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When changing bulbs, what are some things to be aware of?

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One of the well-known gaffers such as Julian White was able to replace regular bulbs in some of the bulb holders or even put them into china balls, are there anything like safety concerns that should be measured before replacing a bulb with tungsten/flourescents/etc.?

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If you’re talking about a standard Edison screw-in socket the only thing is that above 60W you should probably install a porcelain socket if there is a plastic one. Definitely if you are talking about 250W and 500W photofloods.

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20 hours ago, David Mullen ASC said:

If you’re talking about a standard Edison screw-in socket the only thing is that above 60W you should probably install a porcelain socket if there is a plastic one. Definitely if you are talking about 250W and 500W photofloods.

Ah okay, so this would prevent any electrical problems, what about if I wanted to replace the flourewcent tubes in a office-like setting with kinoflo tubes/quasar tubes, would it be able to take those tubes or would it depend on the amount of wattage for those sockets?

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Kino Tunes will not be a problem

 

The Quasar tubes are different- I don't believe they will work as a direct replacement for office fluorescents.

 

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