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Donald Mitchell
Spacelight Options -Crossposted
on Oct 14, 2009 at 3:14:18 pm

Cross posted this to the lighting pros forum:

I own a small studio and I'm thinking about investing in a set of spacelights to have rigged on a permanent basis so clients can come in and have the infinity cove prelit.

I'm trying to choose between the 6KW models and the 2KW models, obviously would be cheaper to use the 2KWs, as I also want to wire them through dimmers.

Question is would I get enough power from the 2KW units? The L-shaped cove floor dimensions are 31.5 ft x 25ft x 15ft to the grid.

I was thinking around 9 lights to cover this area. What's the best solution?

Thanks for any help.


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Ben Ferrer
Re: Spacelight Options -Crossposted
on Oct 15, 2009 at 5:30:08 am

Hi Donald,
I would recommend going with the 6K because it will be more versatile.
The 2Ks might be fine for white limbo, but you may need a bit more fire power for darker colors that you want to pop or if you need to shoot at faster shutter speeds or use dark filters such as a polarizer.

I use nine 4K spacelights on our 30x60x17 cyc and find it to be barely enough for many shoots and not enough if I'm shooting around 1/100th sec.

The brand of our 4Ks is UltraLight. I think they only advertise the 2K and 6K, but you can ask for 4K. As a brand it is OK, but I think I would prefer the 6Ks from Mole-Richardson.

Ben Ferrer
DP – Transvideo Studios
Mountain View, CA



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