I have a really stupid question for the people here who still use halogen: How do you deal with the lifespan of halogen lamps? With an HMI burner, I can tell relatively easily when it no longer looks good and should no longer be used.
Are there similar signs with halogen burners? I’ve never noticed anything great there, except that they probably. become minimally milky with age. I really want to avoid breaking my burner in the middle of a shoot. Unfortunately, that happened to me recently, it wasn’t too bad since they changed quickly, but I’d like to reduce the risk. I am also well aware that the specified service life is of course only an approximate value and depends on various factors of use (e.g. hard switching on instead of dimming up or down…).
I’m interested in your answers.