NEW! GripPups Puppy Rentals

We rent lighting gear… and now set dogs! 

Lightbulb Grip is introducing a new rental service for 2017 with paws. Starting May 14th, we’ll be partnering with our local animal rescue to offer daily and weekly rentals of furry film-set friends!

NOTE: THESE GripPups ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PROJECTS IN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS. We will be offering wider delivery at a future date.

Medical studies show that dogs are great stress relievers, and we believe there’s a place for them on set. These canines have been specifically trained to handle film set environments and respond to basic commands like ‘Sit’, ‘Stay’, and ‘Get the Set Medic!’ Our premium dogs have been trained for over forty commands, and can be used to replace most basic production assistants and 1st Team PA’s. Wrangling actors, finding actors, getting lunch, and fire-watching vans are all features of even the basic-level pups.

These are working dogs and not actors. For actor/onscreen talent dogs, please contact animal wrangling services like AllStarAnimals or Dawn Animal Agency.

Our dogs are specifically chosen to be hard-working, happy to meet new people, and calm personalities. We guarantee at least 10 hours of consistent work from them before they need a break, and they can sleep anywhere! Most grip teams make a bed for them on the truck.

We only recommend working the dogs in a pattern of one-day-on, one-day-off to let them recharge. Unlike humans, they give their all 100% of the time and burn out a little faster than humans do. We’re happy to send them out for longer shoots, but ask that you take this into account.

Adoption: All of these animals are rescues that have been trained and groomed by our local shelter. If you love one of our GripPups rentals, they are all available for permanent adoption! Speak to your rental technician when you return your GripPup and we’ll be happy to get you the paperwork.

Breed/Rate Breakdown

Rates include food, bowls, shipping crate, leash, poop bags, and the listed commands. All rentals are on a 12-hour day, and dogs cannot be transported in equipment vehicles or outside their carriers.

Premium Tier

Golden Retriever – “Chuck” – 7 Years Old

Great for emotional support, rub-downs, and chasing toys. Chuck comes with an extra tennis ball for playing Fetch! He’s a great dog to park by the truck and say hi when you stop by. He loves meeting new people!

Pitbull – “Genny” 3 Years Old

Genny is a workhorse! She’ll drag header cables around and whatever you can fit around her neck or in her service pouches. Just toss her bone toward where she needs to go! She can also be taught to repeat tasks, so getting sandbags across set is a snap. Loves beef jerky and Cheerios for snacks.

Pitbull – Big Bertie! 2 Years Old

Big Bertie is quite a hefty lady. She’s almost 55lbs! She’s well trained to fetch and move gear, and she can be tied off to an overhead frame as a meatbag. She loves the opportunity to contribute and feel useful. Just came off a big feature and ready for more.

Border Collie – Tonka, 3 Years Old

Wow Tonka is an AD’s best friend! He’s a master background-actor-wrangler with skill and precision. He can move an average of 80 extras 100 ft per minute silently. He uses ankle bites, bull rushes, and growling to get them moving, then keeps pushing the herd until the AD calls stop. Put a walkie in his service pouch, and knows most basic walkie lingo.

Little Morale Boosters

Dachshund – Charles, 4 Years Old 

Charles is not much of a lifter, but oh is he a lover! And a licker, too. He’ll snuggle in anyone’s lap. You’ll be seeing a lot of his belly! He’s an accomplished rat hunter, and can be left alone in the truck (or staging) to root out vermin with enthusiasm.

Schnauzer – Scribbles, 8 Weeks Old

Scribbles is the perfect dog for a scripty’s lap warmer. He’s content to curl up on your notes or your director’s chair. Definitely a chill dog overall. Goes nuts for pieces of bacon at the breakfast tent. Keep an eye on this one so no one sits on him!

