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Heart_87
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Nov 03, 2009 11:25 |  #1

I have a 2 head Elinchrom BX400 set. I am looking to buy 2 heads for background lighting only. I don't want to go to the expence of buying 2 more BX lights if I can Get a cheaper alternative. Any ideas anyone?




  
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Nov 03, 2009 12:26 |  #2
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D-Lites then?


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Nov 03, 2009 13:49 |  #3

These are good inexpensive lights: Genesis 200 Kit (external link)


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Nov 03, 2009 15:46 |  #4

Just remember recycle time could be slower on the cheaper lights. Meaning you will have to wait for your background lights to catch up to your main.


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Nov 03, 2009 15:52 as a reply to  @ bsawle's post |  #5

These are good inexpensive lights: Genesis 200 Kit (external link)

I have the Genesis 200 kit. In my opinion, you can't beat them for the money and they recycle very quickly.


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Nov 03, 2009 22:12 |  #6

+1 on the Genesis kit. As far as recycle time you may have to wait a whole 2 seconds if they are at full power. Plus they have an audible beep that tells you they are recycled and ready to go. Have not used them long but have never found myself cussing the lights during the 2 second wait.

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Nov 03, 2009 22:17 |  #7

My experience is that all the lights on a set need to have the same recycle time.
Generally, if you have similar lights for main, accent and background the main is set to the highest output and thus, if they all have similar recycle characteristics, will be the slowest to recycle. That's best in my view.


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Nov 04, 2009 08:41 as a reply to  @ dmward's post |  #8

Was looking towards D-lites not sure if D-lite2 would be ok or if I need to go for the D-Lite4




  
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Nov 04, 2009 09:55 |  #9

Heart_87 wrote in post #8952636 (external link)
Was looking towards D-lites not sure if D-lite2 would be ok or if I need to go for the D-Lite4

The BX400 and the DL4's are both 400ws.
DL2's 200 ws.

If you usually have the BX400's past 1/2 power to light your background, than DL4's may be in order.

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Nov 04, 2009 10:35 |  #10
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I'd say if opting for D-Lites, then 400 would be wise choice.


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Nov 04, 2009 11:09 as a reply to  @ [godfather]'s post |  #11

Thanks for all your help looks like D-Lite4's




  
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