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Post Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:23 pm

LED lighting for my Studio, advice needed please?

Evening all

Moving to a new unit soon and currently planning my office. I'm now looking at lighting and was thinking led tube lighting.

I don't really understand leds with the whiteness etc so looking for help.

What best suits?
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:13 am

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We use LED panel type, with daylight bulbs, which are best for color matching.
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:25 am

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Twin battens with daylight tubes here - retro fitted into the old battens, very simply to do.
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:12 am

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Thanks guys

I don't have a suspended ceiling so I have to rule those lights out but I get the point about the daylight led's.

Colin, where did you get your batten fixtures from, are they genuine led ones or are they old ones converted to use led tube lights?

Daylight bulbs, is that 6500k?
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:35 am

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I have six LED daylight lights in my office, they give great lighting when printing and cost pennies to run
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:03 pm

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Hi Jean

Is this what you have?

https://www.wholesaleledlights.co.uk/le ... light.html

I'm confused what daylight lights are, are the 4000k or 6500k

Also, I'm guessing the frame at the back is to hold your prints on, how did you make that?
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:07 pm

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Daylight bulbs are 6-6500k.
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:09 pm

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Thank you Jamie
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Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:43 am

Re: LED lighting for my Studio, advice needed please?

Hi Daniel, yes it is took many hours (mainly middle of the night) to work out what i wanted. I got a fabricator local to me to make it for me. I print almost daily but only small runs and its worked brilliantly. Few magnets to hold it and jobs a good un as they say. The lights im not sure of the spec i had the electrician get them for me.
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Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:53 pm

Re: LED lighting for my Studio, advice needed please?

Colin, where did you get your batten fixtures from, are they genuine led ones or are they old ones converted to use led tube lights?


Same battens with new tubes - you can use the replacement starters, or just rip-out the ballast and direct wire (ballast & start not needed) - very simple to do, or get a sparky to do it for you.
Much cheaper option than replacing the whole units. Pop to your local electrical wholesaler the tubes are very common now.

EDIT: we replaced 32 tubes..... one HELL of a power saving!!!!!!!

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