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#1 Lucas Hubbard

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

Is a 5k light 5000 watts?


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:51 PM

Yes.


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#3 David Cunningham

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:27 PM

I'm confused.  Please explain.  Are we talking about color temp?  I have plenty of 5k colored lighting that is not 5000 watts so I suppose I am misunderstanding.


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#4 dan kessler

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:48 PM

Yeah, okay, lights are usually called out by their wattage, not their color temp.


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#5 Alan Rencher

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:24 PM

5k wouldn't be a normal color temp for a light. It would most likely be 5,600 or 6,500 Kelvin. Most lights are named for their wattage. If someone is asking for a light by its color temperature, they will ask for a tungsten or daylight fixture.
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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:52 AM

You could also just call a 5K a Senior ;)

Most of them will be 3200K for their color temp (i'm personally not aware of any 5K Hmis?)


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#7 David Cunningham

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:50 PM

Got it


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