Light modifiers for Home Depot lights

Tarrah wrote:

I just found your site – awesome for a beginner like me!

I just read about using home depot work lights in the studio, but wondered if you could point me in the right direction as far as home made light modifiers for them. If you can send me in the right direction, that would be wonderful!

Click here to view the answer to this question

StudioLighting.net

About StudioLighting.net

A Free Online Resource for Studio Lighting and Photography Information: Tips, Tutorials, DIY Instructions, Reviews, and Much More.

4 thoughts on “Light modifiers for Home Depot lights

  1. StudioLighting.netStudioLighting.net Post author

    Tarrah,

    Thanks for the compliments! Due to the extreme amount of heat given off by halogen work lamps, it may be a bad idea to use any sort of light modifier that will be close to the bulb. I recommend you consider hanging a large translucent material in front of it or a diffusion panel which can stand by itself. This will allow you to keep the light cool and to have some distance from any flammable material.

    You can purchase diffusion panels at Adorama.com or any major photography retail store, or you could build one yourself from PVC or wood and a sheet of ripstop nylon, for example.

  2. dan powers

    Hello –

    I’ve used home depot clamp on work lights with full spectrum twist in bulbs. to soften the light I would use a piece of white copy paper and drape it over the opening.

    Best,

    Dan


 ORIGINAL Bolsey B2 Leather Camera Case LENS & FILTER ONLY  USA Made  picture
ORIGINAL Bolsey B2 Leather Camera Case LENS & FILTER ONLY USA Made
Vintage Bolsey Jubilee Camera with Leather Case picture
Vintage Bolsey Jubilee Camera with Leather Case
Vintage Bolsey B2 35mm Camera w/ Original Case (1949-1956) picture
Vintage Bolsey B2 35mm Camera w/ Original Case (1949-1956)
Bolsey B2 Vintage 44mm f/3.2 Camera picture
Bolsey B2 Vintage 44mm f/3.2 Camera
Bolsey Model B2 35mm Film Rangefinder Camera Wollensak 44mm F3.2 Lens picture
Bolsey Model B2 35mm Film Rangefinder Camera Wollensak 44mm F3.2 Lens