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    how good are lowel lights?
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    I am contemplating investing in some lowel lights, what are the general consensus of this brand?


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    Good for starters. Way better than Chinese junk. Not nearly as good as Mole or Arri.
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    Great low cost open-face tungsten lights. Hot as hell, so you will definitely need gloves when handling them. They are a little on the fragile side, so you want to make sure they are properly packed when transporting them.

    If size and weight is not a concern, then I prefer Arri fresnel lights over open-face tungsten. ( nicer light, easier to handle, fresnel lens allows for a long throw )
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    They make good worklights....

    For the money I would (and did) buy some used Arri and Mole tungsten fresnels... They will last for ever, are very controllable, and have an excellent quality of light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver Rush View Post
    They make good worklights....

    For the money I would (and did) buy some used Arri and Mole tungsten fresnels... They will last for ever, are very controllable, and have an excellent quality of light.
    where can I find use arri and mole?


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    I got a couple of mine off ebay and craigslist, though I got my best deals from rental houses that were selling off excess lights or that were going out of business. You may have to fix some wiring, plugs, switches, etc, here and there, but otherwise they last forever and are extremely durable.
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    For the money, they are hard to beat. Unless you can get some used Arri that haven't been too abused.


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    Good company with a good reputation. I agree that their lights are not as heavy duty as Arris or Moles, but they are also a lot lighter and easier to carry around as a great lightweight tungsten kit.

    I really like that you can easily buy any replacement part you may need to keep them running for a long time.


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    so I'm trying to achieve something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rojPMESoiAA. For now I can only afford two lights, which of the lowel lights do you recommend


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    so I'm trying to achieve something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rojPMESoiAA. For now I can only afford two lights, which of the lowel lights do you recommend
    thats a pretty soft and subtle light. could be a dimmable fesnel through a series of scrims or diffusers. but my guess says its flourescent.

    to achieve this id go with any of the following:
    - lowel prolights on dimmers and diffusion gels.
    - diva style dimmable fourescents
    - a couple dimmable 500 LEDs (also with diffusion gel - LEDs cast muti-shadows when flagged or obscured)
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