There are many types of lighting applications that require a certain kind of
light, especially when you're talking about photography. The way a camera
makes an exposure depends a lot on the light you're illuminating with. When looking for
photography lighting, it makes sense to find what
what works and has the correct specifications. One of the most popular
lamps is the BCA photoflood light bulbs. The needs of color correct
always been critical, but even more important today. There are a wide variety
of fixtures which
use the BCA photoflood, and they don't all look at all the same. The main purpose for a bulb like
this is the light it puts on a surface, how well it fills out the area with
Sometimes these have been used in special types of other lighting as well.
All of the BCA photofloods regardless of the brand, have the same shape.
The BCA lamps are 250 watts and 120 volt. The color temperature is 4800K
color is very white which can be ideal for some camera exposure as well.
Something to keep in mind about these lamps is that they have a high light
output, that usually means they have a much shorter life. The life is
shorter, about 3 hours, so
it's good to turn off the lamp when it's not being used. These
also have a blue coating which makes it possible to get the correct 4800K color. Another thing to remember is when replacing these is that they are
identified by a 3 letter code on the bulb itself. You'll see it somewhere
on the top if it's more like a bulb as opposed to a reflector type
lamp. Sometimes you'll see the code as BCA as described here like other
types of projector or stage lighting such as ENX, DYS, EVD, ELH
or something similar to that. The ANSI 3 letter code identifies that bulb
as to the shape, wattage, voltage and any other standard information.
Unlike other types of bulbs, these have some standards across various
manufacturers, the only thing that varies is quality.
In summary, BCA photoflood light bulbs are used specifically for the fixture
that can handle the wattage and base. Of course, you will need
fixtures that have the correct voltage
for these bulbs. Whatever type of illuminating lamp you have, you
can get what you need while
getting the most light you can for your money. We have a large inventory
of photography bulbs for nearly every type of lighting application in the field. If
you need help identifying a photoflood, our customer service
representatives can help you determine what you have.