Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Correction

My awfully smart dad pointed out to me that the lights in my house are not in fact HALOGEN, but compact florescent.

"The florescent bulbs you mention in the blog are not halogen. Halogen are instant start and the color is not white. You have compact fluorescents."
"They (halogen) are also notoriously hot. They are hottest so they are not energy saving. The quality of light from Halogen is the best of all. Compact fluorescents are the ones that take time to come on and are very white. People usually hate the light. They are also the least hot and therefore best for energy."

I have to say I hate admitting when I am wrong, but I think it's worse sounding like an idiot. I also put a little blame on Nathan because I asked him what those lights were called, and he said Halogen. When I told him this morning about what my dad had said, Nathan agreed that our lights were indeed compact fluorescents and denied every saying halogen. "Um, you had me looking for Halogen on the Canadian Tire website, what do you mean you never told me they where halogen?" He denies everything. I need to get me one of them fancy tape recorders!

The worst part is that I should know what a halogen is! I used them everyday in first year photography. I know how hot and bright they are! We used them for Black & White Studio photography. They were on constantly, making it hard to take portraits with because they would give you a tan and make your eyes water. But instead of following my instincts I decided it was best to listen to my husband, who I still do believe still is one of the smartest people I know, aside from my dad (awe isn't that sappy). I just have to remember that I should know more about colour temperature and lighting.

I still hate those lights, whatever they are! They are the plague of the north!
Thanks Dad!

8 comments:

Julie said...

Hey lady, we used tungsten lighting in the first year studio :)

Julie said...

maybe some were halogen, maybe we had a mix, but i always remember them calling it tungsten and always setting my white balance on my camera to tungsten lighting in that studio. even when i would play with the lights in 3rd year and stuff..which was not that often. because they SUCK! lol

Julie said...

i'm wrong.. sorta.. were both right. i just clung to the term tungsten while you halogen! lol http://vsg.cape.com/~pbaum/halogen.htm

Jen said...

Ok so we have both come to the agreement that the lights we used in first year were called "tungsten Halogen Lamps".
And we wouldn't need a white balance with B+W photography..Julie...lol
But I am glad we are both right!

Julie said...

i know we dont need to WB b&W but we did sue them in 2nd and 3rd ywear sometimes with colour. remember that gay apple juice assignment in commercial? we got stuck using crappy 1st year lights in the studio.. maybe tey were different i dunno!

IM SO CONFUSED!

Julie said...

ps... all i know is.. we both know what to do in a studio, and we both come out the the right product! lol maybe my brainwires are crossed.

i guess i better get my terminology right before we go into business together! or you can be the partner that slaps me around and makes me say things right

Jen said...

I already slap you around!
Yes I remember the Gay apple Juice assignment. Do you remember high Key/ Low Key Onions? And Fusilli Darth Vader? Your right, those were in colour too! However hopefully we won't need to worry about Halogen-Tungsten ever again, because we will be using flash!

Julie said...

it's all flsh or nothing baby!!! ..well..maybe some flashlights.. lol :)