Ceramists and lab owners, we are using conventional 4' ballasts with daylight flourescents (3050 lumen...See more output at 6500k temp) and it is not helping to translate proper shades in our restorations. What are you using in your porcelain department/ceramic benches?
Owner/Ceramist at Di Paulo Dental Ceramic Studio
Joe : I used lamps from Duro-Test with a CRI (color rendition index ) of 94. You should look for lamps as close to CRI 100 as possible (CRI 100= sunlight)....See more It should also be noted that lamps lose lumins through use so don't wait for them to burn out, they should be replaced yearly , working or not. Also...
Thanks for the info guys. So for general lighting, I'm going to research replacing the stock lenses with chrome grills to start. Over our porcelain benches...See more (Kavo Masterspace), I'll have to research the output from their specs and see if there's a replacement or upgrade to full spectrum. Mark, is that...
We are using color corrected bulbs in the range you are, but we augment by only using the operatory with northern light. Additionally, we take pictures...See more with shade tabs and use the Vita Easy Shade. Between all of these things we get pretty close. I don't think only one, or even two of them alone will...
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