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Wanted Barn doors for strand 2.5 hmi
Niall Flynn posted a topic in LightingHello there folks. My 2.5 strand hmi barn doors have unfortunately have gone missing. This light is a linch pin in my kit and is pretty useless without the barn doors. I just wondered if anyone had any spare ones they are willing to sell. I have searched the internet looking for them and had no luck. Any leads or suggestions of where to look would be deeply appreciated.
Safety wire/glass for Ianebeam/Strand 2kw Blonde?
Bradley Stearn posted a topic in LightingI own an old Ianebeam 2kw. It works great, and so far this year it has been used on an almost weekly basis on the shoots that I work on. I was wondering if anyone knows of somewhere to purchase safety mesh/glass to put into the light, as the moment it is just fully open, and that worries me a little! I would never use this light in a tight space, I have mainly used it to light interiors from the exterior, so it's always placed away from actors/crew. It would be nice to complete the light with some safety mesh, or even a scrim for safety.
troubleshooting a weird 2.5K Strand (IREM) HMI ballast
Alain Bourassa posted a topic in LightingHi guys Looking for new ideas here , I'm an electronic technician with 25+ years of experience , working with HMI since the mid 90's I also work as a DIT and Engineer I was on a set last weekend, shooting outside on a very humid day one 2.5K HMI Par was outside and the ballast did a flash and me and the DP heard a sparking sound when it happened the light stayed on but once we turned it down it never responded to the ballast later on the lamp is an old Strand Quartzcolor and the ballast is a magnetic ballast , Strand brand , made by IREM (same guts as the ARRIs) My first guess was a blown capacitor inside so yesterday back in my workshop I opened it , replaced the 2 main electrolytic capacitor on the IREM pcboard and the main power cord too which was very brittle, I used gauge 12 wires as usual tried the ballast with the head we had on set, it strikes and after a few minutes I see a lot of flickering and I'm hearing a loud hum from the ballast, like a AC to DC rectifier only working on half the phases tried the ballast with a second head it strikes but does not stay on but the lamp works well with my other 2 ballasts of the same model tried the same ballast one more time with a third head it strikes, light goes on and no hum no flicker ! like a perfect combo I used the same cable on the 3 heads too so the cable is discarded as a possible problem source I have never seen such a stubborn ballast in my life