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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 warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. 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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