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Friday Photo

Big big light

A lot of the equipment we use is big and heavy, but the 100k (that’s 100,000 watts to you) Soft Sun takes the cake.

It’s 118″ x 33″ x 22″ (295 x 825 x 55 cm) and weighs in at a svelte 320 lbs (145 Kg). When burning at 100 percent (of course it has a dimmer, because although 100k may seem like the bee’s knees, it’s really too much. Really it is) it’s so bright that you can’t look directly at it.

It’s a gearwhore’s dream and a nightmare for people who actually have to lift the damn thing. Luckily for me, this time the poor put-upon riggers had to wrestle this beast onto the condor, and all I had to do was turn it on.

Thank goodness.

Filed under: Photos, Work

2 Responses

  1. Galen says:

    I love it. Those bulbs are super expensive, we broke a 50k one on a commercial once and it was something like $3000. Somebody thought one person could de-bulb it. Wrong!

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