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Thread: Looking For Halogen Bulbs @ 5000K

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    Default Looking For Halogen Bulbs @ 5000K

    Man I have looked and looked, but so far every halogen double ended bulb (like what you find in work lights) I've ever seen has had a yellowish color temp in the 3000k range. I would much rather have 5000k daylight (white) bulbs if I could find them reasonably. If anybody knows of a place that sells them please leave me a message here or PM me either one.

    Thanks

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    I doubt that you'll find them, mainly for the reason that halogen bulbs are very inefficient in the blue part of the spectrum. I've never seen "daylight" bulbs which fit tungsten units, apart from fluorescents and leds.

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    halogen bulbs are very inefficient in the blue part of the spectrum
    Well that's too bad. It was a nice thought anyway. Thanks.

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    Would tinted gels help.

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    Interesting idea blue boy. I'll look into it.

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    To do this you need to get "CTB" gels but, be warned, they take a lot of light. To correct 3200 tungsten to 5600k you lose over two stops (ie you only end up with less than a quarter of the light) so it might be best to go for a "half CTB" which will correct to about 4300k but only lose about a stop.

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    Good idea.

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