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Sunday, January 24th 2010, 1:47am

Jan 24, Underpower Your Structure Bulbs!

Here's a "hot" tip from Dave: "Excellent site and great tips. I have been modeling for some time but still find there is something new all the time. A suggestion for you after reading your structure lighting. You say that the bulbs should be matched to the power supply. However, it is really better to under-power your bulbs. Such as 16V bulbs with a 12V PS. The bulbs will last a LOT longer and the light output resembles real lights, not those ultra-bright ones. Thanks for the neat web-site." [Thanks to YOU, Dave. It definitely makes sense to do this. I'm going to try it with my next structure-lighting project - GJW]