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#1 OliviaPazdera

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:38 AM

Will a Kino Flo be alright if it is dropped onto hard concrete ground from about 1.5 metres high?
It was a simple accident that could've happened to anyone, but will the light still
be ok, and how can you check to see if it it running to it's lighty best?
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#2 Tom Savige

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:42 AM

Will a Kino Flo be alright if it is dropped onto hard concrete ground from about 1.5 metres high?
It was a simple accident that could've happened to anyone, but will the light still
be ok, and how can you check to see if it it running to it's lighty best?


Olivia,

Kino Flo's arent generally designed to be dropped however it may be alright. When you return the light to your rental house tell the staff there and they should be able to fix it. :)
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:48 AM

Will a Kino Flo be alright if it is dropped onto hard concrete ground from about 1.5 metres high?
It was a simple accident that could've happened to anyone, but will the light still
be ok, and how can you check to see if it it running to it's lighty best?


Does it work? Is anything visibly broken?
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 02:32 PM

Maybe I'm just a pessimist, but it's kind of sounding like you want us to help you deny something happened to the light if the rental house questions the health of its gear.

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#5 Mathew Rudenberg

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:03 PM

depends, did you drop the fixture, the ballast, both?

you could get lucky - I saw a 6k drop off a condor (when the junior pin on the light broke off) and the lamp, lens and globe were fine... (okay, the basket was at the ground for de-rigging, but still)

I've seen kinos knocked around a lot and work fine - if it's still lighting up and looks normal it's prob still good
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#6 Keith Walters

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 02:26 AM

Will a Kino Flo be alright if it is dropped onto hard concrete ground from about 1.5 metres high?
It was a simple accident that could've happened to anyone, but will the light still
be ok, and how can you check to see if it it running to it's lighty best?

Seems like a strange question.
If there is no visible damage (broken tubes, wires hanging out etc) why not just plug it in and see what happens?
If all the tubes light up and at the same brightness, there's not likely to be anything wrong with it.
If you're asking if dropping it could somehow reduce the light output, the answer is no, a Kino-Flo is just a bank of pretty ordinary fluorescent tubes, but with more carefully colour-balanced phosphor.
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 05:31 AM

You're being trolled... :D
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#8 Keith Walters

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 06:48 AM

You're being trolled... :D

Possibly, although experience has shown that can be a dangerous assumption on forums like this one :P
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#9 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:46 PM

Hahaha! I love this thread!

If you were to pick a light to drop, the kino is a good choice because the flexible barn doors make it pretty resilient.

As others have said, why don't you just turn it on and see?

My guess, if this is not trolling, would be that while loading out you dropped the piece of gear and didn't tell anyone or verify that it still worked. Now you're wishing you had!

Don't worry, if it comes to it, bulbs aren't that expensive.

Now, if you dropped the ballast.....
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:45 PM

It's somebody from a rental house trying to catch a light dropper, "You know, I was on a shoot and I dropped a Kino Flo., too. I just stuck it in a box and sent it back."
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#11 Mathew Rudenberg

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:57 PM

according to the urban dictionary:

trolling

Hanging one's penis out of the back of a moving vehicle, in the pursuit of poonany, much like fishing.

"Hey Fritz, what the hell are you doing back there"? "Leave me the f*** alone. I'm trolling!"
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#12 Tom Savige

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:53 AM

according to the urban dictionary:

trolling

Hanging one's penis out of the back of a moving vehicle, in the pursuit of poonany, much like fishing.

"Hey Fritz, what the hell are you doing back there"? "Leave me the f*** alone. I'm trolling!"


You learn something new every day. Thanks Matt.
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