This is my first post here, even though I have enjoyed this site for years, and now, still a happy newbie, I have decided to join in on the fun...
I all my previous pictures, have been working only with 2 800W Redheads, some umbrellas and reflectors, no flash, and now I would like to start playing with some new types of lightning.
I am going to take a shot at the "poor-man's Kino-flo" / "Home Depot KinoFlo" as discussed in so many threads on this site.
One my problems though, is that I am scandinavian, and it seems that US and European light specifications are different.
In the above thread, specifications as this occur:
"GE Chroma 50 lightbulbs. Color temperature 5000K (daylight-balanced), 90 CRI, 2250 initial lumens. "
What I dont get, is how many Watts these tubes should be?
I my local stores, I can only seem to find max 36W tubes, and wonder if 8 of these will be sufficent for the project.
I have another idea about building a sort of fluorescent softbox eg (4*36w tubes), but again, this will only give 144 watts, and that wont do it at all, wont it?
Would love to replace some of these tungsten redheads, with some fluorescent solutions, but I just suspect that its hard for them to supply me with enough light?
Hope you can help me out, am hoping to start building something between christmas and new years eve ;-)