View Full Version : Reflective Strobe Lights - Cheap!
09-30-2011, 10:32 AM
I got this idea from a Halloween store locally.
Read more here: http://www.highcountrylights.com/blog/making-your-strobe-lights-reflective.html
Costs: $7. I already had the strobe light, C9 socket, and vampire plug.
09-30-2011, 03:09 PM
Do you have a video of the effect of adding the reflector over a straight strobe?
10-01-2011, 01:11 AM
Yes. I just uploaded on Vimeo and embed the links on that blog.
10-01-2011, 07:54 AM
The reflector strobe in your video makes a big difference in the on the total effect of the strobe, nice job.
10-01-2011, 09:58 AM
Some days... things click but most seem to be stuck in the mud. lol
10-01-2011, 10:56 AM
Well done! There's no question that if you can capture a light's output and direct it into a specific direction instead of 360 degrees it will give you a brighter effect! I used a lot of reflectors when I was a photographer and other ways to achieve a similar effect at even lower cost are to use kitchen mixing bowls or even aluminum plates. One of my favorites were small plastic tupperware bowls that I'd spray-painted silver on the inside and black on the outside. Being non-electrically conductive and flexible, I could put that over all kinds of things, cut the hole larger and force it over mounts, or even cut the whole side of a bowl and mount it from the back of the light instead of the front. Plastic works okay for strobes but not hot, 1000-watt modelling or fill floods though... it melts...
10-06-2011, 02:31 PM
Plastic works okay for strobes but not hot, 1000-watt modelling or fill floods though... it melts...
of course today we use 1000 watt eq. CF bulbs that are daylight balanced and cool to the touch. :)
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