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Delaton
post Jun 27 2004, 03:50 PM
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For those who have done dioramas, how do you light them? Do you use Christmas lights like Niiub Niub? Shelving lighting to wash each shelf? Model lighting like that used in Model Railraod dioramas?

The reason for this question is that I've just bought a house and after the bathroom and kitchen projects this fall, I'll finally have time to get the SW room in order. I need to figure out what kind of lighting the dioramas need and how much electrical outlets/access I need to make good looking and more importantly safe dioramas.


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post Jul 2 2004, 05:50 PM
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I also use X-Mas lights ..but I would LOVE to have a better way, as X-Mas light generate some heat, give a VERY yellow look to the diorama, and are hard to photograph .. dry.gif

So anyone an idea ??


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post Jul 2 2004, 08:01 PM
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never thought of the heat...hmmm...time to re-think other options.... dry.gif


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post Jul 3 2004, 07:09 PM
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Well .. the heat isn't THAT bad .. but stil, I wouldn't trust it too much myself .. the best Idea I have is Mini TL-tube lights .. but I dont' think they make it in the size we need laugh.gif


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post Jul 4 2004, 10:00 AM
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I'd think that the solution is Model Railroad lighting for all the accent lighting...I know you can buy bulbs in bulk but for general lighting, rope light or xmas lights are the only thing I can think of right now.


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post Jul 4 2004, 02:35 PM
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Rope lighting, what is used in cabinets and moulding for accent lights is a big thing now; low voltage, very little heat. The tubing however and initial instillation can be a bit akward. If you go with rope lights, make sure to install the outlets close to your shelving up out of the way and don't have them controlled by a wall plate switch.


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post Aug 29 2007, 06:55 PM
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I for one dont have a room for it thumbup.gif but I just tape a LED light to my camera or i wait till the afternoon when the sun is out best lighting ever! biggrin.gif
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post Aug 29 2007, 09:53 PM
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I just tape a LED light to my camera or i wait till the afternoon when the sun is out best lighting ever!


i think Del is referring to permanent lighting for a diorama, not just for photographic purposes.

i havent thought of an LED though...might have to put on my headlamp next time.


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post Sep 10 2007, 06:51 AM
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I used LEDs for my Jabba's palace dio. Just went to Radio Shack with some scene stills and explained what I was trying to do, and the store employee got me set up with everything I needed. With the room lights off, it perfectly replicated the film lighting!
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