[CQ-Contest] Fwd: Dimly lit working environments:

Cedrick Johnson fredwt2p at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 15:56:08 EDT 2014

I tend to work well with the glow of a small desktop salt lamp slightly
behind my monitors. The lamps usually have a small night light bulb (4
watts or so) and some of the lamp enthusiasts put different colour bulbs in

For the light from the monitors, i use the free F.Lux (or Flux) program
which adjusts the tint of the monitor automatically based on the time of
day. It works on both Windows and OSX. For daytime operation it's set to
6500K but at night I have it automatically adjust based on my location's
sunset to my personal preference.


On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:

> This has been an interesting topic.
> I'm totally odd i guess.
> My room has no lights at all. None nada, the only light is from the
> computer monitor, the self illuminated keyboard, and the lights of the
> radio. nothing else.
> Joe WB9SBD
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> On 8/6/2014 1:12 PM, George Schultz via CQ-Contest wrote:
>> Guys,
>>   Interesting about the lighting.  K0RF has these typical in-ceiling
>> overhead fluorescents in his radio room.  Those things fatigue my eyes
>>  and put me
>> to sleep!  So, when I single-op at Chuck's, I bring a  long-necked,
>> adjustable high-intensity desk-lamp--focused on the work at  hand--and
>> turn those
>> fluorescent-things off.  Every time he walks in the  room, though, he
>> turns
>> them on...so, we have the "Battle of the Lights!"  I  bring the
>> high-intensity
>> lamp for our multiops, too, and it does seem to  ameliorate the
>> fatigue-effect of the overheads--which are always on for those  efforts.
>> Not sure what
>> it is about overhead fluorescent lighting  that affects me--but I know
>> it's
>> true.  Guess I need to research  the color spectrum-thing, too...
>>   GS
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