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Old 21-07-2018, 09:17 PM   #11
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The 10w is useless outdoors, I wouldn’t bother. I’d probably go for the big one, as you can always turn it down or move it further away.

On the battery, it looks to have an easily opened cover, I don’t think it would be too much hassle to source a battery or change. But I get your point.
I went for the 10W battery and 20W cabled ones.

The best price I could find for the 20W battery one is £95, whereas the 10W can be had for under £33, which makes the 20W version less of a throwaway purchase. (Not to mention you could have three 10W ones for the same money.)

And I figure of the two wired ones that 20W ought to be enough, even outdoors. Indoors the 50W would probably be too much. Again price played a factor though and the 50W wired was about £28 more than the 20W wired. (The difference being close to the full price of the 10W.)

So I paid a few quid more than the 50W to get the 10W battery AND 20W wired, which was also less than if I had just bought the 20W battery.

If I find more power is needed then I could always go for the 50W wired at a later date, given that the whole lot can be had for less than the price of a single Scangrip version.

However I usually polish towards the end of the day when the light is less intense, having washed the car during the day, so the 20W ought to be enough.

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There is a video somewhere by Osren where in their view the ideal position is to have spot lights and fluorescent tubes. The fluorescent are good for deeper marks and the spot lights are better for lighter swirls.
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Old 21-07-2018, 09:26 PM   #13
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Can the tubes be LED? If not, is there a reason florescents are better?

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I am not sure, I think it is to do with the diffuse light hitting the paint which highlights the deeper marks rather than the specific type of buld. I should say it was a couple of years ago when I watched this video so I may have got a bit confused
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Yeah, that's what I'd have thought - so if the tube is frosted it ought to be the same, LED or florescent.

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This is the video

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Thanks. I'll have a look later.

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Let's give this a go then...

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The 10w is useless outdoors, I wouldn’t bother. I’d probably go for the big one, as you can always turn it down or move it further away.

On the battery, it looks to have an easily opened cover, I don’t think it would be too much hassle to source a battery or change. But I get your point.
How are you attaching your lights to the tripods? Got any pics?

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How are you attaching your lights to the tripods? Got any pics?

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Easy... this is the tripod, has a rubber lined clamp for attaching a round boom to. Leg bit of the light in the jaws, crank 'er up. I'll sort you a picture when I'm home later today.
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