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If it’s a Lowell Tota with a halogen bulb… yeah, some. If you’re using halogen work lights, no. Usually if your bulbs are ‘smokin” it’s due to dust or the oil from your fingers burning on the bulb (if that happens on a halogen it will burst. Bad, very bad.) Other causes are voltage problems or just leaving the bulbs on constantly when they are not being used for shooting. The type of diffusion material used can also be an issue. When you are not shooting ‘save’ your lights by turning them off.