Last week i was shooting a video, our gaffer hang a 5K tungsten (build by Strand) in the studio, looking 45 degrees down. The lightbulb litterly exploded, broke the lens and burned the chimera. Now there's a discussion between the lighting rental company and my gaffer about whose fault it was.
1. The rental company claims the units are not supposed to hang high, looking down, because the heat in the unit can't get out that way.
2. My gaffer claims that those are studio lights, build for studio situations, including the possibility to hang them high and face down. Besides, the unit wasn't hanging straight down but 45 degrees, it had room to release the heat. The lamp was on for 5 minutes before it exploded.
Does anybody have experience with this?
Edited by Artyom Zakharenko, 10 September 2012 - 08:27 AM.