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Rob, I think you can make fluorescents work for you. It sounds like your plan is to replace the overhead lighting in your location with a better quality light, as opposed to making a dedicated viewing booth? Aside from the color temperature you are going to want to make sure that the lights have a high CRI or better, can provide you with a SPD chart so you can actually see where the spikes are. A 4700K light source with a 98CRI would likely be a better choice then a 5000K light with a 92 CRI. You will also have to see what type of ballasts you have installed, the old T12's are still pretty prevalent, but you can also find very high CRI T8 lamps that are much more efficient and have a higher output level. The idea of moving to a 6500K light source seems reasonable as well. There is an ANSI/ISO spec for viewing conditions ( that I believe is being revised) that specifies D50, but if the ultimate goal is to create a better proof evaluation environment then leaving the cinema displays at native(D65) and matching the light source seems reasonable. If the proofs that you are evaluating are destined for external locations (offset printing, etc) then I would stick with D50 so that you are seeing (more or less) the same thing that your printer is going to see. - Good luck Julian Mussi Office (415) 382-8681 Cell (415) 250-7024 email@hidden _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. Colorsync-users mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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