I'm new to the sight, but I did search the forums for advice on creating lighting for my oil painting studio, which is simply a second bedroom. The results I found are so overwhelming! Therefore, I thought I would create a thread to describe my current lighting situation and the problem with it, in the hope that someone will share a simpler solution than to look for bulbs with 6500 something or other on them or kelvins or whatnots.
Basically, I need a really bright floor lamp that doesn't produce heat. Here's why:
To create a neutral environment, I painted my walls a soft gray, and use a hideous garage work light that provides 1000 watts of halogen light. I angle the lamps to shine directly on the wall, so that the reflective light is more neutral.
This has worked fairly well, but my goodness does that monstrosity put off heat! With summer beginning, my time in the studio is becoming increasingly limited, so I'm looking for other options. I am unable to post pictures since I'm new, but if you'd like to google what I have, it's called a "Utilitech 1000-watt Halogen Work Light."
Thanks in advance for any help! --Mary