Light Table

Apr 18 07:44 2011 Ray Yan Print This Article

The different uses of Light Tables.

A light table consists of a translucent material such as glass over a source of light commonly,Guest Posting fluorescent light, which emits less heat. A good light table will provide even lighting, and a flat, level surface to work on. Light tables can be also be mounted on walls such as those used in hospitals to view x-rays.

A light table is basically used to light up an object from the bottom. They are commonly used by photographers to view slide films and in hospitals to view x-ray films. However, there are also a number of other uses for a light table beyond viewing films. Photographers can use the light table together with other lighting systems to provide even lighting for product shots.

When properly used with other light sources, light tables can greatly decrease shadows that can result in more details seen on the product. Artists who display sculptures can make use of a light table for a more dramatic lighting effect. Engineers and architects have also made use of the light table to draft and view floor plans.

Light tables come in various sizes and price range and may also not be readily available in some parts of the world. When buying online, shipping a light table may become an issue due to its weight and can cost more than the light table itself. One viable option is to build a light table instead, which can be customized accordingly to one’s needs and desires.

In its most basic form, a source for illumination must be mounted on the inside of a box, which is often constructed out of wood. A glass covering is placed on top to allow the light to pass through. Most light tables however, use glass that is nearly opaque but would still allow light to go through such as frosted glass.

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Ray Yan
Ray Yan

Ray Yan is an abstract metal artist who writes articles pertaining to modern home trends for

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