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Choosing flash or continuous light. A comparision of the merits and handling characteristics of both lighting systems. Part 1. Studio and location lighting.

Choosing flash or continuous light. Part 2. Multiple light sources and slide duplicating.

Comments on the use of series-parallel dimming for photoflood lights.

A 500-watt photoflood dimmer.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1970 (v.10#4) pg. 46

Portable floodlight and rechargeable power pack offers more features for less money than commercial models.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #439 Dec 1964 (v.60) pg. 130

Light control box uses a double-pole, double-throw switch. Dim floodlights for focusing and then switch to full brilliance.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #469 Jun 1967 (v.63) pg. 34

Carrying case for photo lights holds lights, light stands, cords, etc. Covered with plastic laminate, it can stand a lot of abuse.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #568 Sep 1975 (v.71) pg. 74

Movie lighting with quartz iodide lamps. Bounce and direct lighting compared.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1966 (v.30#1) pg. 86

Which low-cost lighting? Critical examination of three types of floodlights (standard, reflector, and halogen lamps). Shows advantages and disadvantages of each.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1967 (v.31#3) pg. 72

Short course on basic lighting for the view camera photographer. Part 1. Floods and spots.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1968 (v.32#10) pg. 52

Short course on basic lighting for the view camera photographer. Part 2. Flashbulbs, electronic flash and tungsten lighting.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1968 (v.32#11) pg. 56

Tips on controlling voltage fluctuations in floodlights so color balance is not disturbed.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1970 (v.34#9) pg. 36

Photoflood dimmer made by installing a 600-watt dimmer and outlet in an outlet box equipped with an extension cord and plug. Est. cost: $6.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1976 (v.40#2) pg. 101

A box containing four outlets, two switches and a rectifier allows you to switch photofloods to half-power while positioning the lamps.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1976 (v.40#4) pg. 112
Added Info MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1976 (v.40#10) pg. 123

Tip on how to clean the glass or quartz part of quartz halogen lamps with alcohol or acetone.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1976 (v.40#10) pg. 123

Tips on selecting and using battery powered lights for that "professional" look in home movies.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1979 (v.43#5) pg. 84

Photoflood light dimmer switch lets either half or full power line voltage through to lamps. Handles up to 3700 watts. Est. cost: $4 to $10.
PHOTO METHODS FOR INDUSTRY Aug 1972 (v.15#8) pg. 40

Flood-lamp unit controls up to four lamps with a full- and half-power switch for each lamp, and a master full- and half-power switch that will control all 4 lamps. Unit has a built in 20-amp fuse.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1980 (v.8#10) pg. 97

How to build a 1000-watt tungsten-halogen broadlight. Est. cost: $30.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Sep 1982 (v.11#5) pg. 61

How to build a footlight (floor-level fill light).
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jan 1985 (v.13#9) pg. 68
Correction PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1985 (v.13#11) pg. 7

Calibrating a tungsten-filament lamp to determine its light output for photographic purposes.
PHOTOMETHODS Aug 1979 (v.22#8) pg. 16

Hot light roundup. What is available in tungsten photofloods and tips on their use.
PHOTOMETHODS Mar 1988 (v.31#3) pg. 20

Half-voltage switches extend life of photofloods.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1964 (v.20#4) pg. 68

Photoflood dimmer control.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1965 (v.23#6) pg. 68

Flood control gives half light or full.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1963 (v.119#1) pg. 198

Adjustable spotlight with Fresnel lens, heat absorbing glass and electric fan for cooling. Built from a large tin can (potato chip or lard variety).
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1966 (v.126#5) pg. 188

Photoflood dimmer control made from ordinary household dimmer switches.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1968 (v.129#4) pg. 129

Add simple barn doors to your photofloods.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 15

Tip: Fasten a piece of dowel onto photoflood reflectors so you can move and adjust them without burning your fingers.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1983 (v.159#5) pg. 44

Light control box can dim floodlights totaling up to 1200 watts using two dimmer switches. Est. cost: $18.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1969 (v.64#3) pg. 38

How to plan your photoflood lighting setup or photoflash needs.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1970 (v.67#6) pg. 82

Incandescent bulbs or electronic flash, which is best for low-lighting conditions? Some tips.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1977 (v.80#6) pg. 16

Assemble your own low-cost flood lighting equipment from ordinary sources.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1985 (v.92#2) pg. 21

Learn what one light can do. How to achieve eight different lighting effects from a single photoflood bulb in a metal reflector.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1985 (v.92#3) pg. 50

"Photo-trol" uses a full-wave silicon-controlled rectifier to balance two floodlights from very dim to maximum brilliance. Est. cost: $18.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER #789 Jun-Jul 1966 (v.20#3) pg. 55

Adjustable aperature diaphragm for 6" spotlight.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1964 (v.35#8) pg. 85

Convert inexpensive, general purpose tungsten-halogen floodlights into studio or location photofloods.
SHUTTERBUG #276 Sep 1993 (v.22#11) pg. 70

Upgrading low cost hot lights to take small tungsten-halogen lamps instead of conventional photoflood bulbs.
SHUTTERBUG #289 Oct 1994 (v.23#12) pg. 50

Build a 1600W studio broadlight. Sixteen silver-topped mirrored bulbs are arranged on a 4x4-ft. plywood panel. Est. cost: $100.
SHUTTERBUG #357 Jun 2000 (v.29#8) pg. 236

Hot lights are cool. How to mix tungsten and flash lighting for great results.
SHUTTERBUG #362 Nov 2000 (v.30#1) pg. 156

Make a flood-flash box. Take "flash" photos using 110-volt house current and photo flood lamps.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1965 (v.21#6) pg. 56