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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2019 4:52 a.m. PST

I use an OTT light for my painting table.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2019 6:30 a.m. PST

ZuluPaul +1

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2019 8:35 a.m. PST

Me too!

The Last Conformist24 Nov 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

I have a lamp I use largely for painting, but there's nothing special about it except it's mounted on my painting table.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2019 11:45 a.m. PST

I use an array of LED lamps not specifically made for painting but do fairly closely match daylight. As they are not made for the job I voted never.

I dread them breaking as they are no longer manufactured and those replacing them are made to match incandescent lamps. I have a number of them they do not give as good light for painting.


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2019 2:32 p.m. PST

I use two Ott lamps for my painting.


Piyan Glupak25 Nov 2019 12:05 a.m. PST

It depends whether I am painting inside the house or outside. I do use a specific lamp when painting inside, as it gives the brightest artificial light that I have available. When I paint outside, I don't need a lamp.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2019 7:04 a.m. PST

Almost all of my painting is inside the house and I have a very nice LED light that our neighbours gave me that provides a lot of light

Sometimes I paint outside in the summer but 95% plus of my painting is done with a light

jefritrout25 Nov 2019 8:08 a.m. PST

I use a special OTT light for painting miniatures.
For large items such as terrain, I do not use anything special.

Dagwood25 Nov 2019 11:59 a.m. PST

I use a ceiling light made up of four small, bright, spotlights. They are carefully positioned so that one shines over each shoulder ! So I count them as a special painting light.

Much better than a table mounted light, which always seems to shine straight into my eyes no matter where it is positioned.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2019 5:37 p.m. PST

Yep, but it's new and not actually been used for the job yet. I had another dedicated halogen desk lamp from Ikea. It got knocked off the table and broke. The new one is a "not-OTT" crafting light (LEDs) with a built in magnifying glass on a gooseneck (separate from the light). Got it on clearance for $10 USD at a Hobby Lobby. I expect I'll get some time to use it soon as the holidays come up.

Syrinx026 Nov 2019 8:14 p.m. PST

I have an OTT light for the table and daylight bulbs in the ceiling lights. They help with painting, reading and computer use.

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