Adam Frank fake studio window

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I’m building a new recording studio. For sound and security reasons I’m not putting in any windows. I have quiet mechanical mechanical ventilation installed to take care of my fresh air. To insure it’s not perpetual night inside the room I’ve chosen my lighting carefully. 3000K (Kelvin) T5 lamps are a good start to get the room a real daylight light. However, I am seriously considering the Reveal from Adam Frank to help trick my mind. It’s a projection that puts a fake window on your fall. I like the marketing hype for Reveal, “Multi-plane analog images create real depth of focus. Air currents through the projector create organic non-repeating movement in the trees. The lamp color closely mimics multi-spectrum sunlight.”. You can also choose a few different window and tree options. Maybe a projection of a cheering stadium of fans would be better?

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“Reveal is a new type of ambient interior lighting. This product creates the impression of sunlight streaming through a window and onto an interior wall. A light breeze appears to move through trees in the cast image.” – adamfrank.com

Reveal is $380.00 USD. $50 for extra window/tree panels. For more info: adamfrank.com

4 Comments

  1. Looking forward to some more posts on your studio planning/building!

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  2. Regarding your plan with the T5-lamp. You should check the emitted spectrum of those and you will see that it is way different compared to real sunlight. Incandescent light is much better actually. But well; we live in a marketingworld :-) Also make shure to minimize the flickering that often occures with T5/T8 and alike lamps. As far as I remember, one should stay away from tubular fluorescent lamps in recording studios. Why not use DC halogen lighting instead?

    Keep us posted with your contruction :-)

    Regards, Hannes.

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    1. Thanks for the input Hannes. I’m going more for the Star Wars white plastic look rather than candle light feel. I think I’m going to have the T5s mounted in the ceiling along the edges so you don’t actually see the bulbs. I do think you can get a great CRI with some newer fluorescent bulbs. Who knows if I can afford it maybe I will go all LED. Keep in mind I say this all with a little jest I know it’s just lights but mood is important.

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