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done something dumb with my Bowen

ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 7:52PM
Hi all you'll either laugh at this or think i am a complete Idiot either way ill accept it Smile.

When i was setting up my studio lights on the last shoot i managed to blow the main flash bulb or something worse i am not sure yet and need advise.
with the light on i tried to put a large softbox on that had a metal fixing for the softbox to attach to the light and i touched the main flash bulb, got a nice bang and of course it does not work now.
Presumably i have blown the bulb and need a new one or is there a fuse in these thing some where that might have tripped first if so where is it and if it's the bulb anyone know where i can obtain one please as i have another 2 bookings and need the light as a 3rd.

thank you in advance from a numpty that should know better TongueTongue

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ray1 14 546 1 England
9 Oct 2012 8:01PM
Have to tried changing bulbs with the other light.
scottishphototours 14 2.6k 2
9 Oct 2012 8:01PM
Calumet sell both flash tubes and modelling lamps for all Bowens lights.

Switch off the flash when changing the softbox next time!!
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:08PM
lol thx scottishphototours i will definetly have lights off when doing anything next time.
Sooty_1 8 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:33PM
As ray1 says...swap the bulbs over first. Is it the flash tube or the modelling light not working?

Not sure about Bowens, but most flashes have a fuse screwed into the head somewhere (normally a small circular screwed panel) or you can try the fuse in the plug. Try swapping power leads between heads too to eliminate the plug fuse.

By process of elimination you should be able to decide what is not working.

ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:45PM
modeling light is fine but the flash is not.
I presume they are around 70.00, ouch.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 8:46PM
yep thx for the help guys i am pretty sure from eliminating a few things there that it is the flash bulb.

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