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I’m getting older, losing my near sight, and the world is growing dim. Sounds dire. And while it may be true, I think a big part of my problem is the light bulbs in my shop.  Unlike most of you, I have a photographic record of the lighting in my shop.  I recently compared photos I just took with photos I took several years ago.  There was a noticeable difference.  My shop is lit with long lasting compact fluorescent light bulbs.  These things may last a long time, but their performance degrades significantly over the course of a year or 2. You can see this by installing a new bulb next to an old one. Light bulbs have 3 characteristics we need to know about:

Color temperature, expressed in a temperature in degrees K , is the color of the light.  Generally, incandescent bulbs are yellower (we call them warmer).  Fluorescents are bluer (colder).  The color of the light isn’t a huge issue for us.


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