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Show Off Your Desk Lamp

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cadder, 11 Dec 2020.

  1. Cadder

    Wise Guy

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    Yes, I expect this thread to get as much enthusiasm as people showing off their cars or glass-sided PC builds with custom loops!

    Actually I don't.

    I have two 27" monitors on a desk mounted VESA dual monitor mount. Covid means a lot of Zoom, Google Meet or Teams meetings and I need appropriate lighting for such video calls and of course as a nice background light so I'm not on my PC in the dark.

    Throw in some ideas, I need a lamp.
     
  2. Bonjour

    Sgarrista

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    Location: London

    I love lamp
     
  3. Cadder

    Wise Guy

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    Do you really love the lamp or are you just saying it because you saw it?
     
  4. Super-Spy

    Hitman

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    This one looks very retro and very cheap Forsa desk lamp. Comes in a variety of colours.

    If you want something more modern, these LED lamps are quite popular. Apparently good for your eyes due to colour and brightness customisation.

    I have one of the LED lamps on my Xmas list
     
  5. arknor

    Caporegime

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    need lighting for "zoom calls" ahahahahahhah goood one

    do you get to put this on taxes as a business expense/tax write off?

    maybe I need a whole new room for zoom in that case..............
     
  6. Screenbeat

    Hitman

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    Damnit! ........I also love lamp!

    Bonjour, we may have a problem!
     
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  7. LiE

    Capodecina

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    Turn the ceiling light on..?
     
  8. Cadder

    Wise Guy

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    Thank you. IKEA may be the way forward. Will need a couple I think.
    Tut tut, that's bad lighting for video chats unfortunately
     
  9. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

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    Location: In the radio shack

    My wife once bought me a lamp to use in my office, I pretended to like it but it wasn't very good. The way it was designed, I couldn't easily point it where I wanted without getting dazzled. She borrowed it a few months ago and hasn't given it back yet. I was de-lighted.
     
  10. Siliconslave

    Man of Honour

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    thread rescued!
     
  11. jpaul

    Capodecina

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    uplighter to provide a 4000K daylight diffuse light onto face - with a warm temperature, you may look jaundiced, checking out the acoustics/mic can be useful too.
    (alternative - heard an interview with the guy who started male makeup brand war paint lol)

    philips hue play light might be good to give diffuse light for desk surface though, to give tuneable white - expensive
     
  12. Greebo

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  13. Derek W

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  14. Super-Spy

    Hitman

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    The Lampsters look great but a tad pricey
     
  15. Greebo

    Caporegime

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    They are a bit pricy. I backed it on kickstarter so was a lot cheaper then.
     
  16. Cadder

    Wise Guy

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    I've made a start on part of the solution. With some spare timber and LED strips I have lying around, I'm making a 1m(ish) long light to be mounted on the wall behind the monitors. Then I can stick either some diffuser plastic over the top or fix another board over the front so I'm not looking directly at the light. Might post a pic or two once that's done. I still think I'll need a desk lamp or two for ambient lighting.
     
  17. Super-Spy

    Hitman

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    Good 'investment'
     
  18. {SAS}TB

    Soldato

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    1970s Anglepoise from eBay