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Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2014 8:49 p.m. PST

I finally got a new look on the model/paint room!


I painted the junky 70's panelling, put in some baseboards and molding (both new, and much fun experiences). An overhead light is in and I'll be replacing the yellow light with a brighter LED one. More shelving to come so hopefully less junk on the floor. Everything in it's place and a place for everything. After 14 years I may be able to stop saying "oh wow, it was a lot darker when I painted it".

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Sep 2014 4:17 p.m. PST

EXCELLENT work, Striker! thumbs up

You'll definitely benefit from an LED light, as their lifespan averages about twenty years. Also, remember that all lights (including LEDs) are now classified by "colors" and "lumens". Your lumens represents the brightness of the light, and your colors are broken down into three sets: "soft", "bright", and "daylight".

Soft will have a yellowish or "warm", golden glow to it, which is perfect for living and dining areas. Bright won't have that yellowish tinge, and is much cleaner. Daylight will be your most intense, with a bluish cast. Those are more for places with no natural light coming in, such as basements and workshops. Also keep in mind that your lumens will determine just how bright your light will be. For example, an 800 lumen soft white light is very bright, but an 800 lumen bright light will be just as bright, if not slightly brighter due to the omission of the yellowish cast.

So far, you've got a modeling room to be very proud of! Keep us updated, Striker, and thank you for sharing your pics!

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