Whats a good way to get hard, directional, intense lighting indoors? Preferably for not too much money.
For a project I'm doing I'd like to be able to have a light fixture that can produce extremely hard intense light, as if coming from a point source, like a carbon arc lamp, but in a form thats like a clip-on work light. Ideally it shouldn't be too expensive.
From what I understand, actual arc lamps are impractical to work with in a residential situation, so they're out.
What I think would work pretty well is a halogen bulb with a built-in reflector, which are available with standard E26 screw-in bases
, so I can just use it with a regular clip-on work light fixture. (I think the built in reflector would make the light much harder than using an external reflector, which would make the light come from a larger area. And just having a bare bulb without a reflector would waste most of the light.)
But can I do better? They make 120V halogens with reflectors that are over 250W
. However, they all have a bi-pin GY5.3 base, and I can't find simple fixtures that can take this type of bulb, or adapters that will connect them to a standard screw-in bulb socket. Does the hive mind have any ideas?