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Jan 10, 2010 17:09 |  #1

I've been using wall/ceiling light mounts lights more in my studio to save floor space and now I need a good spot to store my light poles.

I have some wall space over some file cabinets that I'd like to vertically store the light poles, reflector holders, booms, and misc. arms on. They are laying on top of them now. This room looks nice so I'm trying to keep it that way and use something besides 2x4s or yellow garage hooks. Black or silver would be best but white may also do. Yes I know I could paint things.

Any thoughts on how and what to use to store these items?


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Jan 10, 2010 17:23 |  #2

Maybe use something like this (external link)? It's a cane holder. Works very well for old people, but maybe it could work for holding light gear? Quick and very simple construction. The rubber "clamp" fits alot of different sizes.


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Jan 10, 2010 21:56 |  #3

Broom holder clips?!...the kind that open and close, rather than simply springly metal jaws


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Jan 11, 2010 06:18 |  #4

I'm don't think they'll hold them. The poles are 13' heavy duty air damped poles from alien bee some with casters, so they are pretty heavy. The folded up base is 9" diameter. I didn't want to hang them from the adjustment clamps at the top of the pole, so eeither upside down of I'll need to put something on the stud to hold it. Probably something mid way might work.


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Jan 11, 2010 11:56 |  #5

Bogen Light stand holder? (external link) You could mount that pretty high up on the wall if you wanted to get things out of the way.

Personally, I hang my stands on a 6'h x 4'w x 2'd wire shelving unit with casters, like you would see in a kitchen. I just use the screw knobs to hang / latch on to the wire shelving and it seems very secure. I have to be careful when rolling over a door threshold, but otherwise they don't fall off when just rolling the rack around.




  
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Jan 11, 2010 12:15 |  #6

MrScott wrote in post #9371686 (external link)
Bogen Light stand holder? (external link) You could mount that pretty high up on the wall if you wanted to get things out of the way.

Personally, I hang my stands on a 6'h x 4'w x 2'd wire shelving unit with casters, like you would see in a kitchen. I just use the screw knobs to hang / latch on to the wire shelving and it seems very secure. I have to be careful when rolling over a door threshold, but otherwise they don't fall off when just rolling the rack around.

Interesting light stand piece from Bogen.
Perhaps a little overpriced.

I'm having trouble envisioning your homemade method.
Would you mind explaning further or taking a snapshot?

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Jan 11, 2010 13:41 |  #7

MrScott wrote in post #9371686 (external link)
Bogen Light stand holder? (external link) You could mount that pretty high up on the wall if you wanted to get things out of the way.

Personally, I hang my stands on a 6'h x 4'w x 2'd wire shelving unit with casters, like you would see in a kitchen. I just use the screw knobs to hang / latch on to the wire shelving and it seems very secure. I have to be careful when rolling over a door threshold, but otherwise they don't fall off when just rolling the rack around.

I like the bogen hanger. It keeps stress on all the section couplings though. Alien Bee stands are great but the knobs and section coupling clamps are plastic. I think I'll get this one unless someone comes up with something better. Thanks.


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Jan 19, 2010 10:49 |  #8

Monument wrote in post #9366773 (external link)
Maybe use something like this (external link)? It's a cane holder. Works very well for old people, but maybe it could work for holding light gear? Quick and very simple construction. The rubber "clamp" fits alot of different sizes.

I got it yesturday and put it up. It works great and is very well constructed. The holders have v notches that slant at an angle in toward the v to hold various size mounts. I only had one issue; the spacing on the bracket mount is around 24" instead of 16" so you'll need to mount a board to mount it to if you only have studs behind the wall. I was lucky and able to mount it on a horizontal header board behind my drywall.


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Jan 19, 2010 11:38 |  #9

TooManyHobbies wrote in post #9425582 (external link)
the spacing on the bracket mount is around 24" instead of 16"

Makes you wonder what the hell they were thinking...

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Jan 19, 2010 12:15 |  #10

m3rdpwr wrote in post #9425852 (external link)
Makes you wonder what the hell they were thinking...

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That in Italia they have stone walls to mount to or different stud spacing for drywall?


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Jan 19, 2010 12:30 |  #11

TooManyHobbies wrote in post #9426058 (external link)
That in Italia they have stone walls to mount to or different stud spacing for drywall?

A 48 " spacing would be fine on 16" on center stud's. (Along with 16, 32, tec.)

24" just doesn't make sense in the US or Canada...

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