I just published Part 1 of a multi-part article on building your own low-cost HMI type fresnel in the Articles section of the Blog. In part 1 we cover a bit of the theory behind HMI, what it is and how we can find “generic”, less expensive versions of it to serve in our low cost fresnel.
I got into this “Cool Lights” business of mine because I thought prices were outrageous on pro level fluorescent fixtures. You can see all over this site the manifestation of what I decided to do about it starting with the Cool Lights video and ending with low cost fluorescent fixtures. Well, I’ve gotten the same feeling again on another lighting technology: HMI. I was searching for an energy efficient hard or point light source to complement our fluorescent Cool Lights Softlight Series product line and was learning about HMI as the natural solution. Crazy prices though and no good reason at this point to have them so high. Read on to find out more about what I’m talking about and how you can make an HMI fresnel for under $500 in Part One of a multipart article… (more…)
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