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PostSubject: Light Pad.   Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:22 am

Many years ago I made my wife a light box for use while doing art rather cumbersome with a 60 watt globe inside it was dumped when we moved house long ago. Since then I've used card and carbon paper to copy bulkheads, deck and cabin shapes.
While browsing ebay  I found this LED light pad A3 size with 3 light settings.

 http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/311604828200?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT




Material Acrylic (organic glass)
Outside dimension 47 x 37cm
Perspective dimension 43 x 33cm
DC 12v 1amp plug pack supplied
Rated power 9W

Mine arrived today comes with Au 240v plug pack as I purchased in Aust.
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PostSubject: Re: Light Pad.   Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:00 am

Looks interesting Damien, I will take a look, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Light Pad.   Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:20 am

How do you actually use it Damien, is it used as you would with tracing/greaseproof paper with the item to be traced under the light pad ?
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PostSubject: Re: Light Pad.   Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:06 pm

Yes Paul
Power up place plan over lit pad and tracing paper or I use 120gsm art paper on top over the pad and select light density to give best resolution to copy the parts you want.
This quick Pic of Josie plan without straightening the creases out with said 120gsm paper over it & No 2 light setting easily good enough to copy what you need.




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PostSubject: Re: Light Pad.   Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:08 am

Thanks Damien, it certainly looks clearer than using what I used last time, I think it was bought as tracing paper.

Looks like Santa might need a hint in the right direction........... 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Light Pad.   Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:25 am

I bought mine with my fathers day gift.
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PostSubject: Re: Light Pad.   Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:20 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A2-A3-A4-LED-Copy-Board-Scale-Drawing-Tracing-Thin-Light-Box-Board-Craft-BBS-/221486215507

UK supplier (allegedly?) with free delivery to UK; several different sizes and types available. Am now desperately trying to justify buying one of these for myself!
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PostSubject: Re: Light Pad.   Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:46 am

Thanks for the link Dave.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Light Pad.   Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:03 am

Hi chaps,
      this link gives so many various types, which one is best for our application ?
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PostSubject: Re: Light Pad.   Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:08 am

The A3 power D is identical to mine the icon in top left is the touch light switch brightness selector.
And the power plugs in just below that icon.
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