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Apollo Announces the new Clip Light

Discussion in 'News' started by icewolf08, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. icewolf08

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    Here is the link: Apollo Design | Clip Light

    Here is a photo:
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    Here is the Price: $75 USD

    I usually don't have anything to say that isn't nice to Apollo, but what is the point? Is that a $60 color frame on it? Other than that, I can pick up a nearly identical fixture at the hardware store for $8...

    No offense, but....
    WHATS THE POINT?

    EDIT: Turns out there was a typo on the website, and it's 4 for $75, and includes a cut of gel.
     
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  2. cdub260

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    I'm going to have to agree with you on this one Icewolf. I have enough trouble with my clip lights growing legs and walking away at the $8.00 price point. I have to buy 6-8 clip lights a year, not do to breakage, but due to sticky fingers. (Usually other departments within the company)
     
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    Turns out that was a typo, and it is supposed to be a package of 4 for $75. Apollo is updating their site. Also, this does include a cut of gel for each fixture.
     
  4. Pie4Weebl

    Pie4Weebl Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    wow, so only $20 a light! I will stick with my colored bulbs please and thankyou.
     
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    What's the Point ??? The Point is It's an Apollo Clip Light !!!!
    How cool is that !
    I'll take 4 !
    I agree with cdub, we go through clip lights like nobodies business, like socks in a washing machine. I do like the design however..... Hmm 3/16" drill bit, some brass brads, now for the circular gel retainer.......


    :twisted:
     
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    I wish it wasn't $19 a light, $12 a light would have made it much more competitive, I feel. My worry is with the abuse clip lights take, you will likely be TAPING on extra gel in a few yeas just to cover light leaks.

    It's a good idea, and I'll probably pick some up some day, but till then, I'll stick with these:

    [​IMG]
     
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    This thing looks like it comes with a CF lamp as well. Now, if they had a way to keep the stupid silver thing from stripping out the base, I would be sold.
     
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    What we really need is just a Better Clip Light.


    Or those LED things.....meh
     
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    So ya wanna better clip light? Have you seen the new Osram Dot-it Backstage Blue LED? [​IMG]
     
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    color me interested. (I am not sure what the Apollo gel # is for that) :grin:

    Ok - looks good, how much is it and how do I attach it to whatever I may want to?
     
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    HEY, THEY ACTUALLY MADE MY IDEA!!!
    Seriously! I sent Kelite a PM back in October saying, "what you guys need to do is design a gel frame that fits on a clip light". I was thinking some sort of universal mount that attaches to any fixture for about $10. I saw some pictures of early mock ups on Kelite's desk. Looks like they gave up on my universal frame idea and decided to throw in the fixture too. Yeah it's about twice the cost of a clip lamp at Home Depot but it's neat and clean to deal with. You could make one yourself with A 9" gel frame, but that would run you another $8 and then you've got to figure out how to attach it all together. Now you don't ever have to deal with removing crusty old gaff and trying to evenly bend a square cut of gel around a the round shade of the lamp. Remember that $75 for a 4 pack is the list price so you can probably get them for around $15 each. I'm so cool to think of this and you should all support me by buying them. I know half of you don't believe me but it's really true!

    (Kelite I'll give you my contact info so you can book my trip to LDI to accept the widgit of the year award... or at least send me a couple boxes of gum;)).
     
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    Now Gaff, we've talked about your Apollo gum addiction before. You really need professional help.:twisted:
     
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    At least he only wants gum and not royalties!
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    I'm cheap and easy like that. :rolleyes:

    Meanwhile Kelite's still in Europe and can't defend himself... although one might ask why he isn't posting. I believe the tubes do go all the way to Europe.
     
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    Yea but they can't figure out the international conversion between Metric and Imperial tubes.
     
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    Am I the only one who finds it funny that the US is one of the last countries in the world still using the Imperial system (Burma, and Liberia being the others), a system devised by the country they had a revolution to get away from?
     
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    Oh no! Not another peace through cubits discussion!!!
     
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    Gaff quietly leaves the room before Phil throws another hissy fit....
     
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    Nothing to see here, move along.
     

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