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Old June 24th, 2003, 03:43 PM   #1
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Fluorescent lighting comparison chart


This fellow made a really cool fluorescent light comparison.
Currently, I'm looking for a cheap source of T-8 3200K bulbs.www.flo-co.com has some MovieTone bulbs for $20/each,
but I don't see any for T8. Why T8 ? Home Depot is selling
four bulb 48" T8 32 watt troffer fixtures for $40, including a
6' wire extender and four bulbs. Although these T8 troughs
are 4x32 Watt, they don't seem as bright as my two bulb
2x25 Watt T-12 fixtures. What's up with that?

Here's a link to the troffers I'm using to light up my garage:

I'm in the process of putting up butcher paper to soften the
lighting. Is anyone doing anything similar?
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Old June 24th, 2003, 09:21 PM   #2
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Kind of dangerous to put something that flamable up on the walls and ceiling, I'd say.

Why not just spray the interior of the garage a light gray? Safer and more permanent.

One thought though. I'm preparing to shoot a series of training videos on judo. The clothing is either white or black. To have the background white would be a serious exposure problem.

The school is putting up medium gray canvas on one wall so we have a decent chance to get pictures without a washed-out background.
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