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Lighting Choices for Modeling
Posted by Prostho on Friday, August 17, 2018 4:53 PM

Hello everyone,

I am working on my models at night and I had this desk lamb with a couple of leds on it. It was enough but I decided to go a bit more serious on modeling and now Im trying to create a set up on a 2x1m dinner table.

I want to use something that will ease my work and keep my eyes healthy, any suggestions would be great

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, August 17, 2018 6:48 PM

Prostho

Hello everyone,

I am working on my models at night and I had this desk lamb  ...

Surprise I've never heard of a desk lamb before.  Is that something like this Stick out tongue

desk lamb 

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Posted by Greg on Friday, August 17, 2018 7:24 PM

Gosh how I enjoy a funny post around here from time to time.

Yes

Back at the OP, sort of depends on what you want. There are so many lighting solutions out there, and so many price points it is a hard question to answer.

-Greg

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Posted by Prostho on Friday, August 17, 2018 11:36 PM

PFJN
I've never heard of a desk lamb before.  Is that something like this

well thats a bit fancy then mine but close Big Smile

 

 

 

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Posted by Prostho on Friday, August 17, 2018 11:53 PM

Greg

Gosh how I enjoy a funny post around here from time to time.

Yes

Back at the OP, sort of depends on what you want. There are so many lighting solutions out there, and so many price points it is a hard question to answer.

 

I guess I used a very general and wrong phrase

I just didnt want to try and learn about this, I thought someone has experienced the benefit or drawback of daylight/white color, led or  normal, 1 or more angles and sources. All in purpose of eyehealth.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:17 AM

I use a positionable  lamp, with a big magnifier in it which is surrounded by a circular fluorescent tube.  The magnifier is nice when I need it, but not essential.  What IS essential is that you need to be able to position the lamp.  The position I have the lamp in for working with small parts is not the position I need it in for good painting.

While I do my airbrushing at my building bench as well as brush painting, even if you do the airbrushing elsewhere, it helps even in brush painting to be able to see the reflection of the lamp in the surface of the model as you paint it.  This allows you to judge how thick the coat is getting, and prevent runs.  And it shows pebbling and other artifacts due to too dry an application.

There are any number of positionable lamps available.  The kind I recommend has springs for balancing the weight of the lamp in different positions, and friction adjustment knobs for adjusting how easy it is to position.  These are available in a wide range of prices.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:21 AM

Prostho

 

 
Greg

Gosh how I enjoy a funny post around here from time to time.

Yes

Back at the OP, sort of depends on what you want. There are so many lighting solutions out there, and so many price points it is a hard question to answer.

 

 

 

I guess I used a very general and wrong phrase

I just didnt want to try and learn about this, I thought someone has experienced the benefit or drawback of daylight/white color, led or  normal, 1 or more angles and sources. All in purpose of eyehealth.

 

Oops, sorry, it was just that you mispelled "lamp" as "lamb". Didn't mean to downplay your question, pfjn's response just hit me funny. Your question is perfectly valid.

Is overhead lighting (such as a hanging shop light) an option?

Whatever you end up with, I'd recommend the brightest LED you can find, with a color temperature of 3100 to 4500 Kelvin, whatever works best for you.

 

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:01 PM

I am not an authority in anything--but I can share what I know. Take what you will from it. 

Recently, I upgraded my bench to overhead LED lighting. The difference to me is night and day. The light fixture floods my bench with light, and it does not seem to strain my eyes in the least. The fixture that I purchased is relatively lite. So, you could hang it from a drywall ceiling. It comes with drywall anchors as well. This was the best $50 that I spent in a long time. For me, poor lighting is a thing of the past.

 

 

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Posted by mitsdude on Monday, August 20, 2018 2:30 PM

Bakster

I am not an authority in anything--but I can share what I know. Take what you will from it. 

Recently, I upgraded my bench to overhead LED lighting. The difference to me is night and day. The light fixture floods my bench with light, and it does not seem to strain my eyes in the least. The fixture that I purchased is relatively lite. So, you could hang it from a drywall ceiling. It comes with drywall anchors as well. This was the best $50 that I spent in a long time. For me, poor lighting is a thing of the past.

 

 

Just a note for what its worth.

These shop lights come with\without a pull string to turn them on. Well worth the few extra dollars for the convinence.

 

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Posted by Prostho on Monday, August 20, 2018 2:43 PM

thank you all, these will be enough to set a good start Yes

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 20, 2018 4:43 PM

mitsdude
These shop lights come with\without a pull string to turn them on. Well worth the few extra dollars for the convinence.

That is a good point. Mine came with and I like it. No fumbling around.

 

dlh
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Posted by dlh on Monday, August 27, 2018 9:58 AM

Bakster

I am not an authority in anything--but I can share what I know. Take what you will from it. 

Recently, I upgraded my bench to overhead LED lighting. The difference to me is night and day. The light fixture floods my bench with light, and it does not seem to strain my eyes in the least. The fixture that I purchased is relatively lite. So, you could hang it from a drywall ceiling. It comes with drywall anchors as well. This was the best $50 that I spent in a long time. For me, poor lighting is a thing of the past.

 

 

What brand is that?  wattage?

Looks like a perfect solution for me.

Thanks,

Dave

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 27, 2018 10:28 AM

Hey Dave--

see the link below. I am really happy with it. Even the pull switch has an easy and smooth action to it. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J92GVYS/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Update: And it's on sale!

 

dlh
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  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:56 PM

Bakster

Hey Dave--

see the link below. I am really happy with it. Even the pull switch has an easy and smooth action to it. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J92GVYS/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Update: And it's on sale!

 

Thanks.  Just got one.  It's great!

Dave

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:13 AM

dlh
Thanks.  Just got one.  It's great! Dave

Great!  Let there be light!  Enjoy...

 

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