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Old 08-03-2018, 04:04 PM   #1
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Using a 150w halide light for machine polishing

warm white 3000k - the right spec?

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150w is very bright, too bright in my opinion. I had a 70w metal halide light some years ago and it was sufficient.

With respect to colour temperature a cool white light in the range of 4500 to 6000K would be better for showing paint defects.

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150w is very bright, too bright in my opinion. I had a 70w metal halide light some years ago and it was sufficient.

With respect to colour temperature a cool white light in the range of 4500 to 6000K would be better for showing paint defects.

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Thanks Alan. I thought 150w were all the rage on here a while back.

Another thread on garage lighting is coming up then as I have a few options to utilise.
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If you‘re mounting the light on a tripod to move about and directly light the area being machine polished, as I was, then 70w is adequate in my opinion. However, if you are are using indirectly, as in lighting a general area, then 150w may be better, especially if the decor is dark.

Different types of lighting such as incandescent, halogen, halide and LED all play their part when trying to identify paint defects and no single type of light is best.

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