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Flickering / Blinking neontubes

Andy Barnett
 

Hi

I used to do this 'back in the day'. Can you still get the bi-metallic starters, or does it still work with the electronic ones?

Regard

Andy Barnett

ARRI CT

On 3 December 2017 at 14:11, James McGuire <lightsourcepro@...> wrote:
Hi Nicholas,
             If you want to create the flicker without utilizing dimming or Dali systems there is an old school method to do this. If your fluorescents are hard fed you can add an additional starter in line on the ‘Live’ feed, the bi metal strip heats up as the fluorescent lights then when the starter opens then re-closes creates the flicker. You don’t have any control of the flicker but it can create an interesting look

Regards,
James McGuire
Gaffer
        
        Light Source Pro App



On 3 Dec 2017, at 11:44, Alvar Kõue <alvar@...> wrote:

Use LFX Hub - effect generator/flickerbox. Like https://www.movie-inter.com/en/lfx-master-flickerbox/dmx/


Kind regards,
Alvar Kõue
High Voltage OÜ
Nõlva 9,Tallinn 10416, Estonia
alvar@...
www.highvoltage.ee
tel. +372 5281706

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Best regards
 
Andy Barnett

James McGuire
 

On the under wattage not advisable to use a component that doesn’t meet the required specifications even the version I’ve mentioned I wouldn’t leave running without supervision 

Regards,
James McGuire
Gaffer
        
        Light Source Pro App



On 3 Dec 2017, at 19:43, Toke Lahti <toke@...> wrote:

And,
it’s about under _wattage_. Voltages are usually same in all regular straters in the same country.

toke

On 03.12.2017, at 18.40, Nicholas Messel <Nmessel@...> wrote:

Thanks for the tips, I'll give them a try!

Best regards
Nicholas Messel


Sendt fra min iPhone

Den 3. des. 2017 kl. 16.30 skrev Damian Halpern via Groups.Io <damian.halpern@...>:

Use an starter of lower voltage than the one that you normally would use for that kit of devices and will flick nicely 
Best
Damian 

Sent from my iPhone

On 3 Dec 2017, at 15:11, James McGuire <lightsourcepro@...> wrote:

Hi Nicholas,
             If you want to create the flicker without utilizing dimming or Dali systems there is an old school method to do this. If your fluorescents are hard fed you can add an additional starter in line on the ‘Live’ feed, the bi metal strip heats up as the fluorescent lights then when the starter opens then re-closes creates the flicker. You don’t have any control of the flicker but it can create an interesting look

Regards,
James McGuire
Gaffer
        
        Light Source Pro App



On 3 Dec 2017, at 11:44, Alvar Kõue <alvar@...> wrote:

Use LFX Hub - effect generator/flickerbox. Like https://www.movie-inter.com/en/lfx-master-flickerbox/dmx/


Kind regards,
Alvar Kõue
High Voltage OÜ
Nõlva 9,Tallinn 10416, Estonia
alvar@...
www.highvoltage.ee
tel. +372 5281706

<hv_04_mail small.jpeg>

Toke Lahti
 

And,
it’s about under _wattage_. Voltages are usually same in all regular straters in the same country.

toke

On 03.12.2017, at 18.40, Nicholas Messel <Nmessel@...> wrote:

Thanks for the tips, I'll give them a try!

Best regards
Nicholas Messel


Sendt fra min iPhone

Den 3. des. 2017 kl. 16.30 skrev Damian Halpern via Groups.Io <damian.halpern@...>:

Use an starter of lower voltage than the one that you normally would use for that kit of devices and will flick nicely 
Best
Damian 

Sent from my iPhone

On 3 Dec 2017, at 15:11, James McGuire <lightsourcepro@...> wrote:

Hi Nicholas,
             If you want to create the flicker without utilizing dimming or Dali systems there is an old school method to do this. If your fluorescents are hard fed you can add an additional starter in line on the ‘Live’ feed, the bi metal strip heats up as the fluorescent lights then when the starter opens then re-closes creates the flicker. You don’t have any control of the flicker but it can create an interesting look

Regards,
James McGuire
Gaffer
        
        Light Source Pro App



On 3 Dec 2017, at 11:44, Alvar Kõue <alvar@...> wrote:

Use LFX Hub - effect generator/flickerbox. Like https://www.movie-inter.com/en/lfx-master-flickerbox/dmx/


Kind regards,
Alvar Kõue
High Voltage OÜ
Nõlva 9,Tallinn 10416, Estonia
alvar@...
www.highvoltage.ee
tel. +372 5281706

<hv_04_mail small.jpeg>

Nicholas Messel
 

Thanks for the tips, I'll give them a try!

