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Oil Painting Studio Lighting Recommendations
I am a professional Oil Painter, and I am looking for your recommendations on bulbs for my 4 softbox lighting kits (16-20 bulbs total). I have to paint at night while my kids are sleeping so it is essential that I have as close to perfect daylight as humanly possible, so if you would kindly suggest your best options I will order all of them.
Our NorthLux A19 is one of the most popular products among our artists and studio customers who are after the best color rendition for daylight-calibrated color temperatures. I've included the link below:
You mention that you're after a lamp that is as "close to perfect daylight as humanly possible," and we're very confident that the 5000K and/or 6500K color options will meet your needs here. The one tricky thing, as I'm sure you are aware, is that "perfect daylight" can be challenging to define, as natural daylight conditions can change depending on the time of day, season, geography, and weather - not to mention the orientation of the windows and other natural lighting features in a studio space.
As such, we offer both 5000K and 6500K color options to allow our customers to decide. The 5000K color option more closely resembles a neutral, noon daytime light color, whereas the 6500K color matches the natural light that you would see from a north-facing window on a clear day. Both feature 95 CRI, which indicates that they will be a near-perfect match to natural daylight, but as I've described above, the definition of "natural daylight" is a bit different when choosing 5000K vs 6500K.
We do have a blog article going over the differences below, which might be helpful:
Our A19 lamps include a standard medium screw base and should be a quick and easy installation in your existing soft light boxes. Each lamp is approximately equal in brightness to a 60-watt incandescent bulb (but, of course, with daylight color calibration!)
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