Best Budget CFL Light Bulb for Photography Work

Many photographers use studio lights with CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs. However not everybody knows that not every CFL bulbs were born equal. Some far less suited for photography than others and the difference can result in distorted colors and a lot of post production work.

So what type of affordable CFL is the best one for your needs? the above video by Pye from slrlounge takes a look at 3 different bulbs to see which one is the best (is it the most expensive one? you might be surprised…).

Just to give you a different perspective below you can find a video by Curtis Judd who actually reccomands the slihtly more expensive bluemaxlighting bulbs – check both videos and decide for yourself


Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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