Studio Xenon Mirrors
FLAT & CONVEX MIRRORS
Flat mirrors have been tempered and treated with a heat resistant backing. The mirrors are then mounted to a square frame. The frame is able to tilt and then is locked down using the locking handle. The frame yoke terminates in a standard 1-1/8" pin, allowing the use of all stands, hanging, and mounting devices configured for this size pin. The flat mirrors are availabe 4' x 4'. The flat mirrors are a good alternative when the Xeno Angle mirror can't be employed.
The 160° wide angle convex mirror is used to increase the beam spread of the Britelight beam. The convex mirrors are used situations where space is short or the broad beam effect is desired. Convex Mirrors are circular with diameters of 26", 30" or 36". The mirrors are back with a tempered hardboard backing. All mirrors have a mounting stud that uses a 5/8 pin. The 26" and 30" mirrors are tempered for triple shatter-resitant strength.
Why the Angle Mirrors? The characteristics of xenon lamps are such that when they are used tipped down beyond about 45 degrees, the cathode, small electrode, is subjected to higher temperatures than they are able to handle. When the cathode gets too hot the arc becomes very unstable and will cause excessive movement in the light and can cause it to go out. This overheated condition can make the lamp very hard to ignite. The 45 Degree Mirrors are the answer. They fit right into the eats of the Britelight lamp head and will direct the light in the straight down "Beam me up, Scotty" position or any extreme down angle while allowing the arc to remain stable. Angle Mirrors are made to fit in the Britelight 571, Britelight 1000 & 2000, and Britelight 4000 & 7000. These mirrors fit in a custom made frame to fit into the Britelight. The mirrors are cut to size, tempered for heat resistance and strength, then silvered and back with a special high temperature backing.
The ballast output supplies DC current with no AC line ripple. This pure DC output produces an unvarying light from the lamp allowing use of any shutter speed without concerns of synchronizing the camera with the line frequency. The stability of the ballast output also makes unnecessary the use of a crystal synchronized generator. Overall, this is an ideal light source for high speed and special effects photography applications.