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What is a Hobby Arch Lamp?

It is a type of arch-shaped craft lamp with 2 support feet and in the shape of an arch that allows the installation of LED strips with fairly intense and at the same time adjustable in intensity lighting that is concentrated in a specific work area just below the eye line, which allows carrying out manual work, painting miniatures, and sculpture without generating shadows.

An arc lamp in its helpful function for the modeler can be used to illuminate miniatures while painting. The intense, cool bright white light from an arc lamp can help the painter to see fine details and be more accurate when working with acrylics without shadows

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What is the best light for miniature painting?

The best illumination light for painting is natural daylight. However, if natural daylight is not available, artists often use a combination of artificial lights such as incandescent, fluorescent, and LED lights to mimic the color temperature and intensity of natural daylight. This artificial sort of illumination is obtained in the form of lamps and we should always be talking about cool white lights 6400k. The key is to have a consistent light source that does not change throughout the painting process. This will help the artist to accurately judge colors and values.

The best hobby lamp for Painting and Hobbies to paint with acrylic paints will be the one that will allow you to paint without shadows and with even cool white illumination. It will be the best hobby lamp, especially if it is only 1 lamp instead of several lamps used at the same time freeing up the workspace on your workbench. 

Lights for Miniature Painting and Hobbies

There are several types of lights that are commonly used for miniature crafts, paints, and other hobby activities. These include:

  • Daylight LED lamps: These ones mimic natural daylight and are color-correct, providing a true-to-life representation of the colors you are working with.
  • Magnifying lamps or Light Head Magnifying Glasses: These ones feature a built-in magnifying lens, which can be helpful for seeing small details on miniatures and other small objects.
  • Clamp lamps: These ones can be attached to a table or other surface, providing a flexible lighting option that can be positioned as needed.
  • Tabletop lamps: These ones are designed to sit on a table or other flat surface, and can be adjusted to provide a specific type of illumination, such as warm or cool.
  • Ring lights: These are circular lights that encircle the object you are working on, providing even lighting and minimizing shadows.

Ultimately, the best type of light for working with miniatures and other hobbies will depend on your personal preferences and the specific requirements of the task at hand.

What is an ultraviolet led lamp?

An ultraviolet (UV) LED lamp is a type of light-emitting diode (LED) that emits light in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. UV LED lamps can produce light in a range of wavelengths, including UVA, UVB, and UVC. UV lamps are used for a variety of applications, including disinfection, curing of resins and adhesives, and forensic analysis. UV-A and UV-B lamps are commonly used in tanning beds, and UV-A lamps are used in some blacklight applications. 

They are available in desk table UV lamp format, UV curing chambers, or UV flashlight format. UV flashlights are popular when you require portable functionality, but it's easy for them to run out of batteries, so if you expect to get a lot of use out, the tabletop version is always better.

UV Curing chambers for resins 

UV curing chambers are enclosed spaces designed to hold and cure UV-sensitive materials using UV light. These chambers are typically used for industrial applications such as coating, printing, and bonding. UV curing is a process where UV-light is used to cure or harden a material through a photochemical reaction. The UV-light causes the material to polymerize or cross-link, which results in a solid, hardened product.

UV curing chambers are often used in the manufacturing of products such as electronics, automotive parts, and medical devices. They can also be used for the production of printed materials such as labels, packaging, and graphics. The use of UV curing technology can significantly reduce production time and costs, as it eliminates the need for traditional curing methods such as heat and chemicals.

The UV curing chamber usually consists of a UV lamp, reflectors, and a rotary system that moves the article circularly inside the chamber. Some UV curing chambers use a combination of UV lamps and heaters to speed up the curing process. UV light intensity, exposure time, and speed of rotation are carefully controlled to ensure uniform and efficient curing of the materials. The motion option can be replaced by an efficient mirror system.