good desktop lamp for viewing photos?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by jd, May 13, 2004.

  1. jd

    jd Guest

    I am looking for a good desktop lamp for viewing
    photos. I recall seeing some posts on this topic
    some time back but I can't locate them. Thanks...

    -- jeff
    jd, May 13, 2004
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    ThomasH Guest

    I recommend Solux lamps:
    These are the standard MR-16 lamps, thus you can
    use it hundreds of makes and models. They have
    well defined light temperature in K, up yo 4700K
    and they are affordable!

    ThomasH, May 13, 2004
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  3. I recommend that you use the type of light that the photos will
    ultimately be viewed. If they will be displayed under fluorescent light,
    use those etc. No matter what light you use, if the final display is a
    different light, you will not be seeing what the final viewer will see.
    Joseph Meehan, May 13, 2004
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    jd Guest

    Thanks, will check it out!
    jd, May 14, 2004
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    PhotoMan Guest

    Good point Joe. When I worked at a furniture / interior decorator store,
    they wouldn't believe me when I told them they should change from banks of
    fluorescents to incandescent lighting. I told them I doubted many homes have
    fluorescent lighting in the living room.
    Joe Arnold
    PhotoMan, May 15, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I'm sure you know that stores use flourescents to cut down on energy
    cost, and the larger the store the less interest in showing the customer
    exactly what the product will look like.

    There is a local store catering to artists, that is known mainly for its
    very wide selection, quality and high prices. But the lights are some
    kind of sodium vapour ... the colors you see in store and outside are
    very, very different.
    Alan Browne, May 16, 2004
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    PhotoMan Guest

    Aqctually, my point was that they didn't think color temp meant anything.
    They used to ask customers to bring in fabric and paint samples to match
    with merchandise!
    PhotoMan, May 17, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    For the same color that would work; for complementing colors (aesthetic)
    it might/probably wouldn't...

    The store could keep its flourescents, make them DLW and then in areas
    where people are looking at home decor color, provide an overhang to
    mute the flourescent lighting and use incandescent in that area.
    Alan Browne, May 17, 2004
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    PhotoMan Guest

    I'm retired now, and they're too closed-minded to argue with. The owner's
    wife thinks she's an expert on practically any subject. Not worth my time!
    PhotoMan, May 17, 2004
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