Lighting

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gypsey
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Lighting

Post by gypsey »

I should like to get suggestions for providing lighting for focussing purposes only on a horizontal rig for magnifications up +/5. I imagine a similar question has been asked in the past, but I cannot find the answer on the site.

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Post by Pau »

One or two LED lamps like the Ikea Jansjö will do the work because it is both tiny and enough powerfull
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gypsey
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Post by gypsey »

Thanks Pau. In the absence of any other suggestions I will probably go for the Jansjo.
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Post by NikonUser »

I can't see why any desk lamp would not work.
I use a $20.00 20 watt halogen lamp for everything up to 60x.
http://www.staples.ca/en/Catalina-Light ... ze=certona
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TheLostVertex
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Post by TheLostVertex »

Pau wrote:One or two LED lamps like the Ikea Jansjö will do the work because it is both tiny and enough powerfull
This is what I have used so far, works well for me.

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