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  1. Hello all,

    I am currently living and working in Mali, West-Africa. For my next video project, I am looking for a (not too expensive) light set (max of 2), that are light, easy to carry with me and "low on power" - if at all possible...

    In this mostly sunny country, I some times need extra lightning...

    Curious for any thoughts, ideas, brands,

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. About "lights" in another sense...

    If you would not have the money to buy the above lights, but there would be a place you need to have some extra lights...

    But...(to make it complicated), there is no power and some day light entering the place, but not much...

    I thought about alternative lights (candles, small light on battery), but that won't do it. Any other brilliant "home made" ideas to light up the scene a little bit.

    Reflectors might work, but there is not much sunshine entering the place we are taping...

    Hmm, sounds almost impossible ...
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    Car power+inverter? The GE "Reveal" bulbs give a broad spectrum of light. CFLs use less power but have skewed color temp. Test them before the shoot.
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  4. Yeah, I thought about car + inverter, but my husband will take the car with him ;(

    What are "GE reveal bulbs and CFLs"?
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    GE reveal are standard houshold bulbs but offer a broad spectrum of light.
    To use them you need a household power connection or car inverter. I see in this link GE now makes compact flourescent "reveal" brand bulbs. I haven't tried them. They may create flicker if you are shooting NTSC video from 50 Hz power but they would only use 7-15 watts per bulb.
    http://www.gelighting.com/na/home_lighting/products/reveal_main.htm

    Otherwise you would use standard battery powered TV lights but you need a way to charge them.

    Honda and Yamaha make small quiet electric generators that run on gasoline or propane. They use stable inverter power so can be used for computers and TV displays. Dry weight for the 1000W model is only 13 Kilo. I use the 2000W model for field power and for power outages at home.
    http://www.honda-generator.co.uk/Honda_EU10i.html
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  6. Interesting...thankx!
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