Can I use my "hot lights" in Israel, where they use the European standard, 220-240V / 50Hz? Do I need to buy transformers and special bulbs?
My lights include:
Lowell Tota (750 watt), Omni (500 watt) and Pro Light (250 watt) and a Rifa EX 88, both with the 1K watt tungsten bulb and with the Florescent EXchange adapter with 80 watt bulbs.
I'm moving all my production equipment to Israel (including: HPX-170, DSLR, computers and many many external Lacie and WD MyBook Studio eSata/FW harddrives) so if anyone can point out any other power or compatibility issues I should be aware of, I'd appreciate the advice. I have about a month to get my stuff together and buy what I need to get here while I'm near B&H :)
If anyone works or has worked in film/video in Israel and doesn't mind me emailing them a few questions, I'd appreciate it.
[Isaac Brillant]"Do I need to buy transformers..."
Probably not a good idea as 1) they will add expense and 2) they themselves will consume a small amount of power and create heat. Buy the new lowel cables.
BTW, can't say for sure but I expect that you may find the replacement cables cheaper in Israel than B&H. At B&H they will likely be a special order item, hence not discounted the way so many other things are. At the appropriate Lowel reseller in Israel they should be a stock item. At least that was my experience with having to get Lowell cables for Europe.
[Isaac Brillant]"Do I need to buy... special bulbs?"
Probably yes. While 110 volt bulbs may work, for a while, you'll greatly increase the risk of bulbs exploding or burning out prematurely. They're bulbs. Not a lot of money.