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fwd: re: studio lighting

updated sat 16 oct 99


Dewitt on fri 15 oct 99

>Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 10:18:39 -0500
>To: Linda Blossom
>From: Dewitt
>Subject: Re: studio lighting
>My experience is that the light produced by plant and aquarium bulbs does
>not do a good job of mimicing the color spectrum found in sunlight. I've
>used these bulbs for growing orchids and while the plants grow OK,
>everything takes on a decidedly red or purple hue depending on the brand.
>I currently use Instant Sun by Verilux. The best price I've seen is at
>, about $9 apiece in quantities of a
>According to the box:
>Approx color temperature : 6280 Kelvin
>Color rendering index : 94.5
>Rated lamp life: : 26,000 hours.
>At 09:24 AM 10/15/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>----------------------------Original message----------------------------
>>I found 4' plant and aquarium bulbs at Kmart. They were very reasonably
>>Linda Blossom
>>2366 Slaterville Rd
>>Ithaca, NY 14850
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Date: Thursday, October 14, 1999 1:17 PM
>>Subject: studio lighting
>>----------------------------Original message----------------------------
>>Somehow I am not finding much on this in my files and not having success
>>with archives this time. I am about to invest in studio lighting. Am
>>leaning toward going with something like 6' double bulb fluorescent
>>fixtures, thinking that 2 to each 10x12' quadrant will be plenty and
>>wondering if that is overkill. That also leaves an 8' perimeter that will
>>need fixtures too. Anybody got thumbnail specs for figuring coverage?
>>Also figuring on going with some kind of daylight-type fluorescent tubes.
>>There was one message in my files about Green bulbs from Texas or
>>someplace. Figure I am not trying to grow a garden, is that what those
>>are for? Graingers has a no shipping charge sale right now so am wanting
>>to make these decisions.
>>Any insights will be appreciated.
>>Eleanora.....trying to get this stuff out into cyberspace before the
>>computer gets packed away for afew hubby will be chafing at the
>>Eleanora Eden 802 869-2003
>>Paradise Hill
>>Bellows Falls, VT 05101