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Just got my Ideal-Lume and I would like to let you guys know,I also bought rope light for comparison.


Here a set of rope lights on the back of my 2 speakers,as you can see it,they appeared yellow,like a candle light.



Now with a Ideal-Lume












As you can see makes a big difference.


Thanks George.
 

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Greetings


Interesting.


That orange yellow rope light would definitely affect the way we see colors on the screen. A calibrated TV image would be undone with that rope light.


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Originally Posted by bizuca /forum/post/15579375


Just got my Ideal-Lume and I would like to let you guys know,I also bought rope light for comparison.

As you can see makes a big difference.

Similarly the Ideal-Lume lamp is likely to be notably less yellow than a typical 6500K fluorescent where some might expect a closer match.


In my case a Philips 6500K with a CRI of 79.
 

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Greetings


Interesting.


That orange yellow rope light would definitely affect the way we see colors on the screen. A calibrated TV image would be undone with that rope light.


regards

Interesting to know,so guys that want to go on the "cheap route" paid $400.00 for a calibration and undone with $10.00.
 

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Similarly the Ideal-Lume lamp is likely to be notably less yellow than a typical 6500K fluorescent where some might expect a closer match.


In my case a Philips 6500K with a CRI of 79.

Check out the Zoo Med Ultra Sun lamp, it is 6500K with CRI of 98. I got mine online for cheap, or you can try check if your local pet stores carry them.


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wow, that ideal lume looks great. Will that thing fit if the TV was mounted on the wall?

Yeah it does all you need to know HERE .
 

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Check out the Zoo Med Ultra Sun

That might be a good choice for some folks although I think anyone who won't spring for a Ideal-Lume would be disinclined to spend that much on a bulb. I decided that dimming, light weight and quick-start was worth it (my old light was non-dimming, heavy and slow-starting). I'm sure it would have cost more to duplicate an I-L even though it looks a bit "low tech".


After having one for a few days I've decided that home-made solutions are penny-wise but pound-foolish.
 

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That might be a good choice for some folks although I think anyone who won't spring for a Ideal-Lume would be disinclined to spend that much on a bulb. I decided that dimming, light weight and quick-start was worth it (my old light was non-dimming, heavy and slow-starting). I'm sure it would have cost more to duplicate an I-L even though it looks a bit "low tech".


After having one for a few days I've decided that home-made solutions are penny-wise but pound-foolish.

That's right,after spending 2k-4k on a set,why go cheap on a $70.00 light ?
 

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question, does it matter what color the light is? Meaning, is white the best or would a soft earth tone color work. FWIW, my walls are a light amberish color.
 

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Check out the Zoo Med Ultra Sun lamp, it is 6500K with CRI of 98. I got mine online for cheap, or you can try check if your local pet stores carry them.


Daniel


Attached link for the 18" Zoo Med Ultra Sun Lamp for $20.86

http://www.wetpetsusa.com/zoomedflla182.html


24"
http://www.wetpetsusa.com/zoomedflla248.html


Here is a link to a White paper on D65 Fluorescent lighting.

http://www.gtilite.com/gti-pdf/CMTN-2.PDF


Source for D65 CIE Illuminant Fluorescent Lamps

http://www.rpimaging.com/store/PID666
 

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question, does it matter what color the light is?

Does it matter to whom?


You might want to read through the bias lighting thread .


Full disclosure: I have an Ideal-Lume and I don't think DIY is a better solution.
 

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Are those Indiglo Night Lights in your pics?
 

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This thread started with a comparison (no doubt unfair) between a lamp selected for specific spectral characteristics around D65 and a set of likely incandescent mini-lamps. The results are not surprising. Now it seems to have taken a turn toward price comparisions for various lamps with the apparent sub-text of assisting the DIYer. This seems particularly odd given the price of some of the lamps. Why would someone buy two $35 bare lamps when for the same price you can get two appropriately sized lamps, a lightweight, instant-on, discrete fixture and a dimming system? The folks that complain about the price of Ideal-Lume want to pay $5 for two lamps and $15 for a fixture not $70 for two lamps.


Or am I missing the direction this conversation is taking?
 

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haha,


btw, love that last pic in post 1
 

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Does anyone know where I can get those wire hooks that're holding up the light in the photos posted by the topic creator? Thanks.
 
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