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Offline kevin141

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layout lighting
« on: August 22, 2011, 07:34:42 PM »
What you think show layouts should have there own lighting if so what type .I have done Gosunderton with two mini strip lights will post some pictures soon once i get the lighting gantary painted and fitted. :NGF: :Class31: :Carriage: :Carriage:

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Re: layout lighting
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 09:31:53 PM »
I have a 3ft Fluro tube light over each of my two layouts, with white walls it makes for great lighting and perfect for photography.
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Re: layout lighting
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 09:39:05 PM »
I have only seen layouts at exhibitions, the bulk of which have been lit by fluoro/strip lighting.
I have also been on a stand for several days at a work exhibition and can tell you that spotlights are extremely hot. I would not go down that route :thumbsdown:(not least because I am follicly challenged on top :'()

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Re: layout lighting
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 09:42:49 PM »
I have a 4ft fluorescent tube above mine, and I keep banging my head on it!   :'( :thumbsdown:   :smiley-laughing:

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Re: layout lighting
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 09:46:06 PM »
I have a 4ft fluorescent tube above mine, and I keep banging my head on it!   :'( :thumbsdown:   :smiley-laughing:

Not surprised if it's only 4ft high :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

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Re: layout lighting
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 09:49:55 PM »
You know what, I honestly said to myself that you'd reply with that!   :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

And it's not four foot high, it's 4ft and three quarters. ::) :smiley-laughing:

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Re: layout lighting
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2011, 09:55:46 PM »
You know what, I honestly said to myself that you'd reply with that!   :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

And it's not four foot high, it's 4ft and three quarters. ::) :smiley-laughing:

Darn it - now I'm getting predictable ::)

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Re: layout lighting
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2011, 10:46:39 PM »
Has anyone thought of using LED rope lights, but behind a picture frame type of fascia so that the light shines inward ? (maybe foil backed ?)
Just thinking of low cost ways of lighting without 4ft glass tubes - i don't like 'em, too fragile and me very clumsy... :smiley-laughing:
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Re: layout lighting
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011, 11:36:40 PM »
Daylight flourescent in my case. I did ponder other stuff but the halogens get very hot and there isn't much clearance, and I've yet to find an LED light that looks like daylight and is affordable. I look forward to the day that is no longer true.
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Re: layout lighting
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2011, 11:48:38 PM »
Daylight flourescent in my case. I did ponder other stuff but the halogens get very hot and there isn't much clearance, and I've yet to find an LED light that looks like daylight and is affordable. I look forward to the day that is no longer true.

I Agree, halogens are not suitable. LED's are improving all the time, i'm thinking of combining various types for the right effect ie: say 60% white + 30% yellow + 10% blueish white (in the background to give a blueish sky effect ???). It's all guess work at the moment, any other ideas would be useful !
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