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« on: May 09, 2005, 10:59:03 AM »
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Are you referring to the Solux bulbs?  I suspect that all 4700k bulbs are not the same.  The Solux bulbs, however, closely match daylight.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 12:30:02 PM »
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I haven't compared the Solux bulbs with similar products.  I purchased my Solux bulbs based on information I gathered on the internet.  Also, I just recently installed my Solux bulbs, and haven't done much testing yet.  I'll provide my initial reaction, however.

My LaCie Electron Blue IV monitor is calibrated with an Eye One 2, and my printer has a custom profile.  Before I got my Solux bulbs and used typical home lighting, my prints (and prints from a lab) looked noticably different than on my monitor.  My prints viewed under Solux lighting match my monitor very closely.  Also, my prints look very similar under my Solux lighting vs daylight from a nearby window.

Based on my very limited tests so far, I'm happy with my Solux lighting.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005, 06:38:55 AM »
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Having seen the article on the main website talking about using D50 compliant illumination I wanted to get some feedback.

Michael makes reference to 5000 K light but many of the commercially available (lower cost) solutions are rated at 4700 K. Especially as replacement bulbs/tubes for standard lamp holders.

So, without going for the more specialised lamps/stands is using the 4700 K type bubs/tubes the poor mans way of getting a 'better view' of my prints compared to normal tungsten or fluorescent illumination?

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005, 11:18:09 AM »
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Are you referring to the Solux bulbs? I suspect that all 4700k bulbs are not the same. The Solux bulbs, however, closely match daylight.
Yes, Solux was one of the proprietory names I found.

So, from your comment I take that they are pretty good for the purpose required?

Just need to Google for some good UK sources.

Thanks for clarifying the matter.

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