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p.1 #1 · Softbox caught fire


My Lastolite Ezybox caught fire last night. Is that normal or just me?









Apr 08, 2013 at 05:24 PM
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p.1 #2 · Softbox caught fire


Continuous light in a strobe box?


Apr 08, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #3 · Softbox caught fire


Alien Bees


Apr 08, 2013 at 05:47 PM
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p.1 #4 · Softbox caught fire


Does the strobe still work? Modelling light? Correct wattage modelling light bulb? If no malfunction with the light, I'd tend to say your fabric was too close to the modelling light and overheated.

I've had Buff softboxes on my lights for hours on end with no problems...

Rob



Apr 08, 2013 at 05:50 PM
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p.1 #5 · Softbox caught fire


Wow, I use AB's also but with Photoflex sb's. never had a problem.
Probably like Rob_S said though.



Apr 08, 2013 at 05:51 PM
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p.1 #6 · Softbox caught fire


My Alien Bees wont' fire now, the flashtube only give out a short blink on full power.



Apr 08, 2013 at 06:19 PM
 

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p.1 #7 · Softbox caught fire


Over heating can be caused by a few things:
1. Incorrect model lamp wattage
2. Poor ventilation by gridded, gelled or confined heads, make sure the head can breathe
3. Exceeding the duty cycle of the flash head
4. A combination of all three.

I am a proponent of cooling fans in heads and following duty cycle recommendations. I have melted a few gels in my day but my Speedo heads are built for high output duty cycles so they just kept on working.



Apr 10, 2013 at 04:40 AM
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p.1 #8 · Softbox caught fire


What are you using for a modeling lamp? That one doesn't look familiar.

An over-wattage modeling lamp may well burn the softbox, and fry the circuit board simultaneously.

When PCB says "150 W max" for modeling lamps it's for a reason.

<Chas>



Apr 11, 2013 at 04:44 PM
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p.1 #9 · Softbox caught fire


The 150w model lamp from ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330770359804?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

At first I thought it was the fan when I turned to see it. I saw the softbox was burning. I hope I won't burn my Hilite Background.
http://www.lastolite.us/hilite-background-7-x-8



Apr 13, 2013 at 03:56 AM
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p.1 #10 · Softbox caught fire


Did you have the modeling light set to "track the power of the strobe" or on full and what power level was the strobe set to?


Apr 18, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #11 · Softbox caught fire


I used the light meter to adjust the power. The light is fine after replaced with new tube and model light.


Apr 19, 2013 at 01:47 AM





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