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Product photography lighting myths
Popular
Product photography
bulb choices
Watts
(energy consumption)
Lumens
(measured brightness)
Measured
Color
Color correction needed? Hours
of Use
$ Beam Spread Fits most standard Photo fixtures Operating
temperature
  Score
out of
+9

Trumpet TopTM
Compact Fluorescent
30W 2100
Daylight
(5000K)
NO 10,000 $$ Good YES COOL  +9

 Standard Shape
Compact Fluorescent

26W

1700

 

Daylight
(5000K)

NO

10,000

$$

OK NO
a socket extender may be required
COOL  +7

 Cool/soft White
Compact Fluorescent

26W

1700

Greenish
cast
(2700K)

NO

10,000

$$

OK NO
a socket extender may be required
COOL  +6


Ott Light
Compact Fluorescent

20W

1200


Daylight
(5000k)
 

NO

10,000

$$$$

OK NO
a socket extender may be required
COOL  +4

Photo Flood
Incandescent
250W 6,500
Yellow
(3200K)
color shift over time
YES 20 $$ OK YES HOT  +3


Sylvania "Daylight"
 Incandescent

120W

1250

Yellow
(3500K)

YES

750

$

OK YES HOT  +2


GE Reveal
Incandescent

120W

1000

Yellow
(2700K)

YES

20

$

OK YES HOT  +2

Quartz Halogen
Halogen
1000W 10,000 Yellow
(3200K)
YES 100 $$ OK NO Extremely HOT +2

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