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    lighting up your reloading room

    Hey guys I'm going to be setting up a spare room for reloading and was wondering what guys are using in the way of lighting.
    I recall reading somewhere that some types of lights can effect electronic powder dispensers so definitely want to avoid those.
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    Flouros I think was the problem with electronic scales. They're pretty old school now so I'd go for LED's
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Flouros I think was the problem with electronic scales. They're pretty old school now so I'd go for LED's
    Hmmm, i wonder if the compact fluoro bulbs cause grief as well?

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    Some LED's give out EMI which could cause issues as well. But I would think that at this stage of LED usage in households it should be suppressed, pay to check though.

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    I have a double fluro unit over my reloading bench with no issues with the scales that I have noticed.

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    I also have fluorosis that don't effect my scales.

    But then I don't have electronic scales either

    LEDs sound like a good choice though

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    Cool, cheers fullas. Will start looking for LED options

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    New scales, throwers etc have shields to protect from interference from lights, phones etc. The most important part of the question is to have plenty of light, and by plenty I mean heaps.........
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    LED but in the 4K range which is not quite blue but doesnt have the yellow tinge

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    I got a LED unit with a long cord and a plug recently from Bunnings for about $80. Came with all the mounting hardware (easy as), and it's a nice bright diffuse white light, well worth the money

    Pretty much this, but with a great long cord (3m or so?)

    https://www.bunnings.co.nz/pierlite-...tten_p00317221
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    led's are the way to go.

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    I find the less well lit my bench is the less I have to pay attention to how accurate everything else is. Close enough is good enough...
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    5ft LED Batten Lights are what is in my new "room".

    Close enough is good enough...
    Near enough is not perfect, but perfect is near enough especially when it comes to reloading
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    iv got a kero lamp and about 12 candles strewn around the place, even mounted one on top of my powder measure for that extra bit where it counts
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    You can buy cheap copy equipoise type desk lamps from warehouse etc. with the correct lamp in them, they are an excellent inexpensive way to have a moveable work light on your bench too.

    Just a thought.
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