What are Tungsten Lights?
Tungsten lights feature tungsten filaments housed within inert gas which glow with an orange-like light when current passes through them. The color temperature of this kind of continuous lighting is about 3200K. When you set your camera's white balance according to the color temperature, tungsten light provides you with optimal continuous illumination that's essential when shooting in low-light conditions.
Why Use Tungsten Lights for Your Photography?
When shooting indoors, tungsten lamps enable you to match practical lighting, which makes it easier to focus on your subjects. You can also use stage and studio lighting tungsten kits to balance the light's color for more creative shoots. For outdoor shooting, tungsten bulbs can help you make your daytime shots look like night by dominating sunlight and producing clean white light. Additionally, since tungsten light bulbs produce a warm light, they create a beautiful tone, especially if you're shooting for occasions such as birthday parties and weddings. For color mixing or special and unique effects in your photography, consider using DJ and effect lights that have tungsten bulbs.
Types of Tungsten Lights
Softbox lighting kits are compact and collapsible, and you can use them to diffuse light for a softer and more natural look. In addition, if you're always on the go, they're simple to fold and carry. Spotlight bulbs offer proper brightness and high-color reproduction that's perfect for making your photos look more realistic. For professional outdoor photography in low-light conditions, floodlights are essential, as they can withstand harsh weather conditions and illuminate a wide area. Tungsten halogen lamps produce an orange light that enhances the background of the shot, and brings more focus on the subject. Just like LED lights, these lamps come with a fuselage passive cooling system to control rapid heat emission. You can also focus the lighting beam angles by rotating the wheel on the lighting system for ultra smooth focus.
Check out B&H Photo and Video's wide selection of tungsten lights and other continuous lighting options to find the right equipment for your photography needs.