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Barry Bishop
How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 2, 2014 at 6:42:24 pm

I have 2 Keno flow's
a soft box from lowel
and a keylight
I would like to hang from the metal bar seen above?
I am assuming I need a clamp of some sort. Can one of you point me in the right direction?
Thank you.

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John Fishback
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 2, 2014 at 7:27:05 pm

Use a c-clamp or you can uses scissor clips in the hung ceiling if the ceiling can support the weight. You'll have to make sure the clamps have the proper stud for your instrument.

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Mark Suszko
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 2, 2014 at 7:29:03 pm

something like this will work:

http://www.markertek.com/Lighting-Background-Effects/Light-Stands-Mounts-Cl...

look for gaffer clamps and C-clamp pipe clamps at Markertek and B&H photo&Video


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Mark Suszko
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 2, 2014 at 7:30:51 pm

The sample John just posted is what we use in our grid for most of our lights... ours are 30-plus years old and still work


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Barry Bishop
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 2, 2014 at 7:44:33 pm

will this hold a 4 bank keno flow light? any adapters I need?

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Todd Terry
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 2, 2014 at 8:32:15 pm

If I'm seeing your image right it looks like you have a couple of pipes from which you plan to hang instruments.

If that's the case, the clamps that John linked will definitely work (the C-clamp, not the scissor clamp). Those are pretty much the industry standard for hanging an instrument from a lighting grid.

Yes, they will hang a Kino. You'll need one per fixture. No, you don't need any other adapters... PROVIDING that the pipes are where you want the instruments, at the height that you want them. If you want them lower (or the flexibility to make them lower) then you'll want some grip arms to lower them (any 5/8" stock from the hardware store will also work, doesn't have to be a "real" grip arm). You'd need a grip head, too, in that scenario. But if the pipes are where you want them, you don't need anything else.

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Barry Bishop
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 2, 2014 at 9:51:42 pm

I believe you, but I just want to make certain.
This pipe seems pretty thick and the image, looked like that particular clamp would not work.

Here is a better image of the pipe. Please advise. Thank you.

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Todd Terry
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 2, 2014 at 10:07:05 pm

Well, again, if those pipes are at the right positions and heights for where you want the fixtures, then you don't need anything else... just the C-clamp with the attached baby pin.

T2

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Craig Alan
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 3, 2014 at 3:05:10 am

After installing Mavericks I can't see the embedded picture of the original post.

BUT I would not forget safety cables for each lamp. and the clamps as well.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=saftey+cable&N=0&InitialSearch=yes...

except for back lights that are difficult to get out of shots or for lighting a green screen or other back ground, I really prefer using lights (particularly Kino Flos) on floor stands like a baby jr. Climbing up to the grid to make adjustments or moving them to a new location is kind of a pain. But if they are mounted absolutely where you want them then it's certainly nice for a permanent set of some sort .

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 5, 2014 at 2:59:31 pm

Barry -

You owe it to yourself to get a quick education in the world of grip equipment:

http://www.msegrip.com/product/hardware/clamps.html

http://www.macgroupus.com/kupocatalog.pdf

There are so many solutions out there, some standard, some not, that you should have a handle on what the standard options are. It will help save you some money. I'm not suggesting you use these particular suppliers - just look at what's offered.

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: How can I hang these lights?
on Jan 5, 2014 at 3:03:14 pm

One more thing - the Dexel catalogue has hundreds of fixtures, and the beauty of their catalogue is that they have icons on every fixture page, showing just which connectors and accessories work with them. A very useful source:

http://www.dexel.com/Dexel.pdf

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