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JimDuncanUK18 Jan 2021 12:04 p.m. PST

Has anyone looked into using LED light panels to light their painting station. The ceiling above my painting station in my hut is angled and just above head height.

I currently use an angle-poise lamp with a 60W Daylight bulb which is bright enough to paint but causes shadows.

An LED panel provides a diffused light so shadows will be minimal but will it be bright enough?

I have about 1 metre by 90cm before any roof beams interfere with the fitting immediately above my painting station.

Has anyone here gone down this road yet?

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2021 1:08 p.m. PST

You're going to get the best bang for your buck from LED light bulbs that fit regular sockets

Look for 100W 90+ cri. If the cri isn't on the label, it isn't very good. I prefer daylight balanced (5600K)

Multiple lamps will stop the shadows

With panels, large panels with good cri are going to get expensive. Smaller ones will not be any more effective than a regular light bulb

Another option is to buy led strips and make something like a tent above your workstation, there are several YouTube tutorials on this

Yes, I am a lightbulb nerd. I have also been looking into photographic lighting, which is undergoing changes …


Must Contain Minis18 Jan 2021 3:38 p.m. PST

Personally I have been really been enjoying the LED lamp made by Game Craft Miniatures. It has two strips of LEDs in it. You can read about it in my post on MCM, and learn a bit more about it in the embedded YouTube video at the 7:37 and 17:08 time stamps.

MCM story… link

YouTube Video…

Must Contain Minis18 Jan 2021 5:14 p.m. PST

A picture of the lamp reviewed in my previous articles.


JimDuncanUK19 Jan 2021 6:30 a.m. PST

The LED Strip Lamp looks promising.

Sgt Slag24 Jan 2021 7:48 p.m. PST

I just installed two 5,000 K LED light strips, AKA, Shop Lights. I have two strips, overhead, which flood the painting area with daylight, > 7,000 Lumens, and few shadows. Sorry, I am a simpleton, basic painter, aiming for GEtGW style and quality. LOL! Cheers!

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