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  1. Hello Guys, I know this has been posted before but I never found a conclusion to it. I've always learnt that you can't restrike/hot-strike HMI bulbs meaning to turn them off and straight back on without blowing the bulb full-stop. Every shoot I've ever been on this has never been the case nor even close to a concern from the DP. They restrike the bulb just 30 seconds after it being shut off even when the bulb has been on for 10-15mins or so, it makes a nasty sound from the bulb trying to re-light but other than that it's fine everytime. So if someone can clarify some questions
  2. Good evening, I'm researching lighting purchase options. in addition to HMI. A photographer and videographer contact suggests I go with LED; they are in the running along with LEP. I have my eye on a Joker 200 or 800. Does anyone have an idea on what the typical service and repair costs are (rough estimate or actual)? Thanks, Jesse
  3. ARRI Daylight Compact 575W HMI Lights And 575/1200EB Ballast 2 Arri Daylight Compact 575 Lights 1 Arri 575/1200EB Ballast 1 575W Light Bulb 1 Large Shipping Storage Case brand "Sharp" One Light has a sticker and is named "Spare HMI Head" you can see the sale on ebay Priced at $2300 Plus Shipping 10% of this sale goes to charity Keep a Child Alive since its Christmas I figure to keep the spirit going and to help a Child Hope you guys find this listing at a good price Thanks Momcilo
  4. EBAY LINK http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/321938237598? Worth more than £2000! This ARRI 575/1200W Electronic Ballast works with 120-220 VAC. It has on-board dimming, as well as frequency control capability. It is compatible with the ARRI 575, 1.2K HMI Compact Fresnels, Arri-X 5, Arrisun 5 and 12 HMI PAR fixtures. Also with other brands such as Quartzcolor, Filmgear, Mole Richardson, Desisti,... Check a video of the ballast running on Youtube Perfect for Video Applications Offers flicker-free operation Enables a shutter speed of 10,000 frames per second Dimmable On-board dimming
  5. Well I picked up this little ballast for a mini kino flo which is a little thing for lighting car interiors etc. It normally powers special little kino tubes but I wondered if I could get away with powering more off it and what kind of limitations such a ballast might have. Freya
  6. Hi I'm thinking about picking up a power gems eb 125 used. This is not the slim most recent model but the bulkier one that I believe came right before. Does anyone know if this model has power factor correction? Sometimes I need to be able to plug into a 15a circuit which is why I want this. I've attached a picture thanks
  7. Hi I just bought a used joker 1200 par. They don't make the light anymore. For now I'm going to look into its compatibility with a ballast I already own or the possibility of having an adapter cable made to work with its pin configuration. I called Joker and they were nice enough to tell me that it has the strand/ltm pin configuration and that power gems made a ballast for the light at one point. Does anyone have advice on where to find a ballast to run this light and what I should be looking for? I'd like to find a used electronic ballast. I was checking out the arri knockoffs sold by pho
  8. So a while back I bought a used desisti 1.2 hmi fresnel paired with a lightmaker electronic ballast off ebay. I asked around before buying to see if it was a good idea and people I trust seemed to think so. Not long after buying I learned that these lightmaker ballasts have a really bad reputation. I've been using the light and so far no problems. I'm paranoid that it will die on a shoot. This would be really bad because often this is the kind of light that creates the ambiance of the scene and it's impossible to replace with a different light if it dies and could screw up a production. I am t
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