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Recommended Dimmer for 2K Blonde?


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#1 Vito Huizar

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:22 PM

I am looking into buying a couple 1000watt dimmers and some dimmers to use on my larger 2K lights. Can't seem to find any 2K dimmers so what is recommended?


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#2 Daniel Klockenkemper

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:31 PM

For a 2K or larger light, you'll need a variable autotransformer, also known as a variac.  Unlike router controls, variacs are large and heavy - the windings are all copper, and thus more expensive.  You can find used ones out there if you're on a budget - I have one that originally was for dimming lights in an old theater. 


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#3 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

Mole has some 2k hand dimmers in their rental catalog

page 19 Type 6691 

 

http://www.mole.com/...al/rent_cat.pdf

 

Not sure if they have them for sale though.

 

323-851-0111


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#4 Toby Orzano

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:27 PM

Magic Gadgets makes good 2k dimmers as well as a flicker dimmer that you can use for fire/tv gags etc. Also the Shadowmaker model has three 2k channels with independent dimmers and flicker programs.

 

http://www.magicgadgets.com


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