Large Size Flash Bulb Igniters Jan 15, 2007 19:27:46 GMT -5
Post by Brian Roebuck on Jan 15, 2007 19:27:46 GMT -5
Speaking of Cave Photography. I have recently come upon some larger flashbulbs (lightbulb sized units that screw into a common size light socket) and I was wondering if anyone has good ideas for a portable battery powered igniter for them. I know there are commercially made pieces that resemble flashlight tubes with large reflectors but I was wondering more about what sort of DC voltage and types if batteries you need to set them off. I imagined building up a couple of rechargable base units that are manually triggered with simple screw in sockets and maybe a threaded base for use with a tripod etc. I might also cannibalize a couple old hotshoes from flash units and see if they can be used with a slave to set big bulbs off using the base units I build. Any ideas or experiences would be appreciated.