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Newbie - how hot do modeling lights get?

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I've never used strobes and have question about heat generated by modeling light.

I noticed that in the Profoto D1 Air, for example, the modeling light is 300w, and it looks like halogen. The 300w bulb in my Arri 300 Fresnel makes the body of the light extremely hot, very quickly.

I see there is a fan in the Profoto (whereas no fan in Arri) and it will shut down if overheats.

Here's my question: Would I be able to leave the modeling light on continuously for, say, an hour during the photo shoot? If so, will the unit become too hot to touch? I noticed when I put the D1 Air in my cart at B&H, a "suggested accessories" popup appeared which included leather gloves. Hmmm.

I noticed the Profoto B1 has LED modeling light, which should be cooler, but I certainly don't want to spend $2000. Not committed to the Profoto D1 Air either. Just wondering about this modeling light heat issue, because I'm used to working in natural light and trying to imagine the process with strobes. If I have to keep turning the modeling light on and off, I don't think that will work for me.
Date: Oct 29, 2015   


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