Strider, I bet you LIVE in a Holiday Inn Express!
Lol well no - couldn't afford that, but I did post a video about one on this thread last night..
Thanks for the US pop culture 101 lesson Mike!
4000 watts does sound like overkill - it was for me too, I was thinking of the lights I used to use with film, I've cut my total wattage to less than half what I used to need. And with LED lighting coming down in price, in time we can probably cut it down a lot further. More capacity than you need is not a problem, it just costs a bit more than you might have spent. If it is reducing your flicker, even if not 100 %, that's a good thing.
I'm a little late to this thread, but have been having the same issues, i think, with voltage regulation. Reading through, I'm getting the impression that a Variac 2000 watt voltage regulator will probably suit my needs and that the 4000 was overkill. Is this the general model that would be recommended?
Unfortunately, I animate either during peak hours (3pm-7pm) or early in the morning (4am - 10am) - so trying to pick up a shot during the afternoon that got started early tends to be problematic...