Pug – Grunty, 10 years old

Grunty is your quintessential crafty dog. He’s thrilled to chase scraps falling from the snack table. He’s great at digging around under the table cloths & excavating cookie crumbs or pieces of celery with ranch. Not the most charismatic guy, but he’s worked longer than most.

We’ll be adding new dogs seasonally as demand and adoptions change our stock. Please feel free to reach out if you’re looking for a dog to fulfill a specific task, and we can have them trained to suit.

For rentals, see who’s available by contacting us. For dog repair or spare parts, we will connect you with a licensed veterinarian in your local area!

And for all of those who read this far, thanks for taking part in our April Fools project for 2017. No animals were harmed in the creation of this page, but a few got treats. See you next year! 

14′ Truck Buildout Example


Building Shelving into a 14′ Truck:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW GOOGLE DOC with the exact schematics.

(4x) 4×8 Sheet of 1/2” Board 
Home Depot Item: 166073, $21.75/ea
– Cut 3 Sheets to:
(6x) 2×8 LONG
– Cut 1 Sheet to:
(2x) 2×4
(1x) 4×4 (scrap)
(9x) 2×4 Studs, 6’ Long
Home Depot Item: 161640, $3.29/ea
– Keep 8 boards full length
– Cut 1 board to:
(1x) 25.5”
(3x) 6”
(19x) 2×3 Studs, 8’ Long
Home Depot Item: 845000, $2.17/ea
– Keep 12 boards full length
– Cut 2 boards to:
(4x) 48”
– Cut 1 board to:
(4x) 21.5”
– Cut 4 boards to:
(4x) 19.5”
(1x) 1 lb Box of 3” Wood Screws
Home Depot Item: 134380, $8.47/box
(1x) 1 lb Box of 2” Wood Screws
Home Depot Item: 133938, $8.47/box
(1x) 1 lb Box of 1.25” Wood Screws
Home Depot Item: 131536, $8.47/box
(1x) Pack of Medium Grit Sandpaper

Total: ~ $196.80
Build time: ~9 Hours including HD trip

The Great Gear Sale 2016

So as we begin the new year, the operations department has realized we’ve got a lot of extra gear duplicates that we should sell to make space for our new purchases. All of our equipment is carefully maintained, and some of the gear is also older hardware. The equipment listed below is coming from working stock (except where noted). So let’s sell this stuff off to you fellow filmmakers at a discount!

Purchasing any piece of gear in this sale entitles you to a 15% discount on a future rental with Lightbulb Grip.

(★★★★★) = Nearly Perfect, Almost Mint
(★★★★☆) = Very Good, Little use
(★★★☆☆) = Moderate use, a flaw or two
(★★☆☆☆) = Heavy Use or Older Item, still functions.
(★☆☆☆☆) = Damaged item sold As-Is. (Expect to repair this item before use)

