BC to ES Lamp Adaptors .

I have two studio flash units that are fitted with BC lamp fittings . These use 150W lamps as modelling lights and it seems that I am unlikely to get 150W lamps that are thin enough in the neck to fit in the light fitting . I have got a BC to ES adaptor which allows me to use an ES lamp but the adaptor is marked Max 60w ,presumably because part of it is bakelite . Anyone know of a source of adaptors that will take a higher wattage lamp ?? Stuart
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On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 18:57:33 +0000, Stuart

If you search around on the internet there are several specialist lamp retailers, do they do a lamp to suit your purpose. You could start here, www.internationallamps.co.uk
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Lurch wrote:

When I used to work in lighting we mostly used http://www.primarc.co.uk/ ,they always seemed to be able to source any lamp we needed...
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Or look around the DIY store for a lamp with the SBC mark on it. (small bayonet connector)
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Ah but it's not the size of the bayonet fitting that is the problem -it is the standard size- it is the neck of the bayonet bulb that is too thick to fit in to the flash unit . Anyway I have ordered a couple of bayonet fitting modelling lamps so hopefully they WILL fit . thx Stuart
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What sort of lamps are they - ie RO80, PAR 38 etc? Most spots with BC or ES choice have the same size necks.
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On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 13:07:47 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman

They are Philips Photocrescenta Type PF 605 E/51-P3/4 http://www.bltdirect.co.uk/cat402_1.htm
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If it bakelite, it is very old. Caesin based plastics started to replace bakelite in the 1950s. However, what you want is a ceramic adaptor. I've seen them on sale in France, but not in the UK. I suspect a web search would be in order. Alternatively, get flash units with built-in modelling lights.
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On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 11:10:04 -0000, "nightjar"

You are correct ,I used the name Bakelite but it will be a modern equvalent as I only bought the BC?ES adaptor new yesterday .
I will doa search for a ceramic adaptor ,maybe maplins or Rs will have what I want .
Ive only just bought these units so I'm not intending to change them at this stage -new units are horrendously expensive.
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