Light Bulb Recommendation ?

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Light Bulb Recommendation ?
Aug 25, 2013

Hello, i'm fairly new to photography and find it a little overwhelming choosing the right light bulbs, i'd appreciate any recommendation for light bulbs I can buy online.

I am shooting food mostly.

My current setup consist of a large lamp with an umbrella diffuser, it uses a "Triphospor 105w 110v 5500k" CFL, there is no CRI / Lumen stated, it is pretty bright so I use this as my main light, but I personnally find it too cool ( very blueish the further you move away from it). Depending on my needs I will sometime also use a secondary smaller light, a "Blueplanet 23w 4100k" CFL which is stated to be CRI>80 / 1600 lumens, I personally find the color temperature of this light bulb to be much nicer.

For my secondary light I also bought a GE Reveal 23w, but I think the color temperature is a bit too warm, I use it to light my house instead.

Basically, I guess what i'm looking for is some full spectrum cfl with high lumen, high cri and a color temperature around 4000-5000 ? If possible, i'd like something that is affordable too

Thanks !

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