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Offline newbie1

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What color temperature lights for paint booth
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:34 PM »
I am building a paint booth from pvc pipe and plastic sheeting so I can spray water based products in my basement. I was wondering what color temperature lights are best for a spray booth.

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Offline Alex

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Re: What color temperature lights for paint booth
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 02:44 AM »
As close to natural (white) light as possible, 4000-5500 K.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What color temperature lights for paint booth
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 03:21 AM »
At a recent lighting symposium I attended, they had a series of small boxes with colored items inside that were being lit with LED's of different  temperatures.

They stated that the "neutral' color temp was between 3100-3500K. My visual impression was that a color temp of 4100K seemed more neutral to me.

At 3100K the light still seemed a bit too yellow.

Offline Alex

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Re: What color temperature lights for paint booth
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 04:18 AM »
3100-3500 is way too yellow. I have a bunch of led bulbs that can do 4000K, very nice as work lights, but still not as white as my 5500K photo lamps.

For a spraybooth, TL-D tubes like these are perfect to mimic daylight @ 5300K.

https://www.any-lamp.com/philips-tl-d-90-graphica-18w-950-master-59cm-daylight

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: What color temperature lights for paint booth
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 08:24 AM »
3800-4200, CRI 90+

Tom

Offline newbie1

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Re: What color temperature lights for paint booth
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 12:50 PM »
Thanks guys,
I found 4 48" led lights 4500K CRI 90. Three of the lights will be height adjustable the other will be on the top. Hope this will give me the light I need to see how my finish is going down. If not I'll add more.

Offline Cheese

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Re: What color temperature lights for paint booth
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 01:14 PM »
Thanks guys,
I found 4 48" led lights 4500K CRI 90. Three of the lights will be height adjustable the other will be on the top.

Just curious, where did you find the lights?

Offline rst

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Re: What color temperature lights for paint booth
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 01:19 PM »
I bought these...can't beat em  amazon.com/gp/product/B01DBFG1TO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Offline newbie1

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Re: What color temperature lights for paint booth
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 02:42 PM »
Found the lights at Menards. They are only a single row of leds but they have a cover over them.

Offline kevinculle

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Re: What color temperature lights for paint booth
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 07:49 PM »
Sam's Club carries some really nice double row linkable LED shop lights branded Honeywell.  They are 4500 lumen 5000K color temp with consumption of 42W.  They are $35 singly, $32.50 each in pairs and $30 each if you buy 10.