I own a total of 15 Kino lighting systems (DIVA 400’s and 4ft 4Banks). I need to tap into any available expertise on the best way to look after these systems over the longer term.
Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:45 AM
Posted 02 August 2018 - 04:11 PM
I also have one specific unresolved question - as tubes accumulate hours, is it okay to just wait for them to fail, or is there a better maintenance practice?
I'd say once they start getting dim at the ends it'd be safe to replace them. Can't be losing stops out there.
Posted 02 August 2018 - 05:28 PM
Many rental houses run tubes until they fail or get broken. If you are swapping tubes between daylight and Tungsten on a shoot. are you going to slow the shoot down by making sure that matching tubes go back in a given head? No.
Posted 02 August 2018 - 05:46 PM
"Here’s a case in point - I just loaded up a ballast, got a nasty burning smell. I cut power and found that the wiring on 2 sockets was swapped over. A basic mistake that could have destroyed a ballast."
I'm not sure I follow what happened here.
I rent out Kinos and you know how rental gear gets treated sometimes-- but I have never had a client cross a wire.
We had one board go out but it was a 12 year old unit. Other than that they handle rentals pretty good.