Thursday, June 3, 2010

Studio Lighting part Deux

Last fall I was so happy that I'd found a lighting solution for my studio. Ah...right. This was then.


And this is now. I figure I lose one light every three months. This is not your simple light bulb burning out. No, it doesn't matter how many times I replace the bulbs, how I work them in the sockets to get contact. I figure at the rate of failure I have six months left before I am totally in the dark...heh...some might say I'm already there.

In the mean time I have found this lamp that looks like a reject from the 60's. I call it the octopus. Actually it's very functional, and it was a lot less money than the fancy ceiling fixture.

4 comments:

Kay said...

hmm..I thought I would be good and bought those light bulbs that look like curly fries. Awful light! so I transferred them to the horrible little "chandelier" over my small dinner table. It has the same problem as your track lighting..I am doing an experiment to see how long they last in the world's worse light fixture!

Laurel Knight said...

Hey Sue...I had issues with lighting in my studio as well. Color casting, glare, etc. etc. So, I went to our local Home Depot here in Bend, and lucky me...I ran into a fellow in the lighting dept. that actually has a Masters Degree in lighting! Go figure! So he directed me to the right fixture, and WOW! My lighting is unbelievable..Let me know if you would like the info I got from him. You can email me at artbyknight@gmail.com if you like.

Laurel Knight said...

Hey Sue...
I had the same issues with lighting in my studio. I went to Home Depot here in Bend, and luckily ran into an employee with a Masters Degree in lighting! He has set up studios all over the West. He pointed me in the right direction, and WOW! Great lighting...not expensive...no more glare, color casting, too much heat, etc. etc. You can email me if you would like the input he shared.

Lois said...

HI Sue,
Just getting around to my emails and ran across this posting. Ya I know...

Anyway, I think maybe your problem with your lights burning out is that they are halogen bulbs, right? In which case, you can't touch the bulb - the oil from your skin shortens the life of the bulb - don't ask, I don't know, it's something I'd heard before and my son-in-law, an electrician also told me this. So when you have to touch a halogen, use a cloth to protect it.