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DIY CFL-Based Photography Light Is Bright and Cheap

This DIY build combines a bunch of off-the-shelf hardware parts for a cheap–both to build and run–continuous lighting studio lamp.

The build guide is heavy on details regarding the construction of the body but light on wiring details so you’ll definitely want to brush up on your basic socket wiring skills before tackling it. Otherwise, it’s a great guide to building an inexpensive continuous lighting setup.

Build A CFL Based Continuous Light Source [DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/26/12

Comments (2)

  1. Andry

    Well, the link doesn’t seem to lead anywhere (eventhough the article is listed on

  2. David

    Seems to be fine now….

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