is environmentally better than the kludgey edison base CFL's, where you have to toss a good electronics package every time the heating filaments in the bulb burn out. The options are to turn them off, or look for high CRI bulbs for them.
Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:54 PM
Posted 28 March 2009 - 06:24 PM
Thanks Jon. Unfortunatley I can't find any high CRI bulbs out there that are G23 based. Everything seems to be in the 80-85 CRI range. These bulbs are turning out to be the bane of location practical lighting
How about some 1/4 to 1/2 minus green gel wrapped around the bulbs as a quick easy fix if you can't find better bulbs in that form factor. The green spike is obviously the problem in CFL bulbs with lower CRI so boosting magenta will cut some light but will also improve the CRI immensely.
Edited by Richard Andrewski, 28 March 2009 - 06:26 PM.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:20 AM
Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:11 AM
This occured to me as well.. so far tungsten has been anywhere in households: just pop in the T emulsion and shoot.
In the near future you'll have to spend massive amounts of time/effort/money for replacing all those CFLs to make it look good - unless that gritty green is part of the look of your film.
Just keep your eyes open when walking through residential areas at night. It's really interesting how the warm glow behind people's windows increasingly has made room for seemingly cold CFL light. In contrast, when you see tungsten it really seems to pop these days: some night I passed an advertising pillar that was lighted all tungsten. It had a ring around the pillar at the top with 20 Watt halogen spotlights pointed downwards. It was such a nice light quality, I just felt like "WOW... glamour!"...
Edited by Marc Roessler, 29 March 2009 - 08:12 AM.