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Tim Catlin wrote: > I'm in the process of building a home based studio for doing archival > work with my Epsons. I'm looking at lighting made by OTT-LIGHT. They > make a fluorescent "Truecolor" tube that they claim enhances color > matching. http://www.ott-lite.com > > Can anyone make any recommendations for other lighting or have any > experience with Ott-lite tubes? Ott-lites are excellent, but expensive, and they still have that flourescent flicker that can tire your eyes out with time. I don't recommend them for overall lighting -- but they're pretty good for spot applications. For relatively large areas, you can achieve the same results with a balanced combination of standard cool-white flourescents and tungsten bulbs (I think the ratio is around three 60-watt tungsten bulbs per pair of 4' shop-light size flourescent bulbs). The tungsten bulbs do a pretty good job of filling in the parts of the spectrum missing in the flourescents, and they provide a non-flicker component to the lighting that can be a lot more soothing than flourescents alone. We've done this for quite a while, and we've checked the lighting color with some pretty sophisticated color meters and with film, and it's a good blend. david - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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