i've got a question for you guys. I'm pointing a hot light at a lava lamp at pretty close range. I know that sucker is gonna pop if it gets too hot - but how far can I push?
I'm already doing a couple things to reduce the amount of heat going through the lava lamp - the light is positioned underneath the lava lamp, and is bouncing off a close wall up through the lamp. it's also passing through silk diffusion and a single flag (effectively reducing light by 50%), leaving the scene overall fairly dark.
with that kind of mechanism in place, would it be SAFE? shooting light through that lava lamp? I would of course take precautions of not turning the light on until necessary, but it does need to have a major presence in the scene.
I can't afford to have a meltdown or worse yet an Explosion. i heard about those Darwin awards, you kno..