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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:36 am 
Building my self a light box - wonder which lights to choose?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:04 am 
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Anything works really, whether it's super-bright worklights or those flexible desk lamps, you can really get a nice effect.

You can even make a lightbox by taking the top of a shoebox, putting some white paper over it, cutting some holes in the sides, covering the holes with some sort of diffusing paper, shine the lights through the paper and voila!

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Thank Evan For tips.:D
I never know some thing like this work. :D
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P.S sorry Benya for this post. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:25 pm 
Bright hot lights and cardboard plus paper are a hazardous combination. Beware!


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Beware, contiuous lights ("hotlights"), get hot.

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Use the same kind of light, don’t mix them. Otherwise color correction is a nightmare.

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Agreed, it is a hazard, so either do it quickly or don't do it at all! Then again, my laptop's CPU is probably more of a fire hazard than that! :D

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Buy daylight balanced light bulbs.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:56 am 
I picked up a set of daylight balanced bulbs too. The important choice is to use Compact florescent bulbs and that they are Daylight balanced. A daylight balanced bulb should be between 5500-6500 Kelvin so look for a number on the package. They do not get hot even when used for extensive periods of time. Here is a link to the product I mean.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_296884-371-60057_0__?productId=1243165&Ntt=compact+fluorescent+&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dcompact%2Bfluorescent%2B%26page%3D4

You may not need 75Watts but you should judge how much light you'll need depending on the materials you will use for diffusion and such.


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