Studio Lighting – Snooted Flood Light

Oct 17, 2007

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Studio Lighting – Snooted Flood Light

Oct 17, 2007

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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diy_snooted_lightReader Michael Lim (zac08) came up with a cool snooted flood light. It combines the concept of a home made snoot with a clamp. The design is similar to a mixup of both, but uses a florescent light instead of a flash.

The bonus here that there is almost no assembly/DIY-ing required; it comes ready from the shop. As for hacking the right materials, the snoot used is a Lay’s Potato Chips pack. (Empty of course, lighting is tasty). Here is what Zac has to say;

The lamp holder is a simple piece of hardware, only a clamp which is attached to the bulb holder by means of a swivel and pivot arm. You can use the lamp directly as it is, but I wanted to do some more DIY to get a more concentrated beam of light, thus I added a snoot (made by a tube from Lay’s Potato Chips).

I cut off the oval portions of the tube and then gaffered the tube up for more protection. Also on one end, I cut vertical strips to allow it to tape down conically to fit over the holder. Once it was in place, I gaffered it up more and used quick lock strips for additional strength to hold the snoot in place.

Do note that there is a heating issue when you use higher wattage lamps, I am currently using 15W and 20W and I limit each usage to about 5 mins or so to prevent over-heating.

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Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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