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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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7. FLUORESCENT (CFL) OR LED SPIDERLIGHTS

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SPIDERLIGHTS ARE A famous product sold by Westcott that use six big fluorescent bulbs. The retail price for the Spiderlight TD6 model is about $425, but this project will show you how to make a similar set of lights for less than $60 including the light bulbs and fixtures.

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Parts List (Figure 7.1)

  • LED screw-in light bulbs (4)
  • Utility light clamp
  • Twin-socket lamp adapter (3)
  • Metal cutting shears or scissors
  • Metal file or gaffer tape
  • Light stand
  • Photographic umbrella
  • Umbrella bracket

7.1

Construction Steps ...

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