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Lighting ughhh
BeanStorm
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 02:52 AM UTC
I have reached a point of frustration I hope to get some ideas and help. My arch enemy "Lighting". I need a bright moveable light. Before I chuck out the money I was hoping to get suggestions. When I paint my figures I'm constantly adjusting my lamp. It is small but after several cheap office lamps I found this least annoying but not by much.
Maki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 05:36 AM UTC
OttLite might help. Those are daylight full spectrum lights many modelers use ...
Check out their desk lamps and craft lamps here: http://www.ottlite.com/

Mario

mohammedcohen
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 08:12 AM UTC
I used to paint under a bright shoplight - two flourescent bulbs (bluis tinge)...it gave PLENTY of light, but the colors were best checked under incandescent light (yeloowish/orange tinge)...my setup now is a room light with one of those accursed "Green" flourescent replacement bulbs, supplemented by a 'gooseneck hobby light with a 75 watt "Reveal" incandescent bulb by GE...they are balanced to resemble daylight - I use these for the 'close work. If you can find the Reveal in your neck of the woods I'd suggest giving one a try - then buy as many as you can afford - before the meddlesome "Greenie whackos" ban them.

CB ib FL USA
BeanStorm
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 11:34 PM UTC
I will give it another try on the "Reveal" bulbs. After getting a new lamp the one I have is a 60 watt and anything brighter gets real hot. It comes down to buying a new lamp with a longer neck.

Thanks for the outline of your set up, that rely did help!
PunyViking
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 08:06 AM UTC
I use two LED lamps from Ikea. They give a nice colored light that is easily moved to where I need light. search ikeas website for JANSJÖ. Perfect light for small work.

They also give nice light for taking pictures. I "need" two more of these lights to make a complete photobooth on my desktop. Ikea next...