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March 13 2018 at 8:26 PM
Ferdico  (Login ferdico)
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Response to Modelling lights...which is the best light temperature..?

5500K is regarded as “daylight balance,” the precise color of midday sun, and an industry standard in terms of the “correct” color of light. In practice, it is the preferred source in which to mix or view colors. Based on that, what you are looking for is a 5500K light source.

As Modeldad points out, what color light your model is viewed under could vary wildly. However, a viewers brain won’t perceive those shifts and the colors will be seen as correct, regardless of the light source in which they are viewed.

Only when mixing a color in badly unbalanced light, then viewing it under a daylight balanced source, is there a risk of the color looking really screwy. The safe bet is to model under a 5500K bulb and trust it will look fine regardless where it is displayed.

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