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Best light bulb/lamp for seeing thickest vapor

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by SnidelyWhiplash, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone!
    So, as I sit here sipping on my new Evo in bed, I have no good lamp for seeing vapor and it's frankly a little anti-climactic... That is to say compared to when I have a nice MR16 halogen to blow it at creating impressive clouds, or better yet a morning sun-beam (the BEST)

    So, let's compile a list of good bulbs and lamps to pimp out our experiences.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Tweak

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    I want a portable just so I can try vaping in the sun, :(.

    So I'm currently rocking a 17W Philips LED flood bulb paired with a Gooseneck lamp clamped to my desk. Love the directional throw of a flood light, and with a gooseneck I can point the light any direction.

    Was using a 14W CFL @ 5000 Kelvin with a architect style desk lamp, but there is just too much light bleeding in every direction. Gives me eye fatigue.
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  3. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Well-Known Member

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  4. me2

    me2 Member

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    light behind you and with barn doors/blinders on the lamp it will give you nice focused cut offs at the edge of the light.
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  5. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Well-Known Member

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  6. Caligula

    Caligula HTTP ERROR: 404 - NOT FOUND

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    ...or if you dont want to DIY:



    and then there's always this...

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  7. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard

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    I've found white LED light really causes Vapor to show up on camera quite well... have tried other incandecent and halogen, but they've not matched the results of LED.
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  8. Tweak

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    One of these would work great, lol. A lil bulky though.

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  9. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard

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    LOL! That was great!

    Just had a high school flashback where my math instructor is detailing quadratic equations and pauses to take a vape break, blowing the cloud across the projector screen for effect!
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  10. King

    King You show respect, and I respect you. Accessory Maker

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    I came here to suggest the daylight spectrum bulbs I use for indoor photography, but there is no way that those hold a candle to this beast.

    I bet you can probably pick an old one up from a public school if they haven't thrown them out yet but don't use them anymore.
  11. MileHighLife

    MileHighLife i eat hippies

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    These work great ...
    http://m.sears.com/index-g.html#/productdetails/SPM6443004908?partnumber=SPM6443004908
    I use them in my wall mounted IKEA reading lamp that's right above my bed and it's the best light I have for lighting up milk shots. It's not blindingly bright like I'm sure the flood lights and hids are so it wouldn't be great for making videos or anything but I like having sessions under it ... blowing vape Os under it right now :ko:
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