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Now let me offer another choice! what about purchasing "full-spectrum
light" lightbulbs. They produce "sunlight". Art depts use them to get
color values in real sunlight. The bulbs are a bit more expensive but
worth the cost. They also perk up your mood during those dreary, long
winter days and nights. IMHO, they should also be installed in all
writers/readers/workers quarters, just for the non-flourescent glare,
non-eye straining value!
I've seen them advertised on Bath, Bed & beyond flyers, and I'll bet if
you call Home Depot or your favorite lighting store, they'd have them
Barry Kieffer wrote:
> Dick Margulis offers some wonderful advice on viewing your technical writing
> under differing light.
> While I have not yet tried editing in the warm glow of a butcher shop or upscale
> clothing store, I have found a wonderful solution:
> I sometimes take my editing to a dimly lit bar, where four to five glasses of
> scotch warm my editing malice.
> This might not help you calibrate your monitor, but it should stop the voices in
> your head for a while...
> > From: "Dick Margulis" <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
> > Take some of your color work home and read it under a 100W incandescent lamp
> >in your living room.
> > Find a store lit with "warm white" fluorescents (try a butcher shop or an
> upscale clothing store).
> > Dick