Just found this extremely interesting article on the Solux website. If you're unfamiliar with Solux bulbs or using any other light bulb for illuminating prints or hard-proofs, you're getting inaccurate colours. Yes, this even includes the very expensive (even the $2000+ models) lighting cabinets, as they all use fluro bulbs as far as I know (please let me know if this is incorrect), which have horribly spikey spectrums, therefore emphasizing some colours and de-emphasizing others, leading to inaccuracies, metamerism, etc.
Anyone here using Solux bulbs? I'm using the 4700k, 35W bulbs to view my hard-proofs and prints, but as the bulbs are an MR-16 fitting, I hade to make up a rig with an adapter and transformer so that I can use the Solux bulbs with standard desk-lamps, which normally use screw-in incandescent bulbs.
Here's the article:What do you think?
Just found this review by John Paul Caponigro: