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Offline manatic

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Lightbox on the cheap
« on: July 21, 2015, 03:04:07 PM »
25 worth of IKEA supplies (TJENA box and DIODER led strips) and a desk lamp: http://dawnofthelead.com/2015/07/21/bless-those-swedes-3/





Photo example:



Not much to do, really! Just attach the led strips, point the desk lamp (I suggest a daylight bulb) and you're all set.

Offline Sendak

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Re: Lightbox on the cheap
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 03:00:05 AM »
Your results look great.

Simple is best,

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Offline uti long smile

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Re: Lightbox on the cheap
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 05:24:41 AM »
Great idea. Would the top strips give better coverage as a second row on the sides (i.e. closer to the floor,) if you are getting plenty of light from the angle-poise above?
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Offline manatic

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Re: Lightbox on the cheap
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 07:43:23 AM »
Great idea. Would the top strips give better coverage as a second row on the sides (i.e. closer to the floor,) if you are getting plenty of light from the angle-poise above?

They actually might. Looking back, I don't know why I put the side rows so high up. I'm currently using another small box in the middle of the lightbox to boost the miniature up, closer to the side rows.

Offline traveller

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Re: Lightbox on the cheap
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 08:34:19 PM »
Wow!

This is a great solution to my poor photos.

Many thanks! I am off to IKEA tomorrow  ;)

Offline manatic

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Re: Lightbox on the cheap
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 09:05:25 PM »
Wow!

This is a great solution to my poor photos.

Many thanks! I am off to IKEA tomorrow  ;)

Great to hear that it's useful! Would love to see some photos eventually :)

Offline traveller

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Re: Lightbox on the cheap
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 09:15:50 PM »
Great to hear that it's useful! Would love to see some photos eventually :)

Will post some as soon as I am set up  ;)

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Lightbox on the cheap
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 12:25:14 AM »
Damn! Might have to try this...

Offline manatic

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Re: Lightbox on the cheap
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2015, 10:23:46 AM »
Just remember to go for a white light bulb on the desk lamp, as the led lights are quite yellow.

Offline traveller

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Re: Lightbox on the cheap
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2016, 08:19:47 PM »
Finally setup!




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« Last Edit: January 04, 2016, 08:28:40 PM by traveller »

 

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