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Created On: 09 September 2013 12:52 PM
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 09 September 2013 12:52 PM
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prophet

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Hello. Im planning a job to add lighting above workbenches in a wood workshop and im wondering about what colour temp tubes to go for.

Their main concern is not having headaches at the end of the day, so im fitting HF fittings and i was thinking of going towards daylight? 4000/5000/6000k

Can anyone point me to a design guide?

Thanks

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 09 September 2013 01:25 PM
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Parsley

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LG1 and Table 2.29 of SLL code for lighting 2012 might be a good place to look all available via CIBSE.

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 09 September 2013 01:37 PM
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daveparry1

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You need to consider the "strobe" effect too, can be dangerous where there's rotating machinery!

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 09 September 2013 01:51 PM
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primo

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Originally posted by: daveparry1

You need to consider the "strobe" effect too, can be dangerous where there's rotating machinery!



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Should be okay if they're HF fittings though.
 09 September 2013 07:13 PM
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AdrianWint

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Personally, I find the 6500K tubes very 'cold'. They look very blueish and just don't look right.

Equally, I'd avoid 2700K tubes 'warm white' as they are too pink and best for the home.

My standard choice is always the 3500K tubes, a good compromise .

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 09 September 2013 08:02 PM
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weirdbeard

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Originally posted by: prophet


Their main concern is not having headaches at the end of the day, so im fitting HF fittings and i was thinking of going towards daylight? 4000/5000/6000k

Can anyone point me to a design guide?


I would say as long as its bright for general use, any colour will do, unless there are strict rules in place within the installation regarding the kind of lamp used - the orginally supplied lamp will be replaced with what ever comes easily to hand!
 09 September 2013 08:53 PM
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prophet

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Thanks for the input chap(ette)s. Will prolly put 840's in then.

Im off to play with Relux

Tom
 09 September 2013 11:00 PM
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peteTLM

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Originally posted by: prophet



Im off to play with Relux



Tom


Good luck with that then!!!!!!!!!

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