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Is the Cool Light basically Metal Halide? If it is, I would stay away. I bought one Metal Halide studio light to experiment with. I played with it for a couple of weeks. Now it's sitting in a closet, probably permanently. This is why:
- There's a five minute warmup time to get stable output and color, except I don't think the color ever fully stabilizes.
- If you turn it off, trip over the cord, kick a breaker, or whatever, you now have to wait 30 minutes to turn it back on. With you going into a building with weak breakers, this might be a big headache.
- The bulb is skittish. Move the light around and it starts acting weird. If you set it down hard enough it might even recycle on you. That might just be my light though.
- What color are these things? They are not truly full spectrum and not daylight either. I'm guessing 4800k. And that shifts!
- Too much exposure will give you a sunburn, no joke. These things also burn super hot, hotter than quartz. And my light has a cooling fan, the Cool Lights don't.
You can't go wrong with an Arri. For me, 3200k is easy to work with, gel off a chart, etc. The bulb will give you even light for much longer than the rated time. It's a proven package. And you can always get a good part of your money back if you're done with them.