Ikea JANSJÖ light

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  1. Mainecoonmaniac

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    I was at a local Ikea and bought one of these lights for $10. I think these would be great for table top work. They're LED light with a flexible goose neck. I think they might be useful for tabletop shooting.

    The light seems to be about 5200k° . I haven't tested them with film yet.


    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10128734/
     
  2. semi-ambivalent

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    Did you have the meatballs?

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    Such bravery, such dedication, I lasted 43.7 seconds the last time I went to IKEA
     
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    Did you run out of money after 43.7 seconds?

    Better not miss the Swedish Meatballs!
     
  5. Mainecoonmaniac

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    Ja. Had the meatballs with lingonberries. Meatballs and poorman's Dedolights. I'm a serious Ikea hacker.
     
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    The product information says: "Light color; warm white (2700 Kelvin)"
     
  7. Mainecoonmaniac

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    Even better!
     
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    No, I left as I could feel my brain being sucked into the stylistic vacuum of cheap and nasty - My wife loves IKEA, I wait in the car and talk to our dog, who has never had the pleasure of Swedish meatballs - The last time we went there we had our old Volvo 240GL wagon, sadly now replaced

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    John
     
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    The product spec says 2700K.

    Power consumption is only 4.2 watts, not all of which gets converted to light.

    - Leigh
     
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    These are killer for macro work. Colour temp? Not so sure. Digital shooters just juggle white balance.
     
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    Whenever I buy anything from Ikea, half the parts are missing :pouty:
     
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    For me it's usually only one part, the last one as you're assembling i
     
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    My engineering training taught me to always check the box contents against the parts list before trying to assemble anything, you can save yourself a hell of a lot of trouble :smile:.
     
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    I guess your computer keyboard is an IKEA one, judging from the "missing pieces" above? :wink:
     
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    Funnily enough, that is what the first part of the instructions always recommends :wink:.

    I like assembling IKEA stuff. I find though that the order of steps (as prescribed in the instructions) is usually critical, but often counter-intuitive.
     
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    This is the same lamp somebody was saying was really good for clearing yellowed lenses (I don't remember the source though).
     
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    The last time I went to Ikea I went to get table lamps for a boudoir shoot, I came out over $500 lighter and without the lamps.
     
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    That's a lot of meatballs...

    Actually, we have an Ikea here in Denver metro and I got my dresser from there. It was made in Poland, assembled nicely, all parts present and accounted for. A lot of their stuff is cheap, which is OK since it's inexpensive. But a lot of their stuff has rather poor design which is not something I expected to see from the Scandinavians.

    s-a
     
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    No, you need an ultra violet light for that.
     
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    I think the Swedes and the Chinese are teaming up against the world. Swedish design and Chinese factories churn out cheap temptations for us making us empty our bank accounts. I do notice the only thing not Chinese made at Ikea is the food. You can feed a family of 5 on $5 with hot dogs, sweet rolls and soft-serve ice cream cones washed down with lingonberry juice.
     
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    You are right Jerry! You can cure yellow tint from Takumar lenses with this lamp. SMC 50/1.4 was very quick job with few days of exposure. 2/35 Super Takumar took weeks to clear out. Not sure does LED emits less UV with use or 2/35 had stronger yellow tint than 1.4/50.

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    People used to console themselves thinking that Japanese manufactured goods were inferior and they were allowed to take the cheap end of the market, until people realized they weren't inferior but superior, more innovative, and less costly than the western manufacturers could produce, now they have taken over the World, and the same applies to China they aren't going to be satisfied with the cheap end of the market for ever.
     
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  26. Mainecoonmaniac

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    That's right. Remember, iPhones and iPads are made in China.