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#1 David Ross

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

I am putting together a 2 ton grip and lighting truck package and I have a question about what kind and how many practical light bulbs I should carry on my truck. I have seen some lists of what other gaffers are carrying on their trucks but I am wondering how much they are really using them. When I’m gaffing I normally carry the following (all medium based in both soft and clear whenever possible) 15 watt night-lights, 25, 50, 75 and 100-watt bulbs. Generally speaking, I tend to use the smaller bulbs (15 to 50 watt) bulbs to tone down a bright lamp in the background of a scene. . Here are the other lamps noted on other trucks but I currently do not carry these.

The PH-211 75 watt Ushio medium base (household type). Color temp: 3000K.
The PH-212 150 watt Ushio medium base (household type). Color temp: 3050K.
The PH-213 250 watt Ushio Globe (household type). Color temp: 3400K.
BCA 250 watt Daylight balanced Photoflood Light Bulb: 4800K.
EBW 500 Daylight balanced Photoflood light bulb: 4800K

Please let me know if you would recommend any or all the lamps listed above or perhaps there are others not listed. One area of concern is the higher wattage bulb being placed into a socket on location that would be only rated for say 100 watt max. Do other gaffers carry around a porcelain socket that they can rig wherever needed?
Thanks in advance.

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