Best regards
Nicholas Messel


Sendt fra min iPhone

Den 3. des. 2017 kl. 16.30 skrev Damian Halpern via Groups.Io <damian.halpern@...>:

Use an starter of lower voltage than the one that you normally would use for that kit of devices and will flick nicely 
Best
Damian 

Sent from my iPhone

On 3 Dec 2017, at 15:11, James McGuire <lightsourcepro@...> wrote:

Hi Nicholas,
             If you want to create the flicker without utilizing dimming or Dali systems there is an old school method to do this. If your fluorescents are hard fed you can add an additional starter in line on the ‘Live’ feed, the bi metal strip heats up as the fluorescent lights then when the starter opens then re-closes creates the flicker. You don’t have any control of the flicker but it can create an interesting look

Regards,
James McGuire
Gaffer
        
        Light Source Pro App



On 3 Dec 2017, at 11:44, Alvar Kõue <alvar@...> wrote:

Use LFX Hub - effect generator/flickerbox. Like https://www.movie-inter.com/en/lfx-master-flickerbox/dmx/


Kind regards,
Alvar Kõue
High Voltage OÜ
Nõlva 9,Tallinn 10416, Estonia
alvar@...
www.highvoltage.ee
tel. +372 5281706

<hv_04_mail small.jpeg>

damian.halpern@...
 

Use an starter of lower voltage than the one that you normally would use for that kit of devices and will flick nicely 
Best
Damian 

Sent from my iPhone

On 3 Dec 2017, at 15:11, James McGuire <lightsourcepro@...> wrote:

Hi Nicholas,
             If you want to create the flicker without utilizing dimming or Dali systems there is an old school method to do this. If your fluorescents are hard fed you can add an additional starter in line on the ‘Live’ feed, the bi metal strip heats up as the fluorescent lights then when the starter opens then re-closes creates the flicker. You don’t have any control of the flicker but it can create an interesting look

Regards,
James McGuire
Gaffer
        
        Light Source Pro App



On 3 Dec 2017, at 11:44, Alvar Kõue <alvar@...> wrote:

Use LFX Hub - effect generator/flickerbox. Like https://www.movie-inter.com/en/lfx-master-flickerbox/dmx/


Kind regards,
Alvar Kõue
High Voltage OÜ
Nõlva 9,Tallinn 10416, Estonia
alvar@...
www.highvoltage.ee
tel. +372 5281706

<hv_04_mail small.jpeg>

James McGuire
 

Hi Nicholas,
             If you want to create the flicker without utilizing dimming or Dali systems there is an old school method to do this. If your fluorescents are hard fed you can add an additional starter in line on the ‘Live’ feed, the bi metal strip heats up as the fluorescent lights then when the starter opens then re-closes creates the flicker. You don’t have any control of the flicker but it can create an interesting look

Regards,
James McGuire
Gaffer
        
        Light Source Pro App



On 3 Dec 2017, at 11:44, Alvar Kõue <alvar@...> wrote:

Use LFX Hub - effect generator/flickerbox. Like https://www.movie-inter.com/en/lfx-master-flickerbox/dmx/


Kind regards,
Alvar Kõue
High Voltage OÜ
Nõlva 9,Tallinn 10416, Estonia
alvar@...
www.highvoltage.ee
tel. +372 5281706

<hv_04_mail small.jpeg>

Alvar Kõue
 

Use LFX Hub - effect generator/flickerbox. Like https://www.movie-inter.com/en/lfx-master-flickerbox/dmx/


Kind regards,
Alvar Kõue
High Voltage OÜ
Nõlva 9,Tallinn 10416, Estonia
alvar@...
www.highvoltage.ee
tel. +372 5281706

Nicholas Messel
 

Hi, I wonder if anyone has a great trick for making standard T5/T8 tubes flicker in a more organic / nice way than just dimming them down? 

Best regards
Nicholas Messel
Gaffer
Norway