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#1 Ben Joyner

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:55 AM

Hey guys,

 

Does anyone know of a good place to purchase Kino flo party colored tubes? Looking to buy some color tubes (blue,red.) Can't seem to find them available for purchase online, but I know they exist.

 

Thanks!

 

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#2 James Compton

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:20 PM

Ben,

 

  You have many more options if you go with T8 or T12 colored sleeves :

 

http://www.lightbulb...ory.asp?sub=285

 

It's much cheaper and you can use the same bulbs for a special scene that you would use for normal scenes.


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#3 Ben Joyner

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:30 PM

Thank you James!


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:48 PM

Ya got it.


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#5 Ben Joyner

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:54 PM

What's the difference between t8 and t12? Also, can you cut them easily? Looking to use them with 2 ft tubes. 


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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:22 PM

Differing sizes of bulb. Kinos are T12, T8 are the thinner ones. I suppose you could cut them

The other option is clear tape and cutting little bits of gel for your lights.


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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:25 PM

An explanation of T12 vs. T8 bulbs here:

 

http://www.ehow.com/...&utm_source=ask


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

What's the difference between t8 and t12? Also, can you cut them easily? Looking to use them with 2 ft tubes. 

 

Ben,

 

   You can cut them with a razor or boxcutter. Measure the sleeve to the size that you want to cut, mark it with a Sharpie. Lay them on a flat surface,  press the area that you want to cut flat and then slice with the razor. It's a dense plastic material so apply a decent amount of pressure. That vendor has a store in Atlanta that can ship to you in Savannah.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:00 PM

Ben,

 

  One more thing. Get an electric blanket and wrap it around the area BELOW the section to be cut. Turn the blanket on the low setting and leave it wrapped around the sleeve for 2 minutes. It softens the plastic material, making it much easier to cut.

 

 A good way to remember the difference between a T8 and T12: A T8 is roughly the diameter of a U.S. quarter. The T12 is almost the same diameter as a U.S. silver dollar coin. The lengths and shapes( U bend, circline, etc.) will vary. The diameter of a T8/T12

remains constant.


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#10 Ben Joyner

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:23 PM

Gotcha! I guess I've just only been using fixtures for t12 tubes. That makes sense. Thanks!


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#11 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:30 PM

If you're after the coloured types, people other than kino-flo do sell them.

 

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