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What style of desk/office lighting is your preferred space?  (Mark all that apply)

Ambient Lighting
[ 2 ] (14.3%)
Task Lighting
[ 2 ] (14.3%)
Accent Lighting
[ 0 ] (0%)
Desk lamp - please specify bulb wattage and color in comments and why
[ 0 ] (0%)
Overhead (Recessed or bulb)
[ 0 ] (0%)
Overhead (Typical fluorescent)
[ 4 ] (28.6%)
Candlelight
[ 1 ] (7.1%)
Daylight
[ 2 ] (14.3%)
No light other than my computer
[ 3 ] (21.4%)
No preference
[ 0 ] (0%)

Total Members Voted: 9

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Re: Poll: Work Lighting

Reply #15
All this trouble then the client looks at the proof under totally different lighting and its approved under those circumstances.

When the color expert came in here he showed me a gray balanced proof under about 5 different lighting scenarios and they all looked different.


Re: Poll: Work Lighting

Reply #16
I voted Daylight as my preferred option because that gives the best colour balance.  Where I used to work we had those fancy daylight bulbs but they are expensive and the secretary thought they would be like a tanning bed (she used to use them in her office).

Having said all that, most places I have worked just have regular overhead fluorescents.
Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana

 

Re: Poll: Work Lighting

Reply #17
All this trouble then the client looks at the proof under totally different lighting and its approved under those circumstances.

When the color expert came in here he showed me a gray balanced proof under about 5 different lighting scenarios and they all looked different.



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It's all about the light.
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Re: Poll: Work Lighting

Reply #18
We used to have a client, manufactured "stone" facade
In spite of knowing better, and being coached, etc...
they INSISTED they had to compare color vs. product outside in daylight. :ohno:

me: did they like the color?
CSR: No, they need to come back tomorrow, too cloudy today

Re: Poll: Work Lighting

Reply #19
We use all overhead 500k bulbs..

Re: Poll: Work Lighting

Reply #20
Typical fluorescent mixed with daylight.

A LOT OF DAYLIGHT.

The longest side of the room has huge windows looking north - north west.

In the afternoon we draw the ''curtains'' down  - not sure how they call those rolls in English -

The lights are warm, but because of the daylight they seem less warm than usual.

Colleagues work on imacs, and i on a hacintosh with a 27inch ultra sharp, factory calibrated...

Funny thing is the majority of jobs are processed very carefully, we keep printed records for reprints etc.

Funnier is that when we have a problem or a doubt we go all over the place to find the right spot to estimate the color look...

Even funnier the thing works, so why argue?

Re: Poll: Work Lighting

Reply #21
I think they're called shades over here in san diego