 # Description (Rating)  Photo  Price
 1  12×12 Rag with bag: Griffolyn (★★★☆☆)  $80
SOLD  12×12 Rag with bag: Griffolyn (★★★★★)  —
 3  12×12 Rag with bag: Griffolyn (★★★★☆)  $100
 4  12×12 Rag with bag: Griffolyn (★★★☆☆)  $80
 5  12×12 Rag with bag: Black Solid (★★☆☆☆)  $75
SOLD  12×12 Rag with bag: Black Solid (★★★★★)  —
 7  12×12 Rag with bag: Black Solid (★★★★☆) $160
 8  12×12 Rag with bag: Black Solid (★★★★☆) $165
 SOLD  12×12 Rag with bag: Black Solid (★★★★☆)  —
 10  12×12 Rag with bag: Full Silk (★★★★☆) $130
 11  12×12 Rag with bag: Full Silk (★★☆☆☆) $70
 12  12×12 Rag with bag: Full Silk (★★★★☆)  $130
SOLD  12×12 Rag with bag: Full Silk (★★★★★)  —
 14  12×12 Rag with bag: Single Net (★★★★☆) $265
SOLD  12×12 Rag with bag: Single Net (★★★★☆)  —
SOLD  12×12 Rag with bag: Single Net (★★★★★)  —
 17  12×12 Rag with bag: Single Net (★★★★☆) $250
 18  12×12 Rag with bag: Double Net (★★★☆☆) $420
 19  12×12 Rag with bag: Double Net (★★★★☆) $500
 20  12×12 Rag with bag: Double Net (★★★★☆)  $500
SOLD  12×12 Rag with bag: Double Net (★★★★★)  
 22  8×8 Rag with bag: Black Solid (★★★☆☆)  $34
SOLD  8×8 Rag with bag: Double Net (★★★★★)   
 24  6×6 Rag with bag: Griffolyn (★★☆☆☆)  $22
 25  8×8 Rag with bag: 1/4 Silk (★★★★☆)  $90
 26  8×8 Rag with bag: Double Net (★★★★★)  $250
 27  8×8 Rag with bag: Double Net (★★★☆☆)  $115
 28  2×3 Solid Flag (★★★☆☆)  $15
 29  2×3 Solid Flag (★★★☆☆)  $15
 30  2×3 Solid Flag (★★★☆☆)  $15
 31  2×3 Solid Flag (★★★☆☆)  $15
 32  2×3 Frame: Full Silk (★★☆☆☆)  $15
 33  2×3 Frame: Full Silk (★★☆☆☆)  $15
 34  2×3 Frame: Full Silk (★★☆☆☆)  $15
 35  2×3 Frame: Full Silk (★★☆☆☆)  $15
 36  2×3 Frame: Single Net (★★★☆☆)   $20
 37  18×24 Frame: Full Silk (★★☆☆☆)  $10
 38  18×24 Frame: Full Silk (★★☆☆☆)  $10
 39  18×24 Frame: Double Net (★★★☆☆)   $15
 40  18×24 Frame: Double Net (★★★☆☆)   $15
 41  18×24 Frame: Double Net (★★★☆☆)   $15
 42  Duckbill (★★★☆☆)   $22
 43  Big Ben Clamp (★★★☆☆)   $20
 44  Big Ben Clamp (★★★☆☆)   $20
 45  Big Ben Clamp (★★★☆☆)   $20
 46  Double Grip Head (★★★★☆)   $8
 47  Pigeon Plate (★★★★☆)   $4
 48  Pigeon Plate (★★★★☆)   $4
 49  Stinger- 15′ (★★★★☆)   $10
 50  Stinger – 25′ (★★★  $10
 51  MSR1200 HR Bulb, New lamp in old box  (★★★★☆)      $125
 52  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 53  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 See #52   $16
 54  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 See #52   $16
 55  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 See #52   $16
 56  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 See #52   $16
 57  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 See #52   $16
 58  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 See #52   $16
 59  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 See #52   $16
 60  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 See #52   $16
 61  True Match 55w Kino Diva Bulb- 2900º
 See #52   $16
 62  Arri Studio 2000w Fresnel (w/Doors+lamp)
 63  Arri Studio 2000w Fresnel (w/Doors+lamp)
 64  Mathews 3 Riser Hi-high Roller (★★★  $200
 65  Mathews 3 Riser Hi-high Roller (★★★  $200
 66  Mathews 3 Riser Hi-high Roller (★★★  $200
 67  Mathews 3 Riser Hi-high Roller w/RML (★★★  $200
 68  Mathews 3 Riser Hi-high Roller (★★★  $200
 69  Mathews 3 Riser Hi-high Roller w/RML
(RM Lock needs repair) (★★
 70 5x Assorted Empty Rag Bags w/Writing (★★☆  $15
71 Desisti 1200 Fres. Rembrandt HMI +barndoors
No lamp, Does Not Strike, For Parts only (★☆☆
Image  $200
 72 Desisti 1200 Fres. Rembrandt HMI +barndoors
No lamp, Does Not Strike, For Parts only (★☆☆)
Image  $200
SOLD  6×6 Rag: Black Solid  (★★★★★)
SOLD  6×6 Rag: Double Net  (★★★★★
SOLD  6×6 Rag: Single Net  (★★★★★
SOLD  6×6 Rag: 1/4 Silk (★★★★★
 SOLD  6×6 Rag: 1/4 Silk (★★★★★
 78 Desisti 1200w PAR Caravaggio Head w/Barndoors+Lamp, working
(★★★) (matches 89-91)
 79 Desisti 1200w PAR Caravaggio Head w/Barndoors+Lamp, working (★★★(matches 89-91)  $250
 80 Desisti 1200w PAR Caravaggio Head w/Barndoors+Lamp, working (★★★(matches 89-91)  $250
 81  1200w ARRI-style Header Cable
Needs cleaning, works properly (★★☆
 82  575w Arri-Style Header Cable (★★  $125
 83  575w Arri-Style Header Cable (★★  $125
 84  575w Arri-Style Header Cable (★★  $125
 85  575w Arri-Style Header Cable (★★  $125
 86  575w Arri-Style Header Cable (★★ $125
 87  575w Arri-Style Header Cable (★★★★☆) $125
 88  575w Arri-Style Header Cable (★★ $125
 89 Desisti 1200w Par Lens Kit (★★)
(Matches Item 78-80)
 90 Desisti 1200w Par Lens Kit (★★★★☆)
(Matches Item 78-80)
 91 Desisti 1200w Par Lens Kit (★★★★☆)
(Matches Item 78-80)
 92 Mac Pro Tower – Nehalem/Mid2010
-8 x 2.26/GHz

