Lighting options for a light box/tent

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    Lighting options for a light box/tent

    I currently have a light box in the mail, and I'm looking at buying a pair of desk lamps with LED bulbs to point at the sides of the boxes.

    What kind of lights are recommended? Do I just go for 100W and 6500k? Also, should I be looking at buying dimmable bulbs, or is that not necessary? I suspect I would want to have the bulbs cranked up to full most of the time.

    The setup would be primarly for watch photography.

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    Re: Lighting options for a light box/tent

    id suggest LED lighting in a warmer color temp. like 3200K in a matte boxes with a diffuser for the lights.
    like these...
    https://www.amazon.com/Kamerar-D-fus...=led+diffusion

    here is a decent setup
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I9YO022?psc=1
    although i think 5500K is too blue IMO.

    google: matte box macro photography lighting. tons of good info

    good luck

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    Re: Lighting options for a light box/tent

    Since it's a small setup, try a few of these, very powerful and dimmable. They come with diffusers and tungsten cards

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    Re: Lighting options for a light box/tent

    I bought a cheap light box set up off ebay

    was a total waist of money

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    Re: Lighting options for a light box/tent

    Quote Originally Posted by dsimon55 View Post
    I bought a cheap light box set up off ebay

    was a total waist of money
    Mind sharing which you bought? What was wrong with it?

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