So I'm moving right along in building my new exposure unit! It's size is 48 in wide by 40.5 in deep...and 22 in high (see pic). I planned ahead like a good boy, and built it to fit perfectly on top of my flat file. I've got everything built now except for my light tray - which I want to make adjustable in height - using holes/pegs in the side walls of my box. I figure this will allow me good flexibility to fine-tune my light-to-glass distance. Has anyone here done this and/or have any advice against it? Once the light tray is set, I'll finish off the box with a hinged door that runs along the front of the unit that will allow me future access to the lights.
So yes, of course, that brings me to my question about lights (and heat concerns). There are NO shortage of posts on here about lights, and I'm spending my lunch break searching the forums, but if anyone has any quick advice, I'd be really appreciative! I'm thinking I want to do about 8 tube lights on my tray - but I'm finding so much conflicting information about which type of bulb is the best way to go. I'm very much an amateur printer...but I want to perfect my burns and cut down my time. I currently use four 500-watt work lights from Home Depot aimed at a piece of glass sitting on chairs. It's pretty sketchy - takes up a lot of vertical space, and takes a while to burn. If I go with 8 bulbs like this...am I going to be better off? Suggestions?
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And on another note, I'm taking off for a 6-week solo backpacking trip through Europe starting at the end on June! Barcelona, Northern Italy, Switzerland, Munich, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Copenhagen are all on the itinerary. Anyone here living in these parts...or have some suggestions? This is something that I've ALWAYS wanted to do in my life, and I finally decided to just go for it!