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Lighting Safety Tips

Keep bystanders away from lights — they are notorious for knocking them over.

Always be extremely careful with the heat created by lights. The barn doors can burn your fingers. Wait until lights cool down before touching or moving them.

Don't handle bulbs with your fingers — use a piece of cloth or something else.

Only use material for gels which is specifically designed for lighting. Don't use paper, tracing paper, baking paper, plastic, etc. Never attach anything to a light which isn't designed for the application.

Make sure stands are stable and loose cables are taped to the ground.

Lights are power-hungry — don't overload sockets. Never plug more than 2Kw of lighting into a domestic power point.

Make sure all lights have adequate ventilation and never cover them.

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