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John SharafRe: Fluorescent light solution
by on Aug 14, 2002 at 3:34:10 pm

In addition to everything else that Leo and Wayne have said, another consideration is safety; the kino tubes are sheathed in a plastic coating to control breakage should this occur, and believe me considering the travel and handeling involved in motion picture lighting this is a real issue. Also the temporary nature of the setups introduces electrical hazard if you're assembling and rebuilding electrical connections to the ballast each time. The kino harness is condusive to these operations with screw threaded connectors and flexible cable houseings.

The light output of Kino's latest units (the Divas) is amazing and when you consider the predictible tungsten and daylight color they produce really are not that expensive if amortized over the long term. the household flourescents are really not meant to match any other houshold lighting and this will be apparent when you mix sources. The fact is that lighting equipment has a much longer life than any video camera, which is always under the threat of obscelescence!


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