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artificial light

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I do my microscopy in a windowless room. Is there any artificial light (light bulbs) that simulates natural daylight?

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Re: artificial light

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Nowadays almost nobody uses natural light for microscope illumination. You don't need a light source that exactly matches natural light (and natural light is also variable)
The light sources more usual are:
Tungsten incandescent light provided with a blue "daylight" filter
Tungsten halogen incandescent light with a blue "daylight" filter
LED with a color temperature of 4000K-5000K and with an intensity regulation dimmer
I suppose that you're using an old style microscope with a mirror under the condenser, do you?
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Re: artificial light

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I apologize, I didn’t make myself clear. I don’t have a window sill to place my specimens on to get some light. I understand that there are special lights available for indoor plants. That might work.

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