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thefilmaddict
06-28-2018, 03:09 PM
Iíve read a lot about creating an edit suite with gray walls and 5900k bulbs. I tried GE refresh daylight bulbs, but they drive me crazy. They look so blue to my eye. What are you guys using for bulbs in your lights?

Joshua_G
06-29-2018, 04:16 AM
Are you sure the recommendation is 5900k and not 5500k?

thefilmaddict
06-29-2018, 06:26 AM
I saw this recommendation:

6500k Everywhere – no matter the light fixture, everything in the room should be the same color temp – 6500k. Having the same lighting everywhere will keep you from creating a mixed lighting environment and competing with the white point of your monitor.

thefilmaddict
06-29-2018, 06:27 AM
I went with the refresh lights because they are closer to that compared to warmer tungsten lights, but I hate them. Very blue.

thefilmaddict
06-29-2018, 06:29 AM
Just wanting to see if you guys found bulbs that work for you. I’ll probably just stick with warmer lights that I am used to. I’ve been doing that for years and all of my work on tv looks good.

Joshua_G
06-30-2018, 03:40 AM
I saw this recommendation:

6500k Everywhere – no matter the light fixture, everything in the room should be the same color temp – 6500k. Having the same lighting everywhere will keep you from creating a mixed lighting environment and competing with the white point of your monitor.

It sounds and looks plausible. Why wouldn't you follow it?

thefilmaddict
06-30-2018, 07:00 AM
It makes sense. But it looks blue to my eyes. Maybe I just need a different brand of lighting.

CharlesPapert
06-30-2018, 09:00 AM
You can use "standard" (i.e. non daylight) spotlight bulbs on your console in a post room environment but they need to be dimmed down extensively to not compete with the monitor. It's good to have a wash of daylight balanced light against the wall behind the monitor to avoid eye strain, but not brighter than the monitor itself.

ozmorphasis
06-30-2018, 11:10 AM
You may want to post your question on liftgammagain.com. Lots of professional colorists there with suites setup for this purpose only.