ARRI Fresnel lights are so hot that you can fry eggs on them

Jul 30, 2019

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ARRI Fresnel lights are so hot that you can fry eggs on them

Jul 30, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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ARRI Fresnel lights are known for great quality of light, but also for being super-hot. But are they hot enough to cook breakfast on them? Apparently, yes! In this video, Sweet Lou Photography does a super-funny challenge of frying eggs using three different ARRI Fresnel lights. So let’s see how they perform.

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In the video, Lou puts ARRI 150, ARRI 300 and ARRI 650 to a test. He places a pan on top of each light and gives it some time to get hot. And then, just like everyone would do when making breakfast: he cracks an egg, fries it, seasons it and flips it so it’s evenly cooked. And it actually looks delicious. As you might assume, the ARRI 650 performs best when it comes to cooking on it. It’s the strongest light, so it’s also the hottest. You can hear the butter and the eggs sizzling when Lou puts them in the pan! And together with warming up the pan, it takes around 25 minutes till the egg is done.

Sure, this challenge seems kinda pointless. But on the other hand, you can see it as an utterly amusing reminder of how hot those Fresnel lights can get. Make sure to check out the entire video, I think you’ll have fun watching. And if you’re up for a challenge, perhaps try cooking your breakfast tomorrow on one of these lights.

[COOKING BREAKFAST WITH ARRI FRESNEL LIGHTS | STUPID PHOTO CHALLENGE | Sweet Lou Photography]

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9 responses to “ARRI Fresnel lights are so hot that you can fry eggs on them”

  1. Darrell Larose Avatar
    Darrell Larose

    A nice light meal?

  2. Adrian Gordon Avatar
    Adrian Gordon

    I think any light if this type would be, not just Arri

    1. Adrian Bawn Avatar
      Adrian Bawn

      Doesnt actually have to be that hot to “cook” an egg, just if you want to fry it and make it sizzle. But to be fair, these light kick out a crapload of IR. Its not suprising they heat things so well. I would be more concerned about airflow over the front like that… probably gonna cause some damage.

    2. Adrian Gordon Avatar
      Adrian Gordon

      Yup, any ~500W lamp like that is still a ~500W heater too

    3. Daniel Scott Avatar
      Daniel Scott

      LEDs wouldn’t

    4. Adrian Gordon Avatar
      Adrian Gordon

      Well yes, but thats a different type of light. Any incandescent like this will.

    5. Adrian Bawn Avatar
      Adrian Bawn

      Incandescent bulbs kick out a broad spectrum of light across the visible range, and a decent chunk of IR and UV. Its the IR that heats everything up.

      LEDs only output light in a very tight frequency range, usually a combination of monochromatic red, green, and blue light in combination to make white. That means they put out very little, if any, UV or IR. So no heat, other than latent heat from the actual LED bulb itself which is usually transmitted away by radiator rather than out the front..

  3. президент Putin Avatar
    президент Putin

    thermodynamics laws. Nothing to say.

  4. Sasha Volnikov Avatar
    Sasha Volnikov

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