Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Painting lamp looking for a new home!

I'm moving to the US in a couple of weeks, and unfortunately my painting lamp won't work over there (different voltages and all), so I thought I would see if anyone here might want it.

Now, this thing is pretty much the Rolls-Royce of painting lights. It gives off natural white daylight that is also flicker-free, which is important when painting at night so that your colours aren't distorted by yellow light.

The other main feature of the light is that is has a negative ioniser built in. In other words, this thing gets rid of dust. The negative ions that it generates repel dust from your painting area, and make sure none of the models you are painting get dusty. It sounds like snake oil, but having painted in a very dusty room for a year, the difference this lamp makes is very real.

I can't recommend this light highly enough to anyone looking to paint to the highest level, and I am gutted I can't use it in the US. I know both Dad and Charlie have one of these and would agree with me about just how good they are. It's also used by top Golden Daemon-level painters in Aus.

Warning: these lights are not cheap. They are made by an obscure company in Australia and aren't widely sold. Mine cost me $220 including shipping when I bought it 3 years ago, and it looks like it would cost about AUD 210 ($230) to buy it today. Still, it's completely worth it and I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

I'm looking to get $170 (75% retail) for it if anyone is interested in buying. Just drop me an email at jack AT


  1. I'd love to help you out, but this looks like it's way too good for a schmuck like me.

    I do need some good kitchen knives, so if you're trying to offload some let me know.

  2. Cool that looks like just the business. I'm in jack

  3. Darn, I was too slow to put my hand up. Can you advise who does make these please good sir?

  4. I got it from ebay. It's called an Ionmax DF3028

  5. I use the same lamp. In can also confirm in a pinch it lights up an entire attic well while you're topping up insulation up there, so you know.... There's that.