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Slim and lightweight, but very dim even on highest setting!
July 1, 2018
I bought a similar light box as a gift for a friend of mine who I told me he's looking for a light box . It seemed to me the recipient was a bit disappointed. As I inquired if he's happy with the light box, he told me that the size and all features are quite fine... expect the "light" part. It is literary dark. Even on the highest setting.
I wanted to see for myself. The description was edited that it is not suited for negative viewing etc. (we're using it for a similar application), so I ordered for myself this higher priced model from (what seems to be) the same manufacturer that didn't mention that it is unsuitable for any application that a light box might be intended to be used for.
I was actually surprised on the low quality of this "light" box.
On one hand being that the light emission is so dim, it may be useful for only for clear transparencies or similar applications. On the other hand, the weird "dotted" design renders is useless to any clear transparency or loosely woven cloth. You would need a thick sheet of paper or tightly woven cloth to mask the dots and equalize the light.
So basically this "light" box are useful only on transparencies that are thick enough to mask the dotted design, but thin enough to let through whatever dim lightthis box emits.