Learn how you can make your own Lowell EGO Lights for only around $30.00 instead $105.00!
North Dakota weather in the Winter time can range from 3 to 5 days of cloudiness, followed by one day of sun light, and then 5 days of clouds.
I really miss natural light during the Winter. There are other options to natural light like building your own light box. I’ve been eye balling the Lowell EGO Lights for quite some time now. I went to try and purchase some on amazon and another site that sells them, but guess what? They were all sold out! the lights don’t run cheap either. One of them can cost around $105.00
It’s pretty easy to make your own. Here’s how you can make them with the following items that can be purchased at the hardware store and craft stores.
- 2 Day Light Bulbs
- lamp cord with switch
- twin socket adaptor
- white foam board
- exacto knife
- duct tape
- white flour sack towel
1. I took some white foam board and bended it down the middle. I kind of guestimated how big I wanted the light to be and used the knife to cut around the edges.
2. Use a knife to make a circle in the cardboard about 2 inches above the bottom of the light. Make this circle big enough to fit the socket and switch cord.
3. Take a flour sack towel and cut it in half with a knife to fit the size of the light box. Just use some good old duct tape to attach it to the side of the light box. Duct tape fixes anything! Turn on the lights and start taking some photos!
Here are some pics I took with my new light box.
For the camera settings I used:
- ISO: 400
- Aperture: 3.2