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Arrilite 600 & gelatine filters


Giorgio Taricco
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Hello guys,

I'm looking for gelatine filters for the Arrilite 600 lamps, what's your advice buying gelatine filters for tungsten lamps?

I think I need the High temperature ones or just standard gels would work?  Also what's the best way to mount them on the arrilite 600 unit?

Thanks for your help

Giorgio

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Most people just clip gels to the barndoors with croc clips or clothes pegs. If you're worried about heat from the lamp causing discoloration, or melting the gel, use a frame instead for the gel, and place it a couple of feet away from the lamp.

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Hi Giorgio. Open face lights burn through gels on the doors a lot faster than fresnels because there is nothing collecting the heat. So anything with a lens is better for gelling on the doors.

Like Stuart said, give the gel enough distance that the heat isn't a problem anymore. Perhaps build a custom wood frame that can be clamped to the stand with an arm.

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