This is a discussion on What is it? within the Off-Topic forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Due to the inactivity of the Admiral,I have a new challenge here. What is it?How would you use it?...
Sorry. The morning started with promise but went rapidly downhill. A Cylon attack would have been easier to deal with.
And my on-line light stays lit because I'm too lazy to sign out.
Are the bulbs on display specialty incandescent
lights for reptiles in an aquarium?
Last edited by scifan57; 05-31-2012 at 12:54 PM.
It is a Flash Bulb, from back in the days when electronic flashes were still only a photographer's fantasy. From older films I believe these were occasionally used on top of hand cameras, (didn't I see Jimmy Olson use one of these?) but I'm betting there were more common in studios.
I can only imagine what a pain (and expense) it was to set up a good lighting system when every shot meant replacing all the bulbs. Talk about incentive to get it right the first time.
This is what it looks like after it has served it's purpose.
Last edited by scifan57; 05-31-2012 at 03:34 PM.
It's like an old flash bulb that I have seen that was used for photography.Originally Posted by scifan57
Originally Posted by twerppoetIt really helps if I scroll back a post or two before I start typing!!! D'oh!Originally Posted by Gabriel1
Here is one of these bulbs mounted in a flash unit on the camera from my first challenge in this thread.
these bulbs only needed about 10 -12 volts to fire them but this flagh unit uses 45 volts to fire the flash.
BTW,you can expect to pay between 5 to 10 dollars for one of these old bulbs,more if it is a rare variety.
Here is another photo showing a blue bulb in the holder
Your turn to post a challenge,twerppoet.
Last edited by scifan57; 05-31-2012 at 02:34 PM.