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Low power [Explored]

Unmatched light sources from across the years.


Low power applied to a battered, decades old 12V car bulb and a modern day 3.2V 1W warm white surface mount LED.


Low power used so you can see some of the the light source detail, not just a blinding white. This causes the filament bulb to glow a nice orange and the LED a greenish hue.


William David Coolidge invented a tungsten filament for an incandescent bulb in 1910.


Dr. Jürgen Schneider created a white LED light source in 1995.


A bit of a palaver getting both powered and in focus at the same time. A 6 image focus stack helped show more detail, especially of the filament coil. I used my trusty 85mm f/1.4 Samyang stopped down quite a bit. Additional lighting all LED. See my somewhat chaotic setup image below.

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Taken on September 16, 2017