Fluorescent light bulbs, 4100k 5000k or 6500k?
Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:36 PM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:19 PM
Same thing for me. I was very dissatisfied with the 5000k bulbs.
I purchased a pair of 5000K bulbs recently just to try them out and I was not happy with them either. I find the 6500K light up the garage much better. The 5000K seemed much more dull.
When you are polishing paint to remove swirls, no fluorescent light will allow you to see the defects properly, therefore the way I see it is the fluorescents are only for general lighting. You still need halogen lights to see the true condition of the paint. With that being said, there is no benefit to 5000K bulbs in my opinion.
Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:37 AM
I'll be doing up my new garage in a couple of weeks. Would 6500s suffice and use the Brinkmann to spot check? Halogens really eat up the power...
You will need the Brinkmann. The 6500k bulbs in the ceiling are not enough for swirl correction.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:16 AM
I have t8 in my garage and I love the look K5100, the 6500 are too blue. You will need halogens or Brinkman for the detail work, but I say light up the place WELL and you will be very happy. While I agree the SUN is boss, you can get pretty darn close except for halogram checking with florescent bulbs.
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