-running Mavericks OSX
-128 SSD boot drive
-1TB HDD storage drive
-20GB RAM (with two spare 1GB sticks)
-original owner, complete with original boxes/cables
(Being sold through LBG by a third party)


Terms of sale:

SALE DAY is FRIDAY, 2/26/16 from 12:00-5:00PM and SUNDAY, 2/28/16 from 10:00AM-1:00PM in the loading dock at 930 Grand St, Brooklyn NY 11211. Please contact David Finn (518 248 6476, with any questions. After this weekend, all unsold items will be re-listed as an ongoing sale. 

Payment only accepted as CASH ON SITE (please bring exact change) or VENMO. All items are first-come-first-serve and paid for at the time of pickup. No delivery without prior discussion. Price is as listed, no sales tax. Checks are only accepted for people who have open accounts in good standing with LBG and are known by the owners personally. Item prices are not negotiable, local pickup only.

Equipment is provided on an “As-Is” basis and no claims are made about the fitness of this equipment for any particular function, purpose, or presentation. All items are considered “used” or “partially consumed” (as appropriate) unless an item is specifically marked “New In Box”, “New” or “Unused.” Items are not meant for resale, wholesale provisions, or any other situation where OEM packaging would be required. Photographs provided are as honest as possible, and no photo editing (other than cropping) has occurred. Lightbulb Grip is not responsible for any typos, errors, or uncorrected statements in the text of the sale notice. Prices may be adjusted after the sale starts to correct errors or offer discounts, but not after a sale price is agreed upon by both parties.

MYTWorks Level 5 – New Slider In Stock

Direct competitor to a Dana Dolly, but the Level 5 is so much more solidly constructed! Check out the tension control, built-in brakes, adjustable speedrail length, and no-washer tripod tie-down. Comes with 4′, 6′ or 8′ rail, a pair of low-boy combo stands, and the universal Level 5 Rental Kit for only $110/day!

(Price matches Adorama and Handheld for the full kit)

Launch Day

Welcome to Lightbulb Grip and Electric, a premier equipment rental vendor for New York City. We are proud to provide clean equipment in great condition that runs perfectly.

For more info on what we have available for rental, please chose “Equipment” from the menu!