This is the configuration of the room. Since then the cat tower has gone in the trash and I’ve wired and added a flatscreen to the wall on the left, which is hooked up with an AppleTV so I can watch YouTube tying videos or (more often) nature documentaries while I tie.
Pretty proud of doing that electrical work myself…
So I suppose fly tying rooms are always going to be a work in progress. For my room, we put folding tables around my pool table. I have great lighting over the actual pool table (for playing pool) but that light does not extend over the folding tables that surround the pool table. So the solution would seem to be a bank of recessed LED lights (on a separate group of switches) surrounding the pool table to provide good overhead lighting above each of the folding tables.
Wondering if that lighting would be too harsh? Anyone have thoughts on the issue or better suggestions for recessed overhead lighting, or otherwise?
If the tying area is going to stay as is, the overhead lighting might work better if it centers directly over the table. Surrounding the table might cause shadows. Track lighting would be more flexible than recessed. A dimmer might be a good idea.
Using natural daylight bulbs are nice for rendering true color.
Finally working on the lighting upgrades for my fly tying room in anticipation of this year’s gathering. Adding 13,000 lumens (1200 LED equivalent of Watts, according to the packages) of daylight to brighten things up a bit.