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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


Hi,

I am storing away some of my lamps at our home because I am
going to live away from the city I currently live in. The
city I currently live in is 112 feet, (or 34 meters), above the sea
or water level. The place where I am moving and going to live
in is 39 feet, (or 12 meters), above the sea level. May be there is
not a lot of difference between the two places regarding
humidity. Sure, the latter one has water nearby. The sea is, say
some 40 minutes away by car or public transport.

I have an acute B2 generator as well that I would like to take with
me. I am just to afraid that the humidity may eat it away! Each of
my lamps, or flashes, are usually covered by a plastic bag! I have
mostly used my flashes inside, only a very few times outside.

One may say, but isn't it what they, (the flashes), are there for?
Meaning, to be used up and perhaps be eaten by the weather,
or other external sources? Yes, that may also be true! I just wish
they are able to last enough time with me! So, if taking them
to a place where humidity will be way too harmful, perhaps I
should avoid to take them with me! What do you think ??

Thank you in advance, kind regards,

igmolinav : ) !!!



Dec 27, 2012 at 01:18 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


You don't need to worry about it. Unless you live in the tropics, the humidity isn't going to affect your gear all that much.


Dec 27, 2012 at 01:48 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


Hi,

Thank you for your message : ) !!!

What is the difference of living in
a tropical area to a humid area
like the one I will live? European
coasts are not humid enough?

Kind regards,

igmolinav : ) !!!



Dec 27, 2012 at 03:03 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


What part of Europe are we talking about?


Dec 27, 2012 at 03:56 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


Hi,

Near Venice, Italy, some 40 Km. away.

Thank you,

Ignacio : ) !!!



Dec 27, 2012 at 05:20 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


igmolinav wrote:
...What is the difference of living in a tropical area to a humid area like the one I will live? European coasts are not humid enough?


The difference is the degree of humidity, and how long / how often it is humid. Venice shouldn't be a problem to your gear compared to, for example, the Amazonian rainforest. When you are not using it, store it on an open shelf or in a vented box so it can "breath." If it has to be in a sealed box, put some dessicant packs in the box to absorb moisture.



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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


Hi Briano,

Thank you for your message : ) !!!

I thought it was the total opposite. I thought it was
more about putting one or two plastic bags around it!
So, any equipment that is in a humid area, should better
be left uncovered. If it is in its case, the case should
be open so it "breaths"!

Just one more question. If the equipment is always
left breathing, can one say that humidity will not
affect it at all?

Thank you again, kind regards,

igmolinav : ) !!!



Dec 28, 2012 at 01:10 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


igmolinav wrote:
Just one more question. If the equipment is always
left breathing, can one say that humidity will not
affect it at all?


In general, yes.



Dec 28, 2012 at 01:20 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


igmolinav wrote:
Just one more question. If the equipment is always left breathing, can one say that humidity will not affect it at all?


I wouldn't say it will have no effect, but it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

In my experience (I used to live in Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico / Tampa Bay) the best place to store gear after use is in an air conditioned / dehumidified space, but short of that fresh moist air is less likely to lead to mold buildup than stale moist air.



Dec 28, 2012 at 04:06 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


Hi,

Thank you again for your messages : ) !!!

Actually, I left a piece of equipment, a
generator, at a friends house with
similar conditions to the ones you find
in a city along the Gulf of Mexiko. I will
tell him to keep it in a room where the
air conditioner is used. It is in a plastic
bag. I don't think he would have a pro-
blem to even have it sitting on a table,
so that it is not in contact with the floor.

Is it better then for things, to sit "naked",
even without the thick plastic bag that
covers them, on a surface in a room, not
always the floor, and where the air
conditioning may or may not be turned
on, depending on the weather?

Thank you again, kind regards,

igmolinav : ) !!!



Dec 28, 2012 at 04:02 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


For long time storage in conditions as you describe, "vacuum storage bags" may be a viable measure. Just a thought...look it up!


Dec 28, 2012 at 04:25 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Hi : ) !!! Humidity affecting your lamp?! - But isn't it what they are for?


Hi Peter,

Thank you : ) !!! I'll look it up !!!

Thank you again to all of you for
your posts !!!

Kind regards,

igmolinav : ) !!!



Dec 30, 2012 at 05:53 PM





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