GAAA! I killed it!! (Lighting issue.)

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by DeckRoid, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. DeckRoid

    DeckRoid Member

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    Ok, so. I go to the hardware store and pick up 2 florescent lamps to hang in the garage over my layout. Put the bulbs in, which didn't come with the lamps :x and turn em on.

    What happened? Oh, they lit up my layout alright. Lit it up like some freak show. Everything had a blue-ish tint and casted shadows every which way.

    What kind of lighting should I use? I dont want to get all theatrical, just want it to be lit. Did I get the wrong kind of lights? I have not done florescent lights before. We tore out the ones in the kitchen when we bought this place.

    George
  2. myltlpny

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    You might want to try a "daylight" lamp. Some companies call them by different names. They have a much warmer color. They cost a couple dollars more apiece, but the color rendering is much better.
    I have two florescent fixtures in my garage. I recently replaced one set of bulbs. The difference is dramatic.
  3. jesso

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    I completely agree with myltlpny. Daylight bulbs are great. They just changed all of our in our office. While they were changing, the old ones where still up in many places and the difference in light was dramatic! The other light was dull and drab while the daylight bulbs were very vibrant. They are also called full spectrum.
  4. FiatFan

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    I use cfl daylights from Feit Electric in my train room. A very nice, even light.

